Corporate Governance

Biography

Biography PhotoJay M. Gellert
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gellert is president and chief executive officer of Health Net, Inc. He also is a member of the board of directors of Health Net, Inc.

Mr. Gellert joined the company in 1996 as president and chief operating officer of one of Health Net’s predecessor companies, Health Systems International, Inc. (HSI). He also served on the HSI board of directors and as chairman of the board for HSI’s principal operating subsidiaries, Health Net and QualMed.

Prior to joining Health Net, Mr. Gellert directed Shattuck Hammond Partners Inc.’s strategic advisory engagements in the area of integrated delivery systems development, managed care network formation and physician groups practice integration. From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Gellert was president and chief executive officer of Bay Pacific Health Corporation, a Northern California health maintenance organization (HMO). From 1985 to 1988, Mr. Gellert was senior vice president and chief operating officer for California Healthcare System.

Mr. Gellert serves on several boards, including America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and Ventas, Inc. He served as chairman of AHIP from June 2008 through June 2010. In addition, Mr. Gellert is co-chair of the Provider Council of the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) and was chairman of the CAQH Administrative Simplification Committee, a member of the CAQH board of directors and served on the CAQH Executive Committee from July 2000 until May 2013.

Mr. Gellert holds a B.A. degree from Stanford University.

Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. The company is currently ranked #216 on the 2015 Fortune 500 list of corporations. Health Net’s mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. The company provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, dual eligible, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed health care products related to prescription drugs.