AmeriHealth Caritas Announces Kelly A. Munson as President and Chief Executive Officer

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AmeriHealthCaritasAmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced today that Kelly A. Munson has been selected to lead the company. Munson is a seasoned health care executive, steeped in the Medicaid program, with deep experience leading complex and successful national operations. She will officially assume the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO) on February 1, concluding a thorough national search led by the AmeriHealth Caritas board of directors, which includes representation from joint owners Independence Health Group and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Munson most recently served as president of Aetna Medicaid, a CVS Health Company, where she oversaw the company’s $18.5 billion Medicaid program, with 2.8 million members across 16 states.

We are excited to welcome Kelly Munson to AmeriHealth Caritas,” said Gregory E. Deavens, president and CEO of Independence Health Group and chair of the Board of Directors of AmeriHealth Caritas. “She brings extensive knowledge and expertise in leading Medicaid managed care plans and a deep understanding of the customers and communities that AmeriHealth Caritas serves. I am inspired by her passion for the individuals and families we serve along with our state partners; and her sense of urgency for addressing health inequities and access issues for historically underserved communities.”

While at Aetna Medicaid, Munson implemented new strategies to engage members and improve outcomes. Additionally, she instituted programs to increase employee engagement, create advancement opportunities, and promote mission alignment across the company. Before joining Aetna Medicaid, Munson was executive vice president and chief Medicaid officer of WellCare Health Plans, overseeing the Medicaid program; she previously led WellCare Health’s Medicare line of business in her role as senior vice president. She also served as chair of the Board of Directors of Medicaid Health Plans of America, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Medicaid Innovation.

I am incredibly honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead AmeriHealth Caritas — a company that is widely recognized and respected for its mission-centric approach to health care,” said Kelly Munson. “AmeriHealth Caritas has achieved tremendous growth while remaining fully committed to its mission to help people get care, stay well, and build healthy communities. I look forward to joining the team and identifying new opportunities to extend this great work.”

Kelly brings an innovative approach to member engagement and employee experiences that will complement and enhance the company’s strong culture. Her experience serving populations with unique needs across multiple markets is a strong fit for AmeriHealth Caritas,” said Dan Loepp, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

About AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 13 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves approximately 5 million Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Health Insurance Marketplace® members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, and behavioral health services. Headquartered in Newtown Square, Pa., AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 40 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit


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