Leaders from the First Health Insurance Exchange, Jon Kingsdale and Patrick Holland, Form Alliance with Oliver Wyman

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two central figures in U.S. healthcare reform have formed a strategic alliance with the consulting firm Oliver Wyman. Jon Kingsdale and Patrick Holland were founding executives in the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, the Massachusetts health insurance exchange that was a key model for the Affordable Care Act of 2010, helping to define national healthcare reform. At Oliver Wyman, they will serve as strategic advisors and subject matter experts for clients of the firm's Health & Life Sciences practice, offering their deep perspective on reform, exchanges, and the current state and federal legislative environment.

“Jon and Patrick have been at the forefront of the national reform debate and led the charge into the world of exchanges,” says Mike Weissel, who leads Oliver Wyman’s Health & Life Sciences practice. “Their knowledge and practical expertise are a natural complement to Oliver Wyman’s deep analytic and strategic capabilities. Together, we can offer valuable perspectives on how to make tough choices and prepare for the future of healthcare.”

Questions or interest in the reform and exchange-related capabilities from this alliance should be directed to Howard Lapsley at [email protected].

About Jon Kingsdale

Jon Kingsdale, Ph.D., was the founding Executive Director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority. As the Executive Director for the first four years of reform, he led key initiatives to make health insurance universally available and to reform health care financing in Massachusetts. Since leaving the Health Connector, Jon has consulted to the White House, state and federal policy makers, various government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector companies on implementation of PPACA generally, and American Health Benefit Exchanges in particular. Prior to his work at Connector, Jon was a senior executive at the Tufts Health Plans for twenty years, responsible for strategic planning, product development, public affairs, and government relations. Prior to Tufts Health Plan, he worked in strategic planning and reimbursement at Blue Cross of Massachusetts, researched hospital finances at the Harvard School of Public Health, consulted on health policy issues in Washington, D.C., and worked as a reporter for Forbes Magazine. He is currently a Managing Director of Wakely Consulting Group.

About Patrick Holland

Patrick Holland was one of the leading figures in the implementation of health care reform in Massachusetts. As the first Chief Financial Officer, Patrick led the financial operations and health plan procurements for the Health Connector since its inception in 2006 through February 2010. Since leaving the Health Connector, Patrick has been assisting federal and state governments in early planning for state-based benefit exchanges, working with provider-driven organizations to maximize performance under risk-based contracts, developing payment methodologies for a Medicaid demonstration waiver program, and developing a healthcare reform business strategy for a multi-specialty physician organization. Patrick has over twenty years of experience in the health care industry, including leadership positions at health insurers, integrated provider systems, and a national cost management organization. He is currently a Managing Director of Wakely Consulting Group.

About Oliver Wyman

With offices in 50+ cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. The firm’s 3,000 professionals help clients optimize their businesses, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is part of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com.

Oliver Wyman’s Health & Life Science’s practice serves clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, provider, and payer sectors with strategic, operational, and organizational advice. Deep healthcare knowledge and capabilities allow the practice to deliver fact-based solutions.


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