Matt Eyles, head of insurance lobbying group AHIP, announced plans to step down from the trade group on Wednesday, October 2.
Eyles was once President and CEO of AHIP for almost five years and worked at the organization for more than eight years, according to a press release. by AHIP The board of directors will conduct a national search for Eyles’ replacement, the group said.
Attempts to reach Eyles were unsuccessful. AHIP, which did not immediately respond to requests for interviews, did not disclose Eyles’ plans.
“Ultimately, I look forward to working on new avenues and partnerships to make our healthcare system work better for everyone,” Eyles said in the news release.
When he announced his resignation, AHIP noted Eyles’ successful lobbying efforts regarding the elimination of the health insurance tax; enactment of the No Surprise Act, which protects consumers from unexpected off-net bills in most cases; and passed the Inflation Reduction Act, extending enhanced exchange subsidies through 2025. Eyles also promotes health equity by launching the Vaccine Communities Connector initiative, which helps connect consumers used with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Eyles’ resignation comes as enrollment in Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care plans have hit all-time highs and as lawmakers and regulators investigate regulatory policies. prerogatives of health insurance companies and profits from government-funded programs.