Andrew Dreyfus

President/CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Andrew Dreyfus's Bio

Andrew Dreyfus is president and chief executive officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), one of largest independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the country with more than $7 billion in revenue and nearly 3 million members. BCBSMA is rated among the nation’s best health plans for overall member satisfaction and quality. He assumed the role of CEO in September 2010.

Dreyfus joined BCBSMA in 2005 as executive vice president of the Health Care Services division, where he was responsible for health and wellness, performance measurement, and improvement and provider contracting. During his tenure, he managed the development and implementation for BCBSMA’s Alternative Quality Contract, one of the largest commercial payment reform initiatives in the nation.

Previously he served as founding president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, which works to expand access to healthcare for Massachusetts residents. While at the foundation, Dreyfus developed the “Roadmap to Coverage,” a multi-year policy initiative that led to the successful passage of the state’s landmark 2006 Health Reform Law.

Prior to his appointment at Blue Cross, Dreyfus was executive vice president of the Massachusetts Hospital Association and held several positions of management within the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Dreyfus serves on the Board of Directors for Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, where he is a member of the Audit Committee. He chairs the board of the National Institute for Health Care Management and sits on the boards of BCBSMA, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Jobs for Massachusetts, RIZE Massachusetts and the New England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Digital Health Council and the advisory board of Ariadne Labs. Dreyfus is a founding member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care and a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness.

He graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in English.

Recent Work