AmeriHealth Caritas named Kelly Munson, former president of CVS-owned Aetna Medicaid, its president and CEO.
Munson will succeed interim CEO Thomas Hutton and previous CEO Paul Tufano, who stepped down in September after leading the company since 2014.
AmeriHealth Caritas spans 13 states and offers integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management, specialty pharmacy services and behavioral health services to five million Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program and health insurance marketplace members. Muson will begin her new position with the Newton Square, Pennsylvania-based organization Feb. 1.
At Aetna, Munson led the company’s $18.5 billion Medicaid program, which serves 2.8 million members across 16 states.
Prior to her work at Aetna, Munson served as executive vice president and chief Medicaid officer of Tampa, Florida-based WellCare Health Plans. She was previously a chairperson for Medicaid Health Plans of America and a member of the board of directors for the Institute for Medicaid Innovation.