Cain Hayes Appointed as Next CEO of Combined Organization

We are delighted to announce that the combined organization of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan has appointed Cain Hayes as our next chief executive officer (CEO). He will assume the role on July 5, 2021.

Tom Croswell, who has served as CEO since the two heritage companies combined into one organization, announced his retirement in January and will serve in an advisory role through the end of July to ensure an effective and smooth leadership transition.

“I’m honored to serve as the new CEO of the Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care organization,” said Cain Hayes. “I have long admired both heritage organizations’ rich legacies and strong commitment to their members, customers and providers, as well as the positive impact they have had in communities throughout New England. I am thrilled about the opportunity to lead the organization to its full potential in helping shape health care to better serve our members and communities.”

Hayes currently serves as president and CEO of Gateway Health in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s top-ranked managed care organizations. Prior to joining Gateway Health, was president and chief operating officer of the Health Business at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Before that, he served as president of National Accounts, president of the Mid-America region, and president of the Government-sector and Labor division for Aetna.

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