Dan O’Malley

Former Senior Vice President and Market President for Pennsylvania and West Virginia Markets at Highmark Blue Cross and Blue ShieldDan O'Malley

Health plan management expertise, integrating delivery systems and designing effective benefits design for large, complex employers

Dan O’Malley is an innovative and strategic leader who has designed integrated delivery systems, network-based managed care initiatives, and complex benefit designs. He recently retired from Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) as the Senior Vice President and Market President for Pennsylvania and West Virginia Markets.

Dan was responsible for sales, marketing, community outreach, and provider contracting. He was also a strategic leadership team and board member for the company’s dental, vision, and stop loss divisions/subsidiaries, as well as for BCBS of West Virginia. He was an integral strategist for the team that developed the integrated delivery network that became Allegheny Health Network.

Dan previously served as Managing Principal of a six state region at Towers Perrin from 1981-2006. He managed more than 100 consultants servicing large, complex employers in the efficient design and delivery of healthcare benefits, including many of region’s largest employers. As part of the company’s national healthcare leadership group, Dan developed many early network-based managed care initiatives, such as Point Of Service strategies, integrated onsite medical clinics for industrial companies and defined dollar benefit approaches for retirees.

While with Travelers Insurance/Metra Health from 1976-1980, Dan helped employers adopt aggressive cost management strategies, and set the stage for Travelers to transition to network-based managed care through a set of mergers. The effort evolved into United Healthcare.

Dan is heavily involved in the health and benefits delivery community. In addition to serving on the Innovu Advisory Board, he is the chair of the Verland Foundation Board and a board member of The Frick Foundation. He speaks about effective health plan management and has guest lectured for human resource and benefit courses at Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne Universities and Point Park College. He has also worked with the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, Three Rivers Labor/ Management Health Initiatives, and the Duquesne University Advisory Health Board to name a few.