Affinity Health Plan

    • Michael G. Murphy
      Michael G. Murphy President & Chief Executive Officer

      Michael G. Murphy was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Health Plan in March 2017. Throughout his career, Mr. Murphy has distinguished himself as an innovative and strategic healthcare leader, with extensive experience leading both public and private healthcare organizations.

      Mr. Murphy was most recently at Aetna, one of the nation’s leading diversified healthcare benefits companies, where he oversaw a multi-state, $4 billion region that included Medicaid programs. While at Aetna, he developed multi-level relationships with key providers and government officials, which helped establish a solid foundation for continued success.

      Mr. Murphy previously served as CEO of Coventry Health Care Plans across multiple states. (Coventry Health was purchased by Aetna in 2013.) At Coventry, Mr. Murphy oversaw the acquisition and integration of several health plans and was instrumental in stabilizing managed Medicaid following its introduction in Kentucky. Before joining Coventry, Michael served as President and CEO of Mercy Health Plans in St. Louis, MO, where he held various senior operating roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Government Programs.

      Prior to joining Mercy Health Plans, Mr. Murphy was founder, owner and CEO of Managed Prescription Services (MPS), a national pharmacy benefits management company headquartered in St. Louis. Widely regarded as the precursor to the modern pharmacy benefits management industry, MPS led to the development of independent pharmacy networks across the country. The company was later sold to Humana.

      Mr. Murphy received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and an MBA from Washington University – Olin School of Business. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and for the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Clubs.

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