Erhardt Prietauer, MBA
CEO, Horizon NJ Health
Senior Vice President, Government Programs, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Erhardt H. L. Preitauer, MBA, is the CEO of Horizon NJ Health and Senior Vice President, Government Programs, for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. His organization serves a million members across both Medicaid and Medicare populations, including Managed Long Term Services & Supports (MLTSS) and Medicare Advantage.
Before joining Horizon BCBSNJ, Mr. Preitauer served as Central Region Head of Aetna Medicaid. He held direct responsibility for procuring, launching, and operating Medicaid, MLTSS, and among the nation’s first Medicare/Medicaid Alignment Initiative health plans across the middle third of the United States.
Prior to his position at Aetna, he served as president of WellCare’s Hawaii plan. He procured, launched and operated the plan which offered services including Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, MLTSS and integrated Behavioral Health. The Hawaii plan was recognized as WellCare’s flagship plan and led the country in quality, operational and financial measures during his tenure. He received a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Nevada and a MBA in Strategic Management and Corporate Innovation from the Pennsylvania State University.