Jeff Cook serves as CEO of the Texas Health Aetna joint venture. He reports directly to the Texas Health Aetna joint venture board of directors and is integral to the overall success of the new health plan company.
Most recently, Cook served as national vice president of insurance and value-based strategy and reimbursement for Ascension Health. While at Ascension, Cook managed the insurance and value-based strategy for seven health plans, 20 Accountable Care Organizations, 145 hospitals and 6,000 employed physicians across the U.S.
Concurrently, Cook served as president and chief executive officer for Seton Insurance Services, Seton Health Alliance and Seton Health Plan. In that role, he was responsible for Seton’s managed care, accountable care organization, health plan, community insurance, charge master pricing and hospital case management.
Prior to these positions, Cook served as vice president, managed care and pricing strategies, for Seton Healthcare Family, and as chief executive officer of United Healthcare in Central Texas.
Cook earned his M.S.H.A. from the University of Texas at San Marcos and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University.