Glenn MacFarlane, President & CEO

Glenn comes to Anthem and Beacon with over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as the Northeast Territory leader for Aetna’s Medicaid businesses. Additionally, for the last five years he was Chief Executive Officer of Aetna’s New Jersey market, where he oversaw all business areas of the New Jersey health plan, including Medicaid, Managed Long-Term Services Supports, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Behavioral Health, and Fully-Integrated Special Needs Plans.

Other Career Information:

Glenn A. MacFarlane was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aetna Better Health of New Jersey on June 27, 2016. The Aetna Better Health of NJ plan was launched in January 1, 2015 and has approximately 120,000 members and $850 million of premium. Lines of business include Medicaid, Managed Long- Term Services Supports (MLTSS) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


  • Executive Program, Managed Care University of Missouri
    Columbia, Missouri
  • B.A. Iona College
    New Rochelle, New York

Joined Anthem: 2021

Before Anthem:

Prior to joining Aetna, Mr. MacFarlane was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Affinity Health Plan, one of the largest managed care plans in New York City. Mr. MacFarlane joined Affinity in November 2012 as Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business & Product Development, and then assumed the additional role of Chief Financial Officer on January 2014. He became the Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2015.  He also spent 12 years at TIAA-CREF, the Fortune 100 financial services firm based in New York City, where he held numerous senior finance roles in product, asset management and operations.

Mr. MacFarlane began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, one of the then “Big 8” consulting firms, focused on the health care industry. He later held senior finance roles for several years at the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP), one of EmblemHealth’s legacy companies, and at a national physical therapy company. He also served as Chief Financial Officer at Horizon Mercy, a joint Medicaid managed care program between Mercy Health Plan of Pennsylvania and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey.