Jon Kingsdale, PhD

Director, Boston

Experience

Jon Kingsdale joined Wakely Consulting Group’s Boston office in 2010, bringing his extensive experience in health care exchanges to the company.

A frequent author and contributor to healthcare publications, Dr. Kingsdale is widely sought on both the state and national stage for his healthcare reform insights and public policy guidance. He was the founding Executive Director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, an independent state agency established in 2006 under Massachusetts’ landmark health reform legislation. As the Executive Director for the country’s inaugural health benefit exchange, he led key initiatives to make health insurance universally available and to reform healthcare financing in Massachusetts.

As a senior executive at Tufts Health Plan for 20 years, Jon was responsible for strategic planning, product development, public affairs and government relations. Prior to Tufts Health Plan, he worked in strategic planning and reimbursement at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, researched hospital finances at the Harvard School of Public Health, consulted on health policy issues in Washington, D.C., and worked as a reporter for Forbes Magazine.

Areas of Specialization

  • Health Care Reform Act Implementation and Compliance
  • Health insurance exchanges

Publications

  • CommonWealth Magazine
  • Health Affairs
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Healthcare Roundup

Education

  • PhD in Economic History, University of Michigan
  • BA in History, University of Pennsylvania