John Kaelin

John Kaelin

Senior Advisor
Centene Corporation

John Kaelin has diverse executive level experience in the healthcare industry spanning government, academia, U.S. based health insurers and recently health systems in the Middle East. In 2014, John moved to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates where he served as a special advisor to the government as it implements a mandatory health insurance program. When he returned to the U.S. in the spring of 2015, he joined Centene as a Senior Advisor for health financing and policy and is supporting its health plans on rate setting, risk adjustment and health insurance exchange issues. Previous positions include SVP for health reform at UnitedHealth Group and Executive Director of the University of Maryland’s Hilltop Institute where he supported that state’s efforts to implement managed care for Medicaid and a risk adjusted payment system. Earlier in his career, John served in New York State government where led the financing team in the development and implementation of New York’s first 1115 Medicaid managed care waiver in the mid 1990s.