Matt Shaffer joined the South Carolina BlueCross team in 2008. He is responsible for full Profit & Loss accountability for all employer groups of 50 + employees and national accounts, to include underwriting, sales, marketing, communications, product development, claims, customer service, billing, enrollment, compliance and ancillary products. Prior to coming to South Carolina, Shaffer served as Senior Vice President of Sales for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Iowa and South Dakota and was President and CEO of the Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, a subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. Matt began his career in health insurance with US Healthcare in Blue Bell, PA and served in various roles of increasing responsibility. After the 1996 merger with Aetna, Shaffer served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the state of Tennessee and was promoted to Vice President of Business Development handling sales and marketing for all market segments for seven western states. In that role, Shaffer relocated to Denver and gained additional responsibility for managing client transitions in the acquisition of both NYLife Care and Prudential by Aetna.
Shaffer attended Washington & Jefferson College on an ROTC scholarship and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. He attained the rank of Captain as a pilot of Blackhawk helicopters in the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division.