Claire McAndrew is Private Insurance Program Director at Families USA. She specializes in private insurance issues, including those related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces. She oversees Families USA’s advocacy work on marketplaces and has written numerous reports and briefs on the topic. She has also authored publications on a range of other issues, including private insurance regulation, wellness incentive plans, COBRA continuation coverage, and limited-benefit health plans. In addition, Ms. McAndrew frequently serves as a source of information on private insurance and health reform issues for policymakers and members of the media.
Ms. McAndrew provides extensive policy assistance to state organizations, and she frequently speaks on private insurance issues around the country. In addition, she is a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and Vice-Chair of the Standing Advisory Board to the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange. Prior to joining Families USA in 2007, Ms. McAndrew held positions in mental health and children’s health advocacy organizations.
Ms. McAndrew holds an M.P.H. in Health Policy from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.