August 31, 2018 | Edward Heidig (JD ’86) was appointed by the President to be Regional Director, Region IX for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Region IX serves the people of Arizona, Nevada, California and Hawaii as well as the affiliated Pacific territories. Ed is an experienced public policy advisor and health care administrator who formerly served as Chief Deputy Director and later Interim Director for the State of California Department of Managed Health Care. The Department is the only stand-alone agency regulating health insurance in the U.S.
Ed played a key role in adopting timely-access regulations which assured enrollees the right care at the right time and proactively reached settlements with health maintenance organizations which expanded autism coverage. He served on the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board which administered the S Chip program for California. His office is in San Francisco.