Jeff Bernhard

Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets, Highmark Inc.

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Jeff Bernhard is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Markets for Highmark Inc. He is responsible for leading profitable growth in the Commercial and National Accounts Employer markets for Highmark.

An accomplished Senior Executive in health care, managed care and group benefits industry, he has a proven record of leadership in building and leading strong teams that deliver consistently strong results well above targets.

Prior to joining Highmark, he served as President of Continental Benefits, a medical third-party administrator licensed in 50 states that grew to 600,000 members since its inception in 2014. He also previously served as a Senior Vice President of Public and Labor Segment and Vice President for National Accounts in Texas at Aetna, Inc.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Current Board of Director affiliations include:

  • Board member for Vivante Health
  • Board member for Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens

Thought Leadership Topics:

  • Transforming of the healthcare system
  • Transformation through Quality Transparency
  • Improving Social Determinants of Health in America
  • Attaining a flat health care trend for Employers


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