Executive Biographies:
Fran S. Soistman

Executive Vice President
Government Services

Photograph of Fran S. Soistman

Fran S. Soistman is Executive Vice President of Aetna and head of the Government Services segment. He is responsible for driving growth in the company’s Medicare, Medicaid and Public & Labor businesses, including the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) business.

Mr. Soistman has nearly 30 years of experience in health insurance and managed care. Prior to joining Aetna, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Jessamine Healthcare, a firm focused on strategic investment opportunities in the health care industry. Before his tenure at Jessamine, Mr. Soistman held several senior leadership positions at Coventry Health Care, including Executive Vice President for the Individual Consumer and Government Business Division. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s individual Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicaid and commercial individual products, which served more than 2.5 million members across the United States.

In June 2004, Mr. Soistman was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Healthcare Technology/Services category. From 2004 to 2008, he served on the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, providing direction for the state agency charged with addressing growing health care costs.

Mr. Soistman serves on several boards, including the University System of Maryland Foundation Board of Directors, Penn State Hershey Medical Center Development Board, Penn State University Presidential Leadership Academy Board of Directors, and Towson University Board of Visitors.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Towson University and is a graduate of The Stanford University Executive Program.