Speaker Biography
Glen Shor
Executive Director
Massachusetts Health Connector
 

Glen Shor is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority.  He oversees the programs, policies, operations and staff of the Commonwealth's official public health insurance Exchange – a cornerstone of the state's historic health care reform law of 2006 and the model for health insurance Exchanges nationwide under the landmark federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

As Executive Director of the Health Connector, Shor has overseen the successful re-procurement of the Commonwealth Care program for low-to-moderate income adults, leveraging a 10% decrease in rates over two years while maintaining comprehensive, affordable coverage for members.  Under his leadership, the Health Connector revamped its Business Express program to offer small employers a full suite of the state’s most popular health insurance carriers, a new wellness program for their employees with a 15% premium rebate for qualifying businesses, and the ability to shop for coverage without any add-on fees.  Shor is also leading the organization’s "Health Connector 2.0" strategic planning initiative to make it an even stronger coverage solution for small businesses and families, including securing over $55 million in federal funds to upgrade the programs and technology that put health insurance at the tips of one’s fingers.

Prior to being appointed Executive Director of the Health Connector in June of 2010, Shor was a leading policy point person for Governor Deval Patrick in implementing health care reform in Massachusetts.  As Assistant Secretary for Health Care Policy and Deputy General Counsel within the Commonwealth's Executive Office for Administration and Finance, he played a critical role in overseeing the early policy decisions of the Health Connector and the financing of health care reform.  He also helped fashion the recommendations of the Special Commission on the Health Care Payment System, which have sparked policy focus and market progress towards health care payment and delivery system reform in Massachusetts.  Before serving in the Patrick-Murray Administration, Shor was a senior policy director and Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, a senior policy aide and counsel to former U.S. Representative Martin T. Meehan and U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, and a public interest attorney defending the constitutionality of our nation’s campaign finance laws in U.S. Supreme Court litigation.

Shor holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History.