Michael Guyette serves as president and CEO of VSP Global, a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. In this role, he oversees the company’s industry leading businesses, which combine eye care insurance covering 88 million lives, high-quality eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology, and connected experiences to strengthen the relationship between patients and their eye doctors.
Guyette has more than 20 years of experience in building, growing and leading large health plan organizations, and most recently served as president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. In that role, he was responsible for the strategy and operations of the state’s largest health plan, serving 2.9 million members, with a full scope of health plan products and services.
Guyette has long been an advocate of making health insurance better aligned with the needs of consumers, and helped launch Minnesota’s first retail health insurance store in November 2014. Before joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in 2012, Guyette held senior leadership positions at Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and Independence Blue Cross. He also held a variety of senior sales and marketing positions with Prudential Healthcare and Continental Insurance.
In 2010, he served as Chairman for the Consortium of Health Plans, a coalition of 21 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Since 2016, Guyette has also served as Chairman of Prime Therapeutics, a pharmacy benefit manager owned by several Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.
A native of Rhode Island, Guyette holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Texas, and an MBA from Villanova University.