Matt Eyles, the head of insurance coverage lobbying team AHIP, announced plans Wednesday to resign from the alternate team Oct. 2. 

Eyles has served as president and CEO of AHIP for nearly five years and labored at the organization for larger than eight years, in step with a news originate. AHIP’s board of directors will behavior a nationwide survey for Eyles’ replacement, the team acknowledged.

Efforts to reach Eyles had been unsuccessful. AHIP, which did no longer actual now acknowledge to interview requests, failed to inform Eyles’ plans. 

“Down the twin carriageway, I watch forward to engaged on original pathways and collaborations to perform our healthcare machine work greater for everyone,” Eyles acknowledged in the news originate. 

In asserting his resignation, AHIP accepted Eyles’ winning lobbying efforts touching on elimination of the medical health insurance coverage tax; enactment of the No Surprises Act, which protects patrons from being hit with shock out-of-community payments in most instances; and passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which extends enhanced alternate subsidies to 2025. Eyles furthermore promoted health equity by launching the Vaccine Community Connectors initiative, which linked patrons to COVID-19 vaccines. 

Eyles’ resignation comes as enrollment in Medicare Aid and Medicaid managed care has reached all-time highs and as lawmakers and regulators probe medical health insurance coverage companies’ prior authorization insurance policies and profits from govt-backed purposes.