William Kruegel is a dynamic and accomplished healthcare operations executive with extensive experience in managed care, strategic planning, and operations management. Currently serving as the Chief Operation Officer at Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, William has played a pivotal role in overseeing health plan operations for a diverse range of products, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Marketplace programs. He has been Sunshine Health COO since, November 2020. Before that he was Sunshine Health Senior Vice President of Operations since March 2019.
He also served as Vice President of Claim Operations for Centene, where he was responsible for enterprise claims strategy and operational performance. Prior to that, he led the implementation of Florida’s Medicaid and Long Term Services contract, one of the largest market expansions in Centene history. Before joining Centene, William held various operations, outreach, analytical and compliance positions with Health Net of the Northeast, Inc.
William has served on several state advisory committees related to medical assistance, government programs and managed care. He is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association, Compliance and Ethics Leadership Council and Association of Operations Management. William holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.