Attorney Details

Neil M. Sullivan - Partner

NEIL M. SULLIVAN joined McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP as a Partner in 2014, specializing in healthcare and insurance law.  Over the course of his career Mr. Sullivan has served as Assistant Commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI), in-house counsel at New Jersey’s largest health insurer, General Counsel for a community hospital, and Director of Group Contracts for New Jersey’s largest life insurer.  He ranked among the top 15 in NJBIZ’s annual Power 50 in Healthcare in each of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

As Assistant Commissioner at the DOBI from 2010-2014 , Mr. Sullivan oversaw  the Office of Life and Health during a period of fundamental change in both sectors: implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; emergence of alternative financial models for health care delivery, including CO-OPs, Accountable Care Organizations, and health system equity ownership or participation in insurance organizations; and transition to electronic health records and implementation of ICD-10.              

While at DOBI Mr. Sullivan had overall responsibility for implementation of insurance reforms under the Affordable Care Act, including the establishment of a High Risk Pool and feasibility study of Health Insurance Exchanges, and rationalizing conflicting points of State and Federal law.  He was the Commissioner’s designee on the NJ Individual Health Coverage (IHC) and Small Employer Health (SEH) Program Boards, the Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission, and the NAIC Regulatory Framework Task Force and Senior Issues Committee, and acted as liaison with CMS over ACA implementation.   

As Assistant General Counsel at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, he represented the company before State and Federal regulators for new product development, changes and proposed changes to regulations, and market conduct matters.

Mr. Sullivan served as a member of the Board of Directors of the NJ Life and Health Guaranty Association from 2004-2010.