Kevin Tribout

As Executive Director of Government Affairs, Kevin Tribout spearheads our client education, communication, and compliance programs on the latest legislative and regulatory initiatives. He reviews the impact of legislative and regulatory issues, ensures compliance across all business units, and acts as a direct liaison to state legislators and regulators on behalf of the company. Kevin also assists the Settlement division with influencing changes in the CMS Medicare Set-Aside allocation processes at the federal level.   

Kevin is a leading advocate, recognized spokesperson, and public policy expert on all workers’ compensation issues. He is in his fifth term as co-chair of National Council for Prescription Drug Programs’ Work Group -16 (Workers’ Compensation/Property & Casualty) pharmacy where, along with other co-chairs, he facilitates quarterly work group meetings, discussions on pending and adopted legislative and regulatory changes, and coordinates advocacy and outreach by work group members to various public policy bodies. He was also appointed to the NCPDP Strategic Planning Committee. Kevin also spearheads our membership in CompPharma, a trade association that advocates on issues important to workers’ compensation PBM and pharmacy providers.

A much sought after spokesperson, Kevin has presented at RIMS, NCPDP, IAIABC, IRSG, SIIA and other industry conferences on a range of topics, including state and federal workers’ compensation compliance, physician dispensing, reimbursement, and billing policies. He has been published in several trade publications, online journals, and industry-related association publications.

Prior to joining Helios, now Optum, in 2001, Kevin was deputy floor director for the Illinois State Legislature where he assisted the Republican Minority Whip in running House Republican floor operations, evaluated legislation, and recommended voting patterns for House Republican caucus members. In this role, he provided legislative and political analysis for House Republican leadership and analyzed state agency budgets in an effort to make funding recommendations to leadership. He also served on the House Republican Campaign Committee, Political and Policy staff where he was responsible for drafting campaign plans, supervising campaign budgets, and coordinating Political Action Committee (PAC) and local fund raising efforts.  

Kevin holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Webster University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southern Illinois University.

Recent ​insights

  • Panel on Medicare Secondary Payer Legislation, Health Education Associates MSP Master Class Conference, January 25, 2016
  • "Medication Trends and Other Forces Shaping Workers' Compensation in SC,” SC Self Insurers Association Forum, April 7, 2016  




Tribout
Kevin Tribout
Executive Director of
Government Affairs
Kevin.Tribout@​optum.com

175 Kelsey Lane
Tampa, FL 33619

Topics

  • Closed formularies
  • Compounded medications
  • Fraud, waste and abuse
  • Legislative and regulatory issues
  • Pharmacy benefit management
  • Physician dispensing