Dr. Stephen Neeleman is the Founder and Vice Chairman of HealthEquity. Steve founded HealthEquity in 2002 with the vision to repair the fractured relationship between patients and their physicians and help more people obtain quality health insurance by re-introducing consumerism to healthcare. Steve is the co-author of The Complete HSA Guidebook—How to Make Health Savings Accounts Work for You.
In addition to his duties as Founder and Vice Chairman of HealthEquity, Steve was also a practicing general and trauma surgeon for Intermountain Healthcare at American Fork Hospital and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center until 2015. As a board-certified physician, Steve brings his passion and firsthand knowledge from the practice of medicine to his
leadership role at HealthEquity.
Steve was appointed by Utah’s Governor to serve as a board member of
HIP Utah, Utah’s high-risk insurance pool. He also serves on the Council for Affordable Health Insurance HSA Working Group, and on America’s Health Insurance Plans’ HSA Leadership Council.
Prior to his medical training, Steve worked as the General Airport Manager for Morris Air (later acquired by Southwest Airlines), based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He helped combine efficiency, technology, and excellent customer service to succeed in a rocky industry. This innovative business model allowed Morris Air to rise above financially struggling competitors. Steve’s goal is to use this model to help save another struggling industry—healthcare.
Steve completed his undergraduate degree and played football at Utah State University. He attended medical school at the University of Utah and completed his surgical training at the University of Arizona. He also served as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Arizona.
“HealthEquity’s mission is to save healthcare by helping people better save and spend their healthcare dollars. HSAs are key to our mission and they are quickly changing the way the people purchase, consume, and provide healthcare. HealthEquity’s remarkable team members help individuals, families, and businesses understand and reap the triple-tax advantaged benefits that come with HSAs. I love being part of this team!”