Representatives from the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services' (CMS) Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) will dispel exchange myths and give you a great understanding of the new Marketplace reality for 2014 and beyond.
Mila Kofman, the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange (and a former federal regular, NAIC consumer liaison and state insurance commissioner) will host this session to discuss how agents and brokers can work with exchanges and also interact with exchange navigators and application assisters.
Cori Uccello, Senior Health Fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries, will provide a primer on how new community rating rules and actuarial value requirements for the individual and small group markets will work.
A run down on essential health benefit (EHB) and qualified health plan (QHP) requirements and how they will impact health plan offerings and costs in 2014 will be provided by Greg Gierer of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
Counting employees will be key for all mid-size and larger employers in 2014 and beyond and clients are looking to their brokers to help. The counting rules can be as clear as mud, but in this session a representative from the Internal Revenue Service will help sort it all out.
Many employers (and their agents and brokers) are overwhelmed and intimidated by all of the new requirements that will kick in during 2014. Join Anne Phelps, Partner at Washington Council Ernst and Young, as she runs through all of them in a commonsense way.
Employers used to define themselves as either a small employer or a large employer and their benefit decisions and responsibilities used to vary a great deal accordingly. But the health reform law has new ways of defining small and large groups and they vary by provision. It is confusing to keep track of all of the changes, and it is very possible for a group to be both large and small at the same time. Heather Meade, Senior Manager at Washington Council Ernst and Young, and Susan Rash, Health Care Reform Practice Leader at BB&T Benefit Consultants, will help you sort it out and give your employer clients practical business advice.
Health reform has more employers than ever before considering self-funding for their group health benefit plans than ever before. Join Ruthann Laswick, President of the Blue Water Benefits Consulting Group, for a rundown on the basic considerations agents and brokers and also employers need to keep in mind when weighing the self-funding option.