UPDATE! Health Care Options 2014:
Nov. 7, 2:30-5:30pm, UW-Fox Valley: Join us for a free enrollment training followed by the public forum at 7:00pm. WIPPS, Dept. of Health Services, and Covering Kids & Families will host a FREE training on enrolling in the new health insurance marketplace. Open to the public, all are welcome.
With the historic and controversial launch of the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace on October 1, 2013, what successes have been seen in Wisconsin during the first six weeks of enrollment? What challenges remain?
It’s Here: The Federal Health Insurance Marketplace in Wisconsin, will educate the public about the impact of the new program in our state by bringing together a variety of experts, practitioners, and policy-makers to assess the progress in implementing the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM), identifying early wins and highlighting obstacles and problems that require corrective action in Wisconsin.
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1. Enrollment and Retention
The November conference will provide an opportunity for people from different Regional Enrollment Networks and interested groups from across the state to meet face to face and discuss best practices and possible deficits or challenges, and to revise plans accordingly. The conference will also provide a space to assess how well networks are connecting to national and state enrollment efforts, county government and social services infrastructure, and diverse populations including Hmong, Latino, African American, Native American, low income, and urban and rural communities.
2. Impact on Business
The conference will feature insurance/health plan leaders who will provide information about representative plans available in Wisconsin. Financial planning experts and business advisors will lead discussions on choices involving private health insurance, the FFM, or opting out entirely, while taking into account employer contribution options, requirements/regulations, the SHOP exchange, tax credits or penalties, and employee relations. The event will provide opportunities to discuss other employer concerns such as how to effectively communicate changes with employees, Cadillac Tax, community ratings, and other topics important to the business community.
This conference is a follow-up to a conference held by WIPPS in June, Preparing for the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace: A View from Wisconsin, which brought together a diverse group of participants and addressed the need for education and collaboration about the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid changes in Wisconsin.
Speakers & Panelists
Marty Anderson, Director of Marketing-Consumer Products-Security Health Plan
Jose Araujo, Program Director-Partners for Community Development, Navigator
Kerry Arent, Sr. Vice President of Human Resources-Appvion
Molly Bandt, Program Director-Covering Kids & Families
Tim Bartholow, Chief Medical Officer-Wisconsin Medical Society
Steve Brenton, President-Wisconsin Hospital Association
Timothy Byrne, Vice President/Partner-M3 Insurance
Todd Catlin, Owner-Transition Health Benefits
Lori Compas, Executive Director-Wisconsin Business Alliance
Brett Davis, Medicaid Director-Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Robert DeVita, CEO-Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative
Corina Norrbom, MD, Fellow-Wisconsin Institute For Public Policy and Service and Conference Organizer
Merton Finkler, John R. Kimberley Distinguished Professor in the Economic System-Lawrence University
Donna Friedsam, Health Policy Director-UW Population Health Institute
Jonathon Gruber, Professor of Economics-MIT
Kristine Hackbarth-Horn, VP People and Culture-Goodwill Industries NCW
Bill Hanna, Director of Area Administration-Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Chris Hanson, President-Hanson Benefits, Inc.
Joseph Harris, Assistant Professor of Sociology-Boston University
Mark Harris, County Executive, Winnebago County
Kevin Hayden, CEO-Group Health Cooperative
AyLee Her, Outreach and Enrollment Specialist-CAC, Bridge Clinic
Carol Koby, Executive Producer/Host "All About Living" Radio-Midwest Family Broadcasting
Terri Lillesand, CPA/Shareholder-Schenck SC
Joel Lingenhag, Director, Commercial Business Strategy-Network Health
Bret McKitrick, HR Consultant-Associated Financial Group
John Meurer, Professor and Director of Institute for Health and Society-Medical College of Wisconsin
Thomas Nelson, County Executive-Outagamie County
Greg Nycz, Executive Director-Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc.
Lisa Olson, Director of Policy and Programming-Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
Liz Perry, Regional Manager-Enroll America
Robert Peterson Jr, Executive Director/Public Interest Attorney-ABC for Health Care, Inc.
John Rathman, Deputy Director-Outagamie County Health and Human Services
Martin Rudd, Campus Executive Officer and Dean-University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
Mary Ellen Schill, Employee Benefits Law-Ruder Ware
Lindsey Schwarz-Nichols, Western Region Enrollment Network-LaCrosse County Health & Human Services Dept.
Donovan Slack, Washington Correspondent-USA Today/Gannett Washington Bureau
Joy Tapper, Executive Director-Milwaukee Health Care Partnership
Mary Timmel, Midwest Outreach Manager-Small Business Majority
Pamela Utpadel, President-Universal Insurance Advisors
Steve Walters, Senior Producer-Wisconsin Eye
JP Wieske, Legislative Liason/Public Information-WI Office of the Commissioner of Insurance