You’re invited to join Nevada’s Exchange staff and board, healthcare professionals, and legal and insurance experts to discover how Nevada Health Link’s online health insurance exchange is connecting Nevadans to the health insurance resources and information they need. Also, learn the rules and regulations vital to businesses’ compliance with Affordable Care Act’s provisions. Hear from other states’ exchange leaders, and get the answers to the questions you have about Nevada Health Link, the state’s online marketplace.
Who Should Attend?
- Business Owners
- Business Managers
- Business Human Resources/Benefits Staff
- Healthcare Providers and Managers
- Health Insurance Brokers
- Health Insurance Agents
- Health Insurance Carriers
- Tax Preparers
- Navigators, Assisters and Certified Application Counselors
- Non-Profit Organizations Serving the Uninsured
Session Topics Include:
- Nevada’s Healthier Future: How Nevada Health Link Can Change the Lives of Uninsured Nevadans
- Insurance Brokers and Agents: How to Work with Nevada’s Exchange
- What Nevada Health Link Means to Nevada’s Healthcare Providers
- Insuring More of Nevada’s Uninsured: The Role of Health Insurance Carriers
- What Are Other States’ Exchanges Doing, Seeing, Experiencing, and What Advice Can They Give Nevada?
- A Guide for Navigator, Enrollment Assisters and CACs
- The Impact on Business: The SHOP Exchange and Beyond
- Taxes, Incentives and Penalties Under the Affordable Care Act
- So What Now? The Legal Breakdown On the Things You Care About
- Medicaid and CHIP Provisions Under Affordable Care Act
- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Nevada’s Insurance Exchange But Were Afraid to Ask
Register Now for Exchange 2013 to reserve your seat. Session space is limited.
Senator Ben Kieckhefer (Reno Summit) was elected to the Nevada Senate in November 2010 and is the current Senate Assistant Minority Leader. He represents Senate District 16 (Washoe and Carson City). Kieckhefer currently serves on the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development, and the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. Kieckhefer is a communications and public relations consultant for the statewide law firm McDonald Carano Wilson. He worked as a journalist before becoming a press secretary to Gov. Jim Gibbons and then as the spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Senator Justin Jones (Las Vegas Summit) was elected to the Nevada Senate in 2012 representing district nine (Clark County). Jones is a partner with the statewide law firm Holland and Hart where he specializes in business and probate law. He currently serves as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, and serves on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy, and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Jones commits himself to numerous community organizations, including the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Children’s Attorney Project.
Jon M. Hager was appointed as the first Executive Director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange in January 2012. Prior to 2012, Hager was the Chief Financial Officer of Nevada’s Public Employees’ Benefits Program and was responsible for the Program’s $476 million annual budget which served 72,000 state and local government employees, retirees and dependents. Hager served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy for nine years. He earned his MBA from Texas A&M and a BS in Physics from the United States Naval Academy.
Bob Carey, principal at RLCarey Consulting, is a health and welfare benefits consultant specializing in benefits management, rate review, data analytics, plan design and health and welfare benefits procurement. Carey currently assists a number of states across the country, helping officials implement federal healthcare reform. His particular strength is providing strategic and technical assistance with the planning, design and establishment of health insurance exchanges. Carey served as the first director of planning and development for the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, an independent authority established pursuant to Massachusetts’ landmark health reform law. He also worked for several years as the director of policy and program management for the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission, the state agency responsible for providing health and welfare benefits to over 350,000 state and local employees, retirees and their dependents.
Patty Fontneau joined Connect for Health Colorado as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer in December 2011. She most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, an international law firm. She previously served as Chief Administrative Officer for the IMA Financial Group Inc. and as Vice President and General Manager of the Western Service Center of TIAA-CREF, managing the operation of a 1,300-employee office in Denver. She serves on the boards of CollegeInvest, the Auraria Foundation, the Downtown Denver Partnership and other organizations. She won the 2007 Outstanding Women in Business Award (banking and finance category) from the Denver Business Journal, the Leadership Award from the Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Denver Business School, and the 2003 Athena award from the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, among other honors.
Jeff Jarjoura (Reno Summit) is currently Vice President of health insurance exchange services for Xerox State Healthcare. In his current role he is responsible for consulting with state Exchanges and Medicaid agencies on technology modernization, process re-engineering, and business operations strategies.
View the full schedule including session topics and descriptions.
For more information about Nevada Health Link, visit NevadaHealthLink.com.
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