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HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE SUMMIT AGENDA: PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIA
Wednesday, May 14, 2014


7:00 am Registration Opens

PRECONFERENCE STATE AND FEDERAL UPDATE:
LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE INITIAL ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT

Open to state and federal and other Summit attendees at no cost. Supported by a grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
8:00 am

Welcome, Introduction and Overview

Kevin J. Counihan
Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; Chairperson, Exchange Steering Committee, National Academy for State Health Policy; Former President, Choice Administrators Exchange Solutions, Hartford, CT (Co-chair)
Jon M. Kingsdale, PhD
Managing Director, Wakely Consulting Group; Former Executive Director, Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, Boston, MA (Co-chair) Associate Director, State and Federal Reporting, Corporate Ethics and Compliance, Eisai Inc., Woodcliff Lake, NJ (Co chair)
Katherine Hempstead, PhD
Team Director and Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Former Director, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Princeton, NJ
8:30 am

Sales and Marketing

Jason Madrak, MBA
Director of Marketing, AccessHealth CT; Former Staff Vice President of Consumer Experience, WellPoint, Hartford, CT
Jim Sugden, CLU
Director of SHOP, Connect4HealthCO, Denver, CO
9:25 am

Operating a "Lean" Largely Outsourced Exchange

Kevin J. Counihan
Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; Chairperson, Exchange Steering Committee, National Academy for State Health Policy; Former President, Choice Administrators Exchange Solutions, Hartford, CT
Jon M. Hager, MBA
Former Executive Director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange; Former Chief Financial Officer, Nevada Public EmployeesÂ’ Benefits Program, Carson City, NV
10:20 am Break
10:35 am

Consumer Choice and Decision Support

Shandon Fowler
Director of Product Management, Marketplaces, Benefitfocus, Charleston, SC
Anna D. Sinaiko, PhD
Research Scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
11:30 am

Medicaid-Exchange Churn

Joel Ario, M.Div., JD
Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions; Former Director, Office of Health Insurance Exchanges, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Former Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner, Washington, DC
Deborah Bachrach, Esq.
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Former Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner of Health, New York State Department of Health, New York, NY
12:25 pm Preconference Adjournment and Lunch On Your Own


AGENDA: DAY I
Wednesday, May 14, 2014


OPENING PLENARY SESSION - AGENDA DAY I
1:00 pm

Welcome and Introduction and Summit Overview

Jon M. Kingsdale, PhD
Managing Director, Wakely Consulting Group; Visiting Lecturer on Health Care Policy, Department Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Former Executive Director, Commonwealth, Health Insurance Connector Authority, Boston, MA (Co-chair)
Katherine Hempstead, PhD
Team Director and Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Former Director, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Princeton, NJ
1:15 pm

Federal Guidance on the Development of Public Exchanges

Gary Cohen, Esq. (Invited)
Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services; Former General Counsel, California Health Benefit Exchange; Former Director, Oversight Group, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Washington, DC
1:45 pm

The State of the States

Alan Weil, MPP, JD
Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy; Former Director, Assessing the New Federalism, Urban Institute, Portland, ME
2:15 pm

Medicaid/Exchange Interaction and Marketplace Convergence

Deborah Bachrach, Esq.
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Former Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner of Health, New York State Department of Health, New York, NY
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm

Retrospective on the First Open Enrollment

Joel Ario, M.Div., JD
Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions; Former Director, Office of Health Insurance Exchanges, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Former Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner, Washington, DC
Kevin J. Counihan
Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange; Chairperson, Exchange Steering Committee, National Academy for State Health Policy; Former President, Choice Administrators Exchange Solutions, Hartford, CT
Christine Ferguson, JD
Director, Health Insurance Exchange State of Rhode Island; Professor, Health Services Management and Leadership, School of Public Health, George Washington University; Former Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Former Director, Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Providence, RI
Jon M. Kingsdale, PhD
Managing Director, Wakely Consulting Group; Visiting Lecturer on Health Care Policy, Department Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Former Executive Director, Commonwealth, Health Insurance Connector Authority, Boston, MA
Heather H. Howard, JD
State Network Program Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Lecturer in Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Former Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, New Jersey, Princeton, NJ (Moderator)
4:30 pm

Politics and Policy Assessment of the ACA/Exchange Rollout

Henry J. Aaron
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
Gail Wilensky, PhD
Senior Fellow, Project Hope; Former Senior Health and Welfare Adviser, President GHW Bush; Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration, Washington, DC
Merrill Goozner
Editor, Modern Healthcare, Author, The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs, Chicago, IL (Moderator)
5:30 pm Adjournment and Networking Reception




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