ORANGE, Calif.--(CHOICE Administrators, will discuss the future of private and public health insurance exchanges at the Orange County Association of Health Underwriters’ (OCAHU) Business Development Summit on February 19. The event will be held at the Hilton Costa Mesa.)--Ron Goldstein, president and chief executive officer of
Goldstein is one of the nation’s most sought-after thought leaders on the creation and acceptance of health insurance exchanges. In his presentation before OCAHU, Goldstein will summarize the key changes unfolding in the marketplace triggered by the federal mandate that all states establish and launch a health insurance exchange by January 1, 2014, or default to a federal fallback program. Goldstein will discuss the implications of exchanges as it pertains to employers and individuals as well as how brokers can grow their business and position themselves as the “go-to person” in this new era.
Central to Goldstein’s presentation will be outlining the similarities and differences between public and private exchanges including the use of licensed agents, the administration of value-ads (COBRA, PPO, Flex, etc.), the offering of employer tax credits, the offering of field sales and enrollment support, etc. His remarks will be grounded on a three-decade career on the frontlines, including currently serving as CEO of the nation’s most successful and mature private health insurance exchange – CaliforniaChoice.
The Orange County Association of Health Underwriters is a local chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters. Its role is to promote and encourage the association of professionals in the health insurance field for the purpose of educating, promoting effective legislation, sharing information and advocating fair business practices among our members, the industry and the general public. Further information on OCAHU or Goldstein’s presentation can be found at www.ocahu.org.
CHOICE Administrators is part of The Word & Brown Companies, the nation’s leading developer and administrator of consumer-choice insurance exchange models. Among the exchanges currently operated by CHOICE Administrators are the CaliforniaChoice® small group (2-50 employees) and mid-market (51-199 employees) private exchanges currently serving more than 10,000 employers and more than 150,000 members; HSA California; Choice Builder, the nation’s first ancillary benefit exchange; and Quotit, one of the nation’s largest individual/family proposal and online enrollment systems that generated 22 million individual health quotes in 2011. Other CHOICE Administrators products include Kaiser Permanente Choice Solution and Contractors’ Choice. Further information is available at www.choiceadminexchanges.com.