RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that the Company will host a live event featuring a distinguished panel of experts discussing new approaches that states can take for the design and operations of their health insurance programs. The event will take place at Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET) and will also be broadcast online.
Panel participants will discuss creative ideas for states to implement under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as the 2017 State Innovation Waiver. The in-depth conversation is designed to touch on all points of the waiver and address how it can offer states greater flexibility for providing health insurance coverage for their citizens, as well as developing new initiatives for managing their Medicaid programs. Specifically, the event aims to provide attendees with an understanding of how the waiver can help states:
- Consolidate and streamline health insurance coverage
- Reduce churn
- Lower costs by integrating care for duals
- Help achieve sustainability of state-based marketplaces
- Improve the affordability of Employer-Sponsored Insurance
- Address issues around continuity of care
As a leading operator of state health and human services programs, including health insurance eligibility and enrollment services in support of the ACA, MAXIMUS has taken an active role in the advancement of state health programs through the ACA’s provisions. The event will be hosted by Bruce Caswell, President of MAXIMUS, and moderated by Krista Drobac, Partner at Sirona Strategies. The distinguished panelists will be:
- Deborah Bachrach, Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Philips
- Joel Ario, Managing Director at Manatt, Phelps & Philips
- Cindy Gillespie, Senior Managing Director at McKenna, Long & Aldridge
- Dennis Smith, Managing Director at McKenna, Long & Aldridge
“The Section 1332 waiver offers flexibility for states to design and implement creative and sustainable approaches to their public health insurance programs,” commented Bruce Caswell, President of MAXIMUS. “The event’s panelists include some of the foremost subject matter experts and we are very much looking forward to this timely and in-depth examination of how states can leverage these waivers.”
A question and answer session with the audience will follow the panelist discussion. The live event is open to the public and can be attended either in-person or by viewing online. The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.
MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. The Company delivers business process services to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support programs around the globe. The Company's primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, MAXIMUS has more than 13,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.