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The Buzz at Health Insurance Market Outlook 2020

I was honored to moderate NEEBC’s annual Health Insurance Market Outlook (HIMO) again this year. HIMO is a thought-provoking review and analysis of the health insurance marketplace from the perspectives of a national keynote speaker and a wide array of local, regional and national health insurers. 

This year's program kicked off with a keynote by Ellen Kelsay, Chief Strategy Officer and Future President & CEO of the National Business Group on Health (NBGH)*. Ellen provided insight into large employers’ views on the rapidly changing health care environment and shared critical benchmarking information on health care cost, plan design trends and employer initiatives and priorities.  Her keynote was based on data collected from the NBGH’s 2019 survey of large corporations in America.

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What we heard from "Washington Insiders" at Washington Update

Attendees of the recent 2019 Annual Washington Update – Bringing Washington to Boston received a wealth of information and insights from a great line-up of speakers.

Rachel Leiser Levy, Healthcare Tax and Policy Principal at Groom Law Group, kicked off the program with a comprehensive update on the ever-evolving landscape of health reimbursement arrangements (“HRAs”).  After a fascinating review of the history of HRAs post-health care reform, Levy provided an excellent overview of the critical provisions in the June, 2019 tri-agency final regulations, published in response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13813 (“Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States”).  The regulations address Individual Choice HRAs – or ICHRAs – and Excepted Benefit HRAs – or EBHRAs.

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