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Public and Private Exchanges 2015: Enrollment Trends and Outlook 
 
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Overview
An estimated ten million Americans enrolled for health coverage through public health insurance exchanges for 2014, and three million are enrolled in employer-based private exchanges in 2014, with a total of nine million projected to enroll in private exchanges for 2015 [Accenture projections - June 2014].

Now that public exchanges are entering the second open enrollment season, what does 2014 experience with enrollment trends, plan selection and initial operating and financial experience portend for public exchanges in 2015? Now that private exchanges have begun to mature and evolve, primarily with a defined contribution approach, and markets including large employers, pre-retirees and individuals, what does the private exchange experience and trends portend for their operations and offering in 2015?

Unique perspectives on 2014 experience and enrollment trends for each sector are offered by Shana Alex Charles, PhD, MPP,  Director of Health Insurance Studies and Research Scientist, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, who has been focusing on aspects of the public health insurance marketplace environment; and by Simeon Schindelman, the CEO and Chairman of Bloom Health, founded in 2009 and one of the nation's leading private exchange exchanges.

Please join Bloom Health's Simeon Schindelman and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research's Shana Alex Charles on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 1PM Eastern as they discuss applicable enrollment trends and the outlook for public and private health insurance exchanges in 2015.
 
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Review study results from selected markets regarding public exchange enrollment demographics, plan selection and prior insurance status.
  2. Ascertain the enrollment trends, experience, value, and lessons learned by employers and employees using a private exchange.
  3. Consider the outlook for public and private exchange enrollment during the fall open enrollments and the 2015 plan year from the speaker perspectives.
  4. Explore the overall implications for public and private exchanges operating in 2015 and beyond.
  5. Engage in interactive learning through online question submission, attendee feedback and opportunity for follow-up questions, and networking with attendees, faculty and other professionals through a dedicated LinkedIn group.
Who Should Attend
Interested attendees would include:
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Regulatory and Policy Executives and Staff
  • Strategy and Planning Executives and Staff
  • Health Reform, Transformation and Innovation Executives and Staff
  • Sales and Marketing Executives and Staff
  • Business Intelligence and Research Analysts
  • Managed Care Executives and Staff
  • Business Development Executives and Staff
  • Health Benefit Administrators
  • Operations Executives and Staff
  • Product Development and Innovation Executives and Staff
  • Actuarial and Underwriting Executives

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Health Plans 
  • Employers
  • Benefit Consultants and Agents
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Health Insurance Exchanges
  • Provider Networks
  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Government Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations and PBMs
  • Specialty Benefit Organizations
  • Solutions Providers 
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations 
  • Media
  • Other Interested Parties
Registration
Public and Private Exchanges 2015: Enrollment Trends and Outlook 
 
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. Post-event materials, with video syncing slides and recorded audio, plus presentation pdf file: $45 for attendees; $260 for non-attendees after the event. Register online or download the event brochure. Attendees will also receive a complimentary trial three-month subscription to Health Insurance Marketplace News.
 
 
 
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Faculty
Simeon Schindelman

Simeon Schindelman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bloom Health
 

With 25 years of industry experience, Simeon is an authority on group health insurance for employers of all sizes. During the last fifteen years he has become a recognized expert in sales and distribution, product strategy, and operations, and has used these tools to lead a series of varied health insurance businesses to historical highs in market share, growth, and profitability. Simeon has done this on national, regional, and local scales, and across all sizes and funding arrangements.

Simeon joined Bloom Heath from Medica Health Plans, where as Senior Vice President of Commercial Markets he launched the insurer’s defined contribution private insurance exchange - My Plan by Medica, powered by Bloom Health - which soon became the largest carrier-sponsored private exchange in the nation. Simeon also developed the industry’s first portfolio of competing ACOs as part of My Plan by Medica.

Previous to Medica, Simeon spent nearly 15 years at UnitedHealth Group, including serving as President of Small Business for UnitedHealthcare and Senior Vice President, UnitedHealth Group. Simeon built his early career upon a foundation of financial and actuarial expertise, holding executive roles at MetraHealth and Travelers. Simeon has a B.A. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College. He is a Boston Red Sox fan and when he’s not working he can be found exercising or spending time with his family.


Shana Alex Lavarreda

Shana Alex Charles, PhD, MPP, Director of Health Insurance Studies
Research Scientist
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
 

Shana Alex Charles is a research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. As the Center's director of health insurance studies, she works with numerous projects, including the State of Health Insurance in California (SHIC) project and the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). The SHIC project acts as a statewide and national resource for health insurance information, creating and disseminating reports, fact sheets, policy briefs and on-demand data estimates. As a member of the cost analysis team with CHBRP, Charles estimates the impact of health insurance benefit mandates pending in the state's legislature. Charles is also an expert on health insurance data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

Charles's research focuses on discontinuous health insurance, particularly among low-income children, and its impact on access to care, and underinsurance among those with coverage. She also specializes in political issues surrounding health care reform at both the state and the national levels. Her most recent work includes an examination of immigrant children excluded from the health insurance expansions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; an evaluation of the availability of job-based coverage following the first wave of the Great Recession; and a new conceptual framework of underinsurance that includes access to care as part of the definition.

Charles received her master's degree in public policy from the UCLA School of Public Affairs and her PhD in health services from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

 

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