Insurance Exchanges: What the “Shiny New Thing” Means for States

 

The Future Health Care Marketplace: Understanding Health Insurance Exchanges
Saturday, December 4, 2010.  2:00 -3:00 pm.

Presentation by Jon Kingsdale, Ph.D.

State insurance agencies are already planning for health insurance exchanges, which are due to launch in every state by January 2014. Learn the basics of how exchanges will offer insurance to individuals and small businesses that otherwise would not have access. Tailored to policymakers, this session will also identify the pressing decision points and timelines that states must address to successfully form an exchange.

Insurance Exchanges: What the “Shiny New Thing” Means for States
 

 
Jon Kingsdale, Ph.D.
Jon Kingsdale is former executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority.  The Health Connector is an independent state agency which leads the implementation of several key elements of health reform in Massachusetts and which provides subsidized coverage for the low-income uninsured. It also offers a broad array of plan options to individuals and small employers purchasing health insurance.  The Health Connector also served as a model for federal health reform.  Prior to leading this health insurance exchange initiative, Kingsdale was a senior vice president at the Tufts Health Plan for nearly 20 years.  Kingsdale received a doctorate in economic history from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Boston University School of Public Health.