Expert Perspectives

Feb 16, 2015 

Agents and Brokers are Key to Exchange Sustainability

Integrating agents and brokers into the ACA’s plan enrollment and renewal process, familiarizing them with public insurance programs, and generally helping them grow comfortable with the health law will go a long way toward stabilizing the exchanges for years to come.

Feb 13, 2015 

Decision Support Tools for Marketplace Coverage

This week, I had the pleasure of serving on a panel at AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference on the topic of Marketplaces. I was privileged to join Dr. Mandy Cohen from CCIIO and Professor Mark Hall of Wake Forest University in a discussion of trends moving forward in Marketplace competition, moderated by Dr. John McDonough of Harvard. The key takeaway was that the theme of the next open enrollment will be decision support tools for consumers to choose the best plan for them.

Feb 5, 2015 

Upcoming Webinar on Buying Value

Last fall, SHVS hosted a webinar on how states can align performance measure sets, highlighting Buying Value’s Online Measure Selection tool. On Tuesday, February 24, the Buying Value team will host a new webinar about the updated tool and provide tips on how state purchasers can get the most from this unique resource.