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Webinar: “Be Ready, Stay Ready: Considerations for Health Insurance Exchanges”

EngagePoint:

WHAT:

    EngagePoint, Connecture and IBM — partners in the development of the Minnesota and Maryland Health Insurance Exchanges — are hosting the webinar:
 

“Be Ready, Stay Ready: Considerations for Health Insurance Exchanges.”

   
The webinar will be presented by T. David Smith, senior vice president of sales and marketing at EngagePoint; Dana Leopold, manager of government health programs at Connecture; and John J. Sweeney, senior product marketing manager at IBM. These industry experts will provide an overview of:

The decision points encountered to date in these early HIX implementations and early innovator states

How other states can benefit from the work of these early HIX implementation states and teams

Considerations states can address now, whether state-run or federally-facilitated exchange models if this option is ultimately chosen

The pros and cons of a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution approach to a state HIX

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

1:00 p.m. ET

 

WHERE:

The event is free and open to all interested parties. To register to participate in the webinar, please visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/693730858.

 

Members of the media who are interested in learning about issues related to the creation of state health insurance exchanges, as well as how states can take advantage of the experiences of early innovators, are encouraged to participate in the webinar. Interviews can also be arranged with the speakers or other industry experts at their companies; see contact information below.

 

WHY:

States across the country are working toward compliance with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), but it’s a challenging road to navigate. With the November 16, 2012 deadline to submit their Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) blueprints to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) looming, states have critical questions about technology, security and privacy, plan/rate determination, enrollment, and implementation.

About EngagePoint

EngagePoint is a payer‐centric healthcare software and IT services company that enables government, commercial, and administrative payers to engage their key stakeholders in bending the cost of care curve while improving the health and wellbeing of the people they serve. Currently implementing two health insurance exchanges, EngagePoint delivers sustainable solutions that incorporate service-oriented architecture (SOA), Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) adherence and reusable infrastructure. This allows EngagePoint clients to meet the requirements of Affordable Care Act mandates, to implement member engagement and retention strategies, and to match customized benefit packages to the needs of groups and individuals. EngagePoint ranked No. 34 on the 2012 Inc. 500/5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, and was listed as the second fastest-growing privately held healthcare company in the U.S. Founded in 2007, EngagePoint is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with offices in Maryland and North Dakota. For more information, visit www.EngagePoint.com.

About Connecture

Connecture is the leading provider of Web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces and exchanges. Its industry-proven solutions enable consumers, employers and brokers to more easily shop for, purchase and renew health insurance while minimizing back-office administrative expenses for health plans. Connecture’s solutions are provided to health plans, state insurance exchanges, private exchanges and insurance brokers. More than 25 million Americans shop for their health insurance through systems built by Connecture, and more than half of the nation’s 20 largest plans rely on them to sell, administer and manage their plans and products effectively. For more information, visit www.connecture.com.

About IBM

IBM’s Cúram solutions are designed to meet the unique requirements of health and human services, workforce services and social security programs. As a part of IBM's Smarter Cities portfolio, the software is used in more than 80 government agency projects around the world to improve the accessibility and efficiency of social programs for citizens. For more information, visit:
http://www-01.ibm.com/software/industry/social-programs/
http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/smarter_cities/overview/index.html?re=spf.

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