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Paul R Houchens, FSA, MAAA, Consulting Actuary, Milliman to Speak at KCís Understanding HHS Proposed Transitional Reinsurance Program Under the Affordable Care Act Event

New York, NY, January 30, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Paul R Houchens, FSA, MAAA, Consulting Actuary, Milliman will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding HHS Proposed Transitional Reinsurance Program Under the Affordable Care Act.” This event is scheduled for June 5, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Paul R Houchens, FSA, MAAA

Paul is a Consulting Actuary in the Milliman Indianapolis Health Practice. He is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, the highest professional credentials in the actuarial profession. Paul provides consulting services to employers related to modeling the financial impacts of the Affordable Care Act and identifying strategic opportunities under the frame work of the law. He has provided consulting services to multiple states related to the implementation of a state or federal insurance exchange. He has written several publicly available white papers on healthcare reform issues, such as the individual mandate, employer impacts, rating reforms, and market size changes.

About Milliman

Milliman ( is among the world's largest providers of actuarial and related products and services. Founded in 1947, Milliman is an independent firm with offices in major cities around the globe. We are owned and managed by principals—senior consultants whose selection is based on their technical, professional and business achievements.

Through consulting practices in employee benefits, healthcare, investment, life insurance and financial services, and property and casualty insurance, Milliman serves the full spectrum of business, financial, government, union, education, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to our consulting actuaries, Milliman's body of professionals includes numerous other specialists, ranging from clinicians to economists.

Despite our impressive growth over the past six decades, we still operate according to the guiding principles of our founders, Wendell Milliman and Stuart Robertson. We retain their rigorous standards of professional excellence, peer review and objectivity. We remain committed to developing innovative tools and products and providing expert solutions. And we continue to earn our clients’ trust by keeping our focus fixed on their business objectives.

Event Synopsis:

Over the next few years, the US will experience transformative changes to its healthcare system which will have a deep and unprecedented impact on insurance carriers and group health plans. In an effort to stabilize the transition, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced the Transitional Reinsurance Program under the Affordable Care Act. The program is aimed at stabilizing premiums in the individual health insurance market from 2014 through 2016, with funding for the program coming from assessments on fully insured and self-funded commercial health plans. To ensure compliance, plan sponsors and third party administrators need to have a complete understanding of the significant topics surrounding the transitional reinsurance program.

A panel of distinguished thought leaders will share their opinions in a two-hour teleconference and webinar. They will discuss the most important components of the program as well their impact on the health insurance business. A live interaction with the audience in a question and answer format is also included in this event.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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