New York, NY, April 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jon M. Hager, Executive Director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “The HHS’s Final Rule on Health Exchanges and Essential Health Benefits.” This event is scheduled for August 29, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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Pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a final rule effective April 2013 that sets forth the future of health insurance exchange and insurance issuer standards with respect to the coverage of essential health benefits (EHB), actuarial value and accreditation requirements for individual and small group markets. The final rule details state-specific benchmark plan which allows each state to choose from several options or default to a designated benchmark plan. It also outlines ways to determine whether employer-sponsored self-insured group health plans and insured large group health plans meet the MV standard. Now that the final rule has come into fruition, CMS, state insurance regulators and employers are left with questions regarding enforcement and coordination between state and federal agencies. And perhaps most importantly: how might the essential health benefits change in 2016 and how will new state mandates fit in with a market that has begun to adjust to the new world of the Affordable Care Act?
The Knowledge Group is producing this live webcast which will explore the issues and concerns surrounding this change and will provide valuable information and analysis on how your company should be progressing towards compliance in order to avoid the risk of potential pitfalls and penalties.
About Jon M. Hager
Jon M. Hager was appointed as the first Executive Director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange in January 2012 by unanimous vote of the Exchange Board in an open interview process.
Prior to 2012, Mr. Hager was the Chief Financial Officer of Nevada's Public Employees' Benefits Program and was responsible for the Program's $476 million annual budget which served 72,000 state and local government employees, retirees and dependents.
Mr. Hager served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy for nine years. He earned his MBA from Texas A&M and a BS in Physics from the United States Naval Academy.
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: www.knowledgecongress.org.