Health Insurance Simplification Seminar Series 2017 – Seminar 3

Using Health Insurance: How to Optimize Health and Financial Benefits

Unnecessarily complex health insurance is an unrecognized source of health disparities that can hurt the most vulnerable people's health and pocket books. This seminar will highlight what the industry is doing to simplify its offerings, optimize consumer user of benefits and reduce financial risks. It will also cover the government's role in protecting consumers when conflicts arise and explore reform ideas to make health insurance more user-friendly, more predictable and more affordable.

Program Details

Friday, September 7, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.

UConn Health – Cell and Genome Sciences Building
400 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT



8:30 9:15

ConnectiCare's activities to decrease complexity in using health insurance

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Wayne Rawlins headshotWayne Rawlins, MD
Chief Medical Officer, ConnectiCare

9:15 10:00

Complexity, literacy or navigation support: root causes of insurance denials and appeals

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ted_doolittle_bio_pic_2Ted Doolittle, Esq.
Head of the Office of the Healthcare Advocate

10:00 10:15 Break
10:15 11:00

An evidence-based policy agenda for health insurance simplification

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Dr. Victor VillagraVictor G. Villagra, MD
Associate Director Health Disparities Institute

11:00 12:30 Panel Discussion
12:30 12:35

Next Steps and Adjourn