Connecture, Inc., a provider of Web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces and exchanges, today announced that Dan Maynard, the company's president, will participate in the 38th session of the Minnesota Healthcare Roundtable. The roundtable "Health Insurance Exchanges: Assuring They are Meaningful" will explore the complexities health insurance exchanges must address, and what must be done to ensure they are effective.
Connecture is a pioneer in the creation of public and private exchanges. More than half of the nation's 20 largest health insurance carriers, and more than half of all Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, use information systems built by Connecture to sell and maintain their products while making the enrollment process easy for users. More than 25 million Americans have shopped for health insurance on Web-based systems built by the company and relied on by more than 1 million businesses and 50,000 brokers. Connecture is also supplying the shopping and enrollment functions at the core of the state exchanges being created in Maryland and Minnesota.
"While it's understandable that the national dialogue on health insurance exchanges has, to this point, focused largely on who will create and manage them, what ultimately matters most is that they enable people to effectively shop for and enroll in plans that meet their needs," said Maynard. "Buying health insurance can be complex. A good exchange, public or private, simplifies that process and removes the cost and friction that have for far too long made buying health insurance tougher and more expensive than it needs to be. This roundtable offers an excellent opportunity to explore this issue and others of importance to healthcare in Minnesota today."
Interested professionals and the public are invited to attend the roundtable, which is organized by Minnesota Physician Publishing. Details include:
What: "Health Insurance Exchanges: Assuring They are Meaningful"
Where: The Deluth Room of the Minneapolis Hilton and Towers at 1001 Marquette Avenue South in Minneapolis
When: Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $95 per ticket.
Registration: Phone (612) 728-8600 for more information or to purchase tickets.
In addition to Maynard, panelists in the roundtable include Peter Dehnel, M.D., president of the Twin Cities Medical Society and medical director for utilization management at BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota; Beth McMullen, health policy director at the Minnesota Business Partnership; Manny Munson-Regala, J.D., deputy director of the health insurance exchange, Minnesota Department of Commerce; Charles Sawyer, D.C., senior vice president at Northwestern Health Sciences University; and Dan Schuyler, director at Leavitt Partners and former director of technology for the Utah Health Insurance Exchange.
Connecture is a 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.