Health-care reform is a maze of regulations. It is contentious and daunting, but controversy aside, reform is coming. To help prepare your business we assembled a panel of experts who addressed a variety of questions from the audience at our Power Breakfast titled "Health-Care Reform: Are you ready?"

With the help of CoOportunity Health, we broke the panel down into five parts, so feel free to watch it all in one sitting, or take it in piece by piece.

Moderator:
Michael Bousselot - Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Terry E. Branstad

Panelists: 
Cliff Gold - Founding Director & Chief Operating Officer, CoOportunity Health
Sean Yolish - Vice President IT & Insurance Operations, Merit Resources
Laura Jackson - Executive Vice President, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Jon Shanahan - President & CEO, Businessolver, Inc.



PART 1 SUMMARY:
- Panelist introductions
- One thing that each panelist has learned in the past two months, that they didn't know before.


* Video produced by CoOportunity Health


PART 2 SUMMARY:

- What is one question that you can ask today that will help make the picture clearer?
- What is the likelihood that businesses will continue to provide coverage?
- What will the impacts be of the public/private exchanges?
- What are HR firms advising clients in regard to the exchanges?
- Is the technology in place for the exchanges?


* Video produced by CoOportunity Health



PART 3 SUMMARY:
- What will the impact be on insurance agents and brokers?
- What are the differences in the impacts on 2 to 50 employee businesses versus 50+ employee businesses?


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PART 4 SUMMARY:
- What will happen to insurance costs for businesses as a result of the new law?
- How should you as a business manage your message to employees about the impacts?
- What types of things are the panelists still waiting to find out about?
- How are businesses approaching some of the fundamental questions?


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PART 5 SUMMARY:

- What is one thing that will be the same in a year?
- What is one thing that will be completely different in a year?
- What are three things you can take away from today and start working on right now?


* Video produced by CoOportunity Health