Insurance Industry veteran, Gohn Marie McFadden joins twelve member board to ensure Covered California understands the needs of the small business owner.
Beginning in 2014, under Covered California, small businesses will have the opportunity to purchase employee health coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program or SHOP. To assist the California legislature implement what’s right for Californians, Covered California has assembled a twelve member advisory board of industry veterans to provide input to Covered California Board and staff on critical issues for small business customers.
The California Advisory Board is tasked to look toward the January 2014 compliance deadline and collect California-specific perspectives from key experts and stakeholders. Their assistance will provide valuable insight that continually refines the policies and strategies that ensures Covered California offers unique value to small businesses that purchase coverage through the SHOP.
Specifically, the advisory board will provide insight regarding:
~ small business owners healthcare reform, insurance, coverage options, employee benefits and qualifications for tax credits;
~ the best administrative practices for healthcare reform compliance within the healthcare industry;
~ inclusion of healthcare insurance brokers and agents as well as providers and carrier networks;
~ training schedules for the healthcare industry professionals and
~ the best methods of educating the public regarding changes, options acquisition of health care, insurance quotes and estimates available as of January 2014.
Members were selected based on the need to ensure a balance of expertise and viewpoints of the issues to be considered by the advisory group. Members represent California’s cultural, geographic and economic diversity.
“I’m extremely pleased to take part in such an important appointment,” said, Gohn Marie McFadden, founder of McFadden & Associates, LLC. “Californians have a wide and diverse set of employer based health care needs that must be understood and reflected within our upcoming health care legislation. I look forward to working with my other colleagues for the betterment of our citizens.”
The SHOP advisory board is a 2 year, voluntary commitment, and is comprised of:
- Small business representatives and self-employed individuals
- Health plans – Health insurance agents
- Consumer advocates with direct and substantial experience in small employer health care issues
- Large employers or large employer coalitions with direct and substantial experience in purchasing health care
Click here for an overview of the SHOP Advisory Board, and a list of it’s members.
The SHOP Board meets once a quarter in Sacramento and is open to the public. Upcoming and past meeting minutes and presentations can be found here.
About McFadden & Associates LLC.
McFadden & Associates Insurance Services, LLC is a full service brokerage firm specializing in Insurance Services and Employee Benefits Consulting. Founded in 2005, McFadden & Associates LLC draws on over 60 years of senior management and technical experience to develop solutions unique to every clients’ needs. McFadden & Associates provides insight and direction on healthcare issues for Multiemployer, Corporate, NonProfits, and Public Sector Plans.