As the Affordable Care Act proceeds to its full implementation in 2014, how is it likely to affect the healthcare system? What changes will occur in the local insurance marketplace? How can businesses most effectively structure their employee health benefit packages? Following legislative and judicial actions, are policy outcomes pre-determined or still open to adjustment? Join us at ER on April 15 to learn more about these and other issues related to one of the most consequential public initiatives of the last 50 years holding significant implications for a key category of business expenditure, especially for small and growing firms.
Laura Minzer, Illinois State Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Minzer is the Executive Director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Council, the business issue council acting as the Chamber’s primary resource for responding to and influencing healthcare policy, including rules for the new health insurance exchange and the expansion of Medicaid. As the Chamber’s lead on health reform, she interprets and responds to state and federal legislation and regulatory issues including implementation of the Affordable Care Act, its impact on employers in 2013-14, and other determinants shaping the coverage landscape in the health insurance market and the broader healthcare system in Illinois. She has also served on the Illinois State Health Improvement Planning Team 2009-2010 and is currently a member of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Leadership Team for their Community Transformation Grant/We Choose Health initiative supporting public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, narrow health disparities and control healthcare spending.
Alex Morozov, Morningstar Inc.
Mr. Morozov is the director of global healthcare equity research at Morningstar. In this capacity, he leads a team of 10 healthcare analysts, covering more than 150 companies across the healthcare sector worldwide. In addition to being responsible for team stock recommendations, research quality and consistency, as well as analyst development, he has been frequently featured in various media and print media, including CNBC, Reuters, Fox Business and others. He has performed public speaking engagements on healthcare trends at several conferences, including various CFA events. Prior to his current position at Morningstar, Mr. Morozov served as senior equity analyst, covering medical instruments, life sciences, and diagnostics industries. Before joining Morningstar in May 2006, he worked in the insurance industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance with a minor in mathematics from the University of Missouri. He has been a CFA charter holder since 2005.
Daniel Yunker, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
Mr. Yunker serves as the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council’s (MCHC) Senior Vice President and CFO. Joining MCHC in 2005, he provides strategic executive oversight for MCHC’s MetroChicago Health Information Exchange, Business Resource Solutions, Human Capital Services and Employee Benefit Trust. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Land of Lincoln Health, Inc.
Mr. Yunker also takes an active role in several industry organizations. He is the current president-elect of the Healthcare Financial Management Association First Illinois Chapter, a board member for American Specialty Health Insurance Company as a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Health Information Management System Society.
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