Symposium: State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges – The Way Forward


Symposium Charter: provide a forum for a broad-based discussion about the potential advantages and disadvantages of building a state-based exchange, as well as the key elements necessary for success.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 — Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome: Jennifer Koehler, Director, GetCoveredIllinois, Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace
Symposium Overview: Professor Leemore Dafny, Kellogg

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Professor David Dranove, Kellogg
Keynote address: Carrie Banahan, Executive Director, Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, Kentucky (Download the presentation)

9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

The State of Exchanges—Where we are and what the law allows.

Introduction of Speaker: Jack Rovner, Principal, The Health Law Consultancy

Speaker: Professor Craig Garthwaite, Kellogg (Download the presentation)

9:50 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Coffee break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

PANEL: What Worked and What Didn’t—Examining State-based Exchanges in Year 1

Moderator: Professor David Dranove, Kellogg
Panelist: Carrie Banahan, Executive Director, Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, Kentucky (Download the presentation)
Panelist: Carolyn Quattrocki, Executive Director, Maryland Health Connection, Maryland (Download the presentation)

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

PANEL: Exchange Governance—What to embrace and what to avoid

Moderator: Teresa Miller, Crowell & Moring; (former) Acting Director State Exchanges & Insurance Oversight, HHS
Panelist: Heather Howard, Director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network, Princeton University
Panelist: Scott Leitz, CEO MNsure, Minnesota
Panelist: Richard Onizuka, PhD, CEO, Washington State Health Benefit Exchange, Washington

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

PANEL: Managing to Success—How to design and implement a working exchange

Moderator: David Liebovitz, MD and Associate Professor, Kellogg
Panelist: Christine Ferguson, Director, HealthSource RI
Panelist: Cammie Blais, Chief Financial Officer, Connect for Health Colorado

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

PANEL: Putting Product on the Market—Options for selecting plans and improving consumer experience

Moderator: Professor Leemore Dafny, Kellogg
Panelist: Peter Van Loon, COO, access health CT, Connecticut
Panelist: Mila Kofman, JD, Executive Director, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (Download the presentation)
Panelist: Tom Matsuda, Interim Director, Hawaii Health Connector, Hawaii (Download the presentation)

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Coffee break

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Money Matters—Financially sustainable exchange business models

Introduction of Speaker: Michael Gelder, Senior Health Care Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor, State of Illinois

Speaker: George Brandes, VP for Health Care Programs at Jackson Hewitt (Download the presentation)

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summary of Symposium Findings—Professor Leemore Dafny, Kellogg (Download the presentation)