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The Small Business Health Insurance Exchanges Webinar: Opportunities and Challenges

Event Info

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

06:46 am EST

A recent set of Commonwealth Fund–supported articles in the February 2012 issue of Health Affairs examined how the Affordable Care Act's Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, will make it easier for small employers to offer affordable health plans through new state insurance exchanges.  A  Feb. 22, 2012 webinar with several of the authors addressed the key exchange implementation issues, including critical design choices, attracting small businesses, and the program’s potential appeal to large employers.

recording of the event is now available.

What: "The Small Business Health Insurance Exchanges: Opportunities and Challenges," a Commonwealth Fund webinar cosponsored by The Small Business Majority and the National Business Coalition on Health.


  • Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Jon Kingsdale, Managing Director, Wakely Consulting Group and Founding Director, Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, Massachusetts
  • Terry Gardiner, Vice President for Policy and Strategy, Small Business Majority
  • William Kramer, Executive Director for National Health Policy, Pacific Business Group on Health

The webinar was moderated by Sara R. Collins, vice president for Affordable Health Insurance at The Commonwealth Fund.

Download the presentations at left. Search #SHOPex on Twitter for live tweets from the event. And continue the conversation next week by commenting on a follow-up blog post on the State Refor(u)m Web site.

Event Details


Wednesday, February 22, 2012
06:46 am EST