The Affordable Care Act and its Impact on the Medical Insurance Marketplace

GNOEA members attended an in-person breakfast meeting on November 16th with guest speaker Duaine Duffy, Founder of Benefit Analyst, LLC.

Duffy provided insight on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) signed into law by President Obama in 2010, the most significant regulatory overhaul and expansion of coverage since the Medicare and Medicaid Enactment in 1965.  He highlighted the positive and negative impacts of the ACA and its effects on the marketplace. His presentation included an overview of the different types of Group health insurance plans, how they are funded and the various ways coverage is underwritten.

Presentation can be accessed in the meeting archives.

A special thanks to our gracious member and host – George Messina at Rooftop on Basin  

More about our speaker Duaine Duffy BIO



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Thank You & Announcements

Invocation: Lola Lass, Adeeta Corporate Staffing

Alison Barrios, Barrios Real Estate Group thanked John Zollinger, Home Bank, for his help with a client.

Robert Weinmann, Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, thanked Ed McCloskey, Attorney Real Estate Planning & Succession for his sound advice on estate planning. He also thanked Kenny Knobloch, HELP! A/C for his quick response.

Lola Lass, Adeeta Corporate Staffing, thanked Carl Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois Plumbing for his quick response.

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All are in invited to stay for the board meeting after the membership meeting.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

November 23rd – Off – Happy Thanksgiving

November 30th – Tour Universal Data. Chad Perrier

December 9th – Christmas Party and GNOEA 50 Year Celebration 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – The Crab Trap Room across parking lot from The Blue Crab Restaurant – Spouses are invited to attend.

December 14th – Philip Rebowe, CPA – Tax Update – Rooftop on Basin

December 21st & 28th – Off – Christmas Holidays!

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