February 8, 2013
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
As 2014 approaches, you're faced with big changes and big
decision about your health plans. Learn about the various
mandates of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), compliance decisions
you need to select about whether to play or pay, and penalties
contained in the law. Wellmark is here to help you make sense of
it by pledging to inform, lead, assist and support employers and
members through the ACA.
Valerie Snyder Rivera, Marketing Director
Valerie serves as a Marketing Director at
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
She has a leadership role in helping
Wellmark prepare for the changing healthcare landscape with
reform and exchanges in 2014.
She works on a variety of the Blue
Cross and Blue Shield Association governance committees and
In addition, she has accountability
for driving and supporting development of marketing strategies
and plans for the small group markets in Iowa and South Dakota.
Amanda Baker, Senior Account Manager
Amanda serves as a Senior Account Manager
at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
She collaborates with large,
self-funded private and public Iowa employers on their Wellmark
health and wellness programs.
Amanda manages the Iowa State
Association of Counties group health plan that includes 24
It is also her role to inform, lead,
assist and support her employer groups through health care
Handout (PowerPoint Presentation PDF)
ACA – Affordable Care Act
EHB – Essential Health Benefits
ERRP – Early Retirement Reinsurance Program
FSA – Flexible Spending Account
HCR – Health Care Reform
HSA – Health Savings Account
MLR – Medical Loss Ratio
MSA – Medical Savings Account
OTC – Over the Counter
PCORI – Patient Centered Outcomes Research
RDS – Retiree Drug Subsidy
SBC – Summary of Benefits and Coverage
SHOP – Small Business Health Options Program