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EBPA/WAHU--Joint Education Program

  • December 03, 2015
  • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Washington Athletic Club


  • Please use registration code from WAHU email invite.
  • Please use registration code from WAHU email invite.

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Join us for a state and federal legislative update, cosponsored with WAHU, where we will look at the upcoming critical legislative issues and how they are impacted by the 2016 election cycle.

2 CEs have been approved by the WAOIC for this program

State Legislative Update

  1. Budget and Taxes

    • Tax Preferences

      • Issues for Licensed Insurance Producers

    • 2015-'17 Operating Budget (ESSB 6052)

      • Overview

  2. Governor Inslee's Health Care Request Bill (ESSB 5084)

    • All Payer Claims Database

  3. Key Health Bills

    • Prior Authorization (ESHB 1471)

    • Standardized Filing Requirements (SSB 5023)

    • ACA 90-Day Grace Period (SB 5340)

    • Pharmacy Benefits Managers (4ESSB 5857)

    • Biosimilars/Interchangeable Biologics (ESB 5935)

    • Exchange Funding Structure (SB 6089)

    • Other

      • Electronic Transactions (ESB 5471)

  4. OIC Request Bills

    • NAIC Model Holding Company Act (SB 5717)

    • Other

  5. 2016 Election Cycle

  6. Question/Answers

Melvin N. Sorensen, a principal at Carney Badley Spellman, P.S., joined the firm in July 2000 with more than thirty years of experience representing insurers, health care interests and other regulated industries before the Washington State legislature and various state agencies. Mr. Sorensen's government relations practice emphasizes legislative and regulatory representation, including matters before the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Federal Legislative Update

  1. Insurance Reform

    • Cadillac Tax

    • Small Business Expansion

    • Insurance Merger Hearings

  2. Delivery System or Prescription Drug Reform

    • Mental Health

    • Electronic Health Records and Federal IT Plan

    • Payment Reform (SGR Repeal, ACOs)

    • 21st Century Cures

  3. Impact of Presidential Election on Federal Health Care Legislation

As Director of Health Care Policy, Julie Barnes, J.D. advances Cambia Health Solution's legislative, regulatory and investment efforts to promote a more affordable, transparent and sustainable health care system. Prior to her role with Cambia, Ms. Barnes was a health care consultant, policy analyst, health care attorney, and Capitol Hill staffer. Most recently, Ms. Barnes served as a Senior Advisor for Leavitt Partners, a consulting firm that advises a diverse set of health care industry clients about market and policy trends.


Online registration deadline is December 1.
Register by phone until noon on December 2 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after December 1.
Members must log in to get the member rate.

Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave, Seattle 98101  •  map
Parking is available but not validated

7:15-8:00 am  Registration, Breakfast, WAOIC sign in
8:00-8:50 am  Program
8:50-9:00 am  Break
9:00-9:50 am  Program
9:50-10:00 am  Q&A, WAOIC sign out

$60 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline.
$75 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline or at door.

Your WAOIC number is required on the sign in / sign out form in order to qualify for CE credits.

Thank You 2023 Event Sponsors!




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