Exchange 2013, A Nevada Health Link Summit


Presented by the State of Nevada's Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. A Statewide Forum on Nevada's Online Health Insurance Exchange.

You're Invited

To join Nevada's Exchange staff and board, healthcare professionals, and legal and insurance experts to discover how Nevada Health Link's online health insurance exchange is connecting Nevadans to the health insurance resources and information they need. Also, learn the rules and regulations vital to businesses' compliance with Affordable Care Act's provisions. Hear from other states' exchange leaders, and get the answer to the questions you have about Nevada Health Link, the state's online marketplace.

Dates and Locations

Reno, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Thursday, June 13, 2013
8 am to 5 pm
Peppermill Resort
Casino Spa

Friday, June 14, 2013
8 am to 5 pm
JW Marriot Las Vegas
Resort & Spa

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owners
  • Business Managers
  • Business Human Resources/Benefits Staff
  • Healthcare Providers and Managers
  • Health Insurance Brokers
  • Health Insurance Agents
  • Health Insurance Carriers
  • Tax Preparers
  • Attorneys
  • Navigators, Assisters and Certified Application Counselors
  • Non-Profit Organizations Serving the Uninsured

Session Topics Include:

Nevada’s Healthier Future: How Nevada Health Link Can Change the Lives of Uninsured Nevadans  

Insurance Brokers and Agents: How to Work with Nevada’s Exchange 

What Nevada Health Link Means to Nevada’s Healthcare Providers 

Insuring More of Nevada’s Uninsured: The Role of Health Insurance Carriers 

What Are Other States’ Exchanges Doing, Seeing, Experiencing, and What Advice Can They Give Nevada? 

A Guide for Navigator, Enrollment Assisters and CACs 

The Impact on Business: The SHOP Exchange and Beyond 

Taxes, Incentives and Penalties Under the Affordable Care Act 

So What Now? The Legal Breakdown On the Things You Care About 

Medicaid and CHIP Provisions Under Affordable Care Act 

Nevada Department of Insurance Guidelines and Regulations 

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Nevada’s Insurance Exchange But Were Afraid to Ask 

Summit Session Schedule

Summit Session Schedule

Keynote Speakers

Senator Ben Kieckhefer was elected to the NV Senate in November 2010 and is the current Senate Assistant Minority Leader.  He represents Senate District 16 (Washoe and Carson City).  Ben currently serves on the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development, and the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.


Senator Justin Jones was elected to the Nevada Senate in 2012 representing district nine (Clark County). Jones is a partner with the statewide law firm Holland and Hart where he specializes in business and probate law. He currently serves as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, and serves on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy, and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Jones commits himself to numerous community organizations, including the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Children's Attorney Project.

Senator Kelvin Atkinson was first elected to the Nevada Assembly in 2002. In 2012, he was elected to the Nevada Senate, representing Nevada's fourth legislative district (Clark County). He currently serves as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy, and serves on the Senate Committee on Transportation, and the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations, Elections and Procedures. Atkinson is a management analyst and mediator for the Clark County Government.

Jon M. Hager was appointed as the first Executive Director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange in January 2012 by unanimous vote of the Exchange Board in an open interview process.  Prior to 2012, Mr. Hager was the Chief Financial Officer of Nevada's Public Employee's Benefits Program and was responsible for the Program's $476 million annual budget which served 72,000 state and local government employees, retirees and dependents.  Mr. Hager served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy for nine years.  He earned his MBA from Texas A&M and a BS in Physics from the United States Naval Academy.

Bob Carey, principal at RLCarey Consulting, is a health and welfare benefits consultant specializing in benefits management, rate review, data analytics, plan design, and health and welfare benefits procurements. Mr. Carey currently assists a number of states across the country, helping officials implement federal health care reform.  His particular strength is providing strategic and technical assistance with the planning, design and establishment of health insurance exchanges. 

Patty Fontneau joined the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer in December 2011. She most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, an international law firm. She previously served as Chief Administrative Officer for the IMA Financial Group Inc. and as Vice President and General Manager of the Western Service Center of TIAA-CREF, managing the operation of a 1,300-employee office in Denver. She won the 2007 Outstanding Women in Business Award (banking and finance category) from the Denver Business Journal, the Leadership Award from the Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Denver Business School, and the 2003 Athena award from the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, among other honors.