Speaker: Leanne Gassaway State Affairs Director | Western Region
America's Health Insurance Plans
Ms. Gassaway is an active health care advocate and is currently the Western Region State Affairs Director for America's Health Insurance Plans. AHIP is a national trade association that represents over 1,300 health insurance plans covering more than 200 million Americans. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing state legislative and regulatory matters in the western region which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
She also served as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for the California Association of Health Plans. In this capacity, she oversaw regulatory issue management for 40 full service health plans and Medi-Cal managed care plans in California, who provide benefits for over 21 million enrollees. She was responsible for managing the legal and regulatory relationships with the Department of Managed Health Care, Office of Patient Advocate, Department of Health Services, Major Risk Medical Insurance Board, Department of Insurance, and the Centers or Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Ms. Gassaway has a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from California State University, Long Beach focusing on public policy and health care law. She has a Bachelors Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
JUST ADDED! LEGISLATIVE UPDATE with CAHU's Legislative Advocate - Michael Belote, Esq. Mike will discuss the bills submitted into legislation this year, and how they will affect health care and our jobs.
Speaker: Michael BeloteLegislative Advocate, CAHU
Mike's activities in the legislative process have spanned a broad array of issues, including financial services, real estate, health care, the judiciary, and local government. He has been involved in such diverse endeavors as creating new occupational licensing laws, fostering economic development, shaping state tax policy and influencing the budget process.
Mike is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the McGeorge School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in California.
Registration: 11:00 AM
OCAHU Business and Lunch: 11:30 AM
Speaker Presentation: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Legislative Update: 12:30 to 1:00 PM
Cost to Attend:
Member or First Time Guest: $30
Registration fees increase $25 after November 15th.
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