Has the Dust settled on Health Care Insurance? Panel on Healthcare Insurance for Small Businesses Now

August 31, 2018 8:47 AM | Connie Shipley (Administrator)

Upcoming Event information:

East Portland Chamber of Commerce

September Government and Economic Committee Meeting – Health Care: Has the dust settled? Where are we with health care now?

Location: Adventist Medical Center – 10123 SE Market St, Portland OR 97216

September 12, 2018 @ 7:30 am

The East Portland Chamber of Commerce is hosting a panel discussion on Health Care. Navigating the intricacies of small-group health insurance can be difficult! Do you want to offer your employees health insurance benefits but don’t know where to start? Do you wonder if what you’re currently offering is meeting state and federal compliance laws? Do you have questions about how new legislation will affect your small business? Please join us for a panelist discussion on small group health insurance including benefit options, policies, compliance, and updates on what to expect in the 2019 landscape. Our panelists are Michael Wallace (Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace), Taylor Kane (licensed health insurance broker), and Kevin Minkoff (Certified Public Accountant).

Michael Wallace

With more than 13 years of experience in the health insurance industry, Micheil is one of two agent and small business liaisons for the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. In this role, he serves as one of the agency’s key contacts for agents who sell on the health exchange, as well as those selling in the Medicare market. In his small business role, Micheil is constantly interfacing with small business associations emphasizing the critical role that agents perform and helping connect owners to agents in their respective communities.

Taylor Kane, Health Care Insurance Business Manager

Taylor Kane graduated with an Economics degree from Pacific University in 2012 with a Business minor. He has been a licensed Life and Health insurance broker since 2014, where he specializes in employee benefits and ACA compliance. Taylor works with Insurance Solutions NW, an insurance brokerage working with business owners and individuals, alike, to navigate the ever-changing insurance industry. He remains active in education organizations such as NAHU, OAHU, HUPAC, and more that focus on consumer-driven legislation. When he is not working, Taylor can be found fixing up his 100-year old home in SE Portland, playing soccer at Rose City Futsal, and adventuring around the Oregon landscape. In the fall, Taylor will begin working towards completing his MBA.

Kevin Minkoff CPA

Kevin specializes in taxation, computerization and management consulting for small and medium sized businesses. He is a member of the Oregon CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Kevin currently serves on the board and Finance Committee of SE Works.  Kevin has served on the boards of Snow-CAP, the Troutdale Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce. From December 1996 through October 1997, Kevin authored a weekly column in the central California daily newspaper, The Hollister Freelance, on tax and business management issues. Kevin was raised in Palo Alto, California, home of Stanford University. He began his career in Los Angeles after graduating with a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Southern California (USC) and moved his practice to Monterey, California in 1990. He relocated to Oregon in 1997.

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