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Obamacare: The Real Affordable Healthcare Act
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Eugene Poole is a Senior Level Healthcare Executive with more than 30 years providing strategic management and training for healthcare insurance executives supporting cost effective family and group health care compliant solutions for commercial companies; and providing Senior Level Program Management Health Care Information Technology solutions for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), which included IT solutions that connected all 50 states, including the District of Columbia.
Mr. Poole is certified by the National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This certification is awarded to health insurance professionals and has been approved in all 50 states for continuing education. The National Association of Health Underwriter’s has approximately 100,000 members where approximately 4% of their members have achieved this Patient Protection Affordable Care Act Certification.
In the PPACA course Mr. Poole received the most up-to-date information on the key technical components of PPACA and is prepared to counsel his/her clients on upcoming required healthcare changes and new options for health plans. NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein stated in a recent press release from Aligned Benefits Group, Inc.: “By taking this course, Mr. Poole has joined an elite group who is uniquely qualified to assist clients in complying with the new law,”. “He understands how the market is likely to change over the next few years, and is in the perfect position to advise families and businesses in planning for the future.”
Topics of study included:
- Implementing healthcare reform—overview and politics
- Grandfathered plans and the small-business tax credit
- Medicare Part D and non-discrimination rules
- Patient protection and changes to consumer-directed health plans
- Medical loss ratio requirements and tax implications
- W-2 reporting, summary of benefits, waiting periods, essential benefits and community rating
- Individual mandate, pre-existing conditions and rating reform
- Health insurance exchanges for individuals and small employers
- Employer pay or play
- Self-insured plans
In addition to having trained, and supported hundreds of health insurance agents and businesses for many years throughout Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia, this certification enhances Mr. Poole’s ability to serve small and large employers to an even greater extent with the challenges associated with obtaining affordable care while complying with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”.
Mr. Poole serves as the President and CEO of Aligned Benefits Group, Inc. in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and holds life and health insurance licenses in Maryland, Washington D.C. Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware. He is also certified to provide health insurance programs on the Federal Health Exchange, the Maryland Health Connection, and D.C. Health Link for Individuals and Groups.
Mr. Poole holds an M.B.A. and a Masters in Cybersecurity Policy from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) with a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.