Our ShiftShapers’ subject matter expert this week is Jessica Waltman. Jessica serves as principal at Forward Health Consulting, which she established after 16 distinguished years as Senior Vice-President of Government Affairs for the National Organization of Health Underwriters.
In this wide-ranging discussion, Jessica discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) reporting, the need for clients to have up-to-date plan documents, and the outlook and implications for the “Cadillac Tax”.
She believes that all of these, while complex, provide an unparalleled opportunity for benefit advisors. We explore the “information vacuum” and specific steps advisors can take to fill that space with expertise that differentiates them and the services they offer to clients.