A new online marketplace will go live on November 15, making it easier for businesses with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees to offer health insurance. That same day, open enrollment will begin again for individuals seeking coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Join us for a conversation about the federal Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) online marketplace and the second open enrollment period of the ACA. Rhett Buttle and Dean Mohs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will discuss health insurance for small businesses and take your questions and suggestions on the ACA.
What: Conference call on the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance for Small Businesses
Featuring: Rhett Buttle, Director of Private Sector Engagement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Dean Mohs, Director, Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
When: Monday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT
If you have a question in advance of Wednesday, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Private Sector Engagement, Office of the Secretary at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
In his role, Rhett is the main liaison between the department and the business community. In addition, Rhett is a member of the White House Business Council where he works to engage the business community on a variety of healthcare policy issues, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Before this role, Rhett was Vice President for External Affairs at Small Business Majority, a national business advocacy organization. During his tenure, Rhett led the effort to grow the organization in size and scope launching eight regional offices and expanding the organization's policy issue set. His efforts led to sustained engagement with business leaders across the country on a variety of public policy issues and a national campaign to educate the business community about the Affordable Care Act. Rhett has also served in the Office of the President at George Washington University, worked on presidential, state and local campaigns and in the office of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was part of the governor's legislative team working on healthcare reform, energy and education issues.
Rhett frequently engages with the media and has spoken on business issues at the Harvard Institute of Politics, the Aspen Institute, and the Center for American Progress. He also serves on the boards of several different organizations, including the Board of Directors at the University of San Diego. Rhett holds a bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego and a master's degree from The George Washington University. In addition, he is active in many volunteer & professional organizations including American Legion Boys State. Rhett was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV.
Director of the SHOP Marketplaces, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
As Director of SHOP, Dean is the primary business owner of the SHOP IT build and plays a key role in SHOP’s issuer engagement strategy and its policy development and analysis activities. Dean also oversees SHOP operations, business development, and agent/broker engagement activities.
Dean joined CCIIO after 5 years at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, where he was Vice President of Insurance Services and administered the Chamber’s health insurance program designed for small businesses in Brooklyn. While at the Chamber, Dean was also responsible for outreach and support to Brooklyn’s broker community, served as the Chamber’s primary liaison to issuers in the downstate market, and served as co-chair on the state-wide health insurance coalition for small businesses in New York.
Prior to his work at the Brooklyn Chamber, Dean was Director of Private Health Insurance Initiatives for the City of New York and a senior health care analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Originally from Minnesota, Dean holds Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Social Work from the University of Minnesota.