The current state of health insurance availability, coverage and affordability, is in flux, and the only constant seems to be change. It is critically important for small employer nonprofits to make the best decisions possible given the needs of their employees and their capacity to contribute. Three workshops, made possible by a grant from the New York Community Trust and co-sponsored by Altman Foundation, will help guide your nonprofit through these important decisions.Attendees are welcome to attend one, two or all three workshops.

Session Topics and Dates:

Monday, August 20th: Demystifying the Current Health Insurance Market for Small Nonprofits (To reserve a space, click here.)

Demystify the status of health insurance in New York State. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the changes to the New York Health Insurance landscape, the NYS Exchange and how they may prepare, or even benefit, from those changes. In addition, attendees will gain a better understanding of how New York State health insurance regulations and the Affordable Care Act come together to affect the choices employers and employees make with respect to their health plans.

Friday, September 28th: Using Alternative Funding Accounts to Benefit your Budget and Your Employees (To reserve a space, click here.)

The use of funding accounts to help employees set aside money for out of pocket medical costs is becoming increasingly popular. Each account has its benefits and limitations. Choosing the right funding account to match your benefits philosophy and budget can be tricky. Participants in this session will gain an understanding of the use of Alternative Funding Accounts (Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Health Savings Accounts, etc.) to help lower health insurance premiums while protecting employees from excessive out of pocket costs.

Monday, October 29th: Developing Health Insurance Strategies and Implementing Changes for Renewal (To reserve a space, click here.)

Making changes of significance to your current health plan can be intimidating. Making the right choices requires understanding what your health care needs are, including how your staff value and use your benefits, and what the price points are for you as an employer. This workshop will provide practical and useful strategies for nonprofits navigating their health plan renewals.

All sessions take place at Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Presenter: Peter Andrew is President of Council Services Plus, an insurance brokerage headquartered in New York State. Mr. Andrew has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and currently holds licenses for Life, Health, Property and Casualty. He is also a Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation holder. He is a frequent speaker on issues such as employee benefits and risk management.