Clear Choices Congressional Staff Briefing

2016 Health Insurance Exchanges: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Key Consumer Issues and Recommendations to Improve the Online Insurance Experience

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Clear Choices Campaign (CCC) invites you to attend a luncheon briefing on key issues related to the health insurance exchanges for the 2016 open enrollment period. The Affordable Care Act’s online insurance exchanges are tasked with providing consumers with the information and tools they need to make informed plan choices. How this plan information is presented plays a major role in whether consumers choose to enroll in coverage and in what plan choices they make. Although the federal and state governments have made considerable progress with the exchange websites since the initial 2014 rollout, there is still substantial room for improvement.

The briefing will explore the consumer-facing features of the 2016 insurance exchange websites and make policy recommendations to improve the online plan enrollment experience. The briefing will also provide an opportunity to discuss the CCC White Paper on policy recommendations to improve consumer choices through the insurance exchanges.

Chick-fil-A lunches will be served. To RSVP, please e-mail

DATE:                   Friday, December 11, 2015
TIME:                    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION:         2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room)


  • Alyssa Palisi, Senior Legislative Assistant, Rep. Kevin Brady, Chair, Ways and Means Committee
  • Kristen O’Neill, Legislative Assistant, Chairman Gene Green.
  • Jeff Smedsrud, Chief Executive Officer and Founder,
  • Lorena Ferrara, Senior Manager of State Policy, Novo Nordisk
  • Andrew Schwab, Senior Legislative Representative, AARP

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