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Greater Spokane Incorporated will host its annual health care forum titled, "The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform: What You Need to Know Now," on Feb. 13 at 7:30 a.m. at The Davenport Hotel's Grand Pennington Ballroom.

BRIEF: Greater Spokane Incorporated to host 2014 Health Care Forum

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Greater Spokane Incorporated will host its annual health care forum titled, “The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform: What You Need to Know Now,”  on Feb. 13 at 7:30 a.m. at The Davenport Hotel’s Grand Pennington Ballroom.

A panel of health industry professionals will discuss the things businesses should know surrounding their employees’ health and wellness, according to a press release.

According to a press release topics will include: how businesses comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), how Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange aligns with the ACA, how dental care is impacted by the ACA, and the big picture from provider and insurer perspective.

Panelists will include:

  • Heidi Alessi, K&L Gates
  • Nelly Kinsella, Washington Health Benefit Exchange
  • Sean Pickard, Delta Dental of Washington
  • Kelly Stanford, Group Health

Antony Chiang of Empire Health Foundation serve as the moderator.

Price is to attend is $25 and includes breakfast. The public can register to attend at http://events.greaterspokane.org.

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons, who teaches journalism at Gonzaga University, is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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