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Webinar: How HDHPCan Set Employees Up for Financial Success

Webinar: How HDHPCan Set Employees Up for Financial Success

Workshops & Talks

Hands On Training with Samuel Kina, Ph.D. | Chief Analytics Officer | Picwell, Inc.

How High Deductible Health Plans Can Set Employees Up for Financial Success


A common fear among employees can be that High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) expose them to too much risk. However, this misconception misses the near-certain long-term losses that come with not choosing a HDHP that includes an HSA. What employees are often missing is a full knowledge of the long-term financial impacts and risks associated with enrolling in an HDHP paired with HSA savings strategy, compared to a more traditional, low deductible PPO option. Employer contributions to HSAs can also set employees up for financial success and retirement readiness.

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Join this complimentary webcast to discover how HSA-eligible plans are better for employees in the long run and can help improve their financial health. Topics discussed will include:

  • The short term risks that scare employees away from an HSA plan

  • The long term benefits that make HSAs a no-brainer

  • Ways to overcome employees’ apprehension towards HSAs to get them to enroll and contribute

  • And more…

Date: Wednesday, June 15 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET 

Cost: Complimentary








Samuel Kina, Ph.D. | Chief Analytics Officer | Picwell, Inc.



Samuel Kina, Ph.D. is the Chief Analytics Officer at Picwell, Inc. where he has led the company’s work in economic and predictive modeling since 2014, shortly after the company was founded. He has a wide range of experience in health policy and economics in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. He has advised several state and private health insurance exchanges, and he has provided economic and strategic support to several pharmaceutical manufacturers, health insurance companies, regulatory agencies, and Congress in matters related to health policy, intellectual property, antitrust regulation and FDA regulation and drug approval. Sam has taught courses in statistics, economics, and health policy, and his research has focused on the economics of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

Prior to joining Picwell, he held positions at the Analysis Group, Congressional Budget Office, and the Alliance for Health Reform. Sam has a BA in Public Policy Analysis and Economics from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Economics from Harvard University.

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Healthpass Adds HealthFirst

Healthpass Adds HealthFirst

Healthpass Adds HealthFirst 

HealthPass New York, a private health insurance exchange for small businesses, announces that it will offer Healthfirst insurance plans to small business employers in the metropolitan New York City area. Healthfirst, a provider-sponsored health plan serving more than 1.2 million members in New York City and on Long Island, offers small employer group EPO plans to fit the needs of hardworking New Yorkers.

HealthPass will offer Healthfirst Pro EPO plans to eligible employers that employ between one to 100 employees. These plans are available to small businesses with employees who live, work, or reside in New York City and Nassau County. Eligible employers and their employees can begin enrolling in the Healthfirst plans now for coverage that would take effect as early as December 1, 2017.

The Healthfirst options include four Pro EPO plans with comprehensive benefits and pediatric dental and vision coverage that span all the metal tiers (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum). With Healthfirst plans, employees will have access to key features, including preventive and wellness visits (including annual checkups, vaccinations, and mammograms); a multilingual member services team; access to telemedicine via Teladoc; a robust choice of in-network doctors, specialists, hospitals, and urgent care centers; behavioral health and substance abuse services; coverage for acupuncture visits; and a user-friendly member portal that enables members to proactively manage their care.

About HealthFirst

Healthfirst had entered the small business market Jan 1, 2017. Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored health insurance company that serves more than 1.2 million members in downstate New York and Nassau county. Healthfirst offers top-quality Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and Managed Long Term Care plans. Healthfirst Leaf Qualified Health Plans and the Healthfirst Essential Plan are offered on NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Healthfirst offers Healthfirst Pro and Pro Plus, Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans for small-business owners and their employees, and Healthfirst Total, an EPO for individuals.

Attention CareConnect Clients:

With recent announcement “CareConnect Withdraws from NYS Market” a Healthfirst addition is especially important.  In many instances the Healthfirst plans have a more robust network than CareConnect for NYC and LI.  Namely, they have the same hospitals North Shore LIJ(Northwell), Maimonides, but additionally key hospitals such as Mt. Sinai, NYU, Lenox Hill + urgent cares such as CityMD and GO-Health.  Rates are approximately $100/month higher for singles for example than CareConnect and would not be an automatic decision to move to Healthfirst.

Next Step:

Please register for Oct 25, 2017 1:00PM Webinar or set up a one on one online meeting here.