James Slotnick, JD has helped employee benefit brokers, financial advisors and consumers understand the ever-changing insurance industry for over a decade. Most recently, he has been providing education about the impact that health care reform will have on the employee benefits industry. James also frequently speaks about the legislative climate in Washington, Social Security Disability planning and disability plan design.
Kathryn (Katy) Spangler is Senior Vice President, Health Policy, for the American Benefits Council, a Washington, D.C. trade association representing companies that either sponsor or administer health and retirement benefits. Katy directs the development and advocacy of The Council’s health policy priorities, and served as Deputy Health Policy Director of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee during the health care reform debate. Katy was also the primary drafter of the first health information technology bill to pass the U.S. Senate.
Dr. Jennifer Christian is co-founder, president, and chief medical officer of Webility Corporation as well as the founder and chair of the non-profit 60 Summits Project. She also founded and moderates the Work Fitness and Disability Roundtable, a free, web-based, multidisciplinary e-group devoted to work disability prevention and management with more than 1,000 members. Dr. Christian has a strong clinical track record in case management and return-to-work programs developed during her years practicing occupational medicine in private practice and in corporate settings.
“…people with disabilities are the largest minority group in the United States, and as new disability categories such as neurodiversity, psychiatric disabilities, disabilities of aging and learning disabilities emerge and grow, so does that percentage.”
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, “Being Disabled,” New York Times (August 19, 2016)