Fundamentals Briefing

Insurance 101: The Fundamentals of Private Health Insurance
February 21–22, 2008


Sally Coberly, PhD


This briefing for congressional staff on the fundamentals of private health insurance featured three experts on health insurance. In two sessions, experts discussed key insurance concepts, the regulatory framework for insurance, and concepts in health insurance reform.


Len Nichols, PhD, Director, Health Policy Program, New America Foundation; John M. Bertko, FSA, MAAA, Adjunct Professor, RAND Corporation; Richard Kronick, PhD, Professor and Chief, Division of Health Care Sciences, University of California, San Diego

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