Michael Gomes, senior vice president of government and carrier relations from BenefitMall, which is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and works with a network of 20,000 brokers and CPAs to deliver employee benefits, HR and payroll services to more than 200,000 small and medium sized businesses joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Michael Gomes discuss the following:
- What is all this noise around Health Care Reform?
- What is the individual mandate?
- What are exchanges?
- Can you tell me more about the 5 Critical Factors regarding PPACA?
- You mentioned allCheck, can you tell me more about it?
- What is your advice, or those 1 or 2 things that you feel are most important for the business owner to understand?
As Senior Vice President of BenefitMall, Michael Gomes heads up all Government and Carrier Relations initiatives and focuses on health care reform and compliance for both BenefitMall’s Insurance and Payroll Divisions.
A veteran of the insurance industry, Gomes has more than 30 years of experience in planning, developing and executing national sales initiatives, including expertise in the area of Government and Regulatory Affairs. Since 1999, Gomes has been instrumental in driving the expansion of BenefitMall’s carrier products across the nation, spearheaded the success of the sales and marketing organizations, and led the development of customer support and service programs that push customer satisfaction to exceptional levels.
Gomes upholds his commitment to the health insurance industry through his understanding and fostering of relationships to support the business endeavors of top Brokers across the country. He has demonstrated this commitment by providing expert testimony and guidance on behalf of the Broker community during the drafting and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and he is frequently asked to provide public testimony in front of various regulatory bodies. His focus has been towards providing guidance on how Brokers can leverage their expertise to help individuals and businesses get the best possible health care solution that meets their needs at an affordable price.
Prior to joining BenefitMall, Gomes was National Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the Small Group Business segment of Prudential Healthcare. Previously, he served as the Group Vice President of Strategic Sales Planning and Business Development at New York Life Insurance Company and prior to that, Gomes served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield; where he also served as Chief Executive of its small and mid-size markets. His extensive industry experience also includes work with New Jersey Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the New Jersey Department of Insurance.
Gomes graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and earned a Master’s degree in quantitative analysis and econometrics from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey.