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    Exploring the True Cost of Healthcare for Employers in Alaska

    Date: May 31, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
    Compliments of your Alaska SHRM State Council
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    Exploring the True Cost of Healthcare
    for Employers in Alaska

    This webinar will explore the 2014 Milliman study and how the costs of care in Alaska compares to other areas across the nation. Additional information will include review of ongoing initiatives driving employer's spend and related perspective from Senator Cathy Giessel and Alaska's Division of Insurance Director, Lori Wing-Heier.

    Rhonda Prowell-Kitter  |  Alaskans for Sustainable Healthcare
    Ms. Prowell-Kitter is the Chief Financial Officer/Plan Administrator for the Public Education Health Trust, a plan designed as a self-funded health insurance trust for public education employees in Alaska.  She is the plan administrator while also overseeing the accounting operations and directing the investment activity of the health and welfare fund that serves 17,000 Alaskans.  Ms. Prowell-Kitter is the co-chair of the Alaskan’s for Sustainable Healthcare Cost.  A group of Alaskan employers that are concerned about the current healthcare environment in the state.   Previously, Ms. Prowell-Kitter was principal in a private firm providing accounting services and software implementation throughout the state of Alaska. During her employment with Coopers & Lybrand, Ms. Prowell-Kitter directed the Emerging Business Operations Center; assisting small businesses with internal controls, accounting operations, policy development and investment strategies. She has over 30 years of accounting experience in both the public and private sector.  Ms. Prowell-Kitter has served on a variety of charitable committees and boards, including the Executive Leadership Team of the GoRed for Women, Catholic Social Service Charity Ball, and the Duct Tape Ball and Ms. Prowell-Kitter served 10 years on the board for the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, the largest primary care medical and dental care facility in Alaska and is on the executive board of the Alaska Association of Health Underwriters. Ms. Prowell-Kitter is a board member of the Alaska Youth Orchestra.  Ms. Prowell-Kitter received her B.B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Alaska – Anchorage.