Health Reform Boot Camp 2020

The ACA: Going Away or Here to Stay?

This is a big year for the Affordable Care Act. Not only do we have a presidential election between two candidadates who have VERY different views of the health reform law, but this Fall, the Supreme Court will determine the fate of President Obama's signature legislation. Texas v. United States contends that, without the individual mandate, the ACA is unconstitutional. Will the court agree? And what happens if it does?

We'll answer this question and many more during the 2020 edition of the Health Reform Boot Camp. We hope you can join us.

Two boys were out hiking when a bear came out of the woods. One boy immediately sat down and started putting on his tennis shoes. "What are you doing?" asked the other boy. "You can't outrun a bear." "I don't have to outrun the bear," the first boy replied. "I just have to outrun you."

In times of turbulence and confusion in the marketplace, brokers don't need to have all of the answers; they just need to know more than their competition. And 2020 is definitely a time of turbulence and confusion...

It's Time for an Update!

4 Hours of CE to get you up to speed on the latest developments

Back in 2012, we put together a four-hour "health reform boot camp" to try to help brokers understand how health reform would change the way they do business. Hundreds of agents from across the state of Texas attended, and, considering that everything was up in the air at that point, we were pretty accurate with our predictions.

As federal regulators issued the rules and regulations to implement the ACA and the major provisions went into effect, we did an eight-hour Boot Camp in 2014 followed by another four-hour session in 2015. Again, hundreds of brokers attended, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

With the new president threatening to kill the cost-sharing subsidies, insurers debating whether to continue offering individual coverage or not, and lawmakers moving forward with their Obamacare repeal efforts, there was a lot of uncertainty in the market in 2017. Brokers were unsure what they should tell their clients and what changes they should make to keep their existing business and take advantage of any opportunities that may arise. In short, there was a lot to talk about in the 2017 boot camp.

Now it's 2020, and things aren't going so well. Yes, the ACA has survived the first three years of the Trump presidency, but premiums are through the roof, there's not enough competition in the market, and we're in the middle of a global pandemic that's exposing some of the problems with our health care system. It's also an election year, and the Supreme Court of the United States will soon be deciding the fate of health care law. There's a lot to talk about, and this year's boot camp promises to be truly unique.

Attend Our Live Four-Hour Webinar

Traveling to attend an in-person event isn't really an option right now, but that's ok - this event is being hosted online. The 2020 Health Reform Boot Camp offers four hours of continuing education via webinar. You will receive classroom CE credit (just like an in-person course) with no test required. Space is limited, so if you’re interested please RSVP today. The price is just $49, and it's FREE for Season Pass Holders.

Wednesday, June 24th

8:30 am -- 12:30 pm

Click here to register

The course will be recorded and slides will be available, but you do have to attend the live session to receive CE credit.

This course has been filed for four hours of insurance continuing education credit in the state of Texas (course number pending approval, provider number 37719).


The 2020 Health Reform Boot Camp is just $49. You'll earn 4 hours of CE credit and, best of all, you won't even have to leave your office! Season Pass Holders can attend at no charge! What's a season pass?

Feedback from previous Boot Camps

Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )


Hands down, the most useful, interesting CE class I’ve ever attended. I love this because it is so relevant!

Joseph (Round Rock, Texas)
Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )


This class was helpful and very informative. Highly recommend! In a time when everyone seems to be freaking out, I appreciate the moderate presentation of facts to help brokers adapt and change.

Jessica (Austin, Texas)
Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )


This was an excellent training. I look forward to a future training on this topic when more details are revealed and confirmed. Your insight on the topic has been helpful. Thank you!

Denise (Lindsay, Texas)

CE Course Info

Provider Name: LLC

Provider Number: 37719

Course Name: Health Reform Boot Camp 2020

Course Number: Pending Approval from TDI

CE Credits: 4 hours

Instructor: Eric Johnson

Here are just a few of the things you'll learn


We'll start with a quick look at all of the big changes (and the impact of those changes) over the past 12 months, including some of the decisions made during the COVID-19 health emergency. We'll also discuss the upcoming election, the positions of President Trump and Vice President Biden, and the pending Supreme Court case.


It's getting harder and harder to help clients who purchase coverage in the individual market, but believe it or not there are still some innovative solutions you can recommend, including short-term health plans.


Due to COVID-19, small businesses are struggling right now, and that's unlikely to change anytime soon. In the coming months, brokers will need to get creative to help their clients. The good news is that there are still some great solutions for small employers, and brokers who are able to deliver those solutions will be rewarded with plenty of business in the months ahead.


For large employers, the mandate, employer reporting, and compliance remain big topics, though there have been some rule changes due to the coronavirus. We'll give an update on all three of those topics and discuss some strategies you can recommend to large employers.


This class wouldn't be complete without a discussion of the future of the ACA, so we'll talk about four possible scenarios: 1) Trump wins and the Court finds the law unconstitutional; 2) Trump wins but the Court upholds the ACA; 3) Biden wins but the Court finds the law unconstitutional; 4) Biden wins and the Court upholds the ACA.


A Couple More Testimonials

Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )


Interesting and engaging! Gave me the information and tools to remain viable in a changing market.

Walter (Houston, Texas)
Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )


Eric knows how to connect with the audience. Very engaging, clear, and concise. He knows how to transmit his passion and knowledge during discussion of topics. Absolutely an expert. Thank you!

Gloria (San Antonio, Texas)
Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )


Eric always provides up to date information along with relevant examples and insightful opinions, not just his own, but from leaders and innovators in the health insurance industry and legislators. 

Sarah (Corpus Christi, Texas)

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

With all the turmoil, is this really the best time for an update?

Who are the instructors for this class?

Can we invite our clients?

Will you be scheduling additional sessions?

Will you be providing handouts of the slides?

Is it possible to register and pay for several people at once?


Seating for this event is limited, and it normally sells out. Don't wait - sign up today. Season Pass Holders can attend at no charge, so if you've been thinking about getting a season pass, now is a great time to do that. What's a season pass?

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Note: If you're a Season Pass Holder, there is no charge for you to attend, so please do not use the registration options below. Instead, email Eric for the registration link.

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About the Instructor

Hi, I'm Eric, the founder of and your instructor for the Health Reform Boot Camp. I've worked in the health insurance industry for more than 20 years and have been teaching continuing education classes since 2008. was founded just 6 days before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law.

During my insurance career, I've worked for insurance carriers, general agencies, and third party administrators. I'm also an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (and hope you are too). 

This will be the seventh time in the past eight years I've put together a Health Reform Boot Camp. I know 4 hours sounds like a long class, but I promise there's plenty of material to cover and the time will go by fast. I hope you enjoy the class.

-Eric Johnson

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