Join us to find out how your solo or small law practice can take advantage of a new resource improving access to health insurance from Heidi Alexander, Esq., Mala Rafik, Esq., and Chaitra Sanders with this 30-minute installment of Webinars for Busy Lawyers.
The Massachusetts SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being is pleased to partner with the Health Connector for Business to help alleviate pressures on small firms by offering a resource to simplify and customize access to health and dental insurance, including potential rebates and credits. Any small to mid-size firm or legal organization (50 employees or fewer) that has an office in Massachusetts can take advantage of the Health Connector for Businesses to purchase high-quality plans from leading health and dental carriers in Massachusetts. There is no fee for these services.
Watch this webinar to get guidance on what to expect from these services and how to engage them.
15 minutes of Q&A from the live program are included in the recording.
ABOUT THE EXPERTS
Heidi Alexander, Esq. is Massachusetts’ first Director of the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being. Before assuming that role, Heidi served as the Deputy Director of Massachusetts Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and led its Law Office Management Assistance Program, practiced law at a small firm in Boston, and clerked for a Justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court. She is the author of Evernote as a Law Practice Tool, past co-chair of ABA TECHSHOW and founder of the ABA’s Women of Legal Technology initiative. Heidi is a native of Minnesota, a former collegiate goaltender for Amherst College Women’s Ice Hockey Team, and a graduate of Rutgers School of Law, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Law Review. Heidi attends to her own well-being by coaching CrossFit and girls’ youth hockey, competing in powerlifting, and most importantly spending time with her three young kids. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @heidialexander.
Mala Rafik, Esq. is managing partner at Rosenfeld & Rafik, P.C., a law firm in New England representing clients denied access to health care as well as individuals seeking short- and long-term disability, life and long-term care benefits from private insurance carriers. Mala’s clients are typically individuals with debilitating chronic illnesses and disabilities for whom she has achieved several pivotal litigation victories in state and federal court. She also has represented several nonprofit organizations whose mission is to foster or provide excellent health care for people in Massachusetts. Mala is a past Chair of the Insurance Law Section of the American Association for Justice, a Vice-Chair of the Health and Disability Law Committee and a Vice-Chair of the Life Insurance General Committee within the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, a Sub-Committee Co-Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, a co-chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Massachusetts Chapter of Employment Law, Social Security & Disability Law Committee, a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers Board of Governors, a Fellow of the American Bar Association, a member of the Juvenile and Child Welfare Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association, a former member of the Boston Bar Association Council, a former Chair of the Legal Referral Services section of the Boston Bar Association and a former Chair of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Section of the Boston Bar Association. She is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of Health Law Advocates, a member of the Board of Directors of Prisoner’s Legal Services and a member of the Board of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation. Mala has been both a Massachusetts Rising Star and Super Lawyer in Boston Magazine since 2007, and was named a 2006 Up & Coming Lawyer and 2012 Top Women of Law honoree and a 2015 Circle of Excellence honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. From 2013 to 2017, Mala has been named one of the top 50 women lawyers in Massachusetts by Super Lawyers. From 2014 to 2017, Mala was named one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in Massachusetts by Super Lawyers. In 2015, Mala was honored as one of the top 100 lawyers in New England by Super Lawyers. Mala taught Disability Law at New England Law and is a graduate of Colby College and Northeastern University School of Law.
Chaitra Sanders joined the Massachusetts Health Connector in 2018 soon after the launch of the new Health Connector for Business online shopping platform for small businesses. She initially began as Distribution Channel and Account Manager. In that role, she primarily served as the service and sales liaison for direct small employer groups, brokers and other distribution channels. As Health Connector for Business membership has grown, Chaitra’s role has transitioned to Associate Director of Health Connector for Business. She currently oversees the direction and coordination of the small business health and dental insurance products, focused on membership growth and retention. She continues with the Health Connector to implement outreach initiatives that engage and inform potential new small business members and their employees about the changes and opportunities for health insurance coverage available through MAhealthconnector.org/business.
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