CDI + DMHC Update

CDI / DMHC Update
Thursday, February 23

10:45 am - 11:15 am (PT)

When it comes to the latest in state regulations and activities relating to the dental benefits industry, this is the place to hear directly from representatives of two key state agencies: CDI and DMHC. Hear from Ethan Lavelle of the California Department of Insurance and Amanda Levy of the Department of Managed Health Care about the most recent developments concerning relevant regulations for the dental benefits industry.

Ethan-Lavelle_300x300.jpgEthan Lavelle

Attorney III at California Department of Insurance (CDI)

Ethan Lavelle is an attorney in the Health Policy Approval Bureau, where he works on health insurance policy form review as well as other issues related to health insurance, including dental insurance. Prior to joining CDI, Ethan worked in the private sector handling legal matters including medical and dental malpractice and insurance defense. Ethan attended CSU Long Beach for undergraduate studies, and UC Davis King Hall for law school.

AmandaLevyPhoto.jpg?ver=2020-11-10-145023-443Amanda Levy

Deputy Director, Health Policy and Stakeholder Relations at Department of Managed Healthcare (DMHC)

Amanda Levy is the Deputy Director of Health Policy and Stakeholder Relations, where she is responsible for fostering proactive and effective relations between the DMHC and its stakeholders while serving as primary advisor to the Director on critical issues and providing strategic planning and policy direction on emerging issues and industry trends.

Prior to joining the DMHC, Amanda worked for the California Psychological Association (CPA), where she served as the Director of Government Affairs. As CPA’s chief lobbyist, she coordinated policy positions, lobbying strategy, and grassroots outreach. While at CPA, Amanda tracked, analyzed, and provided testimony on mental health and health care-related bills. She has extensive experience working with stakeholders both as the member liaison between CPA and psychologists statewide and as the stakeholder representative to various state departments, mental health organizations, mental health provider groups, health plans, and consumer groups

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