Arches on Fresh Living
Oct 01, 2013
us from 9:00-11:30am. We will be debunking the myths of the ACA and
explaining subsidies and what that means to families. We will also
discuss the benefits of our plans
Contact Arches Health Plan
5505 S. 900 E. Suite 100 Salt Lake City, UT 84117 801.770.1808
My name is Nathan Johns and I am the Chief Financial Officer with Arches
Health Plan. Arches Health Plan is a new cooperative health insurance
company focused solely on Utah to serve Utahns with affordable and
accessible healthcare insurance. - See more at: Your Guide through the Affordable Care Act, Nathan Johns
As the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gets closer,
CFOs are taking upon a stronger role with those they are responsible
for, recognizing that this new law directly impacts human resources,
finance, internal audit and tax. Many CFOs are estimating that it may
take up to 18 months to budget, plan and implement compliance-driven
changes. With open enrollment starting in October 2013, understanding
the basic terms of the ACA must be at the forefront of every CFO’s
This SILVER-Level plan is for people who want to partner with
their physicians for better, more deliberate and informed health care.
New benefits like telephone consultations and secure internet
diagnostics are covered, as are extras like no-deductible accidents, a
health action plan, and shared decision-making tools.
One of the most frustrating yet potentially powerful conversations I have with patients is about their lifestyle. It is not uncommon for me on a daily basis to discuss patients poor lifestyle and how it is affecting not only their health but their wallet. Being sick costs a lot of money and good years of life. It is estimated 2/3 of us in the USA are either obese (BMI 30+) or overweight (BMI 26-30). Along with being overweight, there is an increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea, heart failure, depression, liver disease, menstrual problems, infertility, gallbladder problems, etc. Holy-smokes, that is a boat load of problems and all because of me not doing the things every day to invest in myself.
I remember back when I was going to Medical School in Wisconsin. I had grown up in a nice area of Salt Lake City and was raised around a number of physicians who were great specialists in different areas of medicine. One of those was the best back surgeon in town and the other was an outstanding Perinatologist. I remember saying, “I will never be a primary care doctor!” I thought primary care was the type of medicine practiced by those who had no other options and lacked the intelligence of a quality medical student. I thought, “If you were really smart you obviously chose to go into a specialty that made lots of money!” My uneducated dream choice was to go into Anesthesia because I knew some anesthesiologists that made a great living and seemed to have a pretty sweet lifestyle. That’s what I hoped I would fall in love with.
It is my goal and passion to develop new and inventive ways to provide quality care to patients in a fiscally constricted environment. To accomplish this lofty goal and disrupt the market with payment reform, I took a position with Arches Health Plan as their Chief Medical Officer last year.
was born and raised in Salt Lake City. Following graduation from the
University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in biology, I was
fortunate to spend five years conducting medical research while
attending the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. -
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