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Donna Marshall named CEO of Knowledge Benefits


Ali­son Laevey, Pres­i­dent

Don­na Mar­shall named CEO of Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits

Start- up com­pa­ny fills knowl­edge gap for ben­e­fits admin­is­tra­tion exec­u­tives

DENVER, March 8, 2018 — Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits is proud to announce Don­na Mar­shall as its new CEO. Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits is an online edu­ca­tion­al busi­ness designed for employ­er ben­e­fit admin­is­tra­tors and exec­u­tives. Mar­shall suc­cess­ful­ly found­ed and served as Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Col­orado Busi­ness Group on Health until she stepped down last year after 21 years.

More than 150 mil­lion Amer­i­cans get health insur­ance through their employ­er. Employ­ers cite the cost of health­care to be their most severe prob­lem in a 2016 Nation­al Fed­er­a­tion of Inde­pen­dent Busi­ness, echo­ing the results of the last 30 years. The Knowl­edge Ben­e­fit edu­ca­tion­al sys­tem pro­vides a fun and effec­tive plat­form for learn­ing the inside work­ings of the health­care indus­try, tools to be more effec­tive at ben­e­fit design, how to mea­sure whether plans and providers “mea­sure up” while earn­ing edu­ca­tion cred­its from the Soci­ety for Human Resource Man­age­ment.

We learned that most health­care admin­is­tra­tion exec­u­tives learn “on the job,” said Mar­shall. “We are part­ner­ing with nation­al experts to build objec­tive and fact-based con­tent that equips a cadre of acti­vat­ed pur­chasers.” Mar­shall notes that War­ren Buf­fet calls health­care costs the “tape­worm on the Amer­i­can econ­o­my,” and that employ­ers have a fidu­cia­ry duty to prac­tice excel­lence in the pro­cure­ment and admin­is­tra­tion of the health care ben­e­fit.

Six cours­es are already accred­it­ed and online, and a course specif­i­cal­ly designed for the C-Suite, “Buy More Health, Not More Health­care,” is avail­able for free. The cours­es use a pro­pri­etary sys­tem geared toward adult learn­ers that is fun and tar­gets “con­fi­dent­ly held mis­in­for­ma­tion” to enhance reten­tion of knowl­edge.

About Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits

Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits edu­cates employ­ers and oth­er pur­chasers about the health­care indus­try and equips them to buy high qual­i­ty, afford­able health­care. Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits part­ners with nation­al experts to build online cours­es that are fact-based and accred­it­ed. Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits cours­es chal­lenge ben­e­fit exec­u­tives to influ­ence health­care costs and employ­ee health. For more vis­it Knowl​edgeBen​e​fits​.org.