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Consumer Advocate, Educator, Author

Katherine Woodfield, MBA, Consumer Advocate, Educator, Author

Katherine Woodfield, MBA is a twenty-year veteran of medical and health sales. As a veteran employee of large companies such as GlaxoWellcome, Pharmacia, and Sanofi-Aventis, she was trained to assist in patient reimbursement from the perspective of the pharmaceutical industry. Her career has spanned two decades in healthcare and Insurance.

Katherine, a two-time cancer survivor, used her personal experience and augmented her knowledge during her late husband’s journey into medical expenses to launch her career into brokering health insurance.

Her goal when evaluating health insurance options for her clients is to “protect her clients against financial disaster, while buffering them from high premiums.” She sees herself as an educator, a guide, or an instructor, teaching her clients the simple methods they may employ to reduce health insurance premiums, protect their families, and eliminate financial risk.

Ms. Woodfield  received her bachelor’s degree from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She went on to receive her MBA from Penn State University, with a focus on marketing. She spent the next fifteen years, through the Clinton administration, working for major US pharmaceutical companies and learning how the pharmaceutical industry worked with, though, and for its end consumers, the everyday patient.

During those years, she was exposed to the explosive growth of the HMO industry and moved from a primary care environment into an oncology- and research-based focus. As marketing regulations tightened, drug formularies were born, and patients began paying for medical goods and services they had never paid out of pocket for in the past. She worked with various entities to help patients gain access to vital medical therapies.

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She took her career in a new direction after the death of her children’s father. After experiencing a great loss, knowing the feeling of uselessness and helplessness where nothing can be done to change the course of events, she took all her new knowledge and power and set out on a quest to help the average person understand the health insurance plan options from which they are being asked to choose. One group at a time, Katherine Woodfield has reduced premiums, empowered employees with understanding, and expanded coverage to people who never had coverage before.

 

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  • These are real quotes from people who have attended Katherine's private seminars and enrollment meetings:

    "You make health insurance understandable!"

    "I learn something every time we talk."

    "You actually make insurance sound fun and interesting!"

    You can schedule Katherine Woodfield to talk about things she believes in passionately, and as an industry expert she has detailed knowledge about the subject matter. She also personally knows how overwhelming the insurance game can be.

    Things You Should Know About the Affordable Care Act

    There are 32 million people in the United States who don’t have health insurance.  They may not be able to get it because of pre-existing conditions, they may not be able to afford it, they may have chosen not buy health insurance and 1 in 4 uninsured is an illegal immigrant.

    Many uninsured people use the emergency room as their primary care MD which is an enormous financial drain on our health care system.

    Effective 2012, insurance companies will no longer be able to deny or drop sick children from coverage.

    Effective 2012, parents can keep their dependent children on the health insurance until they are 26 years old.

    Affordable Care Act Learn More about the About the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts you.

     

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    Get a Second Opinion

    If you own a company or manage a company benefit plan, you know that renewals are never fun.

    Did you know that your employees can help you LOWER your annual renewals?

    It can be a team effort!  Your employees can help you control costs!  The first step toward cost control is education and awareness.  Until they know the rules, however, they can’t help you to help them!

    Your health insurance broker shops and negotiates your health insurance each year.  They may also be able (on a limited basis due to HIPPA regulations) to manage some help with claim issues.

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    The Law of Physics states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  This rule also applies to health care and insurance. 

    We encourage your employees to become engaged in their own healthcare because they will finally understand their choices and how the ways they manage their own health care impact NEW financial expenditures.

    By giving employees the tools to understand the doctor's decision making processes, your employees will be empowered to engage in very real cost containment discussions in the physicians office – when a change can be most easily affected. 

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