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Brian Blase on It’s a Gravie Thing

Brian Blase
PresidentatParagon Health Institute

Brian Blase, Ph.D., is the President of Paragon Health Institute. Brian was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House’s National Economic Council (NEC) from 2017-2019, where he coordinated the development and execution of numerous health policies and advised the President, NEC director, and senior officials. After leaving the White House, Brian founded Blase Policy Strategies and serves as its CEO.

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On April 19, 2024, Paragon President Brian Blase appeared as a guest on the It’s a Gravie Thing podcast by Gravie.

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Individual HRA, Individual Market Solution, ICHRA – all three names that can make a simple solution sound complicated. At their core, ICHRAs put choices back in the hands of employees, and remove the unpredictable burden of health plan costs from employers. ICHRAs can allow small and midsize businesses to punch above their weight, making a spectrum of coverage options and health benefit plans available to employees.

For this episode, Gravie Chief Marketing Officer and host Jeff Smokler sat down with a few guests to get the full range of perspectives on ICHRA. Brian Blase, President of Paragon Health Institute, was one of the architects behind ICHRA’s policy rollout. Cory Wiskow, President of Wealshire, talks about the benefits from an employer point of view, highlighting the benefits ICHRAs offer to both businesses and employees. Eric Mann, Gravie’s VP of Sales, offers insights on how ICHRA’s have impacted the health benefit market thus far, and where he sees it all headed.

The original posting of the podcast can be found here.

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