After graduating Cum Laude from Georgetown College in 1999, Dustin’s career path has spanned a variety of roles related to the health care industry. Dustin’s initial experience focused extensively on consulting with hospitals and physician groups regarding licensure and reimbursement analysis. Dustin’s insight regarding provider data analytics yields a unique perspective on the impact to health plan performance. As Bim Group’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Dustin maintains a Life & Health Consultant license as recognized by the Kentucky Department of Insurance. In serving as a Consultant team lead, Dustin possesses in-depth experience in all aspects of large employer benefit planning and consulting, with a particular emphasis on self-funded financing arrangements. Dustin’s expertise in health care financing, budgeting, network analysis, reinsurance, PBM carve-out arrangements and strategy development, make him an invaluable resource to some of Bim Group’s largest clients.
Sr. Benefit Consultant
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer full-time employees health coverage or pay one of two employer shared responsibility penalties. An ALE is an employer with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees. A full-time employee is an employee who works 30 hours or more a […]Read more
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, the Departments) released their final rules regarding health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and other account-based group health plans. The DOL also issued a news release, frequently asked questions, model notice, and model attestations. The final rules’ goal […]Read more
May was a busy month in the employee benefits world. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released health savings account annual contribution limits and high deductible health plan minimum annual deductibles and annual out-of-pocket maximums for 2020. The Department of Labor (DOL) released questions and answers (Q&As) to clarify its enforcement of the association health plan […]Read more
A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-exempt trust or custodial account set up with a qualified HSA trustee (such as a bank or insurance company) that is used to pay or reimburse certain medical expenses. HSAs were first available as of January 1, 2004, and have grown greatly in popularity. An eligible individual (with […]Read more