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Sam Kina

Samuel Kina, Ph.D. is the SVP of Economics & Data Science at Picwell where he has led the company’s work in economic and predictive modeling since 2014. He has a wide range of experiences in health policy and economics and has taught courses in statistics, economics, and health policy. Prior to joining Picwell, Sam held positions at the Analysis Group, Congressional Budget Office, and the Alliance for Health Reform. Sam has a B.A. in Public Policy Analysis and Economics from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Economics from Harvard University.

Recent Posts

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Health Insurance Coverage

May 7, 2020 1:11:31 PM / by Sam Kina posted in Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, Consumer Directed Health

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Study: Picwell’s AI-Powered Decision Empowers Health Insurance Agents

Apr 30, 2020 1:40:14 PM / by Sam Kina posted in Open Enrollment, Benefits Decision Support, Health Insurance, Consumer Directed Health, HR Tech

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Millions of people must choose a health insurance plan each year.  From seniors enrolling in Medicare to the large share of the U.S. population who choose an employer provided offering or selecting among plans on a state exchange, the one constant across all of these settings is that picking the right health insurance plan is extremely difficult. 

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