Gaunya is a co-owner and the Chief Innovation Officer of Borislow Insurance. He is an employee benefits advisor with over 25 years of experience and a pioneer in the use of Consumer-Driven Health and Wellness Plans (CDHP) to lower healthcare costs and improve health and well-being. Mark is passionate about the power of consumerism, health and wellness to transform workplace culture and he is an expert in the Affordable Care Act. His unique ability is in developing innovative solutions to complex challenges. \nMark enjoys working with clients who want a strategic advisor rather than just a broker. His most productive partnerships are with organizations who view health and wellness as a business strategy – and who want to engage, educate and empower their employees and their families to live healthier lifestyles and make more informed healthcare choices.\nMark co-authored Bend the Healthcare Trend – a book written about Consumer-Driven Health and Wellness Plans. He is also the co-author of Inspire to Act – a book written about living an attitude of gratitude. Mark has been quoted and published regionally and nationally in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Health-Plan Inter-Study, Round the Table magazine, Insurance News Net, Employee Benefit Advisor and Employee Benefit News. He has also been a featured speaker at the National Association of Health Underwriters, Million Dollar Round Table, Top of the Table, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and Employee Benefit News as well as various industry associations around the country.\nMark is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, devoted husband to Debbie and the proud father of Grayson, Kelly and Brooke. He is the current NAHU National Chair on Healthcare Cost and Quality Transparency, Immediate Past President of the MA Association of Health Underwriters, Member of the Million Dollar Round Table and Top of the Table and a board member of various insurance company advisory councils.
Commentary: Since 2010, the ACA has avoided 50 repeal votes in Congress and two lawsuits in the Supreme Court. Until October, no structural changes were considered then magically, compromise appears. What does it mean?