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LaChelle Simmons, JD, MCM

Director

LaChelle has over 9 years of insurance regulatory and compliance consulting experience, specializing in healthcare insurance compliance. She has worked closely with health insurers, HMOs, TPAs and other regulated entities on various corporate transactions, company acquisitions, health insurance product and rate development and review, rate and form filings, company licensing, regulatory filings, and expert witness work.

Prior to joining ER, LaChelle worked as a Consultant for Rector & Associates, Inc. where she assisted insurance companies and insurance regulators on a wide range of insurance regulatory compliance matters. She previously served as a Senior Real Estate Attorney for Limited Brands, Inc., a Fortune 200 fashion retailer, and served as an Assistant District Attorney for Milwaukee County in her home state of Wisconsin. Her primary responsibilities as our healthcare compliance specialist will focus on assisting with the administration of policy management, market conduct examinations and other special projects relating to the oversight and implementation of the required provisions relating to the Affordable Care Act.

LaChelle received a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. LaChelle is a licensed attorney and resides and works in Columbus, Ohio.