Health Insurance for the Urban Poor

Naya Jeeevan is a California-based multinational, not-for-profit, social enterprise that is dedicated to rejuvenating the lives of low-income families throughout the emerging world by providing them with affordable access to quality, catastrophic healthcare. It offers its insurance program at subsidized rates under a novel national group health insurance model (underwritten by Allianz-EFU and IGI Insurance). Naya Jeevan works in collaboration with corporate, academic, and non-profit institutions in order to catalyze a new wave of social responsibility that can be leveraged to realize a positive sustainable outcome for all stakeholders.

Asher Hasan is a 2009 member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a TED Fellow and a Draper Richards Social Entrepreneur Fellow for 2009-2011. In addition, Naya Jeevan and he are the recipients of a $75,000 1st prize in the 2008 NYU Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition. Prior to launching Naya Jeevan, Dr. Hasan served in the capacity of Senior Director of the US Medical Affairs Obesity team for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. During his tenure in the biopharmaceutical industry, Dr. Hasan also completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from New York University's Stern School of Business.

This conversation will be moderated by Niki Armacost, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Arc Finance, Ltd.

12:00 - 12:30 pm - Registration
12:30 - 2:00 pm - Lunch and program

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Event Details

Wed 19 May 2010
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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