Dr. Kristin L. Kahle

Founder & CEO


Founder & CEO – NavigateHCR

In 1990, Dr. Kristin Kahle began her insurance career on the Sales Management Team at John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston, MA. Since then, she has served in a variety of capacities for companies including Leavitt Group (National Restaurant Division, Vice President), PIS (Vice President), Intercare Insurance Services (Vice President), SFG Benefits Insurance Services (Vice President of Marketing and Operations), and Lincoln Life Insurance Company (Employee Benefits and Client Services Manager).

Dr. Kahle received her Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Argosy University, where she was the first Doctoral candidate to write a dissertation on Healthcare Reform (ACA). Dr. Kahle also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA, where she was the only female basketball player to score over 1,000 points and get over 1,000 rebounds. Today, Dr. Kahle is a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist (CHRS), a nationally recognized speaker and educator on all areas of compliance, and has been awarded “Most Influential Woman in Benefits” in both 2014 and 2015 by Employee Benefit Advisor.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Dr. Kahle is now the CEO and Founder of NavigateHCR (NHCR), a full-service Affordable Care Act (ACA) and compliance consulting company that offers a variety of services to assist employers and brokers with even the most complex requirements of laws governing employee benefits. NHCR was founded in 2012 and is the oldest ACA technology and compliance company in the country. With a sole focus on simplifying compliance, NHCR acts as an extension to HR Departments in order to lessen the burden on employers of time-consuming processes, distribution of required employee communications, and complicated reporting.

Speaker Questionnaire
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?

What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?

Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?

If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?

How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?

What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

1 Conference. 3 Moonshots.


Moonshot #1​

Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.​



Moonshot #2​

Reimagine engagement and well-being.



Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​


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