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.