2012 FORUM West General Sessions

Opening General Session – Day One

Thursday, September 6, 2012  •  9:00 am – 10:30 am

"The Journey to HealthCare Consumerism"

The FORUM’s opening keynote address, “The Journey to HealthCare Consumerism” is a must-attend session for forward-thinking professionals who want to successfully navigate the country’s shifting health and benefit landscape. Whether your company has a thriving consumerism plan in place or you’re just getting started on your journey, our three powerhouse speakers will provide you a comprehensive roadmap to lower costs, PPACA compliance and increased employee morale. Take advantage of this ideal opportunity to network with professionals from across the health and benefit spectrum, from HR managers to C-suite executives to insurance brokers and more.

Our expert panel includes Ron Bachman, president of Health Care Visions and chair of IHC Editorial Advisory Board, Dr. Wendy Lynch, co-director of Altarum Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care and Dr. John Reynolds, president of Health Care Solutions at FIS.

Mr. Bachman will detail the evolution of health care consumerism and discuss what’s next for this megatrend. Dr. Lynch will share insights on the consumer pulse around non-traditional health and benefit programs, and Dr. Reynolds will reveal the latest technological innovations boosting the adoption of consumerism. Stay till the end, and these thought leaders will answer your most pressing health and benefit questions during a lively Q&A session.

Speakers: Ron Bachman, FSA, MAAA, President of Healthcare Visions & Chairman, IHC Editorial Advisory Board; Dr. Wendy Lynch, Co-director, Altarum Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care; Dr. John Reynolds, President, Healthcare Solutions at FIS

Afternoon General Session – Day One

Thursday, September 6, 2012  •  1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

"Health Care Reform: A Potential Pothole on the Journey to HealthCare Consumerism"

Regardless of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), health care reform will remain a pressing issue for U.S. employers for years to come. But what does the ruling mean for your business? How will the result of November’s presidential election affect your health and benefit budget? Will the proposed changes help or hurt your bottom line? These questions and more will be answered during this cutting-edge session. Led by Washington insider Roy “Mr. HSA” Ramthun and Alston + Bird LLP legal expert John Hickman, this panel discussion will give you an inside look at the financial implications of health care reform, and offer practical, actionable strategies your company can use to save money right now. Moderated by Ron Bachman, the discussion will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Moderator: Ron Bachman, FSA, MAAA, President, Health Care Visions and Chairman; IHC Editorial Advisory Board

Speakers: John Hickman, Partner, Alston + Bird LLP; Roy Ramthun, President, HSA Consulting Services, LLC, Former Senior Health Policy Advisor to President George W. Bush

Closing General Session – Day One

Thursday, September 6, 2012  •  4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

"Health Care Transparency Today and Tomorrow – Empowering the Individual"

Being a savvy health care consumer requires the right information, especially as they grow more confident with plans giving them financial incentives to be more prudent about health care spending. In today’s health and benefit landscape, consumers are beginning to demand more health care transparency to help them. They feel they have the right to know price, the right to understand quality differences, and the right to know information around alternatives to procedures or medications prescribed. With care providers rarely offering price menus for medical visits and procedures, or objective information about alternatives available, it’s been a challenge to navigate the health care consumerism experience, …that is, until now. This session will showcase health care and private solution providers who offer innovative price and quality and alternative treatment tools that allow buyers to make better, more educated health care decisions. Get a peek at the latest developments from four progressive providers who design plans with the consumer’s Right to Know in mind.

Moderator: John Young, Senior Vice President, Consumerism, Cigna Healthcare

Speakers: Dena Bravata, Medical Director, Castlight Health; Wally Gomaa, President, ACAP Health, Senior Vice President Holmes Murphy & Associates; Praveen V. Mooganur, Chief Operating Officer, WiserTogether

Morning General Session – Day Two

Friday, September 7, 2012  •  8:30 am – 10:00 am

"Population Health Management Panel"

Want to cut your company’s health care budget? Keep your employeeshealthy. Fewer health insurance claims mean significant savings for your business. While a consumer-directed health plan is an important part of the health care consumerism journey, a wellness program is critical to preventing costly chronic health problems down the road. This interactive session, led by pioneering employee wellness experts Dr. D.W. Edington, Dr. Cindy Haines, Dr. Joel R. Bender and Leah Binder, will provide vital information on what it takes to implement a successful wellness program, encourage employee participation and accurately measure your ROI.

Moderator: Donald P. Weber, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Human Resource Services Group

Speakers: Leah Binder, Chief Executive Officer, The Leapfrog Group; D.W. Edington, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Kinesiology, Director, Health Management Research Center, University of Michigan; Dr. Cindy Haines, Chief Medical Officer of HealthDay and Managing Editor of HealthDay-Physician’s Briefing; Adam Bosworth, Chief Executive Officer, Keas, Inc.

Closing General Session – Day Two

Friday, September 7, 2012  •  Noon – 1:00 pm

Employer Panel: "What HealthCare Consumerism Means to You"

Skyrocketing health care costs, shrinking budgets, low employee participation and improper use of benefits are just a few of the issues that plague HR professionals today. While most companies are unwilling to eliminate employer-sponsored health plans altogether, they struggle to find ways to manage expensive premiums without sacrificing the quality of care their workers receive. Comprised of employers who have successfully implemented health care consumerism plans, this session will offer key insights on how business of all sizes can reduce costs immediately, boost employee morale and productivity, and engage workers in making well-informed health care decisions for themselves and their families. Hear a panel of your peers discuss forward-looking, consumer-driven solutions, including corporate wellness programs, health savings accounts, health reimbursement accounts and supplemental health plans.

Moderator: Jon Comola, CEO and Chairman, Wye River Group and Founder of Foundation for American Healthcare Leadership

Speakers: Jennifer Jung, Director of Benefits for Bridgepoint Education; Diana Andersen, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Zions Bancorporation; Steve Lafferty, Director, Health Benefit, Target Corporation