2012 FORUM West Pre-Conference

Registration is available on a first come first served basis with seating limited to 50 participants per course offering. Pre-Conference Workshops are an additional cost.

Pre-Conference No. 1

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Health Care Consumerism 101: A Road Map to Consumerism


What if you could design a health and benefit package that met your employees’ needs and your bottom line? Health Care Consumerism 101 will show you how. This interactive, knowledge-rich workshop—including our exclusive 175-page “Health Care Consumerism 101” how-to workbook—will equip you with everything you need to build the best possible plan for your company.

Led by industry expert and former White House advisor Ron Bachman, Health Care Consumerism 101 will walk you through the entire planning process, from strategy to implementation. You’ll also get a copy of Ron’s 175-page workbook, a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to executing the latest consumerism strategies. Take this resource back to your team, make copies and create a viable action plan for company-wide implementation of:

  • Disease management initiatives
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee incentives
  • Account-based plan options
  • Health literacy campaigns

You’ll also have the opportunity to glean insights from businesses with successful consumerism programs already in place, and learn how to work more efficiently with brokers and consultants.

Gain practical, real-life solutions as well as the skills to conduct your own internal strategic plan, navigate the Affordable Care Act and save money. Whether you’re well along the path to health care consumerism or just getting started on your journey, Health Care Consumerism 101 is your road map to proven cost-saving solutions.

SPECIAL BONUS: This workshop has been approved for four recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Speaker: Ron Bachman, FSA MAAA, Senior Fellow of National Center for Policy Analysis, President of Healthcare Visions and Chairman of The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Editorial Advisory Board

Who Should Attend: HR professionals, C-level executives, benefit managers, brokers, consultants, third-party administrators.

Registration: $175 through August 31st

Pre-Conference No. 2

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012  •  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

New! NAHU Consumer-Directed Health Care Certification

Think ahead and bring more value to your clients by becoming a credentialed CDHC expert.

Consumer-directed health care (CDHC) options, including health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) have opened a wealth of new opportunities for forward-looking consumers. They’ve also created new responsibilities—and new challenges—for the consultants, agents and brokers who advise clients on these options.

In response to the consumer pulse, the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) has upgraded its CDHC certification course to give you even broader technical knowledge of consumer-directed plans, and proven methods of communicating their effectiveness to your clients. This half-day course will equip you with everything you need to help clients consider and implement these fast-evolving plans.

Approved in all 50 states for 4 insurance continuing education credit hours, this course:

  • Compares HRAs, HSAs and other plan designs
  • Considers current and projected adoption
  • Presents comprehensive guidance on eligibility, contributions and all technical elements
  • Provides a framework for selling CDHC and another for implementing CDHC, which brokers may share with employers
  • Offers enrollment and communication strategies and tactics
  • Involves class participants in breakout discussions on ways to implement hypothetical cases

Be even more value to your clients by signing up for two exciting new workshop options at IHC FORUM West:

Speakers: Scott Mardis, Senior VP Business Development, AmeriFlex.

Who Should Attend: Brokers, consultants, insurance agents, employers

Registration: $195.00 through August 31st