2013 FORUM West Partners

HealthCare Consumerism Solutions Magazine

HealthCare Consumerism Solutions
As the lead media sponsor for the IHC FORUM, and the official publication of the IHC, each issue is focused 100% on innovative health and benefit management solutions as an advocate for health care consumerism. The collective voice heard within the articles, company profiles, case studies and suggestions for solutions helps stakeholders make better decisions about health care programs during one of the most dynamic times in our industry’s history. Available in print and digital (viewable on laptops, computers, tablets and mobile devices).

HealthCare Exchange Solutions Magazine

HealthCare Exchange Solutions
HealthCare Exchange Solutions, a magazine supplement to HealthCare Consumerism Solutions and lead media sponsor for IHC FORUM, covers the most significant shift in how Americans purchase health insurance in many years, focusing exclusively on the emergence of health insurance benefits exchanges and defined contributions. The exchanges, simply put, represent an important opportunity for advancing consumerism in health care. Available in print and digital (viewable on laptops, computers, tablets and mobile devices).

United Benefit Advisors (UBA)

United Benefit Advisors
United Benefit Advisors® is the nation’s leading independent benefits advisory organization with more than 140 Partner Firms in more than 200 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. UBA Partners educate nearly 5 million employees and their families to become better health care consumers and lead healthier lives, easing the strain on health care claims and costs. Our Partners saved employers on average 5.2 percent from the initial medical plan renewal offer in 2012, which translates to a staggering $584.1 million in annual medical plan cost savings.

Enroller Resource Center (ERC)

Enroller Resource Center
Enroller Resource Center has almost 1300 independent benefit counselors (230 bilinguals) located all across the country. These enrollers contract with carriers and enrollment firms to do onsite and Call Center benefits communications. ERC consults with its clients to create effective and affordable worksite communications.

National Association of Alternative Benefits Consultants, Inc. (NAABC)

National Association of Alternative Benefits Consultants, Inc. (NAABC)
The The National Association of Alternative Benefits Consultants, Inc. (NAABC), is a professional “non-commercial” trade organization that was developed to represent insurance producers and brokers across the United States who market Health Savings Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements and other Consumer Driven Health Plans to individuals and employers/groups. Our goal is to provide formal support and education to those agents who are, or wish to become active in the consumer driven health plan and self-funding markets.

Wye River Group on Healthcare (WRGH)

Wye River Group on Healthcare
Wye River Group on Healthcare (WRGH) and its affiliated Foundation for American Health Care Leadershipsm (FAHCL) are nonpartisan, not for profit entities, which serve as catalysts to raise awareness and broaden perspectives to enable constructive healthcare change.

The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

Insurance Thought Leadership

Insurance Thought Leadership
Insurance Thought Leadership exists to “simplify the complex.” The insurance industry is fraught with complexity so our defining vision is to aggregate and deliver best practice solutions from highly respected experts in their field. Insurance Thought Leadership provides knowledge and experience at a time when its needed most, times of sweeping change and market uncertainty. Whether it’s Healthcare, Worker’s Compensation, Property & Casualty, Auto, Sophisticated Life Insurance designs, Directors & Officer’s, Safety, Risk Control or other Claims Management, Insurance Thought Leadership promises to deliver the most relevant mind share the industry has to offer, thus our defining vision … to “simplify the complex.”

BenefitsLink.com & EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com

BenefitsLink.com and EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com
Since 1995, the BenefitsLink daily e-newsletters have provided employee benefits professionals with the latest developments and analysis in plan compliance, administration, policy and design – we scour the web to deliver the very best articles to keep you on top of this ever-changing field. Our website includes active message boards, industry news and an extensive calendar of conferences and webcasts. EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com offers the opportunity to find the best-informed benefits professionals to fill job openings in this niche field.

National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)

National Association of Health Underwriters NAHU
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents more than 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, general agents, consultants and benefit professionals through more than 200 chapters across America. NAHU members service the health insurance needs of large and small employers as well as people seeking individual health insurance coverage. Every day, NAHU members work to obtain insurance for clients who are struggling to balance their desire to purchase high-quality and comprehensive health coverage with the reality of rapidly escalating medical care costs. As such, one of NAHU’s primary goals is to do everything we can to promote access to affordable health insurance coverage.

MyHealthGuide Newsletter

MyHealthGuide Newsletter
MyHealthGuide Newsletter is published weekly for subscribers in the self-funded community including TPAs, stop loss carriers and MGUs, PPOs, PBMs, LC/DM firms, legal and legislative parties and more. Article categories include: General & Company News; People News; Market Trends, Studies, Books & Opinions; Legal, Legislative & Regulatory News; Medical News and Upcoming Conferences. Subscribe free at www.MyHealthGuide.com

OnSite Clinics

OnSite Clinics
The FORUM is dedicated to the collection and dissemination of news and ideas relating to employer sponsored workplace health installations and OnSite Clinics.

Care Continuum Alliance

Care Continuum Alliance
The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 organizations and individuals and aligns all stakeholders on the care continuum toward improving population health. Through advocacy, research and education, the Care Continuum Alliance advances strategies to improve care quality and outcomes and reduce preventable costs for the well and those with and at risk of chronic conditions. Learn more at http://www.carecontinuumalliance.org.

American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO)

American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO)
The American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) is the leading national association of preferred provider organizations (PPOs). AAPPO’s membership includes both payer and non-risk networks, as well as affiliate organizations. Established in 1983, AAPPO was created to advance awareness of the health care benefits — greater access, choice and flexibility — that PPOs bring to more than 203 million Americans. Since its inception, AAPPO has been the only association advocating solely on behalf of PPOs and their affiliates, and continues to lead the way in promoting, supporting and advocating on behalf of the PPO industry.

National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO)

National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO)
The NASHO is a subsidiary association of the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) founded to advance and evolve specialty healthcare delivery in the United States. Its mission is to enhance and promote the value proposition of specialty health organizations. To learn more about NASHO, visit www.nasho.org.

National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP)

National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP)
The NAVCP is the trade association for the Managed Vision Care industry serving as the voice for the vision benefits industry. The mission of NAVCP is efficient consumer access to quality vision care through promotion and advancement of the vision benefits industry. NAVCP strives to improve quality and efficiency in the delivery of vision care for consumers and providers and promotes the value and importance of vision care and vision benefits to both consumers and employers. The 16 primary member companies manage extensive networks of vision care providers and include vision benefit coverage to tens of millions of Americans.

Third Party Administrators Association of America (TPAAA)

Third Party Administrators Association of America (TPAAA)
The Third Party Administrators Association of America (TPAAA) advocates advancement of state public policy and business interests for Third Party Administrators (TPAs) to foster choice, innovation, and quality affordable healthcare delivery options for self-funded employers, Taft-Hartley and municipal health benefit plans nationwide.

MCOL

MCOL
MCOL is a leading publisher of health care business information, offering online memberships, newsletters, webinars, training software, resource books, directories, web content, and much more to health care business professionals since 1995.

Convenient Care Association

Convenient Care Association
Convenient Care Association is the national trade association of companies and healthcare systems that provide consumers with accessible, affordable, quality healthcare in close to 1500 retail-based locations. CCA works primarily to enhance and sustain the growth of the Convenient Care industry through sharing resources, best practices and common standards of operation. For more information, please visit: www.ccaclinics.org.

The Healthcare Intelligence Network

The Healthcare Intelligence Network
The Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. This information hub draws from more than 50 exclusive publications covering five key areas: managed care; hospital and health system management; health law and regulation; clinical care and outcomes; and the healthcare industry. HIN’s senior management has years of experience in the business of healthcare ­ providing you with the key strategic information you need.

Producers eSource

Producers eSource

ProducerseSource.com is a web-based content site designed exclusively for insurance and financial professionals who need innovative, informative and implementable strategies that you can use to grow your practices quickly and attract a steady stream of prospects. We deliver the best marketing solutions, sales tips, prospecting and networking strategies to grow your practices as well as trend information and news that affect your business. ProducerseSource.com is the only site that delivers informative content that you can immediately apply. Specialties include: Insurance, Financial Services, Sales and Marketing.

Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists

Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists

Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists is the premier consulting firm serving the pharmacy benefits industry, offering corporate clients, unions, government agencies and managed care organizations leading edge services. Founded in 1996, Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists is one of the most experienced consulting firms performing hundreds of pharmacy benefit audits and reviewing the accuracy of millions of pharmacy claims. For all Plan Sponsors wanting detailed discussions on topical issues and market competitive information in the pharmacy benefits industry without bias or "advertising", our annual Pharmacy Benefits Academy, and the newly developed PBA West serve as ideal forums for such discussions and idea sharing. Visit the PBA website to read more about these innovative programs, and about future locations nationwide.

Medical Travel Today

Medical Travel today

Medical Travel Today is the FREE newsletter of the medical tourism industry. Written and edited by experts in international healthcare, Medical Travel Today keeps its readers abreast of trends, deals, new business, competition, medical advances, legal issues, and the advancement of care for the rapidly growing ranks of medical travelers. This newsletter publishes twice monthly.

U.S. Domestic Medical Travel

U.S. Domestic Medical Travel

U.S. Domestic Medical Travel™ is a U.S.-based newsletter focusing on a fast-growth phenomenon in the new era of health reforms: rapid adoption of a domestic medical tourism, employer receptivity to a medical travel benefit and consumer willingness to travel to other parts of the United States to access higher quality care that often meets their budget requirements. This newsletter will publish once monthly, complementing Medical Travel Today, which serves the international market.

PRESIDENT&CEO

PRESIDENT&CEO

PRESIDENT&CEO is an integrated digital platform for, and about, America’s most under-appreciated businesspeople: middle market C-level executives. PRESIDENT&CEO delivers relevant content through a website, app, digital magazine, enewsletter and more – focused entirely on this most vital group – their lives, their businesses and their future.

Healthiest Employers

Healthiest Employers

Healthiest Employer is a research and technology company, with a focus on worksite wellness and productivity. The Healthiest Employer Awards program has been conducted in over forty U.S. cities with over four thousand participating companies. Learn more at www.HealthiestEmployers.com.

Southern Nevada Human Resources Association (SNHRA)

Southern Nevada Human Resources Association

The Southern Nevada Human Resources Association (SNHRA) is the premier professional association for Human Resources for southern Nevada, including the Las Vegas Valley. SNHRA has nearly 300 members, representing more than 200 organizations. As an Award-winning Affiliate Chapter of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), SNHRA provides local professional development, networking, community support and more for our local Members and Guests. Visit SNHRA.org to Join or to find out more.

Benefit Advisors Network

Benefit Advisors Network

Founded in 2002, the Benefit Advisors Network (BAN) is an exclusive, premier, national network of independent, employee benefit brokerage and consulting companies. BAN delivers industry leading tools, technology, and expertise to member firms so that they can deliver optimum results to their employee benefit customers. BAN intentionally limits membership because of the highly collaborative interactions. Members, trademarked as Smart Partners®, are screened prior to being granted membership to ensure they distinguish themselves from their competitors through their knowledge of the employee benefits industry, ethical approach, business acumen, and strategic vision.