2016 Private Exchange FORUM Dallas – Pre-Conference Events

Pre-Conference Events:

Pre-Conference Course

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The ABCs of Private Exchanges: An Introductory Crash Course

This hands-on, pre-conference course will help attendees understand the fundamentals of various exchange models and key points in determining whether a private exchange is right for you, your company and/or employees.

Understanding private health insurance exchanges is perhaps the clearest path and means to accomplish several primary goals as it relates to health care and employee benefits, including:

  • Cutting health care costs internally
  • Reducing administrative burden internally
  • Improving choices provided to employees covered under the company health plan(s)
  • Increasing access to coverage for those employees not currently under a company plan
  • Maintaining valid options for active and retired employees

This pre-conference course is designed to answer many of your questions and support you in the development of a singular strategy related to private health insurance exchanges that works in your company’s sole case. We will ensure your goals, objectives and strategies fit with the private exchange model. We evaluate various potential choices among the many types of exchange vendors, and attempt to pinpoint credible sources for your business. We will explore the challenges present when considering exchange solutions as well as review critical features and capabilities to look for and weigh while on your search.

Speakers: Barbara Gniewek, Principal, GHRS, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jonathan Har-Even, Consultant, GHRS PricewaterhouseCoopers

Cost: $89

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Pre-Conference Course

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 • 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Private Exchange Experts: An Advanced Analysis

Have you evaluated or are you implementing a private exchange for your organization? If the answer is yes, this expert-level private exchange course is perfect for you.

This 2-hour advanced course is for employers, brokers and others that want to take their private exchange education and knowledge to the next level.

This course delves deeper into the private exchange marketplace than the beginner course, going beyond basic health insurance exchange development, and focusing on everything from the demands of technologically advanced benefits platforms to the next steps after evaluation/implementation outcome to data-driven support behind health exchanges. :

Join Jennie Korth, Managing Partner at Health Exchange Resources and an expert at private exchange operations, and Dave Osterndorf, Partner and Chief of Health Exchange Resources and an expert actuary, as they share advanced tips on:

  • The benefit options you need in your evolving platform
  • Improving communication and engagement of participants
  • Examining the financial drivers and the role of a defined contribution approach
  • Comparing a single carrier to multiple carrier platform
  • Understanding the risks – and seeing the potential land mines
  • And much more!

Speakers: David A. Osterndorf, FSA, Partner and Chief Actuary, Health Exchange Resources (HER); Jennie Korth, Partner and Co-Founder, Health Exchange Resources (HER)

Cost: $89

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Pre-Conference Course

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

IHC University Course on Health Care Consumerism

Healthcare Consumerism Certification Seal

This pre-certification course is designed to provide an inclusive and robust approach to employee engagement, behavioral change, human capital, health literacy, and personalized health and health care – areas that separate health care consumerism from Consumer-Driven Health Care (CDHC) and account based plans. This course prepares those interested in becoming Certified in HealthCare Consumerism (CHCC), with an CHCC Certification Exam offered online afterward.

You will be guided through an exclusive 200-page IHC University workbook designed to give you step-by-step instructions on how to evaluate your health plans and move them to effective benefit designs that engage members in making better health and health care decisions. This interactive personalized workbook and exercises will provide the principles, strategies, and implementation options unique to your company, including topics from wellness to decision support tools.

Industry expert and retired lead national health care consumerism Principal for PricewaterhouseCoopers Ron Bachman guides you through the entire planning process, from strategy to implementation. You will also learn about:

  • Private & public exchanges explanation/discussion
  • Defined contribution models
  • Issues related to ACA implementation through 2018
  • Other relevant advice for establishing an effective health care consumerism strategy

How this Course Benefits You!

Brokers and Consultants: Understand how to move your business along the continuum of health care consumerism options.
Employers: Develop skills for establishing a 3-5 year benefit strategy. The CHCC designation will help you gain insights to develop plans that relate to C-suite strategies.
Solution Providers: Discover opportunities to expand your product offerings and plan for next generation client needs.
Clinical Care: Gain insights to the relationships between health insurance reform and health care reform. Learn what employers are doing to support treatment plan compliance, health literacy, and adherence to clinical protocols.
Corporate Leadership: Learn cost-saving strategies that can improve the health and productivity of your “human capital.”

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Speakers: Ron Bachman, FSA, MAAA, CHCC, Chairman, Editorial Advisory Board, The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism; Don Cooper, MBA, ACBC, CHCC, President, TriFlex Corporation

Cost: $159

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