Private Exchange FORUM Baltimore – Pre-Conference Events

Pre-Conference Events:

Important Notes:

  • Become Certified in HealthCare Consumerism (CHCC): By attending the Private Exchange FORUM and the pre-conference certification course, Making Health Care Consumerism Work: The Steps and Plan, attendees will qualify for Certified in HealthCare Consumerism (CHCC) testing, scheduled and taken online directly after the conference. This session will cover the private exchange and other learning points from the 209 page text required to pass the CHCC exam. Learn more about the IHC University Certification Program by visiting the IHC University today for more information.
  • NEW! Special Certification Program for Brokers on Self-Funding: While anyone is welcomed, this program is especially suited to brokers who want to gain a better understanding of self-funding options for their clients. CEU credit of four hours is available for this course in all 50 states. This session has been extended by one hour to include a Primer on Captive Insurance products for health benefits and their relationship to self-funded, including how Private Exchanges may be used to manage this offering to employees and dependents. The IHC is offering this course in partnership with the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and the instructor is a member of the NAHU staff.
  • Pre-Conference Registration Details: Registration is available on a first come first serve basis, with seating limited to 50 participants for each event listed below. Some Pre-Conference events and courses are offered at an additional cost to the Private Exchange FORUM fee itself. See individual courses for details.

Pre-Conference Certification Course

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Making Health Care Consumerism Work: The Steps and Plan

HRCI approved for 4 hours recertification credit | 4 Hours Insurance CE in selected states

Healthcare Consumerism Certification Seal

Why should employers consider implementing Healthcare Consumerism? Can you show a clear healthcare benefit vision and strategy to your senior management?

“Making Health Care Consumerism Work: The Steps and Plan” will show you why and how. This interactive, knowledge-rich course includes our exclusive 209-page personalized workbook for your notes and exercise results on all 12 sections to the program. You will leave this workshop equipped with the principles, strategies, and implementation options you need, unique to your company.

This session will cover the private exchange and other learning points from the 209 page text required to pass the CHCC exam.

Led by industry expert and retired and lead national healthcare consumerism Principal for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ron Bachman, “Making Health Care Consumerism Work: The Steps and Plan” will walk you through the entire planning process, from strategy to implementation. Also included will be an explanation and discussion of private & public exchanges, specific issues related to ACA implementation now thru 2018, and other timely and relevant advice for establishing an effective healthcare consumerism strategy.

This course is also a training class for those interested in becoming Certified in HealthCare Consumerism (CHCC). Following this course and the accompanying FORUM Conference, CHCC Certification Testing will be offered online to registered candidates.

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Pre-Conference Course – Private Exchanges

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Fundamentals of Private Exchanges – (Designed to prepare employers, brokers and others to benefit from advanced Private Exchange FORUM content.)

This hands-on, pre-conference course will help employers and those working with them understand the various exchange models and key points in determining whether a private exchange is right for your company and your employees.

More and more, employers in the United States are responding to industry surveys similarly. They see private health insurance exchanges as a real option and perhaps the clearest path and means to accomplish several of their primary goals as it relates to healthcare and employee benefits:

  • Cut health care costs internally
  • Reduce administrative burden internally
  • Improve choices provided to employees covered under the company health plan(s)
  • Increase access to coverage for those employees not currently under a company plan
  • Maintain valid options for active and retired employees

Yet, they state that the key questions remain unanswered. With so many options in the market from parties with vested interests – such as brokers, consultants, and even the insurance companies themselves – who can be trusted to deliver the right fit solution for us, an employer with so many unique benefits requirements and distinct employee situations?

This pre-conference course is designed to answer many of your questions as employers and to 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 start by ensuring your goals, objectives and strategies fit with the private exchange model. We will then together 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. And review critical features and capabilities to look for and weigh while on your search.

You will hear from peers who are in a similar place along the decision timeline and you will learn additional contemplations that must be factored into your own timelines. You will leave this course with unbiased information from independent advisors whose desire is to help you gain comparative data on various types of exchange solutions, and to identify helpful resources for decision support, in case purchasing from a private exchange is a path you ultimately take.

Forty-five percent of employers say they are considering private exchanges for their full-time employees before 2018. Nearly 70% say they believe it is important that their advisor is independent of the exchange they are considering. If your organization is one of these employers, or you just want to learn more about what others are considering for defined contributions and private exchange solutions, you don’t want to miss this course.

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Pre-Conference Course – Self-Funding for Brokers

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Special Certification Program for Brokers on Self-Funding

NAHU

Developed by experts in the market space, this 3-hour course instruction will ensure that students understand the key technical components of Self-Funding and that brokers are better prepared to counsel their clients on the various benefits of eliminating most premium tax, lowering the cost of administration, lowering the cost of claims/administration and lowering the cost of customer service to employees.

Additionally, this session has been extended by one hour to include a Primer on Captive Insurance products for health benefits and their relationship to self-funded, including how Private Exchanges may be used to manage this offering to employees and dependents.

While anyone is welcomed, this program is especially suited to brokers who want to gain a better understanding of self-funding options for their clients. CEU credit of four hours is available for this course in all 50 states. The IHC is offering this course in partnership with the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and the instructor is a member of the NAHU staff.

Learn complete details about “The Self-Funding for Brokers” course

Register Now!


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