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The Phia Group Becomes a SIIA Diamond Member
MyHealthGuide Source: The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA), 12/5/2013, www.SIIA.org and www.PhiaGroup.com
The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) announced that The Phia Group, LLC has upgraded to Diamond member status. Diamond membership (formerly known as Premier membership) signifies the highest level of support for SIIA and demonstrates a company's leadership position within the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace.
"Our business has been built successfully over the last decade in large part through active SIIA involvement so it makes perfect sense to become a Diamond member," said The Phia Group CEO Adam Russo. "This decision also reflects our appreciation for the association's effective government relations efforts that are especially important given the ongoing legislative/regulatory developments at both federal and state level."
The Phia Group's membership upgrade reflects an ongoing increased interest among major industry players of the importance of supporting the association that is best positioned to protect and promote the self-insurance/ART marketplace.
Diamond Members receive a special package of valuable benefits including: complimentary/discounted conference registrations, complimentary advertisements in The Self-Insurer, guaranteed opportunities for committee participation, invitation to annual planning meeting with SIIA's board of directors, private meeting space at SIIA national conference, banner advertisement on the home page of SIIA's web site, signage/promotion at all SIIA conferences, and more.
About The Phia Group
Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, The Phia Group is an experienced provider of health care cost containment techniques offering comprehensive claims recovery, plan document and consulting services designed to control health care costs and protect plan assets. The Phia Group's overall mission is to reduce the cost of plans through its recovery strategies, innovative technologies, legal expertise, and focused, flexible customer service.
True to its motto "A Revolutionary Passion for Savings," The Phia Group has become one of the most innovative and fastest growing cost containment firms in the nation, and is a pioneer setting the highest standards in the health care marketplace. Visit www.PhiaGroup.com.
The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) is a dynamic, member-based association dedicated to protecting and promoting the business interests of companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer (ART) industry, both domestically and internationally. Contact Mike Ferguson at (800) 851-7789, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.SIIA.org.
Risk Solutions Captive, Inc. Enters Self-funded Market Offering Captive Options for Small to Mid-Size Companies
MyHealthGuide Source: Risk Solutions Captive, Inc., 12/13/2013, www.risksolutionscaptive.com
Hendersonville, TN -- Risk Solutions Captive, Inc. is pleased to announce their entrance into the self-funded market for 2014. While the captive insurance market has been widely used by America's largest companies (estimates show that 90% of the Fortune 500 use a captive in some way), small to mid-size employers have never had the luxury. Risk Solutions Captive now offers this option for health insurance based on legislation passed in Tennessee through Protective Cell Captive (TN H.B. 2007).
Captive options provide flexibility to control healthcare costs, set risk ceilings, leverage tax advantages and meet healthcare reform mandates; adding real monetary value to their users. This financial security provides peace of mind for employers, thus leading to the highest quality experience for captive users throughout the process.
"Our new employee benefits captive is a game changer. It allows employers to offer a self- funded medical plan, with the risk transfer advantages of a captive, while continuing to offer employees competitive benefits—it's a win-win!" says Bill Beeler, President.
Risk Solutions Captive's clients also benefit from the partnership with Health Cost Solutions (HCS). With over 32 years in the business, HCS offers a vast network of providers, reinsurance carriers, utilization review and broker networks providing these employers with the experience they need to succeed. This knowledge, paired with the resources of Gerber Life equals a powerful combination of know-how and financial strength.
Contact Risk Solutions Captive for more information and to determine how this model can work for your organization: Bill Beeler at email@example.com.
POMCO Group and Anthem Blue Cross of California to Partner in California
MyHealthGuide Source: POMCO Group, 12/11/2013, www.POMCOGroup.com
Syracuse, NY -- POMCO Group, one of the nation's largest benefits administrators, has announced a partnership with Anthem Blue Cross of California (Anthem Blue Cross), California's largest healthcare benefits provider. Through this partnership, POMCO Group will offer California employers an array of diversified administrative services, reinsurance, and member engagement solutions, coupled with Anthem's top-tier provider network, medical management, and related services.
POMCO Group will leverage its market knowledge and self-funding expertise, in collaboration with Anthem Blue Cross, to identify new opportunities for growth in California. "The market in California is broad, diverse, and complex. We feel that a strategic partnership with Anthem Blue Cross, a long-standing market leader, presents tremendous opportunities for our organizations to provide innovative self-funded solutions to plan sponsors across the state," states POMCO Group President and Chief Executive Officer Robert W. Pomfrey.
"From serving individual members in our state's exchange, employer-based solutions in our private exchange, to working with large customers that self-fund, Anthem Blue Cross is committed to providing high-quality care and cost-effective options to our customers. Adding POMCO Group to our family of TPA partners extends our commitment to offering best-in-class solutions for California businesses. New business will be quoted for effective dates of April 1, 2014 and forward," said Paige Rothermel, Vice President of large group sales, at Anthem Blue Cross.
POMCO Group will offer a seamless service platform across a variety of product areas. "Anthem Blue Cross and POMCO Group share a vision of offering proactive solutions in the self-funded space. Our complementary areas of focus and member engagement will serve our customers, brokers, and consultants well." states POMCO Group Regional President Lawrence F. Thompson.
About POMCO Group
POMCO Group is one of the nation's largest independent benefits administrators assembling fully-integrated services to provide comprehensive, cost-effective solutions for clients. Comprised of specialized divisions with a united focus on offering customized, flexible employee benefits, risk management and outsourcing options, POMCO Group was established in 1978 and has offices throughout the United States. Contact Eboni Britt, Marketing Manager, at 315.432.9171 x4139, firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.POMCOGroup.com.
Caprock Health Group Acquires Third Party Administration division of Employee Benefit Services
MyHealthGuide Source: Caprock Health Group, 12/12/2013, www.caprockhp.com
Lubbock, TX/San Antonio, TX -- Caprock Health Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of the third party administration division of Employee Benefit Services (EBS). EBS is an established healthcare services company providing brokerage services, benefits administration, eligibility management and third party administration services. The EBS third party administration (TPA) division serves self-funded employer health plans in the greater San Antonio, Texas Region. The acquisition makes Caprock Health Group one of the largest health care services organizations in the region.
The acquisition will continue Caprock Health Group's strategic initiative related to geographic expansion, product diversification and growth. The merger of Caprock and EBS's TPA will enhance the Caprock Health Group's position as an industry leader in innovative plan management and cost containment services.
"The Villemain family have done a tremendous job developing a high quality, service oriented Third Party Administrative firm. Caprock Health Group is proud to have been chosen to advance the EBS service model through our acquisition of EBS. EBS is a great complement to the Caprock Health Group of family companies. Their business model is a very good fit and they have great leadership who know our industry and will continue to support the self-funded employer groups involved," said David Adams, CEO of Caprock Health Group.
"Employee Benefit Services is pleased with the completion of the transition of our TPA Division to Caprock Health Group. We feel this acquisition of our TPA division will be beneficial for our clients, and at the same time, better align EBS's services for long term growth," said EBS President Pete Villemain.
Employee Benefit Services is a full service Brokerage Firm. Family owned and operated for 25 years the Villemain family offers clients quality products and services delivered promptly at competitive prices. As a brokerage EBS works directly with clients to offer a full line of benefit products and services as well as consulting with employers on customized self- insured employee benefit programs. Through a mutually beneficial partnership, they promote a spirit of teamwork among clients, employees and vendors.
Caprock Health Group is a health care services organization comprised of affiliated companies working in close coordination to provide an effective integrated solution for employers and insurance brokers who want the very best in self-funded health plan management and fully insured plan access. Caprock Health Group offers a full suite of products which are designed to provide each employer maximum cost savings. Our focus is helping employers manage long-term health care costs by empowering employees through education, creating healthier consumers, and incorporating highly effective cost containment strategies. Contact Annette Alonzo, Director of Marketing, at Caprock Health Group, at 806.698-5883, email@example.com and visit www.caprockhp.com.
6 Degrees Health Announces Co-Marketing Agreement with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
MyHealthGuide Source: 6 Degrees Health, Inc., 12/16/2013, www.6degreeshealth.com and www.swissre.com
Beaverton, OR -- 6 Degrees Health, a catastrophic solutions network, announces a co- marketing agreement with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. The agreement illustrates 6 Degrees' and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions like-mindedness as to how complex high-dollar ("catastrophic") care can be best mitigated.
Many industry veterans and reputable sources, such as Milliman, reiterate the fact that catastrophic care results in a health plan's top expense, which is generated by a small percentage of a plan's overall population. 6 Degrees' OURsolutions™ achieves next-level mitigation with catastrophic care by employing proprietary strategies to facilitate upstream engagement. These strategies create a win-win for health plans and patients by offering optimal clinical and financial outcomes.
The co-marketing agreement with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions encourages the collaboration necessary to achieve greater penetration with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' current policyholders. According to David Vizzini, 6 Degrees Health's President, "The success with OURsolutions™ is not merely the result of our team's ingenuity, but rather our commitment to actively listening to the market, and reciprocating with solutions."
Jeff Argotsinger, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Employer Stop Loss Product Leader adds, "We believe the innovative approach taken by 6 Degrees Health will assist in the predictability long desired to control cancer-related costs. We also hope this arrangement will help to provide an enhancement to our policyholders, and encourage opportunities to collaborate on management of large claims."
About 6 Degrees Health, Inc.
6 Degrees Health, a catastrophic solutions network, delivers a multifaceted suite of innovative solutions to proactively mitigate the exposure with transplants, cancer, cardiac and other complex high-dollar care. OURsolutions™ is designed for Insurers, Third Party Administrators, Stop Loss and Reinsurance carriers, Self-Insured Employee Health Plans, Health Maintenance Organizations, and Government Health Plans. OURsolutions™ promotes improved patient outcomes, optimizes Payor savings, and delivers the incremental volume to OURproviders™. The keystone of 6 Degrees Health's solutions is its proprietary analytics platform (OURmep™) … there is no equal in the market executing the transparency necessary to achieve a win-win for Patient, Payor and Provider. Contact David Vizzini, President, 6 Degrees Health, Inc., at firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-640-9933 ext. 102 and visit www.6degreeshealth.com.
About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is a leading provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing direct and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients. From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions deploys its capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk taking upon which enterprise and progress in society depend. Contact Matt Leming, A&H Sales Leader, at 913.676.5439, email@example.com and visit www.swissre.com/esl.
Cost Plus Advisors, LLC, Founded To Help Self-Funded Plans Take Advantage of Transparency
MyHealthGuide Source: Cost Plus Advisors, LLC, 12/12/2013, www.costplusadvisors.com
Cost Plus Advisors, LLC was founded to help self-funded plan sponsors reduce the cost of claims without reducing benefits or increasing payroll deductions. We believe that an employer/plan-sponsor should be able to purchase health care services in the same transparent manner it procures other goods and services for their company and that contracts with service providers should be written to protect plan assets.
Founders include David Huerta and Bob Duch.
David is a veteran benefit consultant, working in the insurance industry for over 25 years. Huerta is recognized by his clients, service providers and peers as a leader and expert. Early in his career, David was a wholesaler for two Fortune 100 insurers where he learned the dynamics of underwriting, managed care and alternate financing. During that time he placed numerous national accounts.
For the past fourteen years, Huerta has owned Group Benefit Strategies, Inc. a national benefit consulting firm. "Niche-based technology should be embraced," says Huerta, "as it will bring innovative solutions that ensures results (reduced spend, improved return)." As a business owner and understanding the need for information to make clear decisions, David's vision for cost control is truly in alignment with plan sponsors.
David and, Cost Plus Advisors, LLC's other co-founder, Bob Duch, realized that transparency and cost information were lacking in the current model of benefits. If a plan sponsor changed the way health care services were purchased costs can be reduced. Working together, the Principals will provide unparalleled service and support as your financials are improved for the first time in the benefit spend category.
Plan sponsors are spending more on health care than ever before. This problem will only compound as Health Care Reform requirements are implemented. Cost shifting to the employee via increasing payroll deductions and reductions in benefit schedules will not solve the cost problem. There seems to be no end in sight.
The Cost Plus Model provides a pricing methodology that reduces the actual costs of health care services. The Cost Plus Model of purchasing health care services applies to pharmacy, physician and facility claim sectors collectively or individually. In addition, The Cost Plus Model provides in depth line by line audits on every hospital claim. Your PPO contract specifically does NOT allow you to perform these audits. Don't believe it? Ask your claim Administrator for a copy of your PPO network's contract.
PHX Two-Time Hire Power Award Winner from INC Magazine
MyHealthGuide Source: Premier Healthcare Exchange (PHX), 12/10/2103, www.phx-online.com
Bedminster, NJ - December 10, 2013 - Premier Healthcare Exchange (PHX), Inc. a leading provider of healthcare cost management services, is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year it has been named as a recipient of the Hire Power Award from INC. magazine. This award is in recognition of the company's performance as a leading contributor to the growth of jobs within the private sector of U.S. businesses. PHX's outstanding performance ranked it third in the insurance business category for the 2009-2012 measurement period and placed it in sixth place as one of the top job creators in New Jersey.
"For the second year in a row, we are pleased to recognize the employers who are putting Americans back to work for a second time," says Eric Schurenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. "The Hire Power Awards are the only awards that single out job creators. We think it's fitting to pay tribute to company founders not just for their business prowess but also for their immense contribution to the welfare of U.S. workers and the vitality of the U.S. economy."
"This year's recognition may be even more of a special honor for PHX than winning the inaugural Hire Power Award because it recognizes the continued growth our company is achieving. At PHX, our business promise is to deliver quality products, outstanding performance and valued partnerships that enable the construction of a strong, sustainable, New Jersey based National enterprise. The secret of our success is that we take pride in the fact that we care about our employees and we are consistently determined to provide each of them a superior work environment to enhance their individual talent and help them achieve their goals, stated PHX Chief Executive Officer, Todd Roberti. Importantly, the success of our business depends on people to provide the life fluids of our business- innovation and service. The more we grow, the more we depend upon the talent of our workforce as our success is directly proportional to the commitment and capabilities that the dedicated team of PHX employees exhibit every day."
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. Visit www.inc.com.
Premier Healthcare Exchange (PHX) was incorporated in 2001. The company provides advanced network and cost management solutions for health plans that combine claim processing automation with professional services to deliver a timely, centralized approach to healthcare cost management. This approach results in a significant reduction in payment errors, appreciable improvement in the time needed to bring claims to resolution and in savings that substantially reduce the healthcare costs of its clients. PHX solutions are utilized by industry leading insurance companies, Taft-Hartley Funds, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Third Party Administrators (TPAs). PHX has been recognized four times by NJBIZ as one of the fastest growing companies in New Jersey and in 2013 PHX became a five time recipient of the Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. Also in, 2013 PHX received the "Best Places to Work in New Jersey Award" from NJBIZ. Contact Leo Garneau, Chief Marketing Officer, SVP, at firstname.lastname@example.org, (888) 311-3505 ext. 296 and visit www.phx-online.com..
United Claim Solutions (UCS) is
On The Move
Florence Government Center Select CareHere to Manage On-site Health & Wellness
MyHealthGuide Source: Mark Hansel, 12/11/2013, Cincinnati Enquirer
Editor's Note: The publisher of this Newsletter also serves as president of CareHere, LLC.
A health care center that opened on Tuesday (12/10/2013) at the Florence Government Center is part of an innovative concept that provides services for employees from the public and private sectors.
TThe Florence Health and Wellness Center is open to municipal employees and their dependents in Florence, Covington and Kenton County, as well as those of Meyer Tool and other private-sector partners. A similar facility that opened in Covington this year may also be used by program participants.
Florence Mayor Diane Whalen said the center provides another health care option for employees of local governments and private industry in Northern Kentucky. "Anything we can do to encourage wellness and well care is important," Whalen said. "We look forward to a very long relationship with CareHere as we bring an opportunity for our employees and their dependents to have a healthier lifestyle…while controlling health care costs and benefit costs."
TTennessee-based CareHere specializes in providing on-site health care through self-insured employers. The company manages the Florence Health and Wellness Center as well as the one in Covington.
Kenton County administrator Joe Shriver, right, talks with Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso and human resources director Terry Fornash in an exam room at the new Florence Health and Wellness Center in the city's government center. They were touring the facility after a ribbon- cutting ceremony.
"The real bottom line will be patient experience," Bernie Livers, vice president of sales and marketing for CareHere, said. "We really believe that this type of care and taking care of the patient is what (the partners) are trying to accomplish."
CareHere manages more than 140 clinics nationwide and will oversee a center being planned for Newport that will also become part of the Northern Kentucky partnership when it opens.
Services provided include treatment of both acute and chronic conditions such as colds or flu, high blood pressure, diabetes, annual physicals, lab work and generic prescription dispensing.
Linda Chapman, finance director for the city of Florence, said the cost savings and convenience of having an on-site health center made the city's participation an easy call. "Most of the savings come from cutting out the third parties, by contracting directly with the doctor as opposed to going to another physician's office," Chapman said.
The ability to offer lab work directly rather than through an institution and to purchase and offer generic prescriptions at wholesale prices also reduces costs.
Public and Private Partnership
Chapman said cost savings and convenience are what have attracted private-sector partners as well.
AAdditional services available to companies such as Meyer Tool include pre-employment physicals and drug testing, and initial triage of work-related accidents. Meyer Tool is headquartered near Camp Washington in Cincinnati and has a plant in Erlanger.
Covington City Manager Larry Klein said the facility there has only been open for a few months, but the feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive. "The employees that are using it are coming back and are of the same mind that the quality of care is amazing," Klein said. "We want to get our utilization up, and I think that as employees become aware of what is available that will happen."
MMark Morgan is president of Sherrill Morgan, the insurance broker for all three of the government entities involved. He said the collaborative nature of the partnership stands out. "That is what is really unique about this circumstance, not only that it's health care, but that private industry and government get to work together on something that benefits them both," Morgan said. "One of the No. 1 issues in our country is, ‘When can I see my doctor, and how long can I see the doctor?' and this addresses that in a very significant manner. "
Dr. Jerry Tolbert,, the wellness center physician, said he expects the concept to become more widely used as people become familiar with its benefits. "This is exactly the way I want to practice medicine, where you have enough time with the patient to find out what's wrong and address their problems," Tolbert said. "When you look at the partnership between government and private industry there has always been an agreement to pay for insurance, but not many really looked at providing health care. When people started to look at it, it made more sense to, instead of paying for people to go to the doctor, pay the doctor to see them."
The facilities in Covington and Florence are expected to be able to accommodate up to 4,000 employees and about 8,000 patients, including dependents.
About Sherrill Morgan
Our company was founded in 1969 by Sherrill Morgan as Sherrill D. Morgan & Associates, Inc. and originally specialized in estate planning. Today, we are a privately held corporation with a credit rating of A+. We are unique in placing emphasis on creating strategic plans that help our clients plan for the future of their benefits programs. We firmly believe that employers must be proactive in managing their benefits programs. Rather than switching carriers in order to get a "new business rate," we prefer to take measures that will make programs sound for years to come. Contact Mark Morgan, President, at 859.291.6600, email@example.com and visit www.sherrillmorgan.com.
About CareHere, LLC
Based in Nashville, TN, CareHere specializes in providing on-site healthcare through employers, including municipalities and state governments, by making healthcare easier, better and more affordable. CareHere manages clinics in more than over 20 states We provide medical services to over 85,000 employees and over 190,000 patients accessing over 600,000 appointments annually. Our model, which integrates wellness and case management with high-quality primary and chronic patient care support, CareHere has provided companies measurable savings in their employee health benefit costs. Contract Bernie Livers, VP Sales, at (615) 376-9623, BLivers@CareHere.com and visit www.CareHere.com..
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Please contact Kristine Broich at firstname.lastname@example.org, 651.894.6420.
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2013 Aegis Risk Medical Stop Loss
MyHealthGuide Source: AEGIS Risk, 2013,
TPA Cannot Be Sued for MHPAEA Violations
Pregnancy After Bariatric
Surgery Increases Risk to Offspring
Researchers commented that poorer nutrient absorption in women who have had bariatric surgery may have result in micronutrient deficiencies that negatively affect both fetal and placental growth.
Medical Stop-Loss Providers Ranked by Annual Premium Survey
Editor's Note: The following is a recurring article. This Newsletter is often asked by readers for a list of medical stop-loss providers and their respective premiums. Below the first of a recurring article that attempts to lists stop-loss providers and annual premiums. Sources includes press releases, AM Best reports, conference presentations and more.
Other stop-loss leaders include the following list. However, we await reader response providing stop-loss premium volume (and additional carriers) so that each could be added to the table above.
Stop-loss Premium Volume is not the Whole Story
Industry executives question the purpose of a chart reporting only stop-loss premium without additional information such as:
Should reader interest indicate such measures are important, this Newsletter will attempt to collect and report.
Reader response and correction is encouraged. Sources will be cited. Please send updates / changes to Info@MyHealthGuide.com.
January 28-29, 2014
Health Benefits Conference and Expo presented by HBCE. Topics include: Health Insurance Exchange Models - Initial Results And Expected Changes, Employee Engagement For Health Promotion & Cost Control, Total Population Health Management: Cost And Quality, Wellness In Affordable Care Act (ACA), Onsite Health Services / Clinics - Promise And Performance, Prescription Management, More. Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL - Tampa Bay Area. Contact HBCE at 941-484-1430 or info@HBCE.com.
February 4-5, 2014
11th Annual Workers' Compensation Insurance ExecuSummit presented by ExecuSummit, LLC. Mega-Trends Influencing the Workers' Compensation Insurance Industry Challenges Amid the Economic Crisis inducing The First Report of Injury: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask, Busted! Identifying, Proving And Prosecuting Workers' Compensation Fraud, Causation and Determination of Workplace elatedness, Chronic Injury Risk-Factors and the Importance of Hiring Right in Reducing Injury Experience; The Role of the Media in a Healthy Workers' Compensation System; Strategies to Decrease Claim Cost & Improve Outcomes; Workplace Violence: Understanding and Defusing the Violent Mind; Medication Trends Shaping Workers' Compensation; AMA, Obesity & "Disease" = A Big, Fat Problem For Employers; * Subrogation: Identifying Hidden Third Party Liability in Worker's Compensation Claims. Location: The Mohegan Sun - Centrally Located between New York City and Boston. Contact Lisa Falzarine at 845-306-1340 x 719, email@example.com and visit www.WorkersCompConference.com.
February 5-7, 2014
2014 Executive Forum presented by Heath Care Administrators Association (HCAA). Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV. www.HCAA.org.
February 10-11, 2014
The 11th Annual 'Make in America™ Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit pre presented by Financial Research Associates, LLC. Featuring How the health insurance exchanges and the ACA will impact your fund, Which investment strategies you need to pursue now to ensure your plan's full funding, The latest developments in behavioral health treatments, The use and impact of social media in your communications strategy, A deep dive into alternative investments, from hedge funds to private equity and real estate, A balanced look at the pros and cons of outsourcing all or some of your CIO functions, How to effectively apply environmental, social and governance principles to your investments, A look into patient-centered medical homes and ACOs: do they work to improve care and contain costs?, Case study: a look at pursuing an Employer Group Waiver Program Wrap (EGWP-Wrap), and more. Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, Walt Disney World® Resort.. Registration: 800-280-8440 and www.frallc.com
March 24-26, 2014
Self-Insured Health Plan Forum presented by Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA). Charleston, SC. www.SIIA.org.
April 16-18, 2014
SPBA Spring Meeting (members only). Washington, DC. Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA). www.SPBATPA.org
April 23-24, 2014
Legislative Conference presented by Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA). Washington, DC. www.SIIA.org.
May 6-9, 2014
Benefitfocus One Place presented by Benefitfocus. Annual event that brings together leading healthcare, benefits and technology professionals from around the country. Attendees have the opportunity to select from different conference tracks, participating in those that apply to their area of interest or expertise. Topics include Healthcare Reform Readiness, Preparing for Open Enrollment, Smarter Technology -- Creating a Better Way to Manage Benefits, Private Exchange Marketplaces -- Designing the Shopping Experience, Strategies for Enhancing Overall Benefits Package. Charleston, S.C. Visit www.benefitfocus.com
May 7-9, 2014
IHC Forum & Expo, Atlanta presented by the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism. Atlanta, GA. Contact Joni Lipson at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.theihccforum.com/2014-ihc-forum-and-expo/
July 16-18, 2014
TPA University presented by Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA). Omni Nashville Contact Carol Berry at (818) 340-7668 and email@example.com.
October 5-8, 2014
National Conference presented by Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA). , J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ. www.SIIA.org.
October 15-17, 2014
SPBA Fall Meeting (members only). Nashville, TN. Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA). www.SPBATPA.org
December 4-5, 2014
IHC Forum West presented by the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism. Las Vegas, NV. Contact Joni Lipson at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.www.theihccforum.com/2014-ihc-forum-and-expo/