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Building Better Benefits: The Case for Low-Wage Workers | HC1
Bruce Sherman, Medical Director, Population Health Management, Conduent
Balancing the high cost of benefits with efforts to maintain a healthy and productive workforce is undeniably
challenging. Hear how employer cost-shifting has created substantial differences in healthcare use and
costs among employees in different wage categories. At particular disadvantage are low-wage workers,
who comprise more than half of the U.S. adult workforce. With a high prevalence of health risks and
chronic disease, these workers are often saddled by high out-of-pocket costs when managing their health.
Bruce Sherman will share the latest findings of his critically acclaimed research and what they may mean
to your benefit-plan design.
Review what new research tells us about how employees in different wage groups use healthcare
Understand the implications of these findings relative to healthcare costs and employee health and
performance, particularly for low-wage workers
Assess novel benefits-design considerations that can generate more value from your current benefits
budget — and better support your low-wage workforce
The Evolving Employer Role in Healthcare Delivery | HC2
Molly Loftus, Partner and Chief Actuary, Mercer
Aamir Rehman, M.D., Partner, Mercer
Wednesday, April 19 | 1: 45 - 2: 45 p.m.
Value-based care (VBC) is a fundamental shift in healthcare delivery and provider payments that’s enabling
the shift from volume to value. This change is happening now all around us — so it’s critical to understand
the necessary steps to optimize results. If structured and deployed appropriately, VBC has the ability to
improve quality, reduce costs and enhance the patient experience. Hear two leading experts explore how
this payment-reform movement is changing the healthcare landscape and learn what kind of impact it can
have on your benefits-plan performance, both today and into the future.
Gain insight into the evolution of employer-provider relationships and coalitions
Learn the employer and employee implications of healthcare consumerism and accountability
Evaluate value-based-care program methodology
Private Exchanges: The Right Move for Your Company? | HC3
Diana M. Andersen, Executive Vice President and Corporate Benefits Director, Zions Bancorporation
Charlotte Anderson, Vice President of Total Rewards, ABHOW
Randy Spicer, Vice President of Health and Insurance Services, National Restaurant Association
Moderator: Rosemarie Day, President, Day Health Strategies
Thursday, April 20 | 9: 30 - 10: 30 a.m.
A private exchange may be a good solution for employers struggling with the cost and administrative
burden of providing healthcare to their employees, but there are many choices and the decision is high-impact. Moderated by leading private-exchange authority Rosemarie Day, this panel will explore how
to decide if a private exchange is right for your company, offering real-world examples where private
exchanges were and were not a good fit. You’ll also gain insight into the key lessons that were learned
during the implementation of an exchange.
Explore effective ways to implement a private exchange
Identify reasons why a private exchange may or may not be the answer for your company
Apply lessons learned from the experiences of businesses that decided to use a private exchange