Health Care Management Conference

Monday, April 24 - Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL
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Health plan trustees and administrators are responsible for designing coverage that is cost-effective, attains the highest health outcomes and is equitable for all, but it's easy to fall off track. The Health Care Management Conference is designed to explore how to create a better plan for your entire fund through the "whole worker" approach, focusing on how the health plan supports workers' physical, mental and professional well-being. Join your peers in Miami, Florida for two days of robust conference agenda of sessions aimed to help you find the best solution for your fund.

​Topics/Agenda

  • Available in person
  • Available virtually
  • Health
  • Retirement
  • Canadian
  • General
Monday April 24, 2023
8:30-9:30 a.m. ET
Opening Session: Improving the Wellbeing of a Dispersed Workforce
8:30-9:30 a.m. ET

Boards implementing workplace well-being initiatives face several barriers, including costs, worker time, a lack of actionable data and challenges faced by dispersed worker populations. These challenges are exacerbated in collectively bargained environments. How do boards overcome these barriers to design effective programs that combat escalating costs and improve worker well-being? This session will address:

  • Well-being program design in a hybrid environment
  • Well-being program design in a collectively bargained environment
  • Broadening the scope of worker well-being
  • Improving member engagement through communication initiatives.
Category: Health & Wellness
9:45-10:45 a.m. ET
Combatting Stigma in Workforce Mental Health
9:45-10:45 a.m. ET

One of the defining characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic was the substantial increase in mental health benefit claims. While these gains were extensive, there is still work to be done. One of the largest barriers to success is perceived stigma of workers who choose to seek help. What can be done to overcome this key barrier and ensure that workers get the help they need? This session will address:

  • Workforce impact of mental health/substance use disorders
  • Key barriers to address
  • Designing initiatives to break down stigma
  • Case study examples of success.
Category: Health & Wellness
Lawrence J. Bradley
Co-Speaker
Lawrence J. Bradley
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
National Electrical Benefit Fund
Travis R. Smith
Co-Speaker
Travis R. Smith
President-Health and Welfare
Foster & Foster, Inc.
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET
Addressing the Obesity Epidemic
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

According to the CDC, more than one in three adults struggle with obesity, leading to higher risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Health plans need a comprehensive approach to manage obesity to reduce costs and improve worker well-being. This session will cover:

  • Understanding the complexities of weight regulation
  • The impact of stigma/bias in management
  • Addressing barriers to comprehensive care
  • The organizational impacts on health, well-being and economic outcomes
  • Evidenced-based approaches for medical management of obesity
  • Potential health outcomes associated with weight reduction.
Category: Health & Wellness
Andrew Schneider, PharmD
Co-Speaker
Andrew Schneider, PharmD
Medical Accounts Associate Director
Novo Nordisk
Daniela Janceski, CEBS
Co-Speaker
Daniela Janceski, CEBS
Plan Administrator
Ohio Conference of Teamsters and Industry Health and Welfare Fund
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Overcoming Barriers to Care
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Workers are faced with a number of barriers in accessing quality health care coverage. Identifying and overcoming these barriers are essential steps in ensuring the health of plan participants as well as the plan as a whole. This session will address:

  • Identifying the social determinants of health
  • The role of targeted communication in improving participant health literacy
  • The role of stigma and bias
  • Strategies for success.
Category: Health & Wellness
Jennifer Schuster
Co-Speaker
Jennifer Schuster
Vice President, Communications
Segal Benz
Karen E. Urban
Co-Speaker
Karen E. Urban
Area VP of Labor & Trust Funds
Kaiser Permanente Labor & Trust
2:15-3:15 p.m. ET
On-Site/Near-Site Clinics—What’s Working?
2:15-3:15 p.m. ET

When designed properly, on-site/near-site clinics can provide convenient, low-cost treatment for workers while saving plan costs as well as reducing administrative complexity and barriers to access. However, not all organizations are equipped to structure these arrangements. What lessons can be learned from programs that have found success? This session will cover:

  • The current landscape of on-site/near-site health centers
  • Overview of design options
  • Primary care, pharmacy, vision and other potential covered services
  • Measuring success
  • Case study examples.
Category: Health & Wellness
Michael A. Sedgwick
Co-Speaker
Michael A. Sedgwick
Administrative Manager
Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefit Fund
3:30-4:00 p.m. ET
Guided Open Forum (Optional)
3:30-4:00 p.m. ET

Didn’t get your questions answered? Select speakers will be available to address your outstanding issues.

Category: Health & Wellness
Tuesday April 25, 2023
8:00-9:30 a.m. ET
Emerging Trends in Prescription Drug Cost-Management
8:00-9:30 a.m. ET

The prescription drug landscape is in a constant state of change. Plans need a comprehensive strategy to meet worker needs while controlling costs. This session will cover

  • Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
  • Specialty drug cost management
  • Diabetes drug management
  • Biosimilars, stop-loss coverage, on-site pharmacies, and other innovative strategies to consider.
Category: Health & Wellness
Hannan Allen
Speaker
Hannan Allen
Area Senior Vice President of Business Development, National Pharmacy Practice
Gallagher Benefit Services
9:45-10:45 a.m. ET
Health Care Legal & Legislative Update
9:45-10:45 a.m. ET

This session will cover elements of the rapidly changing legal and legislative environment, including:

  • Transparency guidance
  • Mental health parity disclosures
  • Surprise medical billing guidance
  • Post-Dobbs implications
  • Cannabis coverage/legalization
  • Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
  • Cybersecurity issues.
Category: Health & Wellness
Kathryn L. Bakich
Co-Speaker
Kathryn L. Bakich
Senior Vice President, National Health Compliance Practice Leader
Segal
Meghan C Horn, J.D., LL.M.
Co-Speaker
Meghan C Horn, J.D., LL.M.
Senior Compliance Consultant
Segal
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET
Cost-Containment Strategies in a Post-COVID World
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

Providing high-quality care care while containing escalating costs is a primary goal of plan trustees and administrators. The COVID-19 pandemic exasperated these issues, adding untold complications. The session will address:

  • Current approaches to cost containment
  • Cost shifting due to the inflationary environment
  • Impact of long-haul disability issues
  • Other approaches.
Category: Health & Wellness
Aruna Vohra
Speaker
Aruna Vohra
Senior Consultant
Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Retiree Health Care—Coverage Options to Consider
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Health care costs continue to be one of the largest annual expenditures for retirees. It is essential to meet retiree health care needs while not overburdening plans. This session will explore:

  • The impact of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
  • Options for covering pre- and post-Medicare retirees
  • Group pre-Medicare plans
  • Group Medicare Advantage plans
  • Employer group waiver plans
  • Retiree drug subsidies
  • Individual pre- and post-Medicare exchanges
  • Pros and cons for retirees and plan sponsors.
Category: Health & Wellness
Marianne Steger, M.S., CEBS
Speaker
Marianne Steger, M.S., CEBS
Director of Public Sector and Labor Strategy
Via Benefits of Willis Towers Watson
2:15-3:15 p.m. ET
The Digital Transformation of Care
2:15-3:15 p.m. ET

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of health care, revealing new sources of efficiency. Trustees and administrators need a thorough understanding of these emerging technologies to improve quality of care while combatting escalating costs. The session will address:

  • Telehealth offerings
  • Data analysis techniques
  • Health price transparency initiatives
  • Cloud computing in health care
  • Navigating digital tools at a participant level.
Category: Health & Wellness
3:30-4:00 p.m. ET
Guided Open Forum (Optional)
3:30-4:00 p.m. ET

Didn’t get your questions answered? Select speakers will be available to address your outstanding issues.

Category: Health & Wellness

The content at the Health Care Management Conference was top-notch. As always, the conference was amazingly well-organized and ran as smoothly as can be imagined.

Linda J. Cahn Pharmacy Benefit Consultants

​Benefits of Attending

  • Comprehensive presentation materials and reference sources
  • Take-home action steps
  • Access to industry experts
  • Informal and facilitated discussions with your peers
  • Electronic handout materials

Who Should Attend

  • Trustees of multiemployer trust funds of any size
  • Third-party and salaried administrators and key staff
  • Members of bargaining committees
  • Fiduciaries, staff and trustees from governmental plans

Speakers

  • Hannan Allen Area Senior Vice President of Business Development, National Pharmacy Practice Gallagher Benefit Services
  • Kathryn L. Bakich Senior Vice President, National Health Compliance Practice Leader Segal
  • Lawrence J. Bradley Executive Secretary-Treasurer National Electrical Benefit Fund
  • Meghan C Horn, J.D., LL.M. Senior Compliance Consultant Segal
  • Daniela Janceski, CEBS Plan Administrator Ohio Conference of Teamsters and Industry Health and Welfare Fund
  • Andrew Schneider, PharmD Medical Accounts Associate Director Novo Nordisk
  • Jennifer Schuster Vice President, Communications Segal Benz
  • Michael A. Sedgwick Administrative Manager Palm Beach County Firefighters Employee Benefit Fund
  • Travis R. Smith President-Health and Welfare Foster & Foster, Inc.
  • Marianne Steger, M.S., CEBS Director of Public Sector and Labor Strategy Via Benefits of Willis Towers Watson
  • Karen E. Urban Area VP of Labor & Trust Funds Kaiser Permanente Labor & Trust
  • Aruna Vohra Senior Consultant Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC

Speakers

Speakers for 2020 will be announced shortly. Please check back soon.

​Additional Information

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Continuing Education

 Continuing Education credit for professions and designations MAY be available for attendance at live sessions. You must register for the program and request CE credit at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the program so that the Foundation can seek preapproval from the governing agency.

Requests made for continuing education credit do not guarantee administration of credit. For further information on continuing education credit, please call (262) 786-6710, option 2.

 Educational sessions at this program may qualify for CEBS Compliance credit.

Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for more information.

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Registration Information

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Through 3/13/2023 US $1,650.00 US $1,980.00
After 3/13/2023 US $1,950.00 US $2,280.00
 

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