Health Care Management Conference—Session Schedule and Handouts

Session handouts were available to registered attendees from Wednesday, May 1 through Monday, July 8. Please contact edprog@ifebp.org if you have questions or need assistance.

Show Date:  

Monday, May 6

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

HC01  Opening Session: Medical and Recreational Marijuana — What Employers and Funds Should Know

Elizabeth E. Manzo, Esq. Speaker
Shareholder
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.
Westfield, NJ

Gene H. Price Moderator
Administrator
Carpenter Funds Administrative Office
Oakland, CA

As laws shift across the country, health plan sponsors and employers must consider their policies related to marijuana, regardless of the laws in the states in which they operate. This session will cover legal considerations, drug testing, workplace safety and health plan coverage concerns to ensure policies are clear and to lower the employer/fund’s risk. (#12—Health and Welfare)

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

HC02  Appropriate Treatment Options for Substance Abuse

Gene H. Price Moderator
Administrator
Carpenter Funds Administrative Office
Oakland, CA

Jenny M. Armbruster Co-Speaker
Deputy Executive Director
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA)
St. Louis, MO

Stephen J. O'Sick, GBA Co-Speaker
Fund Administrator
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #2, New York Joint Benefits Funds
Albany, NY

Once it is determined that a member needs treatment, are you confident they know how to navigate their options? Does your plan know the typical cost of treatment? Learn how to support your members and protect your plan throughout the substance abuse treatment process. (#12—Health and Welfare)

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

HC03  How to Drive Member Behavior Through Communications

Eric M. Mueller, GBA, CWWS Co-Speaker
Wellness Director
Heartland Health and Wellness Fund
Dayton, OH

Michele L. Kessler Moderator
Secretary-Treasurer
UFCW Local 1776KS, NEPA Health Fund
Pittston, PA

Paula M. Cofone Co-Speaker
Deputy Personnel Administrator
State of Rhode Island
Providence, RI

Struggling to get the attention of your workforce? Hear how different employers and funds approach their communications to successfully nudge members toward desired actions. Learn how you can turn their tips into your success story! (#12—Health and Welfare)

HC04  Supporting Your Aging Workforce

Carrie Gath, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., CCM Moderator
Fund Administrator
IUOE Local 399 Health and Welfare Fund
Chicago, IL

Mary L. Kesel, CEBS Speaker
President and Chief Executive Officer
Benefit Advocates, Inc.
Winston-Salem, NC

Join this session to discuss how an understanding of public programs, such as Medicare and Social Security, and savings-based accounts such as health savings accounts, can aid you in making decisions for your workforce. As a result of the aging population, it is important to know how these types of programs fit into your members’ retirement security plans and how this information can be used in making decisions for your health plans. You might even learn something for your own retirement planning! (#12—Health and Welfare)

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

HC05  Participant Support Systems

Charles F. Hamilton Moderator
Funds Administrator
UFCW Local 338 Health & Welfare Fund
Mineola, NY

Eric S. Weiner, M.B.A. Speaker
Vice President, Portfolio Executive
Grand Rounds, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

What is your plan’s role in helping members navigate the complexities of the health care system? Playing an active role might mean your plan leverages internal resources or hires a third party to support members. Doing so ensures that your members can obtain access to care, manage their personal treatment plans and connect to other available resources. In this session, you will hear examples of how these programs are structured so that your members can effectively advocate for their best care. (#12—Health and Welfare)

HC06  Today’s Health Care Coalitions

Kristina D. Gaughan Co-Speaker
Executive Director
Midwest Employee Benefit Funds Coalition, Inc.
Countryside, IL

Linda K. Vincent, R.N., CITRMS, PI Moderator
Principal
Vincent & Associates/Affiliated Health Funds
San Pedro, CA

Neil I. Goldfarb Co-Speaker
President and Chief Executive Officer
Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
Philadelphia, PA

Health care coalitions continue to be viewed as a viable option for plan sponsors seeking to reduce costs and improve outcomes. Successful coalitions come in many sizes and structures—from nonpurchasing business groups to coalitions of employers and funds bound together to maximize purchasing power. Hear from coalition leaders and other industry experts to learn about their personal experiences. (#12—Health and Welfare)

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

HC07  Evolution or Revolution?

Katherine A. Hesse, CEBS, CEBS Compliant Speaker
Partner
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP
Boston, MA

Michele L. Kessler Moderator
Secretary-Treasurer
UFCW Local 1776KS, NEPA Health Fund
Pittston, PA

In today’s political landscape, it’s important to stay up to date on the regulations that impact your plan or fund while preparing as much as possible for future legislation. What will be next—an evolution of current rules or an entirely new playbook? Join this session for timely tips on health plan compliance and a perspective on the future. (#12—Health and Welfare)

HC08  Telemedicine—Is It Worth the Hype?

Charles F. Hamilton Co-Speaker
Funds Administrator
UFCW Local 338 Health & Welfare Fund
Mineola, NY

Lewis Levy, M.D., FACP Co-Speaker
Chief Medical Officer
Teladoc Health, Inc.
Boston, MA

Stephen J. O'Sick, GBA Moderator
Fund Administrator
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #2, New York Joint Benefits Funds
Albany, NY

Can telemedicine replace in-person care? From simple colds and viruses to telemental health and dermatology, there are many options to consider when selecting what is right for your plan. Join this session to hear successes and challenges from an organization that has done it. Discuss implementation and strategies for actionable communication. (#12—Health and Welfare)