The Outlook for Health Care: 2021 and Beyond

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Session handouts will be available to registered attendees Monday, April 12, 2021 through Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Show Date:  

Monday, April 19

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

HC01  Health Care Legislative Update

David Schwartz Speaker
Head of Global Policy
Cigna

On the heels of the new administration’s first 100 days, this live Zoom session will look at the critical policy decisions and legislation affecting health care right now and in the future. Topics will include:

  • Medicare
  • The Affordable Care Act
  • Lasting effects of COVID-19
  • Drug pricing.

This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#12—Health and Welfare)

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

HC03  Updates to Retiree Health Care

Marianne Steger, M.S., CEBS Speaker
Director of Public Sector and Labor Strategy
Willis Towers Watson
Hilliard, OH

Offering retiree health care poses unique challenges to funds. How do you find the most savings? And what solutions already exist to support smooth administration? This live Zoom session will cover:

  • OPEB liability and solutions to improve it
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Retiree contributions
  • HRAs to cover retirement costs.

 This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#12—Health and Welfare)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

HC04  Fund Strategies for Vaccines

Jonah Houts Speaker
Vice President & General Manager, Network Contracting and Strategy
Express Scripts
Saint Louis, MO

The COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to an important conversation around vaccines, and the public has been more involved than ever in terms of assessing the need for and effectiveness of each one—especially those related to COVID-19. How are funds handling this discourse in the context of their plans? This live Zoom session will discuss the following:

  • State-level opt-outs
  • Vaccine coverage and communication
  • Plan sponsor’s role in distribution
  • Payment and fund strategy.

 This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#12—Health and Welfare)