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Health & Welfare Benefit Providers: Options, Evaluation, & Selection

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
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Health & welfare benefit programs are under significant scrutiny today as employers respond to escalating healthcare costs, unacceptable levels of employee dissatisfaction, regulatory pressures, competitive benefit pressures, and the failures of managed care. The challenge is to find the balance among employee satisfaction, cost, and quality, while adding value through these benefits.

There are many factors that influence health plan selection, including:
- Health care benefits offered by each provider
- Employee out-of-pocket costs
- Employee premium contributions
- Employee attitudes towards the FFS plan or HMO
- Communication of benefits
· Enrollment process

A good health and welfare benefit program will strike a balance between cost-effectiveness and employee satisfaction.

Conference Webcast Schedule
Peggy Hayes, Director of Marketing(American Public Life Ins. Co)

Please note that this webcast has been pre-recorded and is available to watch at any time during the conference.

Today, more than ever, employers are struggling to fund core benefits. To cope, employers are looking to their benefits advisor for creative solutions.
What Will Participants Learn:
You will understand the factors that have come together to create unprecedented turmoil in the benefits industry, and will see three increasingly common ways that employers are coping with rising benefits costs. You will learn strategies for using voluntary benefits, discount plans, and flexible spending accounts in today’s turbulent benefits market.


During this webcast, we will take a detailed look at:

  • Recap of Washington DC-centered healthcare reform activity 
  • What is CDHC? 
  • Tracking the rapid growth of Consumer Directed Health Plans (CDHC)
  • How are employers and consumers benefiting? 
  • Usage trends we see in the HSA arena 
  • Current issues, future changes, and possible threat
At the end of the session there will be time for Q&A and audience members are encouraged to bring their questions.


Although many businesses are establishing health and wellness programs for their employees, they are not necessarily able to forecast the true costs of health risks and chronic diseases, or the benefits of implementing these programs.

During this Webcast, Chris Baxley, Economic Modeling Manager with Healthways, will reveal how advances in simulation and predictive modeling enable companies to estimate and identify ways to minimize, the financial impact of employees' health risks.

By attending this Webcast, you will learn:
  • Approaches for forecasting risk and cost opportunities within your employee population.
  • Keys to defining and measuring returns on health and wellness investments
  • Insight into the effectiveness of interventions to address health risks and chronic conditions.
  • How a more scientific understanding of the impact of behaviors and chronic conditions can impact the effectiveness of programs.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to see a demonstration of a free on-line tool, developed by the World Economic Forum, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Healthways, that companies can use to simulate the financial effects of implementing employee wellness programs.

Ronald S. Leopold MD, MBA, MPH, Other(Metlife Insurance Company)

What Each Generation Wants and Needs from Benefits: Tailoring Programs to Maximize Retention and Productivity...It’s Easier than You Think

No one expects a 23-year-old Gen Y and a 55-year-old Boomer to share the same tastes in music or clothing, so why would they want the same things from their benefits? This workshop offers an original and interactive take on why employee benefits should be recalibrated to satisfy the hearts and minds of each of the four generations in the workplace – and how to do it without adding complexity and cost.

During this live, 60-minute webcast, participants will:
  • Understand how and why generations are different from each other and what this means for benefits in the workplace.
  • Learn why there is a business advantage to adopting a generational approach to benefits.
  • Discover how to “generationalize” benefits strategies around health and wealth needs and mind-sets.
An opportunity to ask Dr. Leopold questions about muli-generational employee benefit plans and best practices will be provided so if you have been thinking about how to reach each generation in your company effectively through your benefits programs, this is the webcast for you.

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