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National
Health Care
Benefits Summit

GAYLORD TEXAN RESORT
& CONVENTION CENTER


GRAPEVINE, TEXAS
JANUARY 9-10, 2020

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Transforming Health Care Benefits Purchasing

Be part of the most comprehensive employer health care purchasing event in the U.S. 

 

Validation Institute is bringing a two days of health care benefits purchasing and management education to Grapevine, TX on January 9-10, 2020.

Join benefits managers and employer health care leaders from across the country to discover new ways to make employer health care purchasing and vendor more efficient and impactful. 

Distinguished industry experts, HR leaders, and health care pioneers will lead discussions in:

  • Healthcare industry trends impacting employers in 2020 and beyond
  • Improving outcomes with data-driven health plan design
  • Reducing health care spend with high-performance health services
  • Leveraging results-driven health benefits for talent recruitment
  • How and why to make value-based health care an organizational priority
  • Effective and sustainable population health management design
  • Actionable steps for shifting to a value-based care purchasing model

Why You Should Attend

The world of health care benefits is constantly shifting. New vendors. Evolving employee needs. Fluctuating budgets. The National Health Care Benefits Summit is designed to help you find the balance between these priorities.

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Trend Forecasting

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Peer Networking

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Innovative Speakers

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Comprehensive Agenda

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High-value Vendors

Employer Panelists

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Tom Vertich

Global Benefits Manager, American Airlines

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Sally Luck

Former Corporate Wellness Strategy and Programming Leader for Hallmark, Inc.

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Ashley Bacot

Rosen Hotels & Resorts Director of Risk Management (RosenCare) and President of ProvInsure, Inc.

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Diana Dimon

Manager, Health & Welfare Benefits, PraxAir

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Heather Darnell

Director, Benefits & Compensation, NCH Corporation

Featured Speakers

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Lee Lewis

Chief Strategy Officer & General Manager of Medical Solutions, Health Transformation Alliance

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Sally Pace

CEO, Connect Healthcare Collaboration

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Elizabeth Teisberg, PhD

Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care - Dell Medical School

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Deb Ault

Founder & President, Ault International Medical Management

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Christopher Matrumalo

Healthcare Consumerism Expert, VP of Marketing - MyMedicalShopper

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Al Lewis

CEO, Quizzify

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Brian Klepper, PhD

Health Care Analyst Specializing in the Drivers of the Cost Crisis

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Dan Bigman

Editor & Chief Content Officer, Chief Executive Group

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Linda Riddell, MS

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Validation Institute

Agenda

*Subject to Change*

Thursday, January 9

1:00 PM

Welcome

RD Whitney – CEO, Validation Institute

1:15 PM

Healthcare Trends to Watch 

Lee Lewis – Chief Strategy Officer & General Manager of Medical Solutions, Health Transformation Alliance

2:00 PM

What Is High Performance Healthcare and Why Should You Care? 

Brian Klepper, PhD – Health Care Analyst Specializing in the Drivers of the Cost Crisis

A new crop of health care management organizations is emerging that consistently deliver better health outcomes and/or lower cost than conventional approaches, particularly in high value clinical and financial niches. By directly contracting with these services, more and more organizational health care purchasers are significantly enhancing the value of their health plan offerings, saving money, improving productivity and bolstering competitiveness. We’ll take you through the current state, and influences, in high performance healthcare and identify opportunities where employer health plans can significantly improve performance while affecting meaningful reform in the U.S. healthcare market. (This session counts as one module from Validation Institute’s Certified Health Value Professional Certification Program.)

2:45 PM

Solution eXchange

Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers

3:00 PM

Networking Break

Refreshments & Connect with Solution Exchange Providers

3:30 PM

Finding Wellness Programs That Are High-Value, Not Just Hype

Linda Riddell, MS – Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Validation Institute

Everyone wants to reduce medical costs. Wellness programs are one strategy, but the real challenge is in finding programs that are high value, not just hype. This live version of CORA, our online certification learning program designed for employers/health care purchasers, will outline the components of a high-value wellness program; show you how to analyze a program offering; help you to understand why each element is needed, and show you how to distinguish between high-value and low-value wellness programs by analyzing a vendor’s outcome claims. 

4:15 PM

Is There a Cure for Employees’ Surprise Medical Bills?

57% of Americans have received a surprise medical bill in the last five years. For those who haven’t received one, it’s likely that their employer is picking up the tab (often times without even realizing it). Surprise medical bills stress employees out and could be inflating employer health care costs unnecessarily. It’s a lose-lose situation for everyone – except the provider.

Our panel of pricing and consent-to-treatment experts explain what you can do to cure surprise billing for emergency visits and admissions.

Featured Panelists:

  • David Contorno (E Powered Benefits), Broker of the Year, Health Rosetta Certified Advisor and 2019 Health Value Award winner
  • Al Lewis (CEO, Quizzify), Trade-bestselling Author of “Cracking Health Costs” and Senior Advisor, Validation Institute
  • Brian Klepper, PhD, Health Care Analyst Specializing in the Drivers of the Cost Crisis

5:00 PM

Solution eXchange

Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers

6:00 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception

Co-hosted with Ascend Agency Growth & Leadership Summit

Friday, January 10

8:00 AM

Welcome

RD Whitney – CEO, Validation Institute

8:05 AM

Finding Wellness Programs That Are High-Value, Not Just Hype – The Next Step

Al Lewis – CEO, Quizzify, Inc.

Take the next step in delivering credible value and lower cost by honing your analytical skills. Put what you learned in Friday’s session “Finding Wellness Programs That Are High-Value, Not Just Hype” into action by reviewing five real-world, published studies – we’ll poke holes in the data, claims, and reports to determine the effectiveness of each of the programs, and identify opportunities where using Validation Institute’s Benefit Engagement Survey Tool (B.E.S.T) can support your analytics.

9:00 AM

Innovator Interview | “Making the Complex Simple: A Guide to the NextGen Health Plan Ecosystem”

Deb Ault, RN, MBA – Founder & President, Ault International Medical Management

The NextGen health plan ecosystem isn’t complicated but it is complex. NextGen authority and medical management expert, “Nurse Deb” Ault, breaks down these plans into their component parts and shows you how to vet, select, integrate, and manage the various solution providers that help you manage the plan and manage the health care supply chain to lower and control costs.

9:30 AM

Keynote Panel | CEOs Making Health Care Benefits a Priority

Moderated by Dan Bigman – Editor and Chief Content Officer at Chief Executive Group, Chief Executive Magazine

The C-Suite is Ground Zero for the Benefits Revolution, as the benefits conversation is moved from HR to the executive offices. The CEO is the preferred client, with the strategic vision and fiduciary mindset required to understand and embrace NextGen Benefits. Moderated by the editor of the most widely read CEO publication, this panel brings together a group of accomplished CEOs to discuss the role of the C-Suite in overseeing and managing the health care spend. This panel will explore the CEO mindset about health care, confront healthcare’s Big Lie and challenge the conventional C-Suite wisdom about health care, and examine how progressive CEOs are managing their company’s healthcare unit.

10:30 AM

Networking Break

Refreshments & Connect with Solution Exchange Providers

11:00 AM

How to Make EMPLOYEES the Driving Force Behind Health Benefits Cost Reductions

Christopher Matrumalo – Healthcare Consumerism Expert and VP of Marketing, MyMedicalShopper.com

Every employer wants to drive down healthcare costs while improving the quality of care offered to employees, but did you realize that employees can play a powerful role in reducing those costs? Join healthcare consumerism expert Christopher Matrumalo as he shares the secrets to consumer-driven health success and highlights new technologies and analytics tools available to help employers and their advisors develop data-driven strategies to proactively drive down costs. You’ll take away key ideas and gain access to exclusive hands-on tools to help you reduce groups’ total healthcare spend and improve employee benefits overall.

11:45 AM

Solution eXchange

Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers

1:00 PM

Quizzify

Al Lewis – CEO, Quizzify, Inc.

“So, you think you know healthcare?” Quizzify, a trivia contest designed to educate your employees about health and healthcare, has played to rave reviews across the country. Covering factoids that employees should know before they spend your money on their healthcare, as well as factoids you should know before you spend your money on healthcare vendors.

1:50 PM

Solution eXchange

Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers

2:20 PM

HR Panel | Critical Issues for HR Benefits Pros

Moderator: Elizabeth Teisberg, Ph.D. – Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care Professor, Cullen Trust for Higher Education Distinguished University Chair, Dell Medical School, McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin

Employers can be a tremendous catalyst of transformation in health care. HR professionals remain a critical tactical partner in NextGen Benefits, essential to the implementation and operation of your NextGen health care plan. And most HR pros want to have a larger impact and be viewed by the C-Suite as part of the company’s strategic leadership. To achieve this, they need to approach health benefits differently and strategically. Moderated by the highly respected director of the nationally recognized Value Institute for Health and Care, this panel of top HR leaders who are leaning into health care will explore the opportunities and pitfalls facing progressive HR departments in reforming their health care plan.

Featured Panelists:  

  • Tom Vertich – Global Benefits Manager, American Airlines
  • Sally Luck – former Corporate Wellness Strategy and Programming Leader for Hallmark, Inc.
  • Ashley Bacot – Rosen Hotels & Resorts Director of Risk Management (RosenCare) and President of ProvInsure, Inc.
  • Diana Dimon – Manager, Health & Welfare Benefits, PraxAir
  • Heather Darnell – Director, Benefits & Compensation, NCH Corporation

3:15 PM

SAY WHAT? Using Communication to Alleviate Stress for HR AND Drive Employee Engagement

Sally Pace – CEO, Connect Healthcare Collaboration

You’re using advisors who understand that they need to move towards transparency with better outcomes. You’ve identified validated solutions to improve your bottom line along with outcomes for your employees. But even the best laid plans won’t pick up steam for your HR team without employee engagement. Learn how to bridge the gap between the decisions made among the executive team and bring them down to the front-line level for employees by developing an internal marketing plan that sells them on actually using the ideas you’ve executed. We’ll identify the three most effective ways to deliver consistent communication for any employee population.

Attendees

Register by December 31, 2019: $895

Registrations after January 1, 2020: $995

Sponsors

We have a few exhibitor tables left for this exclusive two-day event. Exhibitor packages include:

  • Five minute case study pitch from the eXchange stage
  • 6′ Display table & inclusion of promotional item in conference bag 
  • 2 summit passes