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New England
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Benefits Summit

Portland, Maine
July 19, 2019

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1 Day, 8 Hours of Health Benefits Topics

Validation Institute is bringing a full day of health care benefits management education to Portland, ME on Friday, July 19.

Join organizational health care purchasers and benefits advisors from across New England to discover new ways to make health care purchasing and management more efficient and effective for employees and companies alike.

Our list of distinguished industry experts, HR leaders, and health care pioneers will lead discussions in:

  • 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
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Featured Speakers

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Jeffrey Hogan

New England Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group
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Mick Rodgers

Managing Partner, Axial Benefits Group
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Brian Klepper, PhD

Executive Vice President, Validation Institute
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Joseph Daniel McCool

Principal, The McCool Group
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Fred Goldstein

Senior Advisor, Standards and Compliance, Validation Institute
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Kayur V. Patel, MD, FACP, FACPE, FACEP, FACHE

Clinical Review Director, Validation Institute
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Dick Finnegan

Speaker, Author, & CEO, C-Suite Analytics & The Finnegan Institute
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Linda Riddell, MS

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Validation Institute
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Lee Lewis

Area Vice President, A.J. Gallagher's Innovation Advisory Group

Agenda

*Subject to Change*

Morning

Afternoon

8:30 AM

8:45 AM

9:10 AM

9:50 AM

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

11:10 AM

12:00 AM

1:00 PM

1:40 PM

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

3:00 PM

3:45 PM

4:30 PM

Welcome

RD Whitney – CEO, Validation Institute

How Alternative Healthcare Models Can Reduce Costs While Increasing Employee Retention and Engagement

Ashley Bacot – Director of Risk Management & President of Provinsure, Inc. (Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ In-house Insurance Company)

The New England Healthcare Benefits Summit kicks off with a real life example of an alternative healthcare model thats been working – for years – to the tune of $340 million in savings, leading to increased retention and engagement. RosenCare began as a way for Rosen Hotels & Reorts to combat rising healthcare costs and to give associates a better quality of healthcare and improved benefits. Launched in 1991, It has attracted national attention after reducing Rosen Hotel & Resorts’ healthcare costs to about one half of the national average, while still providing exxcellent coverage, showing potential to reduce the nation’s healhthcare costs by more than $1 Trillion per year.

The Power of Stay Interviews (AKA Finnegan’s Arrow)

Dick Finnegan – Speaker, Author, & CEO of C-Suite Analytics/The Finnegan Institute

Employee benefits, and particularly healthcare, play a major role in attracting and retaining employees. But with unemployment at record levels and Millennials drifting from job to job, the absolute best retention strategies are required. In this session Dick Finnegan, SHRM’s #1-rated author and webcast presenter, will provide us with an invention…one that reduces turnover, improves engagement, and has been endorsed by Forbes and BusinessWeek.

Healthcare Today

Kayur V. Patel, MD, MRO, FACP, FACPE, FACEP, FACHE – Clinical Review Director, Validation Institute

Solution eXchange

Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers. 

Identifying & Monitoring High Performance Health Care Services

Part of the Certified Health Value Professional Certification

Brian Klepper, PhD – Executive Vice President, Validation Institute

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.

CORA – Certified Outcomes Report Analysis

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

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.

Note: All registrants receive FREE access to the online CORA certification module. We recommend completing the 30-minute module before attending to utilize this session as a deeper review and an opportunity to ask questions.

Lunch Keynote: Validation Institute Ecosystem

Lee Lewis – Area Vice President of A.J. Gallagher’s Innovation Advisory Group

Benefits Professional Road Map for Practical Application

Mick Rodgers – Principal and Managing Partner at Axial Benefits Group (ABG)

Solution eXchange

Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers. 

Utilizing Effective Population Health Management Techniques

part of the Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP) Program

Fred Goldstein – Senior Advisor of Standards and Compliance, Validation Institute

Population Health has become quite the buzzword in healthcare, vendors, health plans and providers each say they offer population health programs, but what is it and how might it be used by employers to improve their health benefits programs? In this session you will learn:

  • What a population health program is
  • What to look for when selecting or implementing a program
  • A Population Health Management framework as developed by the Population Health Alliance
  • How and what to measure for results
  • Some of the reasons for success and failure of these efforts

Right Care

Kayur V. Patel, MD, MRO, FACP, FACPE, FACEP, FACHE – Clinical Review Director, Validation Institute

Maximizing Performance and Managing Risk with Self-funded Health Plans

Jeffrey Hogan – New England Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group (RBG)

Healthcare now consumes nearly 20% of the US GDP. Many large national companies are helping to move to value based healthcare, but early adopting small and middle market employers have the most to gain from enacting data driven, transparent, value based strategies. Our session will focus on how one employer, over a five-year period, completely transformed their health plan and company culture when it moved from an opaque traditional fully insured plan to a self funded plan utilizing data to reveal problem targets and using incentives to engage the employed population resulting in lower cost increases, superior member engagement and participation and better patient outcomes.

Employer Panel

Moderator: Joseph Daniel McCool – Founder, The McCool Group

Panelists:  Michelle Love, SPHR, CEBS, SHRM-SCP; Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Androscoggin Bank & Gillian Pieper, VEHI PATH Health Promotion Specialist

Learn how a diverse group of employers faces strikingly similar health benefits challenges and how they plan to lead based on what defines their unique cultures and operating strategies. Gain insight on how to engage external partners and internal allies to proactively balance competing health benefits interests. Draw from the experience of employers working to navigate the complex health benefits landscape at a time when HR leadership is an essential differentiator for today’s ever more health-conscious organizations.

Networking Cocktail Reception

Attendees

Register for $129 and you’ll also receive our Certified Outcomes Report Analysis (CORA) Program (a $795 value).

We encourage registrants to complete this short course prior to the event to lay a strong foundation for the in-depth topics covered at the summit. CORA teaches you to connect health programs with measurable outcomes.

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Exhibitors

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

  • Five minute pitch from the eXchange stage
  • Display table
  • 2 summit passes
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