3/31 Release Date set for new Videocast Series… Tackling Healthcare Costs: Tips & Tools

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According to most Actuaries, the 2011 Healthcare Reform changes will add ~3% increase in addition to the ~9% increase already seen in plan costs.  What can be done before 2014 gets here to maintain and prepare, as well as put a strategy in place for cost containment now and in the future.  This seminar will address what some of the strategies are that could be implemented to tackle this; keeping in check changes with:

–           PPACA (Discrimination testing potentially being right around the corner)

–          Additional taxes for providers of services

–          The changing landscape of penalties and independent mandate

Sample topics include:

–           Using current transparency generated Data & Tools to reduce costs

  • Value-Based Employee Benefit Plans & Health Incentive Accounts
    • What are they
    • How they work
    • How they improve the health of your employees
    • What carriers have them
    • Which ones work & which ones don’t
  • Dependent Audits
    • Why you do not want to overlook performing audits
    • Case study review showing amounts saved
  • Early Retiree Re-Insurance Program
    • If you have retirees, are you aware of this program?
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Self-Insured Plans
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies
    • Strategies to take into the renewal negotiation process
    • Using transparency to your advantage
    • What you should know about the information that providers are/aren’t releasing

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