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Texas Business Group on Health 2015 Regional Health Benefits Forum
First and Ten: Quarterbacking Your Team to the Healthcare Goal Line!
August 28, 2015
Location: Westin Riverwalk
420 W Market Street, San Antonio, TX 77205

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Brought to you by:

abbvie Genentech Sanofi Merck

Sponsored by:

quantum teladoc hcms

Register today for TBGH's 2015 Regional Health Benefits Forum, where you will learn effective benefits management strategies that drive efficient health care delivery, maximize health outcomes and control healthcare costs.

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to connect with your peers and learn how employers are taking action to achieve healthier employees, better patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs through effective benefits design.

Registration fee includes a Breakfast, Meeting Materials and Lunch.

Friday, August 28, 2015
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Westin Riverwalk
420 W Market Street, San Antonio, TX 77205

Friday's Agenda:

8:15 - 9:15
Pre-Game Tailgate: Breakfast, Registration and Networking

9:15 - 9:30
Kick-Off: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Marianne Fazen, Ph.D., President & CEO, Texas Business Group on Health
Julie Tatum, President, San Antonio Business Group on Health

9:30 - 10:20
First Down: No Penalty Flags! Complying with ACA & EEOC rules for wellness incentives

This presentation will discuss new rules and regulations that employers must incorporate into their benefits game plan. Government agencies have been busy churning out new guidance on the Employer Mandate, ACA reporting under 6055 and 6056, the Cadillac Tax, and wellness incentives. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of these recent regulatory developments and a list of action items for tackling these new rules and regulations head on.

Kate Ball, Area Assistant Vice President, Compliance Counsel GBS South Central Region, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

10:25 - 11:15
Second Down: Blocking and tackling high cost medical conditions - Strategies for specialty Rx management, precision medicine, site of care and adherence to drive better outcomes

Many employers and their employees are suffering from unintended consequences of increasing employee cost-share for prescription drugs. High out-of-pocket costs seriously impacts medication adherence, prescription abandonment, and overall healthcare spend, not to mention the health of the patient. Join us to learn proven strategies for effective management of chronic care and high cost/low prevalence diseases, including Specialty Pharmacy benefits design and best use of Precision Medicine leading to better outcomes.

Kim Foerster, Vice President, Consultant, Lockton Dunning Benefits
Michael N. Dubroff, DO, Sr. Director, Managed Care Support, Genentech
Kembre Roberts, People Manager - Wellness, Southwest Airlines

11:15 - 11:35
Time Out: Networking Break; Exhibits Open

11:35 - 12:25
Third Down: Forward Pass! Putting "big data", data analytics, and transparency into play

This session will illuminate opportunities for employers to use "big data" and data analytics to optimize their investments in human capital, health benefits and wellness programs. Join us to learn how to integrate disparate data sources to produce actionable information. Discover what other employers are doing with "big data" to reduce waste in health benefits costs. Examples of the following strategies will be presented:

  • Assessing and understanding population risk
  • Reforming health and lost-time policies
  • Promoting price transparency and improved consumerism
  • Identifying preferred providers
  • Targeting high-risk employees and dependents
  • Speakers:
    Justin Schaneman, Vice President of Data Analytics, HCMS Group
    Employer Perspective: To be Announced

    12:25 - 1:05
    Time Out: Networking Lunch and Exhibits Open

    1:05 - 1:55
    Fourth Down: Touch Down! Scoring with convenience care in non- traditional settings

    Emerging convenient non-traditional models of healthcare delivery are rapidly encroaching on traditional delivery modes. Offering employees 24/7 access to quality care at an affordable cost reduces the need and high cost for emergency room visits and long waits to see a Doctor. But will convenience care, such as onsite & near-site clinics, non-physician care-givers, telemedicine personal health tracking devices and other technology marvels drive better outcomes, cost savings and higher productivity? Attend this session to find out!

    Special call-out: "Telehealth Tsunami---A Deep Dive into the Wave of the Future" Overview of the burgeoning telehealth trend, legislative update, and a look at the ROI.

    Dr. Bruce Hochstadt, National Lead for On-Site Health, Towers Watson
    Todd Heiserman, Executive Director, Teladoc
    Employer Perspective: To be Announced

    2:00 - 2:50
    Post-Game: The Final Score! Employee engagement wins the game!!

    Come learn more about trends in employee engagement and empowerment strategies that work. The discussion will cover effective incentives strategies for wellness programs, reducing health risks and preventing diseases and personal navigation and care coordination assistance to ensure that employees receive the right care at the right time for the right price.

    Brian Wenner, Director of Sales Operations, Quantum Health
    Audrey Thompson, MS, Statewide Wellness Coordinator, TXDOT
    Amanda Kassler, Benefits & Compensation Manager, Security Service Federal Credit Union

    2:50 - 3:00
    Coaches Huddle: Closing Remarks and Employer Key Take-Away/Calls to Action

    Registration Form
    San Antonio Workshop, August 28, 2015


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    Non-Members: $95
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    Cancellation Policy:
    Cancellations received on or before Friday, August 7, 2015 will receive a refund (less a $20 processing fee). After August 7, no refunds will be issued. Substitutions may be made at any time.

    For questions, call:
    Phone: (214) 382-3037 • Fax: (214) 382-3038

    TBGH is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization.
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