Upcoming Events

ROUNDTABLE
ACA COMPLIANCE UPDATE & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Wednesday, January 28, 2015| 8:30 am – 10:30 am | New York, NY

2015 heralds the arrival of the employer mandate for large employers. Are you ready?

At this session Towers Watson’s national healthcare reform experts will cover the latest updates to the employer mandate and facilitate a peer-to-peer discussion on your most pressing implementation challenges related to:

  • Determining employee full-time status;

  • Large employer reporting-Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056; and

  • Tackling the ACA ‘Cadillac’ excise tax

These are broad topics and we could easily devote the entire session to just one topic. In order to cover all the topics, we would like your input to make this a valuable session for all attendees.

Featured Speakers:

  • Rich Gisonny, Senior Regulatory Advisor, Towers Watson

  • Anu Gogna, Senior Regulatory Advisor, Towers Watson

Open to NEBGH Employer Members

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PEEC EMPLOYER SUMMIT
EMPLOYER PRIVATE EXCHANGE SUMMIT 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015| 8:30 am – 4:00 pm | New York, NY

This conference is conveniently located in the following three locations:

Employers will:

  • Gain a unique understanding of critical features, challenges and opportunities with private exchanges;

  • Acquire insight from early adopters and health plan experiences with exchanges;

  • Learn the future of exchanges from thought leaders and peers.

KEY FEATURE! Participation in employer-only, small group forums – allowing them to gather information and share experiences.

Open to Employers

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BREAKFAST CLUB
CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE IN BOSTON: A STRATEGY TO REDUCE HEALTH CARE COSTS WHILE MAXIMIZING VALUE
Friday, February 6, 2015| 8:00 am – 10:00 am | Boston, MA

Employers in the Boston area are challenged by the high cost of healthcare in the region. This is largely due to the prices that health systems and providers charge for care.

What if you could dictate the prices and performance level of the providers that take care of your employees and dependents? Come hear about and initiative that could get Boston employers working together to demand quality and value from health systems in the Boston area. NEBGH is featuring a company that has done this in other markets like Chicago, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Boise and Albuquerque called Imagine Health. Imagine Health creates custom provider teams of hospitals and physicians for large, self-funded employers in a way that can transform healthcare delivery.

Unlike traditional “narrow” or “high-performance” networks that focus solely on cost, Imagine Health starts with quality. They build a team of top-tier, quality providers. These teams consistently deliver higher quality care at significantly lower costs than both broad-panel and traditional narrow networks. Imagine Health leverages the purchasing power of its large employer clients to negotiate preferred reimbursement rates with the top-performing providers in exchange for incremental volume. In the experience of Imagine Health, the quality of care and efficiency improvements from these providers typically result in savings that exceed 20 percent. Allison Robbins, founder and CEO of Imagine Health will be presenting on the Imagine Health concept, including a discussion on whether this could work in the Boston region.

Featured Speakers:

  • Allison Robbins, Founder and CEO, Imagine Health

  • Craig Jannino, Group Benefits Practice Leader and Senior Consultant, Towers Watson

Open to Employers

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ROUNDTABLE
BE NOURISHED: TACKLING NUTRITION AS A KEY PILLAR OF YOUR EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM
Tuesday, February 10, 2015| 8:00 am – 10:30 am | New York, NY

This NEBGH breakfast meeting will be conducted in a discussion format, enabling participants to exchange ideas, challenges, and solutions for improving their employees’ nutrition. Independence Blue Cross, the leading health insurer in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a diverse workforce across multiple locations, will kick it off by sharing their story. They will discuss:

  • Why nutrition is a key pillar of their three-year wellness strategy

  • How their targeted programming meets individuals where they are on their wellness journey

  • How they are connecting resources to strengthen programming in support of behavior change

  • How success will be measured

Bring your benefits consultant with you!

Featured Speakers:

  • Karen Walters, MBA, Director of Associate Wellness and Communications, Independence Blue Cross

  • Krista Yoder Latortue, MPH, RD, CSP, LDN, Founder and Owner, Family Food

Open to NEBGH Employer Members

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