Health Care Consumerism, in the forms of plan design, transparency,
medical/lifestyle programs and incentives, technology, web portals, and
other related initiatives, continues to experience
evolution and growth that significantly shape the overall delivery
of health care benefits and services. In this ongoing era of health
reform, stakeholders must also give heightened importance to factoring
consumerism into the equation as they position themselves going forward. Keep pace with the
trends, issues, challenges and opportunities and the available
business intelligence surrounding consumer empowerment initiatives
and consumer driven health plans, by attending the eleventh annual
Consumer Web Summit.
This year's event addresses consumer empowerment multiple perspectives, and will provide attendees
the intelligence to position themselves for 2012 and beyond. Hear
Mercer's Sander Domaszewicz report on Mercer findings regarding employer
data, trends, issues and strategies relating to consumerism. Then listen to
Michael Thompson from PricewaterhouseCoopers discuss PwC findings
regarding today's health care consumer with research from employer,
health plan and provider perspectives.
The Consumerism Web Summit live webinar also features Cigna's John
Young discussing findings from the Sixth Annual Cigna Choice Fund
Experience Study, addressing issues including plan design evolution; incentives
within and beyond consumerism plan designs; transparency – appetite and
availability; and a next generation focus on identification of health
improvement opportunities with customized strategies.
What's more, the
Summit offer three pre-recorded faculty sessions with audio and
synchronized slide advancement, covering topics including Transparent
Cost Networks, Account Based Plan Investment Activity, and Consumer
Position yourself for Consumerism in 2012 by attending
the Eleventh Annual Consumerism Web Summit. The event includes a
featured 90 minute live webinar, three additional
faculty pre-recorded sessions plus supplemental features addressing
consumerism in 2012 and beyond.
Thursday, March 15th,
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. -
11:30 a.m. Pacific)
to find out what time your event starts in your time zone.
- 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Consumerism: Employer Data, Trends and Issues, by Alexander
(Sander) Domaszewicz, Principal, Mercer
- 1:30 pm - 2:00
pm The 2012 Consumer: PwC Findings including Employer, Health
Plan and Provider perspectives - Michael Thompson,
Principal, H.R. Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
- 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Health Care Consumerism - The Cigna Experience – Trends,
Results, and the road ahead for employers, with findings from
the Sixth Annual Cigna Choice Fund Experience Study - John Young,
Senior Vice President, Consumerism, Cigna
|Pre-Recorded Presentations in Windows Media Video format with
audio and synchronized slide advancement:
- Transparent Cost Networks,
a Consumer Driven Solution, by Will Fox,
Principal and Consulting Actuary,
- Current Findings on Investments for Account Based Plans,
by Eric Remjeske, President, Devenir
- Peril & Promise in the Consumer Contact Center by
Laurie Gelb, Principal, Profit by Change
- Plus other Web
Summit features including a Consumerism Article Library, and an exclusive
|Participants will be able to:
- Explore health benefit and health delivery developments, trends
and strategies key to consumerism in health care for 2012 and beyond.
- Understand the 2012 health
care consumer with research from employer, health plan and
- Ascertain employer
data, trends and issues as they related to consumerism.
- Consider from a health plan
perspective the ongoing evolution of plan design; the deployment
of incentives within and beyond consumerism plan designs;
transparency approaches; and a next generation focus on
identification of health improvement opportunities with
- Receive briefings on key consumerism topics
including transparent cost
networks, account based plan investment activity, and consumer
- Experience e-learning at the attendees' convenience, with
pre-recorded presentations, article library, and other online
Summit features available 24/7.
- Engage in interactive learning through live webinar providing
online question submission, attendee surveys, feedback and opportunity for
follow up questions, and networking with attendees, faculty and other
professionals through dedicated LinkedIn group.
Interested attendees would include:
- C-suite executives, & administrative
- Consumerism managers & staff
- Benefit managers, human resource
directors & benefit consultants
- Product development & management
Sales, marketing & business
- Strategic, planning, & policy
executives and staff
- Medical directors
- Operations executives
- Business intelligence, analyst & research executives & staff
- Consultants & other interested
Attendees would represent
- Health plans & insurance companies
TPAs & employers
- Benefit consultants & agents
- Provider networks
- Care management organizations
- Government agencies
- Pharmaceutical organizations
- Solutions providers
institutes & research organizations
- Other interested
Individual Registration Fee: $295. Audio Conference CD-ROM: $40
for attendees; $335 for non-attendees after the event.
Corporate Site licensing also available.
here to register or call 209.577.4888 We look forward to your
participation in this event!
Principal, H.R. Services PricewaterhouseCoopers
Michael Thompson is a Principal at
PricewaterhouseCoopers with over 25 years of experience in
healthcare and employee benefits strategy, product
development and implementation, design, financing,
operations and analysis. Mike consults with major employers
and other stakeholders on sustainable cost reduction,
integrated health, wellness and consumerism, retiree health,
and health reform.
Mike serves as one of PwC's national thought leaders for
health strategies for the health industries practice,
leading subject matter specialist on health reform and has
participated on the steering board of the World Economic
Forum "Working for Wellness" initiative. For the past decade
has been a leader in developing and promoting collaborative
cross-sector health industry initiatives.
Mike is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and
serves on the Health Practices Committee, Disease Management
Committee, Medicare Committee as well as chair of the
Quality Initiatives Work Group of the American Academy of
Actuaries (AAA) which has release issue briefs on pay-for
performance, comparative effectiveness and value-based
insurance design. Mike also serves on the boards of the New
York chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and
the New York Business Group on Health.
Alexander (Sander) Domaszewicz
Sander is a Principal and Senior Consultant
housed in the Mercer
Newport Beach, California office. He is Mercer’s National
Practice Leader for Consumerism and leads Engagement efforts
for the Total Health Management group, specializing in
emerging benefits and ways to encourage groups to become
involved and informed around health care cost and quality.
Areas of focus include health care strategy, consumer
directed health care, health and benefits decision support
tools, web health resources, HR portals and online benefits.
Sander’s prior experience includes project management in the
Health & Group Benefits Delivery Services group at a large
multi-national consulting firm for flexible benefits
administration outsourcing. In this capacity he addressed
outsourcing issues, systems integration, design, and testing
as well as database administration and training relating to
Prior to benefits outsourcing project
management, Sander managed a hearing health care facility in
Southern California, giving him exposure to issues from the
provider perspective. Sander is a frequent presenter at
health care and benefits-related events and has published
articles in Benefits Quarterly, Employee Benefit News, HR
Magazine, Workforce and HR Executive. His consulting
assignments include work with many large and small public
and private organizations in both the benefits and product
development areas. Sander holds a Bachelor of Science degree
in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University, a
Masters degree in Business Administration from the
University of Phoenix and a certificate in Human Resources
Management from Cornell.
Senior Vice President, Consumerism
John Young, Senior
Vice President, Consumerism, CIGNA, has responsibility for
developing consumer-driven health programs with CIGNA's
middle market customers nationally.
Prior to this position, John held employee benefit
consulting and management roles with Marsh McLennan, and was
a founding member of Consumer Driven Marketing, a Marsh
division that served as a key middle market sales agent for
John also served as office head of Great-West Healthcare in
Minneapolis, Minnesota as well as their national consumer
driven health expert. John is also on the Executive Board of
Consumers for Health Care Choices. John is also the Chair of
the Industry Advisory Committee of the HSA Council.
He is Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas
teaching employee benefit courses in their masters program.
John has an active speaking schedule and has presented to
hundreds of organizations, including the ERISA Advisory
Council of the Department of Labor.
Will Fox is a principal and
consulting actuary with the Seattle office of Milliman. Will
focuses on improving the provider contracting analytics for
both insurers and hospitals. This includes: more accurate
contract comparisons for both hospitals and payers using a
proprietary fee schedule—RBRVS for Hospitals; developing
contract provisions that reduce administrative costs by
simplifying negotiations and adjudication; tiered network
evaluations and creating provider ranking reports; training
sessions for negotiation staff.
Will developed the HECS™ (Hospital Evaluation and Comparison
System) so that clients can create their own reports to
benchmark their contracts on a case mix and
severity-adjusted basis and benchmark the results vs.
operating costs and Medicare allowables. Will believes that
insurers and hospitals can work together to reduce the cost
of healthcare. He has authored several research reports on
provider contracting and is a frequent speaker on the
subject for a variety of organizations.
In addition, Will has significant experience and proficiency
in medical underwriting, rate setting, and underwriting
process improvement. He developed the RenewalMUGs software
to help health plans improve their renewal underwriting
process and has worked with many clients to automate some or
all of the underwriting process.
Mr. Fox is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries, a Member of
the American Academy of Actuaries, and worked for a major
insurance company prior to joining Milliman in 1992. He
received his BS, with honors, in Mathematical Sciences from
Oregon State University.
President and Co-Founder
Eric Remjeske, President, Devenir,
specializes in creating investment solutions for individuals and
institutions. Having leveraged his more than 12 years of experience in
retirement plan design, Eric has developed and integrated a number of
innovative investment platforms for the Health Savings Account (HSA)
Prior to co-founding Devenir, Eric served as an Associate Vice President and Investment Officer with RBC Dain Rauscher. During his 10 years with RBC Dain Rauscher, Eric developed and managed investments for individuals and institutions.
Eric is a founding member and the Vice Chair of the Industry Advisory Council of the Washington D.C. based HSA Coalition. Eric is also a board member of Consumers For Healthcare Choices, a non profit organization focused on consumer driven health awareness. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Profit by Change
Laurie Gelb is Principal,
Profit by Change, Seattle. Most recently a cross-channel
strategist and researcher at a Delaware marketing/technology
firm, she was previously Regional Director, Market Research
& Planning at WellPoint, where she integrated survey
research with claims and medical charts at the plan,
physician and patient levels for published and proprietary
outcomes studies. This work centered on epidemiology,
forecasting and clinical/patient decision-making.
As a consultant who has trained and supervised call center
staff across the US, and in new product commercialization
roles (e.g. at Sanofi-Aventis), Laurie has pioneered
choice-centered models to quantify real-world drivers rather
than hypothetical product preferences. Her publications and
presentations often explore the interfaces of disease
management, CDH, market research and e-health. Her clients
have included several nationally-known health systems and
most major biopharmaceutical manufacturers. Laurie served
for several years as Administrative Manager, Biomathematics
at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, with additional
community hospital and emerging biotech experience. She
blogs at MCOL, reviews for clinical journals and writes on
assistive technology at examiner.com.
Laurie earned her Master's in Public Health from the
University of Texas and her BA in Philosophy/Business
Administration from the University of Houston.
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