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Private Exchange Trends - 2016 and Beyond; PwC Research and Insights 
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Private health insurance exchanges continue to gain currency as a way for employers achieve a combination of three goals: (1) to obtain health care cost savings, (2) to reduce their administrative burden, and (3) to provide improved benefit choices and experience to their covered employee or retiree populations. While various aspects and approaches with private exchanges are still evolving, a growing body of research is becoming available on employer perspectives regarding private exchanges and emerging experiences from early adopters. 

Using consumerism, health improvement and a changing care delivery system, many employers are focusing on employee engagement and use and delivery of accountable care. When determining if a private exchange can fit into an employers health care strategy in this context, it often depends on where they’re currently with a strategy and plans and what they are trying to achieve. But ultimately, more view it as a way to accelerate current, evolving strategies that often center around employee engagement.

Thus private exchanges can provide the technology platforms to integrate and improve many of the cost savings strategies employers are considering. Initially, exchanges focused on plan selection during open enrollment through decision support tools. But now, private exchanges are evolving, and are expanding capabilities to help guide employees through treatment options and on-going wellness initiatives. The end result is exchanges looking to engage employees and drive behavior change. Going forward, private exchanges' ability to bend the cost curve
will drive their growth projections.

Please join PwC's Barbara Gniewek on Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 1PM Eastern as she shares PwC research and insights on the private exchange value proposition, and the evolution of private exchanges, as she discusses Private Exchange Trends - 2016 and Beyond
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Address the current evolution of private exchanges, from perspectives regarding care delivery, technology and portal enhancements, and employee engagement.
  2. Peruse research findings, emerging experiences and common themes early adopters have reported in their experience while transitioning to various exchange scenarios.
  3. Understand the context of overall trends impacting employer benefits that shapes the environment for private exchanges.
  4. Explore research regarding how CDHPs and increased plan options are trending among employers, and how this relates to private exchanges.
  5. Examine strategic pathways available to employers with corresponding levels of employer involvement ranging from employer centric, to employer facilitated, to no employer role.
  6. Consider the factors fueling growth in private exchanges from both the supply side and demand side.
  7. Ascertain how bundling education and tools, technology, and different network strategies in exchange platforms can help improve engagement.
  8. Identify components of six sources of savings in private exchanges.
  9. Surmise the three versions of technology developed in exchange platforms.
  10. Learn how exchanges can use high tech high touch to address the four components of employee health benefit and healthcare concerns.
  11. Engage in interactive learning through online question submission, attendee feedback and opportunity for follow up questions, and networking with attendees, faculty and other professionals through dedicated LinkedIn group.
Who Should Attend

Interested attendees would include:

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Human Resources and Employee Benefit Managers
  • Regulatory and Policy Executives and Staff
  • Strategy and Planning Executives and Staff
  • Health Reform, Transformation and Innovation Executives and Staff
  • Sales and Marketing Executives and Staff
  • Business Intelligence and Research Analysts
  • Managed Care Executives and Staff
  • Business Development Executives and Staff
  • Operations Executives and Staff
  • Product Development and Innovation Executives and Staff
  • Actuarial and Underwriting Executives

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Employers
  • Benefit Consultants and Agents
  • Health Plans
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Health Insurance Exchanges
  • Provider Networks
  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Government Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations and PBMs
  • Specialty Benefit Organizations
  • Solutions Providers 
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations 
  • Media
  • Other Interested Parties
Private Exchange Trends - 2016 and Beyond; PwC Research and Insights
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. Post-event materials, with video syncing slides and recorded audio, plus presentation pdf file: $45 for attendees; $260 for non-attendees after the event. Register online or download the event brochure.
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Barbara Gniewek

Barbara Gniewek
Principal, Global Human Resource Services 


Barbara Gniewek is a Principal in PwC's Global Human Resource Services practice. Barbara practices nationally but resides in our New York City office consulting with large employers and health plans on strategy, operational excellence, product design, cost savings, funding, communications and health reform. 

Barbara has over 25 years of health care consulting experience. Her broad experience includes a variety of consulting engagements focused on areas such as: developing health care plan design and strategies, evaluation and of private health exchanges (HIX), evaluating the impact of the Affordable Care Act on benefits, workforce and bottom line, providing vendor strategy and management services, performing claim, operational and customer service assessments, identifying cost reduction opportunities, and assisting with compliance activities. She has also worked on several health plan engagements providing claim and operational assessments / improvements, cost reduction strategies, product development, and turn around services. 

Previous Experience - Deloitte Consulting (National practice leader for the Integrated Health Group and Human Capital Healthcare Industry leader). KPMG (New York practice leader). William M. Mercer, Home Life Insurance (Group Underwriter).
Affiliations – Founding member of PEEC, Past Board of EBRI, Past Board Member of National Committee for Quality Healthcare

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