Thursday March 10, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM EST
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Glasbern Inn 
2141 Packhouse Rd
Fogelsville, PA 18051

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LVBCH Roundtable - 3/10/16 - Glasbern Inn

"Trends in Benefit Design Evolution"

You are invited to attend an educational event titled "Trends in Benefit Design Evolution" co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH) and Merck. You will learn how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the move to consumerism and technology advances are impacting employer benefit plan offerings. The discussion will include HDHP/CDHP design, value-based purchasing, wellness incentives and lots more. 

Bring your tough/challenging benefits questions to this event because it will provide you with an excellent venue for a rich exchange of ideas among all attendees. Additional information about the event as well as a list of learning objectives is presented below.  This is one educational event you do not want to miss!

Please RSVP by Friday, February 26, 2016

Learning Objectives 

  • Provide an overview of the current benefit design landscape (i.e., rising healthcare costs, increasing prevalence of chronic conditions, consumerism, legislation etc.)

  • Discuss the role of benefit design models including effective steps that employers can take to control healthcare costs and improve care (i.e., HDHP/CDHP, value-based benefit design, direct contracting, private/public exchanges, wellness incentives, etc.)

  • Describe key considerations and challenges in developing and implementing new benefit design offerings (i.e., Cadillac Tax avoidance strategies, effective chronic disease management, wellness incentives, etc.)

Program Schedule

  8:00 am   Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
  8:45 am   Welcome & Introductions
  9:00 am   Presentation by Bruce Sherman, MD, Medical Director, Ohio Based Employers Health Coalition
10:00 am   Q&A Session             

10:30 am   Closing Remarks

10:45 am   Adjournment

Featured Speaker

Bruce Sherman, MD
Medical Director
Ohio Based Employers Health Coalition

Bruce Sherman, MD, FCCP, FACOEM, serves as the Medical Director, Populations Health Management for the RightOpt private exchange offering for Buck Consultants at Xerox.  In this role, he provides strategic guidance for development, implementation and ongoing management of integrated, value-based health and performance management strategies for exchange employer clients.  Additionally, Dr. Sherman is the medical director for the Ohio-based Employers Health Coalition, Inc., where he provides health management strategies to the organization’s members, and provides strategic guidance for the coalition’s data warehouse program. 

Previously he was the consulting corporate medical director for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Whirlpool Corporation and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  Dr. Sherman is a member of the leadership board for the integrated Benefits Institute, and also has committee leadership roles with the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and Population Health Alliance.

Registration Information

  • Cost to attend is FREE.
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Space is limited; you must register to attend this event. 
  • Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.

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