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On-demand Access: Available November 2021
The 2021 conference will run in-person this Fall. If you cannot join us, please register for on-demand access, which will be available starting November 1. You will have access to the conference app during the live event giving you the opportunity to network with other attendees and sponsors.
About the Conference
Some of the issues we’ll be covering and questions we’ll be answering at this year’s event include:
Health and wellbeing – How does poor health influence the ability of our employees to do their jobs? How do healthy workers impact medical costs, leave from work and the performance of our business? And what additional costs do we take on to avoid business losses when people don’t perform? What are proven strategies to engage employees in health and well-being improvement?
Medical, behavioral, pharmacy plan design and care – Is our health plan working for or against enrollees' efforts to become better health care consumers? What are plan designs trying to accomplish and how do co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance fit in? How do we get beyond unit costs for both care and prescription drugs, and focus on the total cost of care and resulting outcomes? How will specialty pharmaceuticals and biosimilars fit into the equation? How did the pandemic change the strategy? How will we measure delayed/avoided care and outcomes? How did the virtual care option change the landscape? Which changes will stick? How will we be ready to address the Mental Health crisis for the future?
Absence, disability and productivity – Does our plan effectively address the top drivers of illness-related lost productivity? How do other policies such as work accommodations and disability insurance mesh with the design of our health plan? How will work accommodations support employee and business needs? What are the implications of a total-absence-management policy? How do we better understand the impact of absence on our business? How did the pandemic affect these policies? How will we measure the impact of new leaves/policies?
Data, metrics and reporting – What are the data and metrics that are critical for employers to understand and how can their vendor partners help them in understanding the full array of costs and outcomes? How can data and reporting be made simpler and more understandable for employers, so that cost shifting from one program to another is reduced? How can data and reporting be linked across health and related programs rather than reflect separate initiatives? What will we want to measure in 18 or 24 months from now? How will we know if the changes that Employers made were effective, had better outcomes, or changed behaviors?
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