Sunday, April 28, 2019

Morning Workshop A 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leading with Confidence: Career Advancement Strategies for Women in Health Care

It is important for women executives to acquire the necessary skills to excel professionally and move up the corporate ladder. With the right leadership style and attitude, women will be well-equipped for success and growth at different stages of their career. In this interactive workshop:


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Morning Workshop B:

The NextGen Benefits Adviser Blueprint

The employee benefits landscape is transforming, and advisers and their firms must evolve to remain relevant, maintain their independence, maximize profitability, and accelerate growth. During this workshop, attendees learn about a new NextGen benefits model to successfully grow your firm while helping employers drive down costs, enhance benefits, and improve employee outcomes.


Attendees discuss:

  • Why the benefits status quo is unsustainable for employers and advisers
  • The three foundations vital to success
  • The four agency growth drivers and strategies to leverage them more efficiently

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Morning Workshop C:

Introduction to Captive Insurance: Strategies to Control Rising Employee Benefit Costs

For self-insured employers, captives are an effective solution to control rising health care costs. However, forming a captive requires robust planning and a thorough understanding of the inherent risks. In this interactive workshop, learn about the captives market and explore how to form captives that suit your organization's needs.

  1. What are Captives?
    • Discuss the differences between individual, group captives, and 831b captives
      • Determine which captive is right for you
    • Learn about the benefits, limitations, and risks involved in using captives
    • Understand the wholesale, ready-made turnkey market that currently exists
  2. Key Considerations: What You Need to Know
    • Examine the different types of captive structures
      • Consider stop-loss captives for middle- and small-market employers
    • Gain strategies to comply with ERISA regulations
    • Understand tax law developments that may affect captive insurance programs
    • Identify the right TPA to administer claims
      • Ensure the TPA provides high-quality service
  3. Case Study Discussion
    • Learn how several employers utilized a group captive to contain costs and meet employee needs
      • Analyze the benefits of forming employer coalitions to lower medical costs
      • Explore direct contracting for small- and middle-market employers using captives

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Afternoon Workshop A 12:30 - 3:30 pm

The New Science of Radical Innovation: Catalyze Radical Innovation in Your Organization

Radical innovation is a serendipitous result of many employees' learning from trial and error using simple rules. Any organization that does not change as fast as its environment faces extinction. This workshop demystifies how senior leaders can catalyze an organization to produce, not incremental, but radical improvement and innovation. Core to the workshop are foundational, simple rules that empower self-organized decision making. Attendees assess why methods that served organizations in the past will not serve them in the future - in fact debilitate them - and explore novel, science-backed approaches to leadership including:

  • Core competencies necessary to succeed in a modern and complex organization and an environment where uncertainty abounds
  • Approaches to delegate and distribute authority that empower individuals to make decisions quickly and effectively
  • Steps to master simple, foundational rules and to avoid paralysis by perfection
  • Practice developing an actionable game plan to gain leadership competencies necessary for radical innovation
  • Exploration of actionable, tangible tools and roadmaps for industry game-changing innovation

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Afternoon Workshop B

Employer Direct Contracting Strategies with High-Performance Providers to Bend the Cost Curve and Improve Outcomes

Failure to identify the right partner can result in ineffective care delivery that provides minimal or no value. In this workshop, discuss novel employer-led direct contracting approaches that significantly reduce costs and ensure quality care.

  • Move away from conventional direct contracting arrangements
    • Understand the characteristics of high-performance provider organizations
    • Collaborate with high-value providers that deliver improved outcomes
      • Discuss evaluation criteria to identify the right provider partner: What are the mandatory questions employers must ask providers?
  • Explore direct contracting arrangements including:
    • Advanced Primary Care Medical Homes
    • Centers of Excellence
    • PBM contracting
  • Gain insight on data infrastructure needs
  • Brainstorm ideas to bring innovation to direct contracting
    • Address barriers
    • What role do TPAs, brokers, and benefits advisers play?

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Afternoon Workshop C

Case-Driven Leadership MasterClass: Top Tips for Successfully Implementing Change Initiatives

Space is limited. This workshop ends at 4 pm.

In this case-based leadership masterclass, attendees discuss critical success factors that transform professionals into more effective leaders, who in turn distinguish their organizations as industry frontrunners. Understand pre-conditions for higher productivity and performance - more speed and lower cost-based on theory and practical examples.

  • Engage in a provocative case discussion that challenges participants' decision-making process
  • Explore several enablers that transform individuals into leaders who create a unique and adaptable competitive advantage
  • Understand the tie-in between these pre-conditions for change and the ability to successfully launch, lead, and realize value from change initiatives

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Afternoon Workshop D

Zero Suicide: Suicide as a Never Event in Health Care

83% of those who die by suicide have seen a health care provider in the year prior to their death; 40-50% have seen a primary care provider within one month of their death. Across health and behavioral health care settings, there are many opportunities to identify and provide effective care to those at risk for suicide, yet most providers never ask people about their risk, most health care systems are poorly prepared to care for people at risk, and most individuals at risk often go undetected. Suicide prevention must be seen as a core responsibility with a multilevel system view on suicide prevention, including those treating patients who misuse substances. This workshop will highlight Zero Suicide, an innovative and effective model by which health and behavioral health care organizations are changing organizational practices and providing improved care for patients at risk for suicide and overdose.

  1. Top-Down Framework to Transform Suicide Care and Save Lives
    • Understand a system-wide, organizational culture shift to providing safer and more effective suicide care in health and behavioral health care systems
    • Explore staff attitudes and preparedness to work with individuals at risk for suicide
    • Identify data collection and continuous quality improvement opportunities to close gaps in patient care
  2. Implementation of Evidence-Based, Effective Suicide Practices
    • Provide a framework for Zero Suicide implementation
    • Identify engagement strategies and suicide care management plans for patients served by substance use agencies
    • Adapt the Zero Suicide framework to different types of health care systems, settings, and payer organizations

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