Local companies convene to discuss an ‘industry on the move’BlueCross Blue Shield MA, Fallon Health, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan, Neighborhood Health Plan, United Healthcare and Aetna to gather in Westborough, Mass.
Boston –April 2018 — The Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters (MassAHU) has unveiled the full schedule of events for Benefest 2018, one of New England’s largest and most dynamic healthcare industry conferences for employer benefit brokers and professionals.
The event will focus on disruptive innovation in the industry and how it is reshaping everything from how employers purchase coverage to the impact of increasing premiums on the economy.
For more information or to register for the event, go to www.massahu.org.
When: May 3, 2018 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Where: The DoubleTree Hotel; 5400 Computer Drive Westborough, Massachusetts
Who Should Attend: Cutting edge professionals looking to improve their industry knowledge and competitive advantage
Why Attend: To discuss the rapid change and growth that innovative practices and professionals now bring to a rapidly changing health care industry
Who is Speaking/Presenting: Healthcare industry experts and practitioners and Carrier panelists will include executives from BlueCross Blue Shield MA, Fallon Health, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan, Neighborhood Health Plan, United Healthcare and Aetna
The healthcare industry experts and practitioners that MassAHU is showcasing during this one day dynamic program will include:
The data is clear… one of the biggest drivers behind wage stagnation and middle class wealth erosion is healthcare. The cost of healthcare is quickly approaching 20 percent of our GDP. We continue to see employee out of pocket shares balloon while premiums increase (which means we are paying more for less). Medical bills account for a staggering number of bankruptcies in the U.S. – with nearly 75 percent of those people having had health insurance. Traditional brokers, showing traditional options, getting paid in traditional ways, are not only failing to solve the problem … may be facilitating it. In this session, learn about why this is happening in the opening program presented by David Contorno: To Deliver Real Value in this Business – You Have to Become Uncomfortable.
In a world where the healthcare industry is more concerned about how many patients a doctor can see every day, rather than the quality of medicine practiced, we need a change. That change needs to start at the provider level, but it needs to have the insurance industry behind it. Get an introduction to the concept of Direct Primary Care from featured Benefest Speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Gold entitled A Model of Primary Care that is Innovative and Affordable.
Learn how making an investment in high-quality primary care along with self-insured plans can reduce cost, improve outcomes, and result in happier employees/employers.
As President Trump approaches his 500th day in office, and we get closer to the 2018 mid-term elections, major changes could still be in store for the employer based health insurance system. States are back in the Court system challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, there will soon be new rules governing Association Health Plan, and new players have announced they will be entering the health insurance marketplace. Buckle Your Seats: Preparing Your Clients for A (Potentially) Bumpy Ride Ahead with James Slotnik.
Contact: Kate Bardsley, Executive Director 508.634.7373 or [email protected]
MassAHU is the state chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters representing 98,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans and advocates on behalf of consumers and employers. MassAHU embraces collaboration to increase access to high quality, affordable health care through the private insurance market and in empowering consumers by promoting total transparency of price and quality care. For more information, please contact Kate Bardsley, Executive Director of MassAHU at [email protected] or visit the www.massahu.org website.