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National Health Care Benefits Summit

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Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

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1501 Gaylord Trail

Grapevine, TX 76051

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Two days of intensive health care benefits management education and networking for human resources and employer benefits decision-makers.

About this Event

Join the Validation Institute for two days of intensive health care benefits management education and networking - focused on taking your health benefits purchasing and management to the next level.

Who should attend? Human resources and employer benefits executives, decision makers, managers and brokers.

Early Bird Rate: Register on or before November 30, 2019: $795

Registrations December 1 - December 31, 2019: $895

Registrations after January 1, 2020: $995

All registrations include the Thursday evening reception, breaks, light Friday breakfast and Friday lunch.

Agenda

DAY 1: THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

11:00 AM Registration and Badge Pick Up Open

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12:00 PM Opening Welcome | RD Whitney, CEO, Validation Institute

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12:15 PM Healthcare Trends to Watch | Lee Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) & GM Medical Solutions, Health Transformation Alliance

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1:00 PM What Is High Performance Healthcare and Why Should You Care? | Brian Klepper, health care analyst specializing in the drivers of the cost crisis

A new crop of health care management organizations is emerging that consistently deliver better health outcomes and/or lower cost than conventional approaches, particularly in high value clinical and financial niches. By directly contracting with these services, more and more organizational health care purchasers are significantly enhancing the value of their health plan offerings, saving money, improving productivity and bolstering competitiveness. We'll take you through the current state, and influences, in high performance healthcare and identify opportunities where employer health plans can significantly improve performance while affecting meaningful reform in the U.S. healthcare market. (This session counts as one module from Validation Institute's Certified Health Value Professional Certification Program.)

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1:40 PM Solution eXchange | Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers

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2:00 PM Break | Refreshments & Connect with Solution Exchange providers

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2:15 PM Finding Wellness Programs That Are High-Value, Not Just Hype | Linda Riddell, MS; Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Validation Institute

Everyone wants to reduce medical costs. Wellness programs are one strategy, but the real challenge is in finding programs that are high value, not just hype. This live version of CORA, our online certification learning program designed for employers/health care purchasers, will outline the components of a high-value wellness program; show you how to discern a valid population health measure from an invalid one and analyze a program offering; help you to understand why each element is needed, and show you how to distinguish between high-value and low-value wellness programs by analyzing a vendor’s outcome claims. (This session counts as one module from Validation Institute's Certified Health Value Professional Certification Program.)

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2:50 PM Finding Wellness Programs That Are High-Value, Not Just Hype – THE NEXT STEP | Al Lewis, CEO, Quizzify, Inc.

Take the next step in delivering credible value and lower cost by honing your analytical skills. Put what you learned in Friday's session "Finding Wellness Programs That Are High-Value, Not Just Hype" into action by reviewing five real-world, published studies - we'll poke holes in the data, claims, and reports to determine the effectiveness of each of the programs, and identify opportunities where using Validation Institute's Benefit Engagement Survey Tool

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3:30 PM ASCEND Agency Growth & Leadership Summit - Advisor Panel | moderated by Nelson Griswold, Healthcare Industry Thought Leader & Strategist

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4:15 PM Is There a Cure for Employees’ Surprise Medical Bills?

57% of Americans have received a surprise medical bill in the last five years. For those who haven’t received one, it’s likely that their employer is picking up the tab (often times without even realizing it). Surprise medical bills stress employees out and could be inflating employer health care costs unnecessarily. It’s a lose-lose situation for everyone – except the provider.

This panel of pricing and consent-to-treatment experts explain what you can do to cure surprise billing for emergency visits and admissions.

Featured Panelists:

  • David Contorno (E Powered Benefits), 2015 Broker of the Year, Health Rosetta Accredited Advisor and 2019 Health Value Award winner
  • Al Lewis (CEO, Quizzify), trade-bestselling author of “Cracking Health Costs”
  • Brian Klepper, PhD, health care analyst specializing in the drivers of the cost crisis

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5:00 PM Solution eXchange | Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers

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5:20 PM Recap Discussion & Friday Preview

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5:30 PM Adjourn

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*5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception | Co-hosted with Ascend Agency Growth & Leadership Summit

Grab a drink and explore the Ascend Exhibit Hall with your peers – more than 50 companies on the cutting edge of benefits and healthcare will be on display.

DAY 2: FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

7:15 AM Networking, Light Breakfast & Coffee | Registration and Badge Pick Up Open

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*8:00 AM KEYNOTE: FIVE SHARK POINTS FOR SUCCESS | Daymond John, Founder & CEO, FUBU and Star of ABC’s Shark Tank

Daymond John is the Founder and CEO of global fashion brand FUBU, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, and the Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Also a New York Times best-selling author, John is the personification of the American Dream, from his humble beginning on the streets of New York, to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in global product sales. In this presentation, he will teach attendees how to apply his successful methods — from innovative marketing techniques, to disrupting the status quo, to optimizing talent — to their agencies.

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9:00 AM INNOVATOR INTERVIEW: “Making the Complex Simple: A Guide to the NextGen Health Plan Ecosystem” | Deb Ault, RN, MBA, Founder & President, Ault International Medical Management

The NextGen health plan ecosystem isn’t complicated but it is complex. NextGen authority and medical management expert, “Nurse Deb” Ault, breaks down these plans into their component parts and shows you how to vet, select, integrate, and manage the various solution providers that help you manage the plan and manage the health care supply chain to lower and control costs.

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9:30 AM Keynote Panel: CEO's Making Health Care a Priority | Moderated by Dan Bigman, Editor and Chief Content Officer at Chief Executive Group, Chief Executive Magazine | Panelists TBA - Ascend Main Stage

The C-Suite is Ground Zero for the Benefits Revolution, as the benefits conversation is moved from HR to the executive offices. The CEO is the preferred client, with the strategic vision and fiduciary mindset required to understand and embrace NextGen Benefits. Moderated by the editor of the most widely read CEO publication, this panel brings together a group of accomplished CEOs to discuss the role of the C-Suite in overseeing and managing the health care spend. This panel will explore the CEO mindset about health care, confront healthcare’s Big Lie and challenge the conventional C-Suite wisdom about health care, and examine how progressive CEOs are managing their company’s healthcare unit.

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10:30 AM Break | Refreshments & Connect with Solution Exchange providers

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10:50 AM Solution eXchange | Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers

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11:00 AM How to Make EMPLOYEES the Driving Force Behind Health Benefits Cost Reductions | Christopher Matrumalo, Healthcare Consumerism Expert and VP of Marketing, MMS Analytics, Inc. dba MyMedicalShopper

Every employer wants to drive down healthcare costs while improving the quality of care offered to employees, but did you realize that employees can play a powerful role in reducing those costs? Join healthcare consumerism expert Christopher Matrumalo as he shares the secrets to consumer-driven health success and highlights new technologies and analytics tools available to help employers and their advisors develop data-driven strategies to proactively drive down costs. You’ll take away key ideas and gain access to exclusive hands-on tools to help you reduce groups’ total healthcare spend and improve employee benefits overall.

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11:45 AM Solution eXchange | Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers

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12:00 PM Networking Lunch (included)

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1:00 PM Quizzify, “So, you think you know healthcare?” | Al Lewis, CEO, Quizzify, Inc.

Quizzify, a trivia contest designed to educate your employees about health and healthcare, has played to rave reviews across the country. Covering factoids that employees should know before they spend your money on their healthcare, as well as factoids you should know before you spend your money on healthcare vendors.

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1:45 PM Solution eXchange | Case studies and solution opportunities from health value industry pioneers

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*2:20 PM HR Panel: Critical Issues for HR Benefits Pros | Moderator: Elizabeth Teisberg, Ph.D., Professor, University of Texas at Austin, and Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, University of Texas at Austin - Ascend Main Stage

Employers can be a tremendous catalyst of transformation in health care. HR professionals remain a critical tactical partner in NextGen Benefits, essential to the implementation and operation of your NextGen health care plan. And most HR pros want to have a larger impact and be viewed by the C-Suite as part of the company’s strategic leadership. To achieve this, they need to approach health benefits differently and strategically. Moderated by the highly respected director of the nationally recognized Value Institute for Health and Care, this panel of top HR leaders who are leaning into health care will explore the opportunities and pitfalls facing progressive HR departments in reforming their health care plan.

  • Tom Vertich, Global Benefits Manager, American Airlines
  • Sally Luck, former Corporate Wellness Strategy and Programming Leader for Hallmark, Inc.
  • Ashley Bacot, Rosen Hotels & Resorts Director of Risk Management (RosenCare) and President of ProvInsure, Inc.
  • Diana Dimon, Manager, Health & Welfare Benefits, PraxAir
  • Heather Darnell, Director, Benefits & Compensation, NCH Corporation

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3:15 PM SAY WHAT? Using Communication to Alleviate Stress for HR AND Drive Employee Engagement | Sally Pace, CEO, Connect Healthcare Collaboration

You’re using advisors who understand that they need to move towards transparency with better outcomes. You’ve identified validated solutions to improve your bottom line along with outcomes for your employees. But even the best laid plans won’t pick up steam for your HR team without employee engagement. Learn how to bridge the gap between the decisions made among the executive team and bring them down to the front-line level for employees by developing an internal marketing plan that sells them on actually using the ideas you’ve executed. We’ll identify the three most effective ways to deliver consistent communication for any employee population.

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3:55 PM Closing Remarks

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Hotel

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, TX (Dallas)

Book Your Room Now

Make your hotel reservations using this link - by DECEMBER 18, 2019 - to get our discounted rates.

Important Notes:

  • The hotel is sold out outside of our room block - you must use this link to book!
  • You will see reference to the ASCEND Summit in your booking process and hotel confirmation. The National Health Care Benefits Summit (Jan 9 & 10) is held alongside this event, and includes some joint sessions. Our hotel block is within the ASCEND hotel block.

Witness Texas Culture at Its Finest

Everything is bigger in Texas and that undoubtedly includes Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.

Standing on the shores of Lake Grapevine with 4.5 acres of indoor gardens, 10 restaurants, seasonal water park and two pools, this is a resort that could only make its home in The Lone Star State.

Travelers from all over the world will enjoy their convenient location near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, spacious rooms and suites that provide an exceptional opportunity to relax. But if you want to take it one step further, alleviate your troubles at their on-site spa, Relâche Spa & Salon. And with an immense lineup of dining options, finding something to satisfy your palate couldn’t be more effortless.

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Travel

Airport Information:

Car Rentals at Gaylord Texan:

Hertz, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051 | Phone: +1 817-778-1490

Closest Train Stations:

  • Amtrak - 25 miles SW from hotel
  • West Irving Station - 15 miles S from hotel

Closest Bus Station:

  • Greyhound 9.4 miles NE from hotel

Driving Directions:

  • Take the north exit out of the airport towards highways 635/121.
  • Travel north on 121 to the Bass Pro exit.
  • Turn left onto Bass Pro Drive.
  • Continue straight past the Embassy Suites on the right
  • At the traffic light turn left onto Highway 26 West.
  • Proceed through the traffic light at Fairway Drive and turn right into the hotel entrance on Gaylord Trail.

Parking

  • On-site parking, fee: 17 USD hourly, 22 USD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: 42 USD daily
  • Overnight parking fees include in/out privileges
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