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Next BI webinar spotlights CDHPs

Posted On: Feb. 18, 2007 12:00 AM CST

Business Insurance is hosting a free Online Executive ForumTM webcast on March 20 on "Mapping Consumer-Driven Health Care: Strategies to Drive Enrollment and Employee Understanding."

Consumer-driven health plans are the newest weapon in employers' arsenal in the war against runaway health care costs, and their popularity with employees is growing. Join Business Insurance Senior Editor Joanne Wojcik for an in-depth discussion of how the various types of CDHPs operate and whether they are helping save money by making employees better health care consumers. Participants will hear expert viewpoints and can ask questions during this live event, March 20 at 11 a.m. EDT.

Panelists will include:

  • Jay Savan, a principal at Towers Perrin in St. Louis specializing in development of consumerism initiatives.

  • Meredith Baratz, vp-market solutions in New York for Definity Health Inc., a pioneer in the development of the consumer-driven health plan and now part of UnitedHealth Group Inc.

  • Mark Snyder, director of benefits at Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning Corp., which has offered a CDHP since January 2004.

  • Jim Dwyer, vp of global benefits at New York-based American Express Corp., which also sponsors a type of CDHP.

BI's Online Executive ForumTM webinars, developed by our editorial staff, are highly informative online events where noted speakers and respected business leaders come together with BI's editors to discuss the most pressing issues in this live interactive format.

To register for the free BI Online Executive ForumTM, please visit