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Monday, September 29, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE STRATEGIES (ADDITIONAL FEE OF $99 APPLIES)

Steven Graybill, Partner and Exchange Solutions Leader, MERCER
Richard Kaufman, VP, AON HEWITT
Michael Thompson, Principal, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
Don Garlitz, Executive Director, Exchange Solutions, BSWIFT
Scott Osler, VP, Business Development, GETINSURED
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exchanges 101

Steve Graybill, Partner and Exchange Solution Leader, Mercer

Richard Kaufman, VP, Aon Hewitt

Michael Thompson, Principal, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Health care reform is forcing employers to re-think their position towards benefits, and nothing has come to the forefront more than the evolution of private healthcare exchanges and the introduction of the public marketplaces. This session will explore the basics:
-How are the public exchanges applicable to private employers?
-What are private exchanges and how do they work?
-How do private exchanges differ from the public exchanges?
-How should a company decide which, if either, choice is right for its needs?

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Exchange Communication Strategies

Don Garlitz, Executive Director, Exchange Solutions, bswift

Scott Olser, VP, Business Development, GetInsured

You're considering an exchange for your employees. No doubt they have heard about the Obamacare exchanges, and not necessarily good things. Whether you go with a public or private exchange, the learning curve can be steep for employees. Join us for a discussion about ways you can simplify this new experience and help employees transition to the expectation that they engage in more decision making. This session will explore best practices in communicating with employees and define tactics for making the transition.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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