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8:45 - 12:45 Ruthann LaswickDavid Smith


Pre-Conference Workshop – Advanced Self-Funded Certification Course (Includes 4 CE Credits)


Ruthann Laswick
President, Blue Water Benefits Consulting

David Smith
VP, Ebenconcepts


Session Description

The four-hour course will begin with paying distinct  attention  to regulatory  concerns, service model options, cost containment strategizes  and underwriting. Class participants will walk through unique issues that self-funded  plans must face due to mergers and acquisitions followed  by a concentration of study covering the integration of next generation design elements in plan design, transparency tools, quality based models, cost­ sharing & control, tool integration & incentives  and payment controls. Many employers  are also looking for innovative  ways to educate  and enroll their employees in their self funded  plans and wish to be prepared for any upcoming  national  legislation  that may affect them.

Four hours of continuing education credits filed in 50 states.



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