About the Workshop:
Savvy employers are rethinking their value-based benefit design to incentivize high-value care by adopting good practices like pre-deductible coverage for chronic medications and equitable benefit designs.
Employers are discovering that some health insurance benefit designs can hinder patient access to needed medicines, leading to poor outcomes and increased societal health spending. Benefits should incentivize patient-centered, high-value care and eliminate barriers to that care.
During this session, participants will learn from new research that reveals how employers are implementing more equitable and modernized value-based benefit design. The workshop will spotlight a case study that will describe how one innovative employer embraced these new approaches and designed their benefit strategy accordingly. Workshop attendees will develop a checklist to evaluate their own health benefits and ways to modernize them.
- Gaye Fortner, MSN, President and CEO, HC21 Business Coalition
- Cindy Dempsey, MHA, Director, Total Rewards and HRIS, Genesco
- Paul Fronstin, PhD, Director, Health Research and Education Program, Employee Benefit Research Institute
- Bruce Sherman, MD, Medical Advisor, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
- Kimberly Westrich, MA, Vice President, Health Services Research, National Pharmaceutical Council
Visit the National Alliance 2021 Annual Forum Website for registration information.
Poorly designed health insurance can create barriers for patients in accessing these high-value therapies. By implementing evidence-based, patient-centered solutions we can modernize benefit design to improve patent access while also controlling costs.