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MCIC Press Release

April 11th , 2007

Hot Off The Press

Consumer-Driven Healthcare: 
Key Drivers and  Future Market Adoption


Live 90-Minute Audio Conference
Scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.(ET)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 11 , 2007
Contact: Robert Jenkins
Phone: (732) 292-1100

MANASQUAN, N.J. —  Consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) continue to be considered the solution to reducing healthcare costs and the roles of the uninsured in the nation. 

The Bush administration is touting the value of CDHPs, particularly the HSA. Even CMS has gotten onto the CDHP bandwagon by conducting a CDHP Medicare demonstration with medical savings accounts (MSAs).

Although some politicians and insurance plans believe that the future of healthcare is with CDHPs, many employers and the general public are not convinced. Currently only three million Americans – compared to 240 million in other private coverage plans – are in consumer-driven health plans.

Will employers turn to CDHPs in greater numbers to shift costs and responsibility for healthcare coverage onto the employee? And how will the current healthcare infrastructure support the consumer’s demand for more information, and much more transparency? Are CDHPs actually changing consumers’ behavior and reducing healthcare costs?

Join the Managed Care Information Center, The Executive Report on Managed Care and experts in consumer-driven healthcare for a discussion of the current trends and future expectations in the 90-minute audio conference, “Consumer- Driven Healthcare: Key Drivers and Future Market Adoption.” This executive-level program has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 1:30 PM Eastern Time.

Agenda:

  • What Consumerism Is and Isn’t -- Strategy vs. Tactics
  • The Consumer-Driven Philosophy
  • The Key Drivers of Consumer-Driven Healthcare
  • Giving Consumers Financial Ownership and Accountability
  • Result’s of CIGNA’s Recent Analysis of CDH (one of the largest with nearly 270,000 participants)
  • How Consumer Education and Communication are Keys to Adoption
  • How to Simplify the Member Experience to Make It the Most Effective
  • Engaging Consumers in Financing and Decision-Making for Their Own Healthcare
  • How Health Plans are Partnering with Financial Institutions
  • The Integration of Health Plans and Banking Systems
  • The Dynamic Regulatory Environment
  • Key Lessons Learned and Success Factors
  • Market Adoption Expectations
  • Live Question and Answer Session

Presenters:

Sander Domaszewicz, Principal & Senior Consultant
Mercer Health and Benefits

David Josephs SVP and Head, Consumer Directed Healthcare
JP Morgan Chase

John Park, VP, Strategy and Business Development
CIGNA HealthCare

Participate in this program with your staff members to learn about the current trends and future predictions for consumer-driven healthcare from three experts.

Who Will Benefit From This Audio Conference?

Health plans and providers, employers, finanicial institutions,  TPAs, health benefit agencies and brokers, pharmaceutical companies, CEOs, CFOs,  human resource benefit managers, medical directors, sales and marketing executives, employer health plan decision makers, network development and provider services directors, strategic planners, utilization management, MCO plan healthcare management, brokers, network managers, physician practice management company executives, medical management directors, PHO and IPA leadership,  analysts, consultants, account services and administration executives and ancillary products managers.

Can't Make It On May 8th?
Order the audio conference on CD and conference materials:
http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/cd07.htm


Registration Information

To register for "Consumer-Driven Healthcare: Key Drivers and Future Market Adoption," scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2007 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time, visit http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/cd07.htm or call (800) 516-4343. 

The cost of the conference is $247 per site if registered by May 2 and $297 after the early bird deadline. A CD will also be available for purchase for those unable to attend the live conference. For further details and other pricing options visit http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/cd07.htm

Visa, MasterCard, or American Express is accepted.

Address: The Managed Care Information Center, 1913 Atlantic Ave., Suite F5, Manasquan, NJ 08736; (732) 292-1100, www.themcic.com

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