Greater  Kansas  City  
Employee  Benefit 
Professionals  Association

Annual Benefits Seminar

  • 19 Jun 2014
  • 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Ritz Charles Meeting Facility, 9000 W. 137th, Overland Park, KS

Registration


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Employee Consumerism: Tools for Savings
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Approved for 4 hours of insurance CE credit.  One hour additional of ethics credit is available.

7:30 am    Registration and breakfast

8:00 am   
BORING BENEFITS:REJUVENATE THE WAY YOU COMMUNICATE
Karrie Andes, CBP, SPHR, Senior Benefits Manager, PGi

Participants will learn about a variety of benefits communication techniques, including webinars, virtual meeting rooms and social media, designed to increase benefits engagement for their workforce.

9:00 am   
TELEMEDICINE
Garry Ripple, M.D., FCCP, Medical Director for eHealth & Outreach; Steve D. Kropp, M.S., Executive Director of eHealth & Outreach; Saint Luke’s Health System

A discussion of the availability and effectiveness of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance.

10:00 am   
PRICE TRANSPARENCY:
THE KEY TO UNLOCKING VALUE IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Michael O’Neil, Healthcare Bluebook

Members will learn about an online and mobile healthcare pricing tool designed to help consumers know what they should reasonably expect to pay for care, understand their treatment options and find fair prices for healthcare services in their area.

11:00 am   
SELF-FUNDING: STRATEGIC PLAN MANAGEMENT & MEMBER ENGAGEMENT
Tom Applehans, Regional Vice President Sales,
Meritain Health

A discussion of how a group can pull all these tools
for HR and EES together in a self funded environment.

11:50 am   
Lunch and ETHICS:
MENTAL HEALTH PARITY and
ADDICTION EQUITY ACT

Noreen K. Vergara, Vice President, General Counsel,
New Directions Behavioral Health®

A brief overview of mental health parity, history of the rules, scope and coverage of MHPAEA, and impact on state insurance mandates.

1:15 pm    Close of seminar


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