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2024 CCA Healthcare Meeting

Sessions:

01 - Healthcare Trends:  Same Direction but Some New Drivers
April 09, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

It’s no surprise healthcare costs continue to increase. What is driving these increases has changed a bit including GLP-1’s, behavioral health, and genomics to name a few. Industry experts will share what they saw what they saw trending in 2023, what they are predicting for 2024, and projecting for 2025 and future years.

Session Category
Health & Welfare
Credits
CPD: 1.50

02 - Unpacking High-Cost Claimants: A Discussion on Their Cost Drivers and Risk Management Strategies
April 09, 2024 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for an enlightening discussion diving deep into the turbulent waters of escalating high-cost claimants. Explore the root causes behind the surging costs and the reinsurer's reaction to it. Discover risk management strategies that employers may consider to address the rising tide of these high-cost claimants. Learn from industry experts as they offer insights to aid in navigating this challenging landscape.

Session Category
Health & Welfare
Credits
CPD: 1.50

03 - Navigating the Future of Pharmacy Benefit Costs: Trends, GLP-1, and Gene Therapy
April 09, 2024 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

This session will feature an in-depth analysis of pharmacy cost pressures with a focus on the impact of GLP-1 and Gene Therapy.

Session Category
Health & Welfare
Credits
CPD: 1.50

04 - Cost and Care: The State of Behavioral Health
April 09, 2024 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Explore recent trends in behavioral health, including provider shortages and discuss strategies to improve access and outcomes. 

Session Category
Health & Welfare
Credits
CPD: 1.50

05 - A Lawyer, an Actuary and a Programmer Walk Into a Bar: A Discussion On AI, and its Application
April 11, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a discussion on AI, how it may reshape traditional actuarial tasks, and considerations in its suitability, applicability, and implications

Session Category
Health & Welfare
Credits
CPD: 1.50

06 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Traditional and Advantage Plans but Didn’t Know to Ask
April 11, 2024 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

This session will explore the various programs available to Medicare eligible participants and employers including Medicare Parts A, B, and D, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Employer Group Waiver Plans.  Presenters will compare and contrast the various aspects of the Medicare programs including plan designs, enrollment, restrictions, and underwriting.

Session Category
Health & Welfare
Credits
CPD: 1.50

07 - Upcoming Changes with the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
April 11, 2024 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

The Inflation Reduction Act included many future changes to the parameters of the Medicare Part D program.  In this session, panelists will discuss the upcoming changes to the program, when they will take effect, and the potential impacts on Part D plans and plan sponsors.  Potential topics include:  Part D benefit changes and the impact of drug price negotiation, effects on retiree plans including creditable coverage determinations, Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) calculations, and other potential affected areas.

Session Category
Health & Welfare
Credits
CPD: 1.50

08 - Professionalism – Are You Serious?
April 11, 2024 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

The session will cover several challenging professionalism scenarios using an interactive format with audience polling, and a mix of role-playing and presentation formats. The focus will be on applications of the Code of Professional Conduct along with ASOPs, ABCD and others as applicable. The scenarios will include background on the issue, potential precepts or other considerations that may apply, audience polling on potential outcomes, and panelist discussion regarding which outcomes may or may not be correct (recognizing that there may not always be a truly correct outcome).

Session Category
Health & Welfare
Credits
CPD: 1.50
  • 1 . Shelley Yunjie Zhao Aon
  • 2 . Doug Elfers
  • 3 . Joseph Long
  • 4 . John Myslinski
  • 5 . Kerri Willis
  • 1 . Samantha Meyer
  • 2 . Amy Ludowski
  • 3 . Robert L. Schenck The Terry Group
  • 4 . David M. Tuomala Optum
  • 1 . Edward M. Pudlowski MorningStar Actuarial Consulting, LLC
  • 2 . Kevin Pierce
  • 3 . Jennifer Leming Mercer
  • 1 . James Dolstad Optum
  • 2 . Rhonda Lessard
  • 3 . Dan Mulhern
  • 4 . Angela Rossi
  • 1 . Donna C. Novak NovaRest Actuarial Consulting
  • 2 . Kali Schweitzer PharmD Milliman Inc.
  • 3 . Sarah Suzanne Hellems Optum Pharmacy Advisory Services
  • 4 . Ron Ogborne Mercer
  • 1 . John R. Governale Actuarial Health Solutions LLC
  • 2 . Dave Dillon Lewis & Ellis
  • 3 . Joan P. Ogden Joan Ogden Actuaries
  • 4 . Justin N. Hornburg Justin Hornburg Consulting
  • 1 . Aaron Brunson WTW
  • 2 . Kristin Beuscher
  • 3 . Kathy Samanns
  • 4 . Michael Schroeder
  • 1 . David M. Tuomala Optum
  • 2 . Sudhakar Natarajan
  • 3 . Rebecca O'Loughlin Trauger Bolton
  • 4 . Adam J. Reese PRM Consulting Group