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FEATURES 31 Experts Weigh in: Private Exchanges’ Past, Present and Future At the beginning of 2013, questions swirled concerning private exchanges. Would employers actually transition to private exchanges? If they did, would they work? Would employers cut their health care contributions even more? Would employees want to utilize private exchanges? Would the many hiccups surrounding the public exchanges hurt or help adoption of private exchanges? Last fall’s open enrollment answered some of those questions and raised a few more. Here’s a look at some industry experts’ opinions on the past, present and future of private exchanges, including John Young, CEO, Consumerdriven; Chris Condeluci, of counsel, Venable LLP; Bob Natt, executive chairman, Alegeus Technologies; Don Weber, managing director, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Shandon Fowler, director of marketplaces, BenefitFocus. By Heather Loveridge, Senior Editor, The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism

35 Defining the New Normal: What Are Private Exchanges and How Will They Change Employer-sponsored Health Insurance? Nearly every day seems to bring the announcement of another new private exchange. Brokerage firms, consulting firms, health plans and other organizations are launching private exchange solutions at an increasing rate for their members and clients. In the first days of February alone, we have witnessed major announcements from Cigna, bswift benefits and a number of national and regional brokerage firms. Yet with all the movement from these players, many employers remain largely unaware of the variety of solutions available under the “private exchange” label. Fully insured, self-funded. Defined contribution, defined benefit. Single-carrier, multi-carrier. These are but a few of the characteristics employers need to examine when looking at private exchanges. After all, if you’ve seen one private exchange, you’ve seen one private exchange. By Jonathan Field, Managing Editor, The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism

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27 Defined Contribution Defined Contribution: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future By David Urbaniak, Product Manager, Evolution1

21 Voluntary Benefits In An Era of Health Care Volatility, Supplemental Benefits Offer Security People Can Count On

By Ron Fields, Vice President of Core Broker Sales, Aflac

23 Ask the Broker Selling Voluntary Benefits in The New Era of Health Care Exchanges: A Conversation with Anthony Glaub, President, Professional Insurance Enrollers 4

29 Health Savings Accounts The Future of Health Savings Accounts: Exchange Opportunities and Challenges By Cynthia Piazza, Marketing Communications Manager, ConnectYourCare

41 Regulatory & Compliance Why Health Insurers are Leery of Playing in SHOP or Small Group Private Exchanges By Elena Merino, President/ CEO, The Meridian Group & Tony Roehl, Of Counsel, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

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What’s Happening at the Institute BY DUSTY RHODES » DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION » THE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE CONSUMERISM Editor’s Note: The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism is busy gearing up for another important year in health and benefits. Entering the new year, the industry is already moving at a fast pace with employers continuing to search out new solutions in this ever-changing landscape and solution providers continuing to innovate. At The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, we’re getting ready for our May conference and rolling out the Certified HealthCare Consumerism Specialist (CHCS) designation. We’re also excited about our initiatives around private exchanges, including PrivateHealthCareExchanges.com. Over the following pages, Dusty Rhodes, Director of Education, runs down the list of what’s happening at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism in the lead up to the 2014 FORUM & Expo in Atlanta.

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ATLANTA, MAY 7-9, 2014

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Real-Time Analysis, Thought-Leadership and Solutions from Experts and Your Peers.

HealthCare Consumerism: The Solution for HealthCare Reform

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LEARN. CONNECT. SHARE. WORKSHOPS. Choose four workshops to attend from among 32 interactive, trending topics. Read descriptions for each at www.theihccforum.com

Opening Keynote Address General Session Health Reform 2.0: The Great Debate John Goodman, PhD vs. Kenneth Thorpe, PhD Witness a rare face-to-face debate between two of the most influential health care experts as they battle with ideas regarding the future of health reform in the United States. John Goodman, PhD – President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis and known as the Father of Health Savings Accounts – is a strong advocate of free-market patient-centered health reforms. Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD – the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, also serving as the executive director of Emory’s Institute of Advanced Policy Solutions (IAPS) and director of the Institute’s Center for Entitlement Reform. — is a nationally known expert on foreign systems of healthcare and strong advocate of federal health reforms. These two policy influencers have had enormous political influence on their respective sides of the aisle. Dr. Goodman has been a key thought

leader for free market solutions and Dr. Thorpe worked in the Clinton administration on “HillaryCare,� has been an advisor to Congress, and has been key resource to most every Democratic presidential nominee during the last 20 years. The policy differences between these two heavy weights have been debated in the halls of Congress, national media, and industry journals. They have never squared off in public on the same platform. The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism is proud to bring to you a provocative debate on “Health Reform 2.0� — one you won’t want to miss.

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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Towers Watson Announces Expansion of Exchange Solutions Segment *OBNPWFEFTJHOFEUPIFMQFNQMPZFSTCFUUFSOBWJHBUFUIFEZOBNJD IFBMUI DBSF FOWJSPONFOU  HMPCBM QSPGFTTJPOBM TFSWJDFT DPNQBOZ 5PXFST 8BUTPO BOOPVODFE QMBOT UP VOJUF UIF DPNQBOZXJEF FYQFSUJTF BOE SFTPVSDFT EFEJDBUFE UP IFBMUI DBSF FYDIBOHFT BOE BENJOJTUSBUJPO XJUIJO JUT &YDIBOHF 4PMVUJPOT TFHNFOU 5IF DPNQBOZBMTPBOOPVODFEUIBU+JN'PSFNBO NBOBHJOHEJSFDUPSPG UIF"NFSJDBT XJMMMFBEUIFFYQBOEFE&YDIBOHF4PMVUJPOTTFHNFOU $BSM)FTT HMPCBMIFBEPGUIFDPNQBOZT*OWFTUNFOUCVTJOFTT XJMM TVDDFFE 'PSFNBO BT MFBEFS PG UIF "NFSJDBT #PUI BQQPJOUNFOUT BSFFGGFDUJWF'FCSVBSZ 

Mercer Appoints Sharon Cunninghis Leader of Mercer Marketplace Exchange Solutions 4IBSPO $VOOJOHIJT IBT CFFO BQQPJOUFE BT UIF MFBEFS PG .FSDFS .BSLFUQMBDF &YDIBOHF 4PMVUJPOT  B OFX EJWJTJPO XJUIJO .FSDFS EFEJDBUFE UP EFMJWFSJOH DSFBUJWF TPMVUJPOT JO UIF FYDIBOHF TQBDF *OUIJTSPMF TIFXJMMSFQPSUUP+VMJP"1PSUBMBUJO .FSDFST1SFTJEFOU BOE$IJFG&YFDVUJWF0GmDFS.FSDFSBMTPBOOPVODFEUIBU#FSOBSE 8BMTIXJMMTVDDFFE.T$VOOJOHIJTBTUIF/PSUI"NFSJDB)FBMUI #FOFmUT3FHJPO-FBEFS.S8BMTIXJMMSFQPSUUP%BWF3BIJMM (MPCBM )FBMUI#FOFmUT-FBEFS BOE1BU.JMMJHBO /PSUI"NFSJDB3FHJPO 1SFTJEFOU

PPI Benefit Solutions Launches Benesphere Employee Marketplace for End-to-End Private Exchange

Maxwell Health Names Bob Gaydos VP, Strategic Partnerships

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Brands are no stranger to the consumer marketplace. Companies invest in building brand awareness because they know that consumers value brands and find them an important reassurance of quality.

are tagging a portion of our new TransitionsÂŽ Signature™ lenses TV commercial with the message, “Check with your employer to make sure your vision plan covers TransitionsÂŽ brand lenses. Upgrade today and start living a life well lit.â€?

Medical insurance providers also recognize this and align with consumer-facing brands to reinforce the value of their offering. For example, they may make sure their provider networks include wellknown hospital brands and health facilities. Vision insurance providers have the additional ability to reinforce quality by focusing on brands within the materials side of the benefit — highlighting highend fashion frame brands and featuring well-known lens brands from companies who advertise directly to consumers.

Highlighting performance improvements in advertising is key, considering nine out of 10 employees want their vision benefit to cover the latest lens technologies.1

As insurance moves from a gateway product (sold almost exclusively to employers) to a direct-toconsumer one (offered through exchanges), the role of the brand comes into even sharper focus. As consumers browse their options, evaluating which brands are covered becomes an easy way to differentiate one offering from another. As the marketplace comes to this realization, consumer advertising may also see an interesting shift. At Transitions Optical, for example, we

While we, of course, do not anticipate changes overnight, as we enter an era of increasing consumerism highlighted by the exchange market, Transitions Optical and others in the optical industry will likely be looking for further opportunities to collaborate with vision plans to highlight products on the private exchanges and incorporate branded material in surrounding marketing to the consumer. The win-win for employers and employees is that this up-tick in communications will create greater awareness of the need for regular eye exams and quality vision wear, so more employees see and feel their best, and more employers save on medical costs and productivity.

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Defined Contribution: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future BY DAVID URBANIAK » PRODUCT MANAGER » EVOLUTION1

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The Future of Health Savings Accounts: Exchange Opportunities and Challenges BY CYNTHIA PIAZZA » MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER » CONNECTYOURCARE

Since their introduction a decade ago, forward-thinking employers have continued to aggressively adopt health savings accounts (HSAs) by making tax-advantaged health accounts a cornerstone of their benefits cost-savings strategy.

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Private Exchanges’ Past, Present and Future BY HEATHER LOVERIDGE » SENIOR EDITOR » THE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE CONSUMERISM

At the beginning of 2013, questions swirled concerning private exchanges. Would employers actually transition to private exchanges? If they did, would they work? Would employers cut their health care contributions even more? Would employees want to utilize private exchanges? Would the many hiccups surrounding the public exchanges hurt or help adoption of private exchanges? Last fall’s open enrollment answered some of those questions and raised a few more. n one level, the challenges of the public marketplaces has become a psychological hurdle to overcome — marketplaces, public or private, now are held to a different standard based on the issues experienced in the Healthcare.gov and other public exchange implementations,” “On another level, the general awareness for marketplaces has been vastly advanced because of all of the attention paid to the launch of the public exchanges. “Whereas awareness was being driven primarily by payers, consultants and brokers (those who stood to gain or lose the most from marketplaces), now there is far more awareness among employers of all sizes as well as their employees. That increased awareness through media coverage could accelerate the expansion of private marketplaces not only as companies also as they look for alternatives to public marketplaces with dubious performance.” According to a study released by the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative in December 2013, of the 723 employers surveyed, 45 percent said they plan to consider or will be using

a private exchange for their full-time active employees before exchanges, employers were split on whether they would move “Most employers are still in the learning and exploring phase regarding private exchanges, and adoption into private exchanges will be incremental and at a measured pace,” said Don Garlitz, executive director of exchange solutions at bswift. “Initial enrollment into private exchanges has demonstrated that most employees opt for something different than what the employer had previously offered. Most corporations will explore this avenue mainly as a way to move culturally toward more personalization and personal responsibility. No doubt some will be looking for a palatable way to begin reducing future cash outlays, but labor demand will still be an important counterbalance in future budgeting decisions.” the past, present and future of private exchanges: John Young, CEO, Consumerdriven; Chris Condeluci, of counsel, Venable LLP; Bob Natt, executive chairman, Alegeus Technologies; Don Weber, managing director, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and

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IHC: What were the successes of fall’s open enrollment? Challenges? John Young: I would say that some of the consultant private exchange under the Aon Hewitt private exchange grew by six fold — notably the new client there was Walgreens. I think what’s interesting about Aon Hewitt’s model is that it’s all fully insured. It created its private exchange multi-source offering by working with insurers to create fully insured models. Chris Condeluci: One of the successes I saw was private exchange solution providers being able to engage employers and have a conversation respect to potential savings for the employers and expanded employee choice, decision support and interactive educational tools. The overall state of the health care industry has motivated more and more employers to look in the direction of a private exchange as a potential partner. One of the challenges for the private exchange industry is the belief among employers and investment analysts that private exchanges are only fully insured distribution channels and that self-insured employers cannot and should not utilize private exchanges. That is entirely false and shortsighted — it’s missing the fact that if

The delays in federal implementation of exchanges took away a little markets. The early challenges and implementation hiccups of some of the public exchanges have been well documented — in fact, most of the challenges have been technical in nature and have resulted from systemoverwhelming visitor volume. The result is a realization that technology requires careful planning, design and execution. Interest in online markets remains high, but employers want assurance that their exchange will work as expected. Don Weber: In preliminary discussions with some of the mature private active health exchanges, they did not indicate any issues during the recent enrollment period and indicated that their call centers were receiving positive comments. The results might be different for retirees and new negativity surrounding the public exchanges.

IHC: Were there any surprises employers weren’t expecting? John Young: The overwhelming percentage of people are self-selecting with an HSA, allowing them to maximize their take home pay. I think this is eye opening in one key area — the industry thought it did a pretty good

approach, usually you will likely see savings over the long term at the plan selection level. Bob Natt: The real challenge of the 2014 open enrollment period was

wildly different values on their own than what the employer has generally provided for them. So private exchanges have a very important and timely value proposition to the marketplace which is, give your employees,

approaches, introducing more wellness options and other accountability

…when it’s put in the hands of individuals to self select their own benefits, generally people are selecting wildly different values on their own than what the employer has generally provided for them.

IHC: What challenges are private exchanges currently facing (or may face)? John Young: I think the big opportunity, and sometimes a miss that happens within these exchanges, is the ongoing touch; the opportunity to help the employee understand the value of what they’ve self-selected. I technology enrollment. to really educate these individuals on what their options are and help them select the thing that is truly best for them and their family but will also provide a resource to help them become more prudent. I think that customer experience. The big opportunity today for all stakeholders is that there is such low literacy. A Carnegie Mellon study released in August said only 14 percent of the people they talked to could correctly identify the following: deductible, co-insurance, co-pay and out-of-pocket max. That means 86 percent of the people have a very low literacy level. Exchanges have to do more than facilitate enrollment; they have to be a partner in building literacy, understanding and giving people ideas and tools to help them be better health care consumers. Right now, for the most part we’re still supplying people with options. side as to what these options look like.

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Exchanges have to do more than facilitate enrollment; they have to be a partner in building literacy, understanding and giving people ideas and tools to help them be better health care consumers. Chris Condeluci: From a regulatory standpoint , two things could potentially happen with private exchanges. One is the Department of retirement context. As more employers and private exchanges get more attention would regulators at the Department of Labor want to impose company or someone offering a private exchange solution? were to win the White House in 2016, they may stipulate that employers with 100 employees or below go through the ACA exchanges, therefore eliminating the outside market. The only reason I suggest that is there is eliminated the outside market and the individual as well as small group market in order to have more lives going through the ACA exchange — not because they wanted to push certain players out of the market. Shandon Fowler: The top three considerations for private exchange participation are the same as the consideration for any other kind of it save money – or does it at least slow down annual cost increases — and are competitors offering a “private exchange experience”? The primary driver now appears to be cost — several “private exchanges” are touting great cost savings by providing a different billing structure to employers while delivering a rudimentary shopping experience and incomplete data exchange solution. So reported cost savings in the short run may not translate to a competitive advantage in the long run due to a compromised user experience. As exchanges mature, the balance of costs and consumer experience should become much more clear for employers to understand.

IHC: What is the overall perception of private exchanges in HR departments today? Bob Natt: Today we’re seeing employers understanding and agreeing with the basic concept of private insurance exchanges. Many employers are beginning to evaluate the opportunity, with plans to implement during 2014/2015. A primary research study conducted by Alegeus Technologies in the fall of 2013 polled employers to gauge their understanding, opinions and attitudes regarding private exchanges. The results indicate more than half of employers claim to be highly familiar with the concept of private exchanges. Additionally, the research indicates 90 percent of employers

Based on the research, employers said 2015 will be the tipping point year for employers adopting and implementing private insurance exchanges. It remains to be seen if the delays and glitches in the rollout of health care reform will push that adoption curve out another year or so. Shandon Fowler: HR departments today still remain hesitant to adopt a full private exchange model simply because they don’t fully understand them. That’s not their fault because, as has been said by numerous industry insiders, “If you’ve seen one private exchange, you’ve private marketplaces starts to gain clarity, you will see HR administrators look to them more and more as a mechanism for addressing government

Don Weber: Because this concept is new for most large employers, many are both confused and skeptical. The confusion stems from the negative press on public exchanges and their lack of understanding the difference between public and private exchanges. The skepticism is related to the ability of exchanges to save money. HR has worked hard to provide different approach that may be counter-intuitive — hence the skepticism.

If the private exchanges perform well in 2014, my perception is that even greater interest will be generated in future years.

IHC: What should employers be wary of? Chris Condeluci: In the past there was a lot of talk, and I was one of those people talking about it, about non-taxable contributions being used to pay for an individual market plan. There were legal barriers in place prior to 2014 that prevented non-taxable contributions from being used. The ACA market reforms removed those legal barriers and so the question was raised. The answer is still no — according to IRS Notice 2013-54. What frustrates me as a practitioner is there are promoters out there — consultants, agents, brokers, etc. — continuing to promote using nontaxable contributions. Employers, be aware that the tax preferences for health insurance remain in a group market. If an employer were to offer that type of arrangement or allow employees to participate in that type of arrangement,

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What are Private Exchanges and How Will They Change Employer-sponsored Health Insurance

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What are Private Exchanges and How Will They Change Employer-sponsored Health Insurance Nearly every day now seems to bring the announcement of another chambers of commerce and other organizations are increasingly launching private exchange solutions for their members and clients.

At PrivateHealthCareExchanges.com — The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s attempt to aggregate all existing private exchange solutions for the free, public use of employers, health plans, brokers and others — we now have over 90 solutions listed with the expectation to surpass 100 by March 1. At PrivateHealthCareExchanges.com — The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s attempt to aggregate all existing private exchange solutions for the free, public use of employers, health plans, brokers and others — we now have over 90 solutions listed with the expectation to surpass 100 by March 1. offer a private exchange (or are planning to launch one in the future), employer adoption is still quite low, which raises the question, when will employers begin making the shift from traditional insurance to these online marketplaces? adoption have only increased following this past open enrollment period. Every top insurance agency in the country has already launched a private

Although the saying “If you’ve seen one exchange, you’ve one exchange” has become somewhat of an industry maxim, most exchanges — and arguably, the ones that will be successful — are touting several key features and will likely lead to some across-the-board industry changes.

Decision Support, Communication and Education: Enabling the Health Care Consumer Decision support tools will be a crucial and necessary component for private exchanges. Whether in a multi-carrier or single-carrier exchange consumers select the health plans that are better suited to their needs. While the era of health care consumerism is already well underway, private exchanges will only serve to magnify this trend over the years. innovative exchanges are utilizing cutting-edge communication tools tools — like those offered by Picwell, a startup founded at The University of Pennsylvania — have even now emerged that are specialized for integration into existing private exchanges.

Engaged, educated consumers of health care are the holy grail of the industry, and private exchanges can be a huge step in the right direction. Engaged, educated consumers of health care are the holy grail of the industry, and private exchanges can be a huge step in the right direction. When an employee knowledgeably selects the insurance products that best

of the market — was an early advocate of the technology, especially Towers not utilizing their private exchange platform at this point. A top concern is that many employers remain largely unaware of the variety of solutions available today under the “private exchange” label — or misunderstand the concept completely. Fully insured, self-funded.

Continuing the Strong Growth of HDHPs and Health Savings Accounts Although arguably the best exchanges will provide a wide variety of

are but a few of the characteristics employers need to examine when looking at private exchanges.

Fully insured, self-funded. Defined contribution, defined benefit. Single-carrier, multi-carrier. These are but a few of the characteristics employers need to examine when looking at private exchanges.

tied to a health savings accounts — with an increase in exchange adoption. This correlation can be seen in much of the early research on employee choice in private exchanges, including proprietary data from Bloom

contribution funding. In this model, Bloom founded that 66 percent of exchange participants were willing to choose a lower premium, higher deductible plan than they had prior to using the private exchange. Accenture’s data published elsewhere in this issue echoes this willingness from employees to select health plans with a lower premium

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What are Private Exchanges and How Will They Change Employer-sponsored Health Insurance and a higher deductible. By placing survey participants in a mock private exchange to explore their decision making, the Accenture study found that one in four participants in a private exchange will select a lower priced health plan than what they had previously.

Institute (EBRI) indicated that the number of health savings accounts had grown from 6.6 million in 2012 to 7.2 million in 2013. In accordance with will continue to grow — possibly at an even higher rate — in the years to

The Rise in Voluntary Benefits: Brokers Take Note employees that select a higher deductible health plan will often have

Under the defined contribution model, employees that select a higher deductible health plan will often have sufficient funds remaining to select ancillary products that fit their lifestyle, including pet insurance and legal services in some exchanges like Mercer Marketplace.

Conclusion While private exchanges are not the panacea to solving health costs for employers, early indications show that they do work and can help employers of all sizes. Private exchanges will increase health savings account adoption, which alone has proven time and time again to reduce

lifestyle, including pet insurance and legal services in some exchanges like Mercer Marketplace.

their organization culture, but to reiterate, if you’ve seen one exchange,

contribution funding, decisions support tools and an overall better

funding. Not all are self-funded. Not all offer multiple carriers.

revenue in this market. Elsewhere in this issue, Anthony Glaub, president of Professsional Insurance Enrollers, discusses this opportunity at length.

lack of cohesion in even the basic terminology used. However, at this early stage, it is important to note that a private exchange is not one thing but a new class of solutions — all with their own sets of pros and cons for your organization.

Mercer, Towers Watson Name New Heads of Exchange Solutions Divisions BY JONATHAN FIELD Âť MANAGING EDITOR Âť THE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE CONSUMERISM

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Intrepid goes beyond the typical expectations of the benefits consultant. We take the time to understand each client’s unique culture in order to implement the most progressive, creative solution to their benefits needs.

INTREPID

Liz Frayer, RHU 400 Interstate North Parkway, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30339 888-612-4644

“Our mission is to empower clients www.intrepid7.com to achieve a more sustainable health care policy; it’s about more than just giving the client a plan — it’s a process of educating the client and their employees to better understand the plan and ensure its success. When we see the shift that occurs when employees have their ‘aha’ moment is when we feel we have done our job. — Liz Frayer, RHU, Intrepid

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Health Insurance 101: An Orientation is a new, flexible online course offered by AHIP. It is designed to teach health insurance basics to those new to health care or individuals who wish to review the fundamentals. The course is formatted in short modules; you learn at your own pace and on your own time, moving through the materials as you choose. Plus, AHIP will customize the course to fit your organization’s specific learning requirements.

AMERICA’S HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS 601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW South Building, Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20004 Lindsey Miranda Canaley Tel: 800.509.4422 Fax: 202.861.6354 lmirandacanaley@ahip.org www.ahip.org/courses

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HEALTH DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS

Castlight Health enables employers, their CASTLIGHT HEALTH 85 Market Street, Suite 300 employees, and health plans to take San Francisco, CA 94105 control of health care costs and improve care. Named #1 on The Wall Street 415.829.1400 Journal’s list of “The Top 50 Venturewww.castlighthealth.com Backed Companies” for 2011 and one of Dow Jones’ 50 Most Investment-Worthy Technology Start-Ups, Castlight Health helps the country’s self-insured employers and health plans empower consumers to shop for health care. Castlight Health is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by prominent investors including Allen & Company, Cleveland Clinic, Maverick Capital, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Oak Investment Partners, Redmile Group, T. Rowe Price, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock, Wellcome Trust and two unnamed mutual funds. — Giovanni Colella, M.D. CEO and Co-Founder, Castlight Health HSA/HRA/FSA TECHNOLOGY: ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

A PRIVATE EXCHANGE THAT SIMPLIFIES HEALTH INSURANCE

INSUREXSOLUTIONS

10275 W. Higgins Road, Suite 500 Rosemont, IL 60018 855-563-6993 info@insurexsolutions.com www.insurexsolutions.com

The InsureXSolutions® private exchange offers employers a simplified role in the new health insurance marketplace. Employers with part-time workers or retirees, as well as small businesses can utilize this exchange to empower their employees to choose the health and dental insurance that best fits their personal and family needs. Employers can reduce costs and administrative tasks, while employees receive interactive support tools and personal guidance from our licensed insurance professionals. Available in select markets, InsureXSolutions is exclusively offered and operated by Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex). Contact your broker or consultant, call us directly at 855-563-6993, or visit www.insurexsolutions.com to learn more. HealthCare Consumerism Solutions™ I www.TheIHCC.com I HealthCare Exchange Solutions™ I January/February 2014

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MasterCard (NYSE: MA), is a global payments and technology company.

MASTERCARD WORLDWIDE 2000 Purchase St. Purchase, NY 10577-2509

It operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities—such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances—easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.

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HEALTH ACCESS ALTERNATIVES

Carena provides 24/7, on-demand access to CARENA, INC. health care by phone, webcam, and house 1525 4th Avenue, Suite 300 call. Seattle-based Carena is committed to Seattle, WA 98101 delivering the best health care experience 800.572.2103 possible. Its technology-enabled care delivery www.CarenaMD.com model provides on-demand access to health James.Taylor@CarenaMD.com care 24/7, via phone, secure video, and house call. Carena provides health care solutions to patients through employers, health systems and through its consumer service, CareSimple.

“People are paying more out of pocket for care than ever—through higher co-pays and deductibles, reduced benefits, and in the rising costs of goods and services. Taken together, health care has become more expensive and less accessible. Our goal is to make health care more affordable by providing the right care at the right time for the right cost; to help people live healthier lives by removing the barriers to people taking control of their health care.” — Ralph C. Derrickson, President & CEO, Carena

TOTAL POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Orriant helps businesses produce a better, more profitable product by creating a workforce that is healthier, more productive, and less expensive to insure.

ORRIANT

9980 South 300 West Ste. 100 Sandy, Utah 84070 801.574.2306 www.orriant.com suzanne.viehweg@orriant.com

Orriant’s proven strategy is to hold people accountable for improving their health as an integral part of your benefit strategy in a way that is fair and compassionate to all.

“Employers can fight back to control rising health care costs. Orriant’s strategies have helped major employers from almost every industry cut the cost of health care, improve the health and productivity of their workforce, and push hundreds of thousands of dollars to their bottom lines.” — Darrell Moon, CEO, Orrian

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eflexgroup (eflex) is a nationwide eflexgroup administrator of pre-tax benefits 2740 Ski Lane and COBRA. Committed to providing Madison, WI 53713 fast answers, fast claims, and web 877.933.3539 ext 300 self-service, we set the industry www.eflexgroup.com standards for service. With a efgsales@eflexgroup.com customer focus and Lean Six Sigma methodology, we don’t talk about service, we prove it. See our metrics at eflexgroup.com.

“eflexgroup’s customer service department should be a model for ALL customer service departments. The courtesy, professionalism and knowledge surpass ANY customer service department I’ve encountered! I feel the outstanding, exemplary customer service of eflexgroup is simply the best!” — Kimberly Adams, Southeast Energy Assistance [testimonial]


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TSYS Healthcare® provides end-toTSYS HEALTHCARE end strategic payment solutions for 706.649.5080 consumer directed healthcare. We www.tsys.com/healthcare partner with benefits administrators, healthcare@tsys.com financial institutions, health plans, and software providers to navigate all aspects of HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, transportation accounts, cash reimbursements, and lines of credit. TSYS Healthcare cards offer participants the security they expect along with the ability to conveniently access funds from multiple accounts and manage their benefits payments with simplified single-card access. Clients and partners benefit from simplified processes, reduced paperwork and cost savings that can contribute to improved return on investment.

“We built the TSYS Healthcare platform to meet the market demand for reliable, configurable and intelligent solutions. Understanding the dynamic U.S. healthcare market, our customers rely on our option-driven system to prepare them for the future.” — Trey Jinks, Group Executive, TSYS Healthcare HSA / HRA / FSA ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

WageWorks helps employers support consumer directed pre-tax benefit programs, including health care (FSA, HSA, HRA), wellness programs, commuting and

WAGEWORKS 1100 Park Place, 4th Floor San Mateo, California 94403 United States of America 888-9905099 www.wageworks.com

child and elder care. Wage Works also offers retiree health care and COBRA Services. More than 100 of America’s Fortune 500 employers and millions of their employees use WageWorks.

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At HSA Bank, we’ve been helping businesses HSA BANK optimize their health care spending for over 605 N. 8th Street Suite 320 15 years. We offer unmatched service and Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081 expertise when it comes to health-based United States of America savings accounts. You can count on our 800.357.6246 dedicated business relations team for turnkey www.hsabank.com solutions and ongoing support that help your business and workforce save for a healthy future. To connect with your regional representative, call 866.357.5232 or visit hsabank.com.

“When implementing one of the first Medical Savings Account programs in the country, I had a belief that health care could be fixed with free-market principles. I still do. By adopting flexible and transparent practices that manifest core attributes of consumerism such as private exchanges, defined contributions, and self-funding; we will reform health care in our nation.” — Kirk Hoewisch, Co-Founder and President, HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, N.A. HSA / HRA / FSA ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

Evolution1 and our Partners serve more EVOLUTION1, INC. than 9 million consumers, making us 952.908.9056 the nation’s largest electronic payment, www.evolution1.com on-premise and cloud computing sales@evolution1.com healthcare solution that administers reimbursement accounts, including HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, VEBAs, Wellness and Transit Plans. It is the only solution that offers a single end-to-end user experience, provides innovative auto-substantiation technologies, and automates workflow for Partners, employers, and consumers. It does all this on one technology platform comprised of 1Cloud™, 1Direct™, 1Pay™, 1View™, 1Plan™, and 1Mobile™. Evolution1 and our Partners are dedicated to delivering value, reducing costs and simplifying the business of healthcare.

“The combination of our innovative products will further our leadership position in a rapidly changing healthcare market. Together with our Partners we are committed to reducing costs and simplifying the business of healthcare.” — Jeff Young Chairman and CEO, Evolution1

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TOOLS

Under the CIVA (CodeBaby Intelligent Virtual CODEBABY CIVA Assistant) brands of benefits and health 111 S. Tejon St. Suite 107 advisor, CodeBaby improves the healthcare Colorado Springs, CO 80903 consumer experience and optimizes online 877.334.3465 self-service on any web-based platform codebaby.com/online-solutions or device with absolutely no IT disruption. solutions@codebaby.com Benefits advisor offers guidance and selfservice options that help consumers and organizations alike to make better decisions about benefits selection. Health advisor engages new patient visitors on hospital or office websites or existing patients on wellness, prevention & disease management platforms.

“With the rapid changes in health care, our solutions provide organizations innovative ways to optimize their current platform while meeting the demand for an enhanced online experience. CIVA benefits and health advisor solutions are industryleading models that help consumers and organizations more efficiently navigate complex health benefit exchanges and patient portals. “ — Dennis McGuire, CEO, CodeBaby BENEFIT ENROLLMENT AND ELIGIBILITY

Totem Solutions is a boutique benefits TOTEM SOLUTIONS consulting and administration firm offering highly 11330 Lakefield Drive specialized services and products. We serve Bldg 1, Ste 150 benefit management and HR professionals as an Duluth, GA 30097 extension of their team, allowing them to focus on key initiatives and core strengths. Our services 770-295-1600 include Employee Benefits Consulting, Benefits Toll-free 866-481-4917 Administration, Enrollment, & Communication, www.totemsolutions.com Health Care Reform Education, Enrollment, Reporting & Compliance, Leave and Disability Management Administration.

“We are hands-on benefits advisors for public and private sector companies throughout the country. Totem delivers employer-centric service that simplifies benefits administration and enrollment in order to facilitate employee understanding and ensure the best possible employee experience. Our goal is also our great passion and commitment: to offer organizations clear and accurate counsel accompanied by services and solutions that are easy to access, seamlessly implemented and custom fit, while providing a worry-free outsourcing solution.” — Debbie Schultz, President, CEO, Totem Solutions

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HEALTH DECISION SUPPORT AND COST-SAVING TOOLS

WiserTogether Inc., helps patients choose the right care at the time. It

WISER TOGETHER Praveen Mooganur

offers an innovative online treatment

202.276.3074

selection & shared decision support

www.wisertogether.com praveen.mooganur@wisertogether.com

platform that helps patients make evidence-based, cost effective

treatment decisions across musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, mental health, diabetes, pregnancy and respiratory illnesses saving payers money. Currently 1.5 million members have access to the platform through employers and health plans in the country. WiserTogether was founded in 2008 and is based in Washington, DC. — Praveen Mooganur, COO, WiserTogether SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH

Delta Dental leads the DELTA DENTAL industry in designing 1130 Sanctuary Pkwy, Suite 600 Alpharetta, GA 30009  innovative dental coverage programs that keep costs 770-641-5196 down and deliver quality care. Our diverse client list includes everyone from Fortune 100 companies to public agencies to individuals and families. Our customer’s satisfaction is based on our expansive dentist network, cost-saving mechanisms and superior customer service. We are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association that provides dental coverage to more than 56 million people in the US.


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HEALTHCARE ACCESS

HealthPerx is a health and wellness marketing company specializing in creative non-insurance benefit solutions that reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and decrease healthcare costs. Consultants: These benefits differentiate you from competitors.

HEALTHPERX Jeff Marks, CEO Jmarks@hperx.com Direct: 205 222-4062 Toll Free: 888 417-6187 www.hperx.com

Corporations: These will give you a far greater ROI than your wellness program while saving your employees thousands of dollars a year. Differentiator: Telemedicine Services: offering the entire family unlimited calls with no consult fees 24/7/365—anytime from anywhere Additional Health Benefits: offering significant savings for pharmacy, dental, vision, medical advocacy, travel assistance, telephonic counseling (EAP) and more Turnkey Program: billing, administration, fulfillment, call center, marketing HealthPerx benefits complement any and all existing benefit plans. — Jeff Marks, CEO PRESCRIPTION BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

Provider of Prescription Benefits Management services to self-funded employee groups, TPA’s, Brokers, and Consultants. Phoenix also offers a prescription savings card, RxAdvantage, for individuals and groups alike.

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PHOENIX BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 4225 Cumming, Georgia 30041 888.532.3299 main office 678.208.6257 marketing & pr 678.208.6252 sales 678.208.6255 fax

Phoenix Benefits Management is a prescription benefit manager sales@phoenixpbm.com providing traditional PBM services marketing@phoenixpbm.com to Self-Funded companies, TPA’s, www.phoenixpbm.com Brokers, and Consultants. We also provide comprehensive 340B services as well as our very own prescription savings card known as the Phoenix RxAdvantage Prescription Savings Card. Though our approach is scalable, our solutions are individualized. It’s been our experience and it is our firm belief that prescription benefit plans are not a one-size-fits-all proposition so we create a plan that is customized to fit the unique needs of each and every one of our clients.

DataPath, Inc., is one of nation’s largest providers of CDH solutions specializing in account-based administration systems.

DATAPATH, INC.

1601 WestPark Drive, Suite 9 Little Rock, AR 72204

501.296.9990 www.dpath.com Since 1984, service providers using DataPath systems have provided administrative solutions for over 1 million participants of FSA, HRA, HSA, and COBRA. DataPath is the only solutions provider to design and deliver a full Suite of systems for handling 125, 105, 132, COBRA, HSAs, Credit and Debit Cards all delivered to account holders through a single Internet portal, myRSC.com.

“With the significant changes in healthcare today, our software solutions allow users to create custom plans for clients that benefit both the employer and employee. Not only have we created a single platform for all systems with myRSC.com, with the integration of our mySourceCard Debit Card at Wal-Mart and other retailers, our clients are able to offer a hassle-free solution with 100% compliance.” ®

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LOOKING FORWARD TO A CONSUMER DRIVEN FUTURE

FLEXIBLE BENEFIT SERVICE CORPORATION (FLEX)

10275 W. Higgins Road, Suite 500 Rosemont, IL 60018 888-353-9178

fpsales@flexiblebenefit.com It has been an exciting year www.flexiblebenefit.com at Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex). We celebrated our 25th anniversary along with a decade of increasingly popular HSAs. We have been a trusted benefits administrator of these consumer-driven plans since day one and also offer FSAs, HRAs, Transit and COBRA Administration. In fact, we now offer the InsureXSolutions® private exchange to employers with part-time workers or retirees, as well as small businesses. At Flex, we look towards the future and leverage our consumer-driven experience as a way to help our clients move forward in the changing marketplace. Contact your broker or consultant, call us directly at 888-353-9178 or visit www.flexiblebenefit.com to learn more. HealthCare Consumerism Solutions™ I www.TheIHCC.com I HealthCare Exchange Solutions™ I January/February 2014

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Avoid the Cadillac Tax! Consumer’s Medical Resource® (CMR) helps your employees answer the five most important questions in healthcare: What do I have? What do I need? Where do I go? What will it cost? How do I connect? CMR helps leading Fortune 1,000 companies improve engagement, quality, and satisfaction through informed clinical decision-making with guaranteed savings. “10% of employees drive 70% of your cost. Our services not only help companies save money in areas such as reducing unnecessary elective surgeries, but also empower employees to make some of the most important decisions of their lives.” David J. Hines President and Founder

CMR delivers value by helping organizations take control of their healthcare costs. Find out what we can do for you. iÞÊ7>>Vi]Ê ˆÀiV̜ÀʜvÊ>ÀŽï˜}ÊUʎÜ>>ViJVœ˜ÃՓiÀÓi`ˆV>°Vœ“Ê Çn£‡Ç䙇£ÇÓÇÊUÊÜÜÜ°Vœ˜ÃՓiÀÓi`ˆV>°Vœ“

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Dr. tools Steven Level1Diagnostics uses new to M. Helschien LEVEL1DIAGNOSTICS Founderhealth and CC&BW evaluate employees’ cardiovascular 11722 Lightfall Court Heart disease is the number one killer Columbia, MD 21044 www.level1diagnostics.com in the U.S. and costs millions of dollars 410-707-5667 ◆ doc@level1diagnostics.com Dr. Steven Helschien, Founder in medical care and time lost from Sales: Penny Aleo, Executive VP work. Detection and prevention is the 443.878.3087 key to heart health. Level1Diagnostics pbaleo@gmail.com is an innovative program that, unlike conventional cardiology tests, provides new advanced technology testing and methods to detect and prevent the earliest signs of cardiovascular disease and encourage optimal health. “The biggest problem with traditional cardiology is that it is not preventive—there isn’t a testing program to evaluate people who don’t have any symptoms of heart disease, but may be at significant risk. Drugs and surgery are offered to patients instead of lifestyle change programs and supplements.” — Dr. Steven Helschien, Founder, Level1Diagnostics 48

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Since 1988, CieloStar (formerly OutsourceOne) CIELOSTAR has helped brokers, employers and employees 530 U.S. Trust Building navigate the ever-changing world of benefits. 730 Second Avenue South Now, with the dawn of “Defined Contribution Minneapolis, MN 55402 Health Care” we are again on the leading edge. With a team of industry thought leaders, CieloStar 612.436.2706 makes navigating healthand benefits choices john.reynolds@cielostar.com easy for employers and employees by offering comprehensive benefits administration solutions with a high-touch, high technology model—most recently launching a proprietary private health insurance exchange.

“Fueled by the far-reaching impact and complexities of health care reform taking effect in 2013 and 2014, employers and employees increasingly find themselves in a ‘farmer’s market’ of benefits choices. Cielostar is uniquely positioned with enabling technology that helps purchasers and consumers make the best possible decisions and create a best-in-class benefits administration process. Our unique comprehensive approach to benefits offers everything from back room technology for enrollment, data, billing and call centers to complete solutions for COBRA, CDHP and health insurance exchanges.” — John Reynolds, CEO, Cielostar HEALTH DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS

Truven Health Analytics, formerly Healthcare at Thomson Reuters, delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the health care industry.

TRUVEN HEALTH ANALYTICS 6200 S Syracuse Way, Suite 300 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 734.913.3000

Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and life sciences companies have relied on us for more than 30 years. We combine deep clinical, financial, and health care management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make health care better by collaborating with our customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes.


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MedEncentive offers a patented, web-based incentive system that’s been independently validated

MEDENCENTIVE

Cecily Hall Executive Vice President medencentive.com chall@medencentive.com

to control healthcare costs. Doctors and patients earn financial rewards for declaring adherence to best practices and healthy behaviors, provided they agree to be accountable to the other party for doing so. Easy to implement and

EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATION

ExperienceLab has created a breakthrough, CDHCENTRIC patented communication program that saves 507 S. 8th Ave. Bozeman, employers money by increasing adoption and Montana 59715 usage of consumer directed health (CDH) 617.224.6223 insurance plans among their employees. www.experiencelab.com CDHCentric, sold on a subscription basis, rtravis@experiencelab.com delivers regular, multi-media communications that are tailored based on seven unique attitudinal segments developed from proprietary research.

Traditional health plans protect employees from having to learn the basic skills for making cost-effective healthcare decisions. Our segmentation research, which is based on 20 years of behavioral marketing, found 7 unique personality types, and each makes healthcare decisions differently. The result is that, when employee messages are correctly tailored to their personalities, employees become health care consumers! — Roger Travis, President

embraced by users. SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH

Transitions Optical, Inc. is the maker of Transitions® lenses, the #1-eyecare professional recommended photochromic lenses worldwide.

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TRANSITIONS OPTICAL 9251 Belcher Road Pinellas Park, FL 33782

800.533.2081 ext. 2262 www.healthysightworkingforyou.org

Transitions Healthy Sight Working for You® is an education initiative that helps HR professionals and benefits professionals communicate the value of the vision benefit to employees. More information and complimentary education tools are available at HealthySightWorkingForYou.org.

“Don’t overlook your employees’ healthy sight when thinking about your business goals. A vision benefit that includes an eye exam and sight-optimizing eyewear helps ensure that employees see their best, so they can do their best work, directly affecting your business.”

HEALTH ACCESS ALTERNATIVES

WeCare TLC is a medical risk management company that leverages onsite primary care clinics to provide solutions to rising healthcare costs while improving patient health and wellness.

WE CARE TLC

120 Crown Oak Centre Dr Longwood, FL 32750 800.941.0644 www.wecaretlc.com raegan.garber@wecaretlc.com

Our holistic approach to care empowers the clinic staff to act as patient advocates, which increases compliance and decreases unnecessary expensive services.

“Healthcare is now a right and employers are faced with the challenge of truly managing their healthcare costs. We have created a unique medical home clinic model that properly addresses quality of care and cost. This requires constant, aggressive, creative, and directed attention to accomplish but it can be done.” — Lynn Jennings, CEO, WeCare TLC

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