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Healthcare & Life Sciences

FT Future of Healthcare Forum

Business Strategies and Solutions for a Shifting Landscape

New York |
Speakers include:
Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Lanhee Chen

Lanhee Chen

Hoover Institution

Paul Fronstin

Paul Fronstin

Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)

Overview

With a new president and Congress, the US healthcare system is expected to undergo a period of considerable upheaval and uncertainty. In particular, the election of a president who has pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) raises considerable unknowns around the future of healthcare in this country. All of this has important implications for the employer-based insurance marketplace and leaves employers asking questions about their role in the healthcare market.

For companies, the main challenge remains how to provide quality healthcare for employees at sustainable costs. Forward-looking organizations are adopting a wide range of tools and innovative approaches to achieve this. These include employee-tailored healthcare programs, ‘pay for performance’ strategies, partnerships with other employers, providers and health plans, and use of technology, data and analytics. Other companies are investing in innovative technologies that are intended to disrupt the healthcare system to find solutions to drive better care. All of these efforts are enabling employers not only to better manage costs, but also to create a healthy, engaged and productive workforce at a time when healthcare is on the horizon of change.

Through a series of high-level interactive panel discussions, one-on-one interviews with leading health experts, innovators and influencers, and transformation case studies, FT Future of Healthcare Forum: Business Strategies and Solutions for a Shifting Landscape, organized by the Financial Times in partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, provides a unique opportunity to review the latest trends in healthcare and their impact on the evolving healthcare system. Networking opportunities will provide a forum to exchange and collaborate with multiple players across the healthcare continuum.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 02/28/2017 08:00:0002/28/2017 11:10:00falseFT Future of Healthcare ForumWith a new president and Congress, the US healthcare system is expected to undergo a period of considerable upheaval and uncertainty. In particular, the election of a president who has pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) raises considerable unknowns around the future of healthcare in this country. All of this has important implications for the employer-based insurance marketplace and leaves employers asking questions about their role in the healthcare market.For companies, the main challenge remains how to provide quality healthcare for employees at sustainable costs. Forward-looking organizations are adopting a wide range of tools and innovative approaches to achieve this. These include employee-tailored healthcare programs, ‘pay for performance’ strategies, partnerships with other employers, providers and health plans, and use of technology, data and analytics. Other companies are investing in innovative technologies that are intended to disrupt the healthcare system to find solutions to drive better care. All of these efforts are enabling employers not only to better manage costs, but also to create a healthy, engaged and productive workforce at a time when healthcare is on the horizon of change.Through a series of high-level interactive panel discussions, one-on-one interviews with leading health experts, innovators and influencers, and transformation case studies, FT Future of Healthcare Forum: Business Strategies and Solutions for a Shifting Landscape, organized by the Financial Times in partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, provides a unique opportunity to review the latest trends in healthcare and their impact on the evolving healthcare system. Networking opportunities will provide a forum to exchange and collaborate with multiple players across the healthcare continuum.FT-Future-of-Healthcare-Forum0ce25419472a9dedf60f07cee35305aeMM/DD/YYYY

Speakers (9)

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Founder, The Huffington Post and Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet.

In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

Lanhee Chen

Lanhee Chen

Research Fellow
Hoover Institution
Paul Fronstin

Paul Fronstin

Director, Health Research and Education Program
Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)

Paul Fronstin is Director of the Health Research and Education Program at the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to original public policy research and education on economic security and employee benefits. He also oversees the Center for Research on Health Benefits Innovation. He has been with EBRI since 1993. Dr Fronstin’s research interests include trends in employment-based health benefits, private health insurance exchanges, workplace wellness programs, consumer-driven health benefits, retiree health benefits, employee benefits and taxation, and public opinion about health benefits and health care. He currently serves on the board of trustees for Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions and for the Maryland Patient Safety Center. He also serves on the National Advisory Board for the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design. He is the Associate Editor of Benefits Quarterly and is also a TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow. From 2012-2016, Dr Fronstin served on the Maryland Health Care Commission. In 2010, he served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Determination of Essential Health Benefits. Dr Fronstin earned his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Binghamton and his PhD. in economics from the University of Miami.

Sharon Cunninghis

Sharon Cunninghis

US Health & Benefits Business Leader
Mercer
John Goodman

John Goodman

President
Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research
LuAnn Heinen

LuAnn Heinen

Vice President, Workforce Well-being, Productivity and Human Capital
National Business Group on Health (NBGH)

LuAnn Heinen is Vice President, Workforce Well-being, Productivity and Human Capital at the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). In this role, she leads the Group’s initiatives on employee, family and community well-being and workforce effectiveness. These initiatives aim to provide thought leadership and benchmarking for large employers on their well-being strategies and tactics, and include a Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® recognition program. They also highlight

innovations and best practices related to employee engagement, benefit and leave policy, work environments to maximize well-being and the connection between employee health and business performance. Ms Heinen currently serves on AHRQ’s Evidence-Based Practice Center Expert Panel on Total Worker Health, the APHA Healthiest Cities & Counties Advisory Board, the Nemours National Advisory Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention, the National Academies Action Collaborative on Business Engagement in Building Healthy Communities, and the STOP Obesity Alliance Steering Committee. Ms Heinen earned a Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an A.B. in Human Biology with distinction from Stanford University.

Shawn Leavitt

Shawn Leavitt

SVP, Total Rewards
Comcast

Shawn Leavitt is the Senior Vice President of Total Rewards for Comcast, one of the world’s largest media and technology companies, including Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Spectacor. In this role, Mr Leavitt and his team are responsible for improving the wellbeing of the company’s 139,000 employees by enhancing their total reward experience and delivering customized products to drive better outcomes. Mr Leavitt has responsibility across the organization and its four large classes of programs – Financial Health, Health & Welfare, Health Services & Engagement, and Health Innovation & Product. This includes responsibility for benefit operations and finance and a strategic partnership with Comcast Connected Health. In addition, Mr Leavitt is responsible for Comcast Cable compensation strategy and design. Over his 20-year career – which has included strategic positions at Carlson, Safeway Inc, The Coca-Cola Company, and Knight-Ridder – Mr Leavitt has developed a reputation for innovation. He has implemented creative, integrated compensation and benefit strategies; managed rewards in complex global settings; developed effective employee total rewards and wellness campaigns; championed the development of leading-edge and award-winning portal solutions; and pioneered the “Health Advocate” model that is now a core function of any effective care management strategy. Mr Leavitt’s innovative approach to benefits continues with the creation of the Support System for Reality – Comcast’s always-on ecosystem that puts the employee experience at the center and ensures benefits fit into their everyday life. 

Anne Phelps

Anne Phelps

US Healthcare Regulatory Leader
Deloitte

Anne Phelps is a Deloitte Advisory Principal in the Life Sciences and Health Care practice Deloitte & Touche LLP. She has over twenty-seven years of health care policy experience in a broad range of legislative and regulatory issues. Ms Phelps serves as a strategic business advisor to numerous health care stakeholders - including providers, payers, employers, life sciences companies, and investors - to help them navigate the complex health care regulatory environment and how it will impact their organizations.  This involves understanding the regulatory landscape, interpreting the impact on the various stakeholders, and helping organizations scenario plan, formulate priorities, and execute their strategies.

Prior to her career in professional services, Ms Phelps served in the Bush Administration as a Special Assistant to the President as the Chief Health Policy Advisor to the President for the Domestic Policy Council and as the Executive Director of the 2004 Republican National Platform Committee. Earlier in her career, Ms Phelps worked on Capitol Hill in the United States Senate and at the National Institutes of Health in a variety of health policy and legislative roles.

Maureen Sullivan

Maureen Sullivan

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Maureen Sullivan is Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Blue System is the nation's largest health insurer covering over 107 million members – one-in- three of all Americans.

Ms Sullivan directs BCBSA’s major strategic initiatives and evaluates all new business opportunities. She currently oversees development of BCBSA’s post-reform strategy, including what collective initiatives are needed to compete effectively in the changing competitive market. In recent years, she provided strategic direction for the creation of Blue Distinction, a national program to raise the level of healthcare quality and increase overall value; Blue Health Intelligence (BHI), the nation’s premier health intelligence data resource with health information on more than 54 million consumers insured by the Blues; and Blue365, a national Blue-branded program that supports Blue companies’ consumer engagement and retail strategies.

Ms Sullivan earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she was a Kennedy Fellow. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors from Albertus Magnus College.

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Chair (1)

David  Crow

David Crow

Senior US Business Correspondent
Financial Times

David Crow is a Senior US Business Correspondent for the Financial Times, covering telecoms, technology, and pharmaceuticals. He is based in New York. He previously worked on the FT's main news desk in London, where he edited the front page of the print edition. Before joining the FT he was Managing Editor of City AM, the London financial newspaper.

Mr Crow has an MA in English Literature from the University of Glasgow.

Agenda - 28th Feb

  • 8:00am
    Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30am
    FT Chair Opening Remarks

    David Crow, Senior US Business Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 8:35am
    Keynote Interview

    Paul Fronstin, Director of the Health Research and Education Program, Employee Benefit Research Institute

  • 8:50am
    Panel: US Healthcare Transformation - What’s on the Horizon?

    As the election of a new president opens to the door to the possibility of sweeping changes to US healthcare, this panel will look ahead and assess what such changes might mean for employers.

    • President elect Donald Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act and apply a free market approach to the provision of health insurance, creating Health Savings Accounts. What might this mean for employer healthcare? Will the public and private exchange health insurance model survive? How does the new administration plan to fund healthcare?
    • While the election of a new president will bring legislative changes to healthcare provision, other forces are also driving changes. In particular, a shift from volume of care to value of care, requiring all stakeholders in the healthcare system to embrace new organisational structures, from reimbursement systems to team-based approaches to care and a greater focus on primary care and prevention. What are the implications of these changes in healthcare approaches for companies?

    Anne Phelps, Principal, US Health Care Regulatory Leader, Deloitte
    Lanhee Chen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
    John Goodman, Senior Fellow, Independent Institute and President, Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research

  • 9:30am
    Networking Coffee Break
  • 9:50am
    Keynote Interview

    Maureen Sullivan, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

    In conversation with David Crow, Senior US Business Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:05am
    Employers’ Forum: New Approaches to Healthcare -- Minimizing Cost, Maximizing Outcomes

    This panel will assess the implications of seismic shifts in the healthcare landscape, approaches top employers are taking to help deliver high-quality healthcare at lower costs and new innovations to drive better care.

    • What will shifts in the healthcare landscape – both economic and policy-driven – mean for employers? How will the new US administration’s changes to healthcare provision affect the corporate sector? Will responsibility for healthcare shift from employers to employees, with employers becoming less involved in the health of their employees, and what would that mean in terms of employee mobility, costs and the use of benefits programs?
    • Faced with the changes in the healthcare landscape, employers are considering their options: some are opting out of offering health coverage entirely, others are transferring risk to employees and the private sector in the shape of consumer-driven plans and ‘defined contribution’ models, while others are adopting an ‘all-in’ approach and driving new innovations to maintain a healthy and productive workforce. Which of these strategies is proving most effective?
    • What strategies are proving successful when it comes to delivering high-quality healthcare in the workplace at lower costs? How are employers capitalizing on the revolution in technology, data and analytics to lower healthcare costs and improve quality of care?
    • Health is the ‘fourth bottom line’. What is the return on investment in employee health to business? And how is it possible to measure this in financial terms?
    • Digital technology is enabling the “consumerization of healthcare”, with consumers looking for more control over their own healthcare (whether through health websites or health tracking devices). How can companies bring these new approaches into the workplace?

    LuAnn Heinen, Vice President, Workforce Well-being, Productivity and Human Capital, National Business Group on Health
    Shawn Leavitt, Senior Vice President, Total Rewards, Comcast
    Sharon Cunninghis, Head, Global Mercer Marketplace, Mercer

  • 10:45am
    FT Keynote Interview

    Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global, and Founder, Huffington Post

  • 11:05am
    FT Chair Closing Remarks

Why Attend?

  • Gain insight into the latest trends in healthcare and their impact on healthcare provisions in the workplace
  • Learn about the forward-looking strategies and initiatives to achieve high-quality healthcare for employees at lower cost 
  • Network, exchange and collaborate with top players from across the healthcare continuum
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Who Attends?

FT Future of Healthcare Forum is an invite-only event designed to bring together key senior executives from across the healthcare continuum. Limited places are available, free of charge, to the following professionals:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • VPs of Health and Wellness

Additional senior applicants will be considered for invitation subject to availability of places and meeting the above criteria. If you match this profile, please register your interest here and we will get back to you regarding your attendance within 5 business days.

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Venue

Four Seasons Hotel
57 East 57th Street
New York 10022

United States of America

Tel: +1 (212) 758-5700

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Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers.

Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® companies. The Association owns and manages the Blue Cross and Blue Shield trademarks and names in more than 170 countries and territories around the world.

Operating and offering healthcare coverage in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the 36 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies cover about 107 million Americans. Nationwide, more than 96% of hospitals and 93% of professional providers contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies — more than any other insurer.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies offer a variety of insurance products to all segments of the population, including large employer groups, small business and individuals. The Blues® currently serve 85% of Fortune 100 companies and 76% of Fortune 500 companies. Moreover, the Blues have enrolled more than half of all U.S. federal workers, retirees and their families, making the Federal Employee Program the largest single health plan group in the world.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

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