Pittsburgh Business Group on Health
Annual Health Care Symposium

15th Annual Health Care Symposium
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

Punt or Pass?  How to Score in Today's Health Care Game!

With rapidly changing scenarios in health care benefits, how can employers stay on top of their game? Join the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health at its 15th Annual Health Care Symposium to learn from business and industry thought leaders who will offer insights, experience and results on the opportunities and challenges employers are facing as they develop plans and strategies for the future.

Click here for agenda and registration.

Symposium Materials
Speaker presentations will be provided on a USB drive to each attendee and will be made available prior to the symposium to print hard copies for the day of the event.

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations received before August 22, 2014 will receive a full refund.  A fifty percent refund will be given for cancellations received between August 22 - August 29, 2014.  No refunds will be given after August 29, 2014 for any reason, including "no-shows."  Substitutes are welcome.

Overnight Accommodations
To reserve an overnight stay at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center book online here or call directly at 1-877-645-3553 and ask for the PBGH room rate of $144 (available until August 13, 2014).

Questions?  Contact laura.wicker@pbghpa.com .


How Business Can Save America from Health Care
Brian Klepper, Chief Executive Officer, National Business Coalition on Health
- Sponsored by Cigna

CDHP and HDHP Benefit Designs
Mildred Washington, Product Manager, CDHP and Managed Care Plans, Aetna
Teresa Gibson, Vice President, Health Outcomes, Truven
- Sponsored by Aetna and UPMC Health Plan

Health Disparities: What Can Employers Do?
Rhonda Moore Johnson, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, Health Equity & Quality Services, Highmark, Inc.
- Sponsored by Highmark

The Explosion of Specialty Drugs
Troyen Brennan, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark
- Sponsored by CVS Caremark

Value-Based Insurance Design Solution
Mark Fendrick, MD, Director, University of Michigan, V-BID Center
- Sponsored by Merck & Co
(presentation unavailable)

Private Exchanges - A Walgreens Case Study
Thomas Sondergeld, Sr. Director of Health and Wellbeing, Walgreens
- Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare

Driving a Performance Network
Steve Riedl, Senior Consulting Acutary, Towers Watson
Shane Wolverton, Senior Vice President, Comparion Medical Analytics, Inc.
- Sponsored by Towers Watson

Voluntary Benefits: A Consumerism Strategy
Nelson Griswold, President, Bottom Line Solutions, Inc.
- Sponsored by Aflac

How Did We Get Into This Mess? The History and Future of the US Healthcare System
Kenneth Melani, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, KRM Consulting, LLC
(presentation unavailable) 
- Sponsored by PBGH Services, Inc.




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