Pittsburgh Business Group on Health
Health Plan Executive Leadership Forum

12th Annual Health Plan Executives Forum
February 25, 2014

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 AM
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, One Chatham Center

Agenda | Registration

Health Plan Leaders and Providers will address healthcare costs, access and quality challenges, trends and strategies that will shape your business in the coming year.

Forthcoming changes to the insurance market landscape in 2014 and 2015 will bring many employers to a crossroad. Now that open enrollment has passed, employers are facing head on critical benefit and healthcare decisions for their organizations/employees. 

As market uncertainty evolves and costs rise, employer preparedness is critical. Innovative approaches to managing costs and finding value are just a couple of topics that will be covered at this year’s forum to equip employers to make these strategic decisions.  We have asked the Health Plans and Providers to respond to these marketplace dynamics.

Agenda and Invited Health Plans

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome/Introductions
8:15 AM – 8:55 AM Aetna
  Brian McGarry, President, PA, DE & SNJ National Accounts
8:55 AM – 9:35 AM UnitedHealthcare
  Sue Schick, CEO
9:35 AM – 10:15 AM UPMC Health Plan
  Diane Holder, President and CEO
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:10 AM Cigna
  Julia Huggins, President, Mid-Atlantic Region
  Monica Schmude, Sr. Vice President/Distribution Lead, Mid-Atlantic Region
11:10 AM – 11:50 AM Highmark, Inc.
  Anthony Benevento, SVP, Regional Markets
12:00 PM – 1:10 PM Provider Reaction Panel
  Dan Brooks, MD, Vice President, Community Health Service
  Heritage Valley Health System
  Patricia Raffaele, Vice President, Professional Services
  Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania
  Susan Frank, RN, MSN, Vice President, Oncology Program Development
  Allegheny Health Network
  Kevin Garrett, MD, President
  Allegheny County Medical Society



Register online here.


PBGH Employer Members: No charge
Primary and Secondary Associate Member Representatives: No charge
Other Associate Member Attendees: $50 per person
Non-member: $75 per person

Click here for a list of PBGH Employer and Associate Member companies.
For more information contact Laura Wicker at laura.wicker@pbghpa.com or 724-266-0383.


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