Expenses and compliance burdens caused by employer-sponsored health plans are significant for contractors and can dramatically affect a company’s profitability in a hyper-competitive environment. This session will cover the state of health care – costs, trends, and changing methodologies for providing this costly benefit. Further, we will look at emerging trends in exchanges, stop-loss coverage, and wellness programs as mitigating tools for contractors.
Identify the key trends in health care and their impact to contractors and the construction industry.
Identify and discuss the trends – and debunk the myths – surrounding health exchanges (both public and private).
Define the areas of signficant change for contractors – and associated forecasted cost impact – in the health care employee benefits offering.
Detail best practices on managing the spend through tactical and real-world initiatives: wellness programs, narrow networks, etc.
Identify the primary areas of financial exposures for self-funded health plans (and those considering self-funded platforms).