Conference to Spotlight Hot-Button Healthcare Issues for Employers
The Affordable Care Act is currently under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Medicaid and other hot-button healthcare issues are due to be addressed by the Illinois General Assembly this legislative session.
Given all that is happening, it is more important now than ever for employers to stay current on the healthcare issues affecting their businesses and their employees.
Every company that provides employee health benefits is affected by legislative mandates and experiences health insurance challenges. Business leaders who are interested in pursuing proactive healthcare solutions, want to learn more about employee wellness programs or harbor questions about how the federal Affordable Care Act might affect them should consider sending a representative to attend the Illinois Chamber’s 7th Annual Healthcare Conference on April 19.
The event will offer an overview of the latest healthcare tools available to employers, and provide insight from leading experts on topics such as:
- Health coverage reform: the law, the legal battle and what it means for you
- The future of employer-sponsored healthcare benefit plans
- Implementing effective health and productivity management programs
- Health Exchanges – what they are and how they work
The conference will help employers learn about best practices and effective healthcare cost management strategies. If you are a CEO, Human Resources executive, healthcare provider or owner of a small business, this event is a must-attend.
Conference highlights include:
- How Employers Can Improve their Bottom Lines by Improving Their Employees’ Health by Dr. Stephen Aldana, Professor of Lifestyle Medicine at Brigham Young University and President of Lifestyle Research Group (LRG).
- A Perspective on the Present and Future of Our Nation’s Healthcare System by Dr. Edward Hughes, Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management and Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
- The Politics, Policies and Realities of Healthcare panel discussion moderated by Laura Minzer, Executive Director of the Chamber’s Healthcare Council.
Those in attendance also will be able to take advantage of breakout sessions offering insights into the legal battle over the Affordable Care Act, and new private coverage models that may help employers promote greater choice and lower costs.
The Healthcare Conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 19 at the Marriott Hotel in Oak Brook.