Almost unnoticed, legislation providing for the creation of tax deductible Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) was a part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003.
Today managed care plans, consumer-driven health plans and employers are moving to create or adopt HSAs.
Health Savings Accounts: The New Future for Managed Care and Consumer Driven Health Plans is a special audio conference that focused on this new health benefit option and its impact on health plans.
"These new accounts are the essence of consumer-driven healthcare," said one industry leader.
This 90-minute audio conference covered how the new HSA legislation, included in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act, will impact the managed care industry. This conference was sponsored by the Executive Report on Managed Care.
Health plans are starting to launch HSAs and this executive-level audio conference will walk you through what you need to know about HSAs.
Used with consumer-directed health plans, the new accounts allow employees to contribute to an HSA with pre-tax dollars and unused contributions, which roll over from year to year, unlike those in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) that must be forfeited.
- How HSAs can help control healthcare costs
- Key features of HSA plans
- Driving adoption of HSA plans
- HSAs, FSAs, HRAs -- which mix is right for you
- The early adopters -- hear the lessons learned from health plans with HRAs and early experience with HSAs
- Integrating the best features of managed care and consumer-driven healthcare
- ...and much more!
- Scott A. Weltz, FSA, Actuary, Milliman USA
- Julie Bartels, VP of Market Development, American Medical Security
- Douglas M. Kronenberg, Chief Strategy Officer, Lumenos
Here's what participants had to say about the live program:
Panelists were well versed, said a product development manager of a health plan.
Well organized; useful info, according to a group of participants from another health plan.
Very well coordinated- timely info, said Larry Zbanek with Health Management Associates.
Who Will Benefit From This Executive Briefing: Health plans and providers, CEOs, CFOs, employers, human resource benefit managers, medical directors, sales and marketing executives, employer health plan decision makers, network development and provider services directors, strategic planners, utilization management, MCO plan healthcare management, brokers, TPAs, network managers, physician practice management company executives, medical management directors, PHO and IPA leadership, analysts, implementer consultants, account services and administration executives and ancillary products managers.
CD-ROM:The CD-ROM contains an audio recording of the conference and a set of conference materials.