San Francisco

Healthcare CEO Peer Group

2nd Wednesday of the month  |  8:30 – 11:30 am  |  San Francisco, CA


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Opening Discussion Topic:

The Latest Trends in Value-Based Managed Care Contracting

Nationally, 42% of employers offer their employees a self-insured plan, according to Deloitte. Thanks to the dominance of Kaiser Permanente and other fully-insured plans in California – and the higher percentage of employees covered by smaller firms, the Golden State trails with only 27% of our employers offering self-insured plans – the nation’s second lowest percentage Yet, the trends set by these, largely 1,000+ employee firms, impact all of us.

During our Group Discussion, we’ll look to hear your take on if and how the National Business Group on Health’s Top Initiatives for 2019, are impacting your business.

Large Companies Top Initiatives for 2019 to Control Healthcare Costs Next Year

Then, our Featured Member, John Stein, Executive Director of the Reta Trust, will present how Reta provides health benefits to over 31,000 bishops, priests, sisters, and lay employees in over 30 dioceses plus other small religious communities located across the country. As with many large, self-insured plans, Reta has supplemented its contracted health plans’ “standard” benefits, with a number of “special” programs, all of which he’ll share with us as he continues to search for new ways to better prevent and manage Reta members’ chronic conditions.

John Stein, Executive Director of the Reta Trust since 2005, manages all the contracts and vendors that supply services to Reta, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United, Aetna, and Kaiser for provider networks and claims processing; BAS for TPA services, such as combined billing, enrollment, eligibility and customer service; actuarial firms; and outside legal counsel specializing in ERISA plans. He also serves as an investment advisor, and on the Reta board and its committees. Previously, he was the CEO of Banker Benefits, providing health and business insurance products for banks; and VP of Corporate Provider Services for Blue Shield of California.

RSVP today.  And alert us to your Hot Issues we should include during our Discussion.

Upcoming Session Dates

Dec. 11   – Innovations in Healthcare Awards Event
Jan 8   Feb 12   Mar 11   Apr 8   May 13   June 10

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M. K. Palmore, FBI's San Francisco Cyber Security Branch, is Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge

Meet Ed Heidig, Regional Director for U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services - Region 9

Understanding Single Payer Health Systems Around the World
Walter Kopp, President and CEO of Medical Management Services

The 'Disrupters' Are Here: Are You Embracing or Ignoring Them? How?
Harry Soza, President and CEO of CAREMINDr

The Making of Kaiser Permanente's 5-Star MA Plan
Agnes Strandberg, Sr. VP of Medicare for Kaiser Permanente

Lessons from Marketing in Healthcare
Eric Neuner, CEO of Health Coach Institute

Weaving a Stronger Social Safety Net for Infants to Seniors
Al Gilbert, CEO of Felton Institute

Beyond the EHR: Using Technology for Patient Engagement & Data Management
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New Approaches for Controlling Healthcare's "Unsustainable" Spending Growth
ABL Member Jack Asher, MD, VP and Chief Medical Officer for Anthem Blue Cross and Jamie Robinson, PhD, is Professor of Health Economics at UC Berkeley

FIELD TRIP: Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehabilitation Center

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Getting into the Weeds: The Implications of Legalized Marijuana
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Introducing the Greater Bay Area's Super Provider Network
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Meeting Seniors' Social and Economic Needs to Better Health
Maya Altman, CEO, Health Plan of San Mateo and Janet Van Deusen, Manager of the Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance (HICAP) program in Alameda County, at Legal Assistance for Seniors

Benefits of ABL

Members are able to stay abreast of industry trends that affect their business and keep ahead of the curve in their rapidly changing industry.  Connections made within the Round Tables – and throughout the  ABL Organization – further accelerate business growth, Members experience full value and a solid return on their investment of time and fees when attending Round Tables on a regular basis. .

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