Opening Discussion Topic:
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.
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