New Approaches for Controlling Healthcare’s “Unsustainable” Spending Growth

Premiums Graph Millman recently estimated that the  combined premium and out-of-pocket costs paid by a family of 4 was  $26,944 –  44% of the median household income of  $59,039. Little wonder the 151 million Americans under 65 who receive their  health insurance from their employer – and the employers themselves who are  paying the majority of these premiums – are actively exploring  new approaches for controlling healthcare’s “unsustainable” spending growth that’s appears to  be out of control.  

At this special Event, Josh Luke, Ph.D., as “America’s Healthcare Affordability Authority,” will share with us his 9-step plan for you, as an employer – and benefit purchaser, to trim your costs.  And,  Dave Brown, CEO of CHEQS, will present specific benefit programs  that he’s seeing reduce costs, improve quality, and engage consumers nationally.

Of course, for providers, these new approaches to “bending the cost curve”  can also disrupt your current position in the marketplace, while providing new opportunities for  success in a ‘value-based’ healthcare world.

During Josh’s and Dave’s presentations, followed by  candid Q&A sessions, you’ll  learn about specific approaches cost-conscious employers are deploying to keep their healthcare premiums  in check, and – as providers – you’ll hear how offering innovative approaches to providing more Value-Based  Care is creating new opportunities in the healthcare marketplace.

Featured Speakers:

Josh Luke, PhD Josh Luke, PhD began his career in sports marketing, but searching for greater fulfillment, segued to healthcare.  In the ensuing years, Josh ran skilled nursing facilities, rehab and acute hospitals, in California and Nevada.   As an expert in post-acute care, in 2015, he wrote Re-admission Prevention: An Operators Guide to Solutions.  In 2016, with the release of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what’s wrong with American healthcare –  What every American needs to know, Josh became a best-selling author and international speaker, a reputation  enhanced this year, with his latest book, Health-Wealth: 9 Steps to Financial Recovery.


Dave Brown Dave Brown,  CEO of CHEQS (Consumer Health Engagement & Quality  Solutions), has spent 40 years in executive positions in  California’s employee benefits community, including  serving as Area President and California Practice Leader  for Arthur J. Gallagher, Inc’s Benefits & HR Practice.  Dave’s consulted with employers in all risk and group  benefit areas, specializing in strategic benefit design,  managed health care operations/funding, employee  communications, private exchange, and human  capital/productivity issues. He also founded Benefits  Alliance, the first U.S. middle market medical  benefits exchange.