Schedule of Events

Monday, December 6, 2021
 
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
Welcome Reception
 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
 
7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
 
Continental Breakfast
 
8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks

SPEAKER:

Bob Tierney
President
Starline
Chairman, SIIA Board of Directors

 
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Hot Topic 1 – Price Transparency
Market forces and cost pressures combined with new regulatory requirements are leading to greater health care price transparency, but what will the new environment really look like and how should your company be positioned?

MODERATOR:

Dr. Stacy Borans
Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Advanced Medical Strategies

 
10:45 a.m. to Noon Hot Topic 2 -- Specialty Drugs
Growth in specialty drugs entering the market is at all-time high, and with it, hefty price tags for highly targeted patient populations. This has been a hot topic within the self-insurance industry for several years, but what does it mean for the self-insurance industry, how does it better manage these costs, and what’s ahead?

MODERATOR:

Shaun Peterson
Head of Employee Benefit Pricing
Voya Financial

 
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
 
Hosted Lunch
 
1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Hot Topic 3 -- Cell & Gene Therapies
Scientific advancements continue to accelerate in the area of cell & gene therapies. That’s great news for patients, but it’s more complicated for self-insurance industry stakeholders. So what’s the plan to prepare?

MODERATOR:

Jay Ritchie
Chief Executive Officer
Tokio Marine HCC Stop-Loss

 
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
 
Break
 
3:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hot Topic 4 – Technology
In the post COVID world, we are all digital disrupters now to some degree …so what’s next in terms strategic technology strategies for companies involved in the self-insured marketplace?

MODERATOR:

Jim Vertino
Chief Executive Officer
EBMS, LLC

 
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
Networking Reception
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
 
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 
Continental Breakfast
 
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Hot Topic 5 -- Workforce Development
Business is a team sport, so how do you make sure you have the right players and keep them motivated? Let’s share our experiences with recruiting, mentoring, succession planning, diversity, and more to get our teams ready for the 2022 season.

MODERATOR:

Kari Niblack
President & CEO
ACS Benefit Services

 
10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Closing Remarks

SPEAKER:

Bob Tierney
President
Starline
Chair, SIIA Board of Directors
 
10:15 a.m.
 
Event Concludes
 

 

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