Dec. 26, 2012
-- “Making HealthCare Consumerism Work” May 9-10, 2013 – Atlanta, GA
The Only Conference Series 100% Dedicated to Innovative Health & Benefits Management The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s innovative IHC FORUM conference series offers industry stakeholders proven, actionable solutions to the ever-changing health & benefit management marketplace. FORUM is the only conference series 100% dedicated to innovative health & benefit management. [ATLANTA - December 17, 2012
] Returning in its fourth year, The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’
s FORUM conference brings all corners of the health and benefit management industry together for a day and a half of new business networking, all new program content and a premium conference experience. On May 9-10, industry thought leaders, HR executives, benefits management professionals, insurance brokers and health plan administrators will gather in Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre to explore the promising future of consumer-directed health care initiatives at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’
) (IHC) FORUM East conference (http://www.theihccforum.com/
). Its counterpart, IHC FORUM West
, will be held in Las Vegas December 5-6, 2013.
As medical costs rise and recent changes in health care legislation become permanent, forward-thinking corporations are opting to cut expenses by putting health care decision making into the hands of their employees. IHC FORUM East’s theme “Making HealthCare Consumerism Work” will alleviate what is arguably the No.1 challenge U.S. employers face -- health and benefits costs. With 24 workshops, a robust speaker line-up and five general sessions led by subject matter experts and policymakers, this conference series equips attendees with the practical tools needed to successfully navigate the country’s shifting health and benefits landscape. FORUM-goers will also have the chance to glean best practices from peers who have successfully adopted health care consumerism programs, and exchange innovative ideas with professionals from across the entire health and benefits management spectrum.
“Companies today are challenged with reducing health care spend, complying with new health care laws and turning disengaged employees into involved, well-educated consumers. It’s overwhelming,”
says Doug Field, IHC founder and CEO. “We’ve lined up top-notch speakers and workshops to give our attendees proven, real-life solutions at a fraction of the cost of other conferences. We’re really excited about this year’s FORUM.” About the IHC FORUM
The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’
s FORUM East (http://www.theihccforum.com/2012-forum-east/
) and FORUM West (http://www.theihccforum.com/
are the only national events 100 percent dedicated to innovative health and benefits management. Through 24 cutting-edge workshops, five general sessions and numerous networking opportunities, attendees get relevant insights from industry thought leaders and policymakers on how to cut costs, engage employees and comply with current healthcare laws. The FORUM allows HR professionals, brokers, consultants and health plan administrators to share leading practices, exchange ideas and arrive at real, implementable solutions.