Calendar of Events

Studies in the Effectiveness of High Deductible Health Plans

Sponsored by Pfizer

Dates: April 27, 2017
Location: Hershey Country Club
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $25 CPBGH Members / $45 Non-Members
Registration: Registration is Closed

Event Overview:
As the cost of healthcare has continued to rise, many employers have turned to High Deductible Health Plans to reduce their spend and engage employees in the economics of healthcare purchasing. As employers have learned, these plans are not a panacea for all that ails them. Join us on April 27, 2017 as we explore the issues of full plan replacement and insights into the future for these plans under the Trump administration.

Learning Objectives:

  • What happened over a five year period when an employer went full replacement CDHP
  • If there's evidence that CDHP's cause consumer to be better shoppers for health care
  • How wage levels effect employees behavior under a CDHP plan design
  • Future predictions about CDHP's under the new administration

Dr. Paul Fronstin, Ph. D. - Director, Health Research & Education Program Employee Benefit Research Institute

Paul Fronstin is Director of the Health Research and Education Program at the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to original public policy research and education on economic security and employee benefits. He also oversees the Center for Research on Health Benefits Innovation. He has been with EBRI since 1993.

Dr. Fronstin's research interests include trends in employment-based health benefits, private health insurance exchanges, workplace wellness programs, consumer-driven health benefits, retiree health benefits, employee benefits and taxation, and public opinion about health benefits and health care. He currently serves on the board of trustees for Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions and for the Maryland Patient Safety Center. He also serves on the National Advisory Board for the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design. He is the associate editor of Benefits Quarterly and is also a TIAA-CREF InstituteFellow. From 2012-2016, Dr. Fronstin served on the Maryland Health Care Commission. In 2010, he served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Determination of Essential Health Benefits.

Dr. Fronstin earned his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Binghamton and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Miami. Dr. Fronstin can be reached at


2017 Health Summit

Managing Stress and Improving Wellbeing

Dates: May 11, 2017
Location: Lancaster Convention Center
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $45 Registration / $20 Non-Profit 
Registration: Click Here to Register

The Health Summit is a partnership between the Business Group on Health and LiveWell Lancaster. It is designed to bring together the business community and other community partners to promote better health and wellbeing in our community. In 2017, our focus will be on stress and wellbeing – developing better ways to deal with stress to minimize its impact on our health and the health of our community. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert Sapolsky, a noted science and nature writer, biologist and neuroscientist as well as stress expert. The goal of this event is to provide employers and community members with the tools they need to deal with stress in the lives of their employees and the community they are trying to serve. At this event, we will also be presenting the annual Well Workplace Awards in conjunction with LightenUp Lancaster. Awards will go to both large and small employers in our community who have focused on improving the health of their workforce as demonstrated through their completed CDC scorecard. We will also recognize two employers who have used innovation in the development of their programs and demonstrated the impact of their offerings.

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CPBGH Online Event:

Health Savings Account Overview and Legislative Update

Dates: June 6, 2017
Location: Online Event
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Cost: Free for CPBGH Members / $25 Non-Members
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Registration: Click Here to Register

Much of the focus of healthcare reform has been on the expansion of health savings accounts (HSAs) as the vehicle by which employees will pay for their healthcare needs. The challenge is that many do not understand how HSAs work and their benefits. Join us to learn from an industry expert as we explore this unique opportunity to save for healthcare expenses in both the near and short term and the role of HSAs in employer sponsored healthcare. Also learn the latest on what is happening in Washington DC that will impact employer sponsored healthcare and the use of HSAs in the future.

What will you learn?

  • • Gain an understanding of how HSAs work and how they can be an effective tool in helping employees budget for their healthcare needs.
  • • Understand the changing political environment and what that means to the benefits you offer to your employees.
  • • Get the latest news on proposed legislation and the impact on your benefit plans.

Who should participate?
Any Human Resources Professional, particularly those responsible for the company’s health benefit plans, health plan brokers and consultants, and financial officers responsible for benefit decisions.

Presented by:
Dr. Bill West, Senior Vice President of Business Development for HealthEquity.