Calendar of Events

The Prevalence and Impact of Excess Weight

Hosted by Novo Nordisk

Dates: August 9, 2017
Location: Lancaster Chamber Office
115 East King Street
Lancaster, PA
Time: Registration and Breakfast at 8:00 am
Presentation begins at 8:30 am
Cost: $10 CPBGH Members
$25 Non-members
Registration: Click Here to Register
 

In America today, over sixty-six percent of the population is either overweight or obese. Nearly 80 percent of obese adults have diabetes, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, or osteoarthritis. About 40 percent of obese Americans have two or more of these conditions. For employers, the cost of obesity entails higher medical claims expenses for obesity and its accompanying chronic conditions, increases in short- and long-term disability expenses, increased absenteeism, and lower productivity. While this news is grim, there are efforts being made in our community to fight this epidemic. Join us for this session on how to proactively manage obesity in your workplace. Learn strategies that can help your employees and their family members either avoid or reduce their obesity risks.

What will you learn?

  • • Updated approached to manage obesity in the workplace
  • • Best Practices and shared successes
  • • Introduce Novo Nordisk Works

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:

  • Kathy Brady, President of CMB Health Inc.
 

CPBGH Employers Only Networking Breakfast

ABC's of today's Prescription Drug Benefits

Dates: August 29, 2017
Location: Lancaster Chamber Office
115 East King Street
Lancaster, PA
Time: Registration and Breakfast at 8:00 am
Presentation begins at 8:30 am
Cost: FREE for CPBGH Members
$15 Non-members
Registration: Click Here to Register
 

As the entity footing the bill for medical and pharmacy benefits for your employees and covered family members, you already know that prescription drug costs continue to rise more dramatically than other plan costs. You also know that there are more and more options available to those who need medicine and many have very hefty price tags. Add managing hidden fees and rebates strategies to the mix and you can easily become overwhelmed. How can you manage these costs while also insuring that your employees get the medicines they need to either improve or maintain their health?

Join us this August for our semi-annual networking breakfast to get answers to these questions and more. Rob Glus and Jon Sapochak from Conrad Siegel Actuaries will walk us through plan design considerations and contractual considerations when choosing a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). We will share resources from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions on evaluating PBM’s and resources from Consumers Reports on communicating about pharmacy benefits with your employees. It is also a great opportunity to network with your peers to learn what techniques and resources they have used to address these issues.

 

2017 Healthcare Forecast Breakfast

"The Changing Central Pennsylvania Healthcare Landscape - Our Opportunities and Our Challenges"

Dates: September 25, 2017
Location: Hershey Country Club
1000 Derry Street
Hershey, PA 
Time: Registration and Breakfast at 8:00 am
Presentation begins at 8:30 am
Cost: $50 CPBGH Members
$80 Non-members
Registration: Click Here to Register
 

Concerned about the changing healthcare environment and not sure where to get the straight talk on what the future looks like? You are not alone! In the last year, the healthcare landscape in Central Pennsylvania has changed dramatically and there is no projected end to changes as providers, insurers and employers continue to react to increasing costs, new regulatory requirements and new payment models. The trend of hospital consolidation and the diminishing number of private practices also continues to impact the way we purchase healthcare.

Join us on September 25 at our annual Forecast Breakfast as our keynote speaker, Lawton Robert Burns, Ph.D., MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School educates us on the critical thinking we need regarding the consolidation in healthcare. Learn from our provider partners their vision for care in our region as well as about the new models in care and the potential impacts on your healthcare spend. Hear from both traditional suppliers of care and new thought leaders about the changes in the delivery system that will both improve the quality of care while also helping to control costs. Also, be the first to learn how area employers are handling the rising costs with the results from the 2017 Healthcare Survey.

 

Well Workplace Roundtable

Workplace Wellness: From Zero to Platinum

Dates: September 28, 2017
Location: Lancaster Chamber Office
115 East King Street
Lancaster, PA
Time: Registration and Breakfast at 7:30 am
Presentation begins at 8:00 am
Cost: $10 Registration Fee
Registration: Click Here to Register
 

Free Market Medicine Event

Price and Quality Transparency to Lower Your Healthcare Costs

Dates: October 20, 2017
Location: Hershey Country Club
1000 Derry Street
Hershey, PA 
Time: Registration and Breakfast at 8:00 am
Presentation begins at 8:30 am
Cost: $25 CPBGH Members
$45 Non-members
Registration: Save the Date! Registration will open in August.