Health savings account (HSAs) are part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. HSAs are designed to help individuals save for future qualified medical and retiree health expenses on a tax-free basis.
HSAs have been described as a "break-through new idea" to help address the underlying problem of the affordability of health-care coverage. But, there are issues and questions surrounding HSAs. Already the majority of Blue Cross plans have adopted HSA products.
However, despite publicity, most U.S. workers have neither heard of HSAs nor understand how they work, according to a new survey by Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Thats why we organized "Health Savings Accounts 2005: Market Adoption, Acceptance, Growth, and Regulatory Compliance."
Health savings accounts connect with consumer-driven health plans to offer an important alternative to employers seeking to hold the line on costs and engage the consumer in healthcare decision-making.
"These new accounts are the essence of consumer-driven healthcare," said one industry leader.
- Karin Landry, Managing Partner, Spring Consulting Group, LLC
- Roy Ramthun, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Health Initiatives U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Why the push to HDHPs and HSAs
- Overview of Health Savings Accounts
- How will the landscape change
- HSA Contribution Rules
- HSA Distributions
- Who is concerned with HDHPs and HSAs - and why (i.e., employers, employees, providers, politicians)
- Who are the winners and losers - and why (i.e., young, old, rich, poor, healthy, sick, single, family, etc.)
- How do we mitigate these concerns and create winners
- Plan design
- HSA Account specifics
- What will the future hold for HDHPs and HSAs - and why
Plus a live Question and Answer Session
Who Will Benefit From The Audio Conference:
Health plans and providers, CEOs, CFOs, employers, human resource benefit managers, medical directors, sales and marketing executives, employer health plan decision makers, network development and provider services directors, strategic planners, utilization management, MCO plan healthcare management, brokers, TPAs, network managers, physician practice management company executives, medical management directors, PHO and IPA leadership, analysts, implementer consultants, account services and administration executives and ancillary products managers.
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