Last week I attended a benefits conference in Chicago with more than
three hundred benefit managers from all over the United States
representing a variety of industries.
The experience I had there was refreshing. The average group size of
the employers at the conference was well over 1,500 employees.
Me an my colleagues met people looking for a solution to the rising
health care costs they have faced over the past few years.
We met people that understand the need to move to a properly structured
consumer-driven health care plan.
We networked with leaders who realize that they must get ahead of the
curve and change now so that they can create a solution that will help
them deal with the future cost increases that they will face.
The educational sessions at this conference that were attended by the
most people focused on consumer-driven health care and wellness
initiatives that address problems before claims are submitted.
This is a message to you about the reality that employers are meeting
about, interested in and talking about consumer-driven health plan
solutions that will bring them cost controls, wellness and health
awareness solutions in combination with the administration of their
We saw the future of health care at the conference and it is pretty
exciting to be in the middle of the conversation.
Andy Malinoski is Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Vested Health. Joining Vested Health in January 2006, Malinoski is an advocate for consumer-driven plans based on real life experience with health care benefits professionally as an employer and personally as a father of three children. Andy oversees the account management, media relations and educational material development key to providing consumers information about how their health plan works and the benefits available to them through their Vested Health plan.