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Health Care Costs: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly And What To Do

OnDemand Webinar (82 minutes)

You will gain an understanding of health care cost trends and the factors that are driving those costs. You will also learn about a number of alternatives employers can use to control costs. Some of those alternatives will apply to all segments of the employee population and other cost containment tools are targeted to specific populations. With this OnDemand Webinar you will also learn about systemic solutions to the problems of high costs, the uninsured and low quality health care.

Authors

John C. Garner, CEBS, CLU, CFCI, CMC, Garner Consulting

Agenda

Background

• Costs Continue to Grow Rapidly

• Why Are Costs Going Up?

- Demographics

- New Drugs

- New Technologies

- Cost Shifting

- Nursing Shortage

- Mandated Coverage

- Inappropriate Consumer Demand

• Number of Uninsured Is Growing

• Poor Quality Drives Costs

The Good

• What Is Working?

The Bad

• What Is Not Working?

The Ugly

• What Is Really Awful?

Employer Tools for Addressing the Problem

• Across the Health Care Continuum

• For the Well

• For the At-Risk

• For the Acutely Ill

• For the Chronically Ill

• For the Catastrophically Ill

Systemic Solutions

• Universal Coverage

• Improved Quality