Upcoming Events

    August 27, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Texas Business Group on Health 2015 Regional Health Benefits Forum
    Co-hosted by Southwest Benefits Association and HBCH
    Crowne Plaza Downtown, 1700 Smith St, Houston, TX 770

    This program will be present an employer’s perspective of several current benefits issues.  Topics discussed will be compliance with ACA and EEOC rules for wellness incentives; opportunities for employers to use "big data" analytics to optimize investments health benefits; cost and outcome impact of convenience care, such as onsite & near-site clinics, non-physician care-givers, telemedicine, and personal health tracking devices; employer strategies for specialty Rx management; and effective incentives strategies incorporating personal navigation and care coordination assistance to ensure that employees receive the right care at the right time for the right price. REGISTER by clicking HERE.

    September 22, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM – SAVE THE DATE
    Houston’s Healthcare Delivery System for Employers
    Federal Reserve Bank, 1801 Allen Parkway Houston, TX 77019

    This program will begin with a historical overview of how employer-sponsored health care evolved to where it is today.  This will be followed by a discussion about national trends in employer health care delivery by hospital systems and physician networks and how these compare and contrast to what is evolving in Houston.  Employers will learn how Houston’s health care delivery system is leading these changes or adapting to them to help employers achieve the triple aim of sustainable costs, improved quality and enhanced employee experience.   Discussion will be led by senior leaders of a local health care system, health plan, physician network and employer.

    October TBD, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – SAVE THE DATE
    Results of the National Business Group on Health / Towers Watson
    Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Healthcare

    The 2014/2015 survey is the 20th annual benefits survey of the National Business Group on Health administered by Towers Watson.  This is an opportunity for employers to learn how their benefits strategy compares to other companies in the Houston marketplace, and how Houston compares to similar companies nationwide.  The program will provide valuable insight to employer decisions related to strategy and planning, cost trends, emerging trends, and examples of how best performers are leading the way and establishing future directions.

    November 4, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM – SAVE THE DATE
    Value-Based Insurance Design: Diabetes and Obesity Case Studies
    United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007

    This program will feature V-BID national thought leader Dr. Mark Fendrick, VBID.  Value-based insurance design (V-BID) is an approach to designing healthcare benefits based on the recognition that medical tests, treatments or services can vary greatly in their benefit relative to their cost.  The goal of V-BID is to use incentives to encourage evidence-based medical care that is ‘high-value’. V-BID also can be used to discourage the use of medical care that is ‘low-value’.  When used responsibly, V-BID can redistribute healthcare resources in a way that provides more health for the dollars spent.  Employer case studies will be presented demonstrating the effectiveness of a V-BID strategy to improve cost and outcomes for diabetes and obesity management.   In addition, local employer resources to assist in the management of diabetes and obesity will be provided by Cities Changing Diabetes, CCD , and It’s Time Texas, ITT.

    Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring an HBCH event.

    If you have any questions, please call us at (281) 809-6960 or email us at HBCHmembership@HoustonBCH.org