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    The Future of Healthcare: Trends and Strategies

    Date: April 28, 2016, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
    Capitol Plaza - Emerald Room I
    1717 Southwest Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612
    $25 SHRM Topeka Members/$50 non-SHRM Topeka members
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    Topic:  The Future of Healthcare:  Trends and Strategies

    Speaker: Tim Lambing - Mercer

    Cost:  $25 for SHRM - Topeka Members that pre-register on website
              $50 for non SHRM - Topeka Members that pre-register on website


    What does the future of healthcare look like; what are the trends and should our strategies be? During this meeting, we will review the findings of Mercer’s annual survey detailing the current employer health care environment: how we got here and where were going. We will review the actions taken by employers to better manage their health care costs through basic and innovative advanced strategies. The results of the annual Mercer Survey will help you better understand the future of health care including the impact of customer directed health plans, sky-rocketing pharmacy costs and private exchanges.

    You will learn how to:

    • Better understand the broader health care market
    • Review actions taken by employers to manage plan costs
    • Examine emerging trends and innovative programs
    • Assist employers to prepare for future changes in health

    This program has been submitted for 1 General credit with the HRCI and SHRM.

    Speaker Bio:

    Mark Whiting
    is a principal in the Health and Benefits business in Mercer’s Kansas City office. For the past 30 years, he has provided consultative services to employers of all sizes in all industries. His areas of expertise include employer health care strategy, plan design, plan funding, vendor management and carrier negotiations. Prior to joining Mercer in 1986, Mark served as an underwriter for a major insurance carrier, with responsibility for renewal and new case underwriting, new product development and management of account executive cases. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He is past president of the Greater Kansas City Employee Benefit Professionals Association, is active in the Kansas City Compensation and Benefits Association.


    Last day to register online: 4/25/2016 (registrations after 4/25/2016 will need to be done at the door and will be an additional $5)

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