Event Date/Time: Mar 18, 2002 End Date/Time: Mar 19, 2002
Registration Date: Mar 18, 2002
Early Registration Date: Feb 01, 2002
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Conference Overview
"Employers expect healthcare costs to rise 13% in 2002,"

William M. Mercer, Inc.
Wall street Journal
December 10, 2001

As healthcare costs continue to rise, what can you do to contain healthcare costs for your company and keep the existing level of coverage and benefits for your employees in order to stay competitive? Both unions and management face a considerable challenge of trying to achieve a win-win when negotiating on healthcare benefits in collective bargaining.

At IIR’s "Strategies to Defray Healthcare Costs," March 18-19, 2002 in San Francisco you will hear how companies are working with their unions to offset the rising costs of healthcare. Listening to them, you will gain the tools and strategies you need to reduce healthcare costs in your own organization. These are just some of the important topics that you will hear addressed at this unique and innovative event:

How to develop a long-term strategic healthcare plan that is adaptable to market changes
New strategies to reduce the costs for prescription drugs for your organization
Cutting edge purchasing strategies that will directly impact healthcare costs
How to reduce hospital costs by setting up direct contracting with physicians and hospitals
Practical strategies to control and contain retiree healthcare costs while maintaining your employees’ benefits
Take this opportunity to hear case studies from leading companies on how they have saved money as well as reached a successful outcome in their negotiations. Labatt Breweries, The Seattle Times, Lafarge North America, Inc. and Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, AFL-CIO, CLC, are just some of the speakers taking part.

What’s more, you will also receive an update on how and what the government is going to do to impact the rising cost of healthcare in the future. Find out the new policy changes on the horizon and how they will impact your company’s future healthcare costs!

In just 2 days you will make a huge impact to your company’s bottom line in tangible savings. Register now for Strategies to Defray Healthcare Costs to obtain the tools and techniques that will set your organization ahead in the first quarter!


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Additional Information

Conference Pricing: Conference and Post-Conference Workshop - $2,195 Conference and Post-Conference Workshop - registered after 2/1/2002 - $2,395 Conference ONLY - $1,595 Conference ONLY - register after 2/1/2002 - $1,695 Group Discount Rates: Certain IIR events offer discounted rates for groups as small as 3 colleagues. To find out if this event offers a group discount rate, please contact Yvonne Brandau at: 800-345-8016 X3705(USA), 212-661-3500 X3705(outside of USA) or e-mail:ybrandau@iirny.com Conference Venue: Hilton San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf 2620 Jones Street San Francisco , CA 94133 Tel: 415-885-4700 Please note: This # is for general hotel information only. Hotel will not accept individual call-ins for hotel room reservations at IIR's negotiated group rate.