Engaging the Consumer to Deliver on the Promise of HSAs

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Engaging the Consumer to Deliver on the Promise of HSAs
Audio Conference Event
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 1:00pm Eastern
http://www.healthwebsummit.com/dstcdh012407.htm



A Free Health Industry Audio Conference from DST Health Solutions


Topic: Engaging the Consumer to Deliver on the Promise of HSAs
Presenters: Curtis R. Palmer, Senior Vice President, Consumer Solutions, DST Health Solutions, Inc.; and Pete Bacon, VP Business Alliances, Assurant Health
Date: Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Place: Your office! (Audio Conference dial-in instructions and session presentation will be emailed to attendees in advance of session)
Cost: None
To Register: http://www.healthwebsummit.com/dstcdhreg.htm

Deadline to register: Friday, January 19th, 2007. After this date, you can request a Post-Summit CD by going to: http://www.healthwebsummit.com/dstcdhreg.htm

ABSTRACT
With healthcare costs continuing to rise, health plans and insurers nationwide have been forced to seek out innovative alter natives to complement traditional product portfolios. Assurant Health realized early on that the need to develop new solutions to help individuals and employers defray escalating costs, while giving consumers direct control of healthcare dollars was absolutely critical.
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) proved to be an innovative alternative to conventional health coverage, providing a vehicle for tax-advantaged savings that can be funded by individuals, employers and employees. Building on its extensive experience with Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs - an early incarnation of HSAs), Assurant Health was able to enter the HSA market immediately.
Those attending will learn about Assurant(TM)'s challenges, solutions and results, which involved:
• An integrated web presence for HSAs
• Market differentiating, member self-service functionality
• Key back-office fund management services that streamline member payment processes and effectively link Assurant Health to its HSA custodian, UMB Bank, n.a.
• Service for customers and brokers, as well as other essential call center support for HSA administration.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Health Care Senior Business Leaders including:
• Health plan administrators
• CEOs
• CFOs
• TPAs
• Consultants
FACULTY

Curtis R. Palmer
Senior Vice President, Consumer Solutions, DST Health Solutions, Inc. With 25 years of experience in health care and employee benefits, Curt Palmer serves as DST Health Solutions' Senior Vice President of Consumer Solutions. In this role, Palmer is responsible for oversight and strategic development of the company's industry-leading consumer-directed healthcare programs and administration solutions.
Palmer was most recently the Vice President of Account Management for Evolution Benefits, an early entrant into the consumer directed healthcare market. He helped pioneer the development of Evolutions Benefits' debit card products and services. Prior to Evolution Benefits, Palmer was a national sales executive for Healtheon/WebMD. Palmer began his career with CIGNA HealthCare where he held key positions in underwriting, benefits consulting and national/large account marketing.
Palmer is a 1980 graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Political Science. Palmer is a native of Connecticut and makes his home there with his wife and two sons.
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Pete Bacon
VP Business Alliances, Assurant Health Pete Bacon is a CPA and has held numerous roles at Assurant Health. He is in charge business development for the past two years. This position is focusing on financial services and retail companies. He previously was in charge of Provider Networks, National Accounts, Negotiations' unit, Pharmacy, and Horizon Health. Pete previously worked at United HealthCare, Wisconsin Health Organization, and KPMG Peat Marwick.



REGISTRATION
Register online at http://www.healthwebsummit.com/dstcdhreg.htm. Slots for this event are limited. Please register promptly. All registrations are subject to review and approval by DST Health Solutions. If you have questions, contact Patty Jamison at the Healthcare Web Summit Office at 209.577.4888 for more information. We look forward to your participation in this event!

Deadline to register: Friday, January 19th, 2007. After this date, you can request a Post-Summit CD by going to: http://www.healthwebsummit.com/dstcdhreg.htm

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