MANASQUAN, NJ Almost unnoticed, legislation providing for the creation of tax deductible Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) was a part of the recently enacted Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003.
Today managed care plans, consumer-driven health plans and employers are moving to create or adopt HSAs.
In order to provide healthcare leaders with the latest information on HSAs, the Managed Care Information Center (MCIC) is presenting "Health Savings Accounts: The New Future For Managed Care And Consumer Drive Health Plans," a special audio conference scheduled for April 21 at 1:30 p.m., Eastern time.
"These new accounts are the essence of consumer-driven healthcare," said one industry leader.
During this 90-minute audio conference, the expert panel will discuss the new HSA legislation, included in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act, and its impact on the managed care industry.
Health plans are starting to launch HSAs and this executive-level tele-briefing will walk you through what you need to know about HSAs, according to the MCIC.
Used with consumer-directed health plans, the new accounts allow employees to contribute to an HSA with pre-tax dollars and unused contributions, which roll over from year to year, unlike those in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) that must be forfeited.
Topics to be covered during the audioconference include:
- How HSAs can help control healthcare costs.
- Key features of HSA plans.
- Driving adoption of HSA plans.
- HSAs, FSAs, HRAs - which mix is right for you?
- The early adopters - hear the lessons learned from health plans with HRAs and early experience with HSAs.
- Integrating the best features of managed care and consumer-driven healthcare.
- Question and answer session.
Who should participate: Health plans and providers, CEOs, CFOs, employers, human resource benefit managers, medical directors, sales and marketing executives, employer health plan decision makers, network development and provider services directors, strategic planners, utilization management, MCO plan healthcare management, brokers, TPAs, network managers,physician practice management company executives, medical management directors, PHO and IPA leadership, analysts, implementer consultants, account services and administration executives and ancillary products managers.
Cost per site is $199 before April 16 and $249 after April 16. Please reference this code when ordering: ENHSA0322HI. A CD-ROM will also be available for those who would like a copy of the conference or for those who are unable to participate in the live program for $199.
Other pricing options include:
- Live audio conference and half-price CD-ROM: $299 by April 16, $349 after April 16.·880
- CD-ROM: $199.·880
- Canadian Registrations: $237 by April 16. $287 after April 16. ·880
To register for "Health Savings Accounts: The New Future For Managed Care And Consumer Drive Health Plans," visit www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/NewHSA.htm, call (888) 843-6242, fax order to (888) 329-6242 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: The Managed Care Information Center, 1913 Atlantic Ave., Manasquan, NJ 08736; (888) 843-6242, www.themcic.com.