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May 2001 Policy Forum
Defined Contribution Health Benefits:
The Next Evolution?
An EBRI-ERF Policy Forum
May 3, 2001
Arnold and Porter Conference Center
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Session I:||What are Defined Contribution (DC) Health Benefits, and What are the
Forces Driving Employers to Consider Them?
|Session II:||The Case For and Against DC Health Benefits: Perspective of Purchasers|
|Session III:||The Case For and Against DC Health Benefits: Perspective of Insurers|
|Session VI:||The underlying reasons for rising health care costs and how DC health
benefits may address the main cost drivers.
|Session V:||The Case For and Against DC Health Benefits: Perspective of Providers|
|Session VI:||New Innovations for the Provision of Employment-Based Health Benefits
This panel will include presentations on how technology can be used to help employers provide health benefits and to assist workers in choosing a health plan. The panel will also include presentations on current innovations and examples of innovative benefit designs.
|Session VII:||Politics of Change
Synthesizing the information presented earlier in the forum, experts will discuss how political agendas will influence, and be influenced by, these topics. This session will also summarize the policy hurdles in front of stereotypical DC health plans. Implications of moving to DC health benefits, such as privacy, taxes, employer contributions, and the role of the employer will be addressed. The political and policy feasibility of mandating or not mandating "individual responsibility" will be discussed. Finally, the impact on the performance of small group markets throughout the country and potential changes to individual market rules in the states will be addressed.
Revised May 24, 2001
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