Health Plan Design
Employee benefit plans are one of the biggest factors affecting the bottom line of every business, including those in the healthcare industry. Designing and implementing right-sized plans for employees can be a harrowing experience. Plans that include not only compensation but also healthcare, retirement, vacation, holiday, maternity, and sick time benefits can be complex.
Presenter – Lawrence M. Becker
Director Strategic Partnerships, Alliances
and Chairman, Plan Administration Committee
Health benefits are common in employment arrangements and have been around for many years. In 1929, 15% of employees were covered by their employer’s health plan. By 2011 that number had grown to 60%. But today, with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, employers have many decisions to make in what and how they offer benefits to their employees. This course covers Health Plan Design from the perspective of the health insurer and plan sponsors, generally employers. It will review how health plans came to be, what has affected their growth, what is causing a new direction today, and the effect of these new plans on employees, employers, and insurers.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the impact of new government regulations affecting health plans today
- Understand the impact of different contracting relationships between health insurers, third party administrators (TPAs) and providers
- Determine appropriate employee shared cost models inside of a well-constructed healthcare benefits plan
Time to complete this course is 28 minutes.
Presenter: Lawrence M. Becker
Lawrence M. Becker is the director of Human Resources Strategic Partnerships and Plan Administrator for Xerox Corporation.
Mr. Becker joined Xerox in 1990 and has served in several capacities in the benefits, compensation, technology, and operations arenas. Before joining Xerox, he served as vice president of human resources for Baltimore Bancorp and was responsible for compensation, benefits, training, staffing, and payroll. He also has worked for Formica Corporation, Exxon Corporation, and American Can Company in a variety of benefits, compensation, operations, and industrial relations roles.
Mr. Becker currently serves on the Executive Board of ERIC (ERISA Industry Council), the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the National Quality Forum (NQF), the NQF Steering Committee on Measuring Efficiency across Patient-Focused Episodes of Care, and the leadership team for the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project. In addition, Mr. Becker is a member of the Quality Alliance Steering Committee (QASC) Expansion Workgroup commissioned by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as QASC’s HHS-sponsored Vision Workgroup. He also serves on the National Business Group on Health Public Policy Committee. In his local community, he is on the Board of Directors of the Greater Rochester Health Information Operation and the Rochester Health Planning Team.
Mr. Becker earned a BS degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Developing Organization: Xerox Corporation
By employing a holistic approach to the entire healthcare ecosystem, Xerox is helping ensure the health of both people and businesses. Teaming with Xerox, health professionals are reducing costly waste and inefficiencies. They’re optimizing resources and re-engineering healthcare data management processes to improve performance and take better care of people. They’re identifying new ways to work, transforming patient data and documents into intelligence that colleagues can access and share.