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Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

September 2018
See ya at SIIA in Austin, Texas!
The Advanced Plan for Health team is very much looking forward to returning to our states’ capital for the 38 th annual Self-Insured Institute of America (SIIA) conference & expo being held at the JW Marriot Austin on September 23-25.
SIIA says “this conference is the world’s largest event focused exclusively on the self-insurance / alternative risk transfer marketplace and typically attracts more than 1,700 attendees from around the U.S. and from a growing number of countries around the world.”

Several members of the APH team will be in attendance, including founder and CEO, Neil Godbey. Please stop by our booth (#218) to say hello!  

Below are some sessions we are looking forward to attending:
Designing your business for the 21st century – General Session

  • When: Monday, September 24, 2018, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Description: This keynote will outline the megatrends shaping the future of business and consumer behavior, and the lessons learned from successful Fortune 500 companies on leveraging disruptive innovation, adopting a data-driven mindset and leading change through digital transformation.
  • Presenter: Mike Walsh, Founder and CEO – Tomorrow
Self-Insurance Solutions -- Fad or Future? 

  • When: Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Description: This will be a technology-enabled, roundtable style discussion session where the attendees will have the opportunity to anonymously answer a series of polling questions soliciting opinions on whether a variety of self-insurance industry business strategies are “Fad” or “Future” and then participate in a moderated group discussion. 
  • Presenter: Michael Ferguson, President & CEO – SIIA
Vendor Carve Outs – Smart Strategy or Too Much of a Good Thing?

  • When: Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Description: A major advantage of self-insured health plans that utilize independent TPA services is the ability to carve out a variety of vendor services. This session will highlight different perspectives regarding vendor carve outs arrangements offered by TPA and plan sponsor panelists.
  • Presenter: Denise Andrew, Director of Product Management - HealthFirst
These are only a sampling of the many great and educational sessions that will be available. We look forward to seeing those of you who will be in Austin for SIIA!
For questions or to setup a time to meet with us on-site please contact us at marketing@mypoindexter.com or 888.600.5766. 
Blog Insights

Many of our clients are still facing non-emergent utilization of the ER (and the resultant costs). We’ve been asked to share some of our best practices related to communicating alternative sites of care to employees and members. This blog covers that topic.

With medical costs rising, pharmaceutical costs quickly meeting or exceeding medical costs and miraculous specialty drugs coming in at nosebleed costs, optimizing employee health and saving for catastrophic events is paramount to afford expensive lifesaving medicines and treatments, along with inevitable catastrophic cases that plague nearly every employer’s health plan.

The first step toward realizing these cost savings is defining the top population issues and risks a company faces, and then implementing strategies to optimize employee health and wellness to improve both clinical and financial metrics.

Poindexter Hints and Tips

We’ve been asked by several clients to start to share Poindexter user hints and tips via our newsletter, so we’re adding this recurring feature in with this edition.

One question we wanted to share on this topic is whether the APH team is available to conduct initial training for new users as well as re-train our clients’ users as needed. We are happy to conduct these trainings, and also to answer any usage questions you and your teams may have. We want to be sure your teams are comfortable with the value, functionality and features Poindexter brings to the table. 
You can reach out to Debra Machos, our SVP who heads up client services and product innovation to request training support – debramachos@mypoindexter.com .
APH, On the Road
Upcoming Tradeshows and Conferences

September 12-14 l Palm Springs, California

Attendees will learn from industry thought leaders as they present innovative risk adjustment, quality performance improvement, and compliance strategies and solutions.
September 23-25 l Austin, Texas

The Advanced Plan for Health will have our exhibit booth setup (booth #218), and will be ready for demos. We will also be participating in the conference as delegates. If you’re planning to be there, please let us know and please stop by our booth to say hi!
The APH team would welcome the opportunity to meet you in person at any of our scheduled tradeshows and conferences. Contact us here , email us at marketing@mypoindexter.com or call (888) 600-7566 to arrange a time to meet with us.