August 19, 2021 • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Employers must constantly modify their benefit plan to effectively meet the needs of their employees and curb rising health care costs. Moreover, since the onset of the pandemic, majority of employers are dealing with increases in claims and medical expenses thereby making it crucial for them to explore innovative approaches to benefit design in order to reduce the financial burden without compromising on care quality. In this webinar series, learn how self-funded employers can eliminate unnecessary spend and improve outcomes by customizing their benefit design strategy, leveraging collaborative partnerships, engaging in direct contracting arrangements, and making data-driven decisions.

Webinar Agenda:

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Cross-Sector Perspectives: How Self-Funded Employers Can Take Control of Their Health Care Spend in 2021 and Beyond

  • Hear perspectives on value-based benefit design and strategies to offer employees high-value and -quality health benefits
  • Focus on whole-person care: Integrate advanced primary care into the plan design and understand the importance of addressing health inequities to improve outcomes and reduce claims costs
  • Review employee health and social needs data to customize benefit offerings and deliver appropriate care at the right place and time


Marianne Fazen
Marianne Fazen, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Business Group on Health;
Executive Director, Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health
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Nathan Gregory
Nathan Gregory, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Deputy Director, Human Resources
City of Forth Worth
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Dave Luby
Dave Luby
Senior Vice President, Client Experience
Quantum Health
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Megan Narrance
Megan Narrance
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Adept Benefits
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1:00 – 2:00 pm

Reducing the cost of Musculoskeletal Disorders is SIMPLE. Here's How

Do you know how much money your company spends on Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)? Probably not and the cost will shock you! We are currently in the mists of a musculoskeletal epidemic, as the number of treatments and surgeries escalate corresponding disability rates have also skyrocketed. With all of our advancements in heath and technology instead of improving the lives of those in pain, we are actually making them worse all at the employer's expense! During our presentation we will dive into the reasons why MSD expenses continue to escalate. Look at the association between current care pathways and the rise of chronic disability as well as the current research on treatments with positive as well as negative outcomes with many of our most common procedures are causing more harm than good. Finally we will outline a clear path for employers to take control of their MSD spend, improve their employee productivity and well-being, and enable direct care for faster pain relief and return to function for MSD. Employers that are able to control their MSD spend have found such a significant cost savings that have enabled them to get ahead of their competition as they used the extra funds to enhance their benefit package. When we are in pain... Why do we go to our primary physicians then a surgeon, waiting an average of 6 weeks before referral to conservative care? Why are so many of our current treatment protocols disavowed in research yet continue to be the most popular prescribed?

  • Learn why so many of our current MSD treatments are not only failing but also lead to higher costs, longer duration of symptoms and reduced productivity
  • Gain strategies to modify your benefit plan today to include access for your employees to immediate quality care, eliminating pain, and improving function at a faster rate
  • Discuss the simple care path that leads to better outcomes and huge cost savings


Aideen Turner
Aideen Turner, PT, Cert. MDT, CEAS
Founder and CEO
Virtual Physical Therapists, LLC
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