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Bringing Answers Straight to Business Community: The New Orleans B2B Healthcare Forum

More than 90 percent of the people who have private health insurance in Louisiana get it because they either: have a job, are retired from a job or are related to someone who has a job.

This means employers statewide are huge partners in your healthcare, and a large segment of our membership here at Blue Cross have work-based coverage. Our employers spend lots of money, time and resources to create health plans for their employees and to subsidize them through workplace contributions to cover the cost of healthcare. Here at Blue Cross, we’d like to make sure Louisiana businesses have access to all the resources we can bring to the table to make that task easier and to help them keep up with this rapidly changing industry.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with New Orleans Chamber and GNO Inc. to host a free event that brings the facts straight to you.

B2B Health Forum – Sept. 7, 2017

To help our employers – and any Louisiana employers who want more information — we’ve created a totally free, daylong event to help them understand what’s going on in health insurance for 2017. It’s called the Business to Business Forum on Healthcare Solutions, or B2B Health Forum for short.

This event will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The event will feature a series of breakout sessions on specific topics, two general sessions and a Q&A panel in which guests can pose their questions about the current state of the healthcare market to doctors who happen to be subject matter experts. P.S. – yours truly will be moderating.

At the B2B health forum, you can expect some high-powered healthcare decision makers to help us all understand what’s going on in the employer healthcare market. That means your business gets easy access to business leaders, community organizations, doctors, health plan executives, advocates and even me, the Straight Talk guy, to focus on what we can do to promote better health among employees and rein in costs. I mentioned it’s free, right? But, space is based on availability, so I recommend signing up in advance, which you can do here. We’ve got a lot of cool stuff to talk about this year, including:

  • How to plan in this era of rapidly changing healthcare reform
  • What employers can do about the rising costs of prescription drugs
  • Seeing the value of worksite wellness and actually implementing a program
  • How Big Data is going to change the way healthcare is delivered
  • The incredible value of remote triage through telehealth
  • The impact of healthcare, medical research and bioscience on the local economy

There will also be exhibit areas where you can get hands-on with our Blue Bikes bike-sharing program, medical procedure price shopping with Vitals/Smart Shopper, demonstrations of Blue Care, worksite wellness consultants who can help you develop or expand a program at your business and the power of community action through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Community Relations.

Sign Up Now

Interested? Register today. There is no cost to attend this event – it is a complimentary service from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, along with our partners, New Orleans Chamber and GNO Inc. A full agenda for this event is online at the registration site.

Don’t miss it! Think “Straight Talk LIVE For Businesses,” and you are starting to get the idea. Lunch and refreshments are provided, and we’ll be going strong all day on Sept. 7, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. I will be GLAD to see you there!

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