CHHRA Meeting

May 25, 2005
CHA, Wallingford, CT
Panel Discussion: Consumer-Driven Health Plans

Plan Design: Segal Company – Christopher Calvert

  • What is a consumer-driven health care?
  • How does it work?
  • How do you build a program?
  • How is business responding to the idea?
Putting a Plan in Place: A Practitioner’s View – Sandy Gregware, Hartford Hospital
  • Why did Hartford Hospital choose to develop a consumer-driven health plan option?
  • How was the program communicated?
  • How has the program been received?
  • Have there been cost benefits?
  • What lessons have been learned during the process?

Legal Perspective - Karen Clute, Wiggin and Dana

  • What are the pitfalls?
  • What needs to be done regarding plan documents, plan approvals?
  • How do you manage implementation in a unionized environment?