BROOKFIELD, Wis., March 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Connecture, Inc., a provider of web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces, today announced that Grant Hoffman, the company's vice president and general manager of private exchanges, will participate in a panel discussion at the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism's (IHC) Private Exchange FORUM. Taking place in Dallas, Texas from March 31 – April 1, the event will provide employers, brokers, advisors and insurers with an opportunity to gain valuable insights on private exchanges and relevant topics and trends.
Hoffman will participate in, "The Importance of Integrating Health Management and Private Exchange Models," a panel conversation that will examine the increasing demand for private exchanges that promote healthy behavior, address employees' lifestyles and needs, and reduce employers' costs while increasing productivity.
"Employers are increasingly looking for benefit solutions that help control costs, while still presenting their employees with the health and wellness products and services they need," said Hoffman. "This discussion will delve into both the barriers and opportunities associated with integrating population health management initiatives into private exchanges. In addition, we will also look at how total population health may be impacted by the industry's evolution towards a defined contribution model."
The panel will be moderated by Ernie Harris, NPDP, executive vice president of exchange solutions at Maestro Healthcare Technology. Panel participants include Rob Harkins, practice leader, private exchanges at Willis; Hoffman; Joseph O'Brien, executive chairman at Interactive Health; and Marc Salinas, senior vice president at Optum Market.
Additional details include:
- Session: "The Importance of Integrating Health Management and Private Exchange Models"
- Date: Wednesday, April 1 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT
- Location: The Renaissance Richardson Hotel, Dallas, Texas.
Connecture (Nasdaq:CNXR) is a leading web-based consumer shopping, enrollment and retention platform for health insurance distribution. Connecture offers a personalized health insurance shopping experience that recommends the best fit insurance plan based on an individual's preferences, health status, preferred providers, medications and expected out-of-pocket costs. Connecture's customers are health insurance marketplace operators such as health plans, brokers and exchange operators, who must distribute health insurance in a cost-effective manner to a growing number of insured consumers. Connecture's solutions automate key functions in the health insurance distribution process, allowing its customers to price and present plan options accurately to consumers and efficiently enroll, renew and manage plan members.
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