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HealthSmart Hosts First Forum on National Healthcare Reform and Trends
Date:7/2/2010

HealthSmart hosted its first symposium for clients, prospective clients and brokers on June 23- 24, 2010 near the home office in Irving, Texas. About 150 attendees from all over the country turned out for the “Forum on National Healthcare Reform and Trends.” The topics covered developments in healthcare reform and factors influencing cost trends.

(PRWEB) July 2, 2010 -- HealthSmart hosted its first symposium for clients, prospective clients and brokers on June 23- 24, 2010 near the home office in Irving, Texas. About 150 attendees from all over the country turned out for the “Forum on National Healthcare Reform and Trends” and were joined by the Company’s top executives, sales representatives and other key client-facing team members.

The Forum topics covered developments in healthcare reform and factors influencing cost trends. The keynote speaker on the first day was Jim VandeHei, Executive Editor and Co-founder of POLITICO, a nonpartisan media company covering national politics. On the second day Scott McFarland, President of the Wellness Enterprise for the Cleveland Clinic delivered the keynote address on Creating a Culture of Wellness.

Several informational panels discussed strategies to improve member health and ways to reduce cost. HealthSmart team members and other experts on managed healthcare presented the educational aspect of the Forum focusing on political, legal and economic issues as well as how the new federal healthcare reform legislation and the regulations implementing it directly impact networks, pharmacy benefits, care management and wellness.

HealthSmart’s Executive Chairman, Daniel D. Crowley said, “This was a terrific event. Everyone who attended came away impressed by the caliber of the speakers and the rich content of the sessions.”

About HealthSmart

HealthSmart is an innovative healthcare benefit solutions company serving more than 1.75 million members and managing more than $3.2 billion in claims through service operations around the country. HealthSmart provides integrated solutions, on a single administrative platform, to over 8,500 employer groups and partners through its wholly owned healthcare related subsidiaries. The Company’s products and services include employee benefit and workers compensation administration, nationwide preferred provider networks, predictive population management and wellness programs, prescription benefit management, on-site primary care clinics and stop-loss management. HealthSmart’s mission is to improve member health, reduce costs and deliver “smarter” healthcare benefit solutions.

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