January 15 Chapter Meeting

  • 15 Jan 2013
  • Breakfast in Bellevue, Luncheon in Seattle


Registration is closed

Self Funded Plans: Do they deliver on the promise?

1 CE has been approved by the WAOIC for this program

The prospect of continued increases in health care benefit costs combined with the imminent implementation of health care reform is causing employers to look for, and implement, strategies that offer the opportunity to bend the cost curve for health care expenses. Among many different options, purchasing efficiency is one such strategy and more specifically, self-funding.

While not a new strategy, it does produce a simple question: does it work?

In this presentation, the speakers will discuss the risks, returns and benefits of employers migrating to self-insured status for their health care benefits. The presentation will examine the current trends and triggers associated with self-insurance. Additionally, the presentation will discuss some of the strategies employers should use to optimize the benefits associated with self-insurance – such as performing employer claim reviews.

Attendees will leave the presentation with a much clearer understanding of self-insurance, the potential risks and benefits the strategy provides, including financial and plan management advantages, and tactics for ensuring that self-insurance achieves the desired outcomes.


Will Norris, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams, LLP
Will has been in health care consulting since 1994 with a focus on managed care and provider operations in payer/insurer, medical group and IPA environments. He has extensive experience working with the operational infrastructure of managed care.

Francis Orejudos, MPH, Senior Manager, Moss Adams, LLP
Francis has over 10 years experience in the health care industry, involving all types of managed care organizations, including HMO’s, delegated IPAs, and health plans. He has provided operational advisory services for Medicare and Medicaid plans in California, Oregon and Washington.

January 15 Chapter Meeting

Online registration closes January 13.
Register by phone until noon on January 14 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after January 11.
Members must log in to get the member rate.
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Bellevue Breakfast - Daniel's Broiler

Located in the Bank of America building
10500 N.E. 8th, 21st Floor, Bellevue, WA 98004

The underground parking garage is shared with the Hyatt.
Once in the garage look for the "Bank of America" elevators.
Take garage elevator to the Bank of America lobby.
Switch to a building elevator to go to 21st floor.
Building elevators are locked until 7 AM.

7:15-7:30 AM  Sign in
7:30-7:40 AM  Breakfast is served
7:40-8:00 AM  Announcements and Current Issues
8:00-9:00 AM  Program

$30 Members online; $40 at the door
$40 Non-members online; $50 at the door

Seattle Luncheon - Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Jefferson room

Union Street Tower 4th floor
1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

11:15 AM-11:30 AM  Registration
11:30 AM-11:45 AM  Lunch is served
11:45 AM-12:00 PM  Announcements and Current Issues
12:00 PM-  1:00 PM  Program

$45 Members online; $60 at the door
$60 Non-members online; $75 at the door

Western Pension & Benefits Council • Seattle Chapter
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