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Webinar: Better Healthcare Data for Better Benefit Decisions

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Without data, how can employers be good stewards of their healthcare benefits – or fulfill their fiduciary responsibility?  This webinar will cover the healthcare data made available to employers of The Alliance and how best to utilize it.  The event will conclude with a panel of employers and brokers for a question-and-answer session giving real-world examples of how they use healthcare data for better benefit decisions.

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Program Overview:

9:00am – 9:05am CST Welcome & Opening Remarks
 
  • Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D.,  Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Marketing, The Alliance
9:05am – 9:35 am CST Smarter HealthSM Analysis
 
  • Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D., The Alliance
  • Ryan Peterson, Manager of Analytics, The Alliance
9:35am – 10:20am CST Panel Discussion Led by Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D., The Alliance
 
  • Sara Hames, Principal, NBS Advisors, LLC
  • Drew Leatherberry, President, Principal Advisor, Avergent
  • Dan Ludwig, Director of Benefits and Safety, Brakebush Brothers, Inc.
  • Candace Meronk, Director of Human Resources and Benefits, Team Shierl Companies
  • Jeremy Ott, Vice President, Health Insurance Economics, WPS
10:20am – 10:30 am CST Closing Remarks
 
  • Led by Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D., The Alliance

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Speakers:

Melina Kambitsi SVP Business Development and Strategic Marketing The Alliance Self-Funding Smart

Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Marketing, The Alliance

 Melina Kambitsi joined The Alliance in 2017 and leads the team responsible for membership growth and retention of the cooperative. Dr. Kambitsi comes to The Alliance from Network Health in Milwaukee and Menasha, Wisconsin. where she was chief sales and strategy officer. In this role, she was responsible for sales and underwriting, strategic planning, product development and risk-based contract analytics. Earlier she was senior vice president of sales at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Honolulu, Hawaii and the vice president of sales, marketing and product development at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Kambitsi currently serves on National CooperativeRx’s Board of Directors.

Ryan Peterson

Manager of Analytics, The Alliance

Ryan joined The Alliance in 2013 as Senior Analyst/Programmer of Value Measurement Transformation and was promoted to Manager of Analytics in 2019. Ryan now leads the teams responsible for the development and maintenance of operational software, dashboards, automation, and analytic packages, which guides our employer-members’ benefit strategies and helps them receive more value from their health care dollar. Prior to joining The Alliance, Ryan led Technical Services at Epic in Madison, and was the Senior Staff Engineer for Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.

Ryan received his bachelor’s in physics from Lawrence University and his master’s in engineering physics and applied physics from Johns Hopkins University.

Panelists:

Melina Kambitsi SVP Business Development and Strategic Marketing The Alliance Self-Funding Smart

Sara Hames

 Principal, NBS Advisors, LLC
Melina Kambitsi SVP Business Development and Strategic Marketing The Alliance Self-Funding Smart

Drew Leatherberry

President, Principal Advisor, Avergent
Melina Kambitsi SVP Business Development and Strategic Marketing The Alliance Self-Funding Smart

Dan Ludwig

Director of Benefits and Safety, Brakebush Brothers, Inc.
Melina Kambitsi SVP Business Development and Strategic Marketing The Alliance Self-Funding Smart

Candace Meronk

Director of Human Resources and Benefits, Team Shierl Companies
Melina Kambitsi SVP Business Development and Strategic Marketing The Alliance Self-Funding Smart

Jeremy Ott

President, Health Insurance Economics, WPS
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