At The Podium

Effectively Managing Medical Plan Costs

Date: August 7, 2019

Event: McAfee & Taft Webinar Series

Venue: Online

As healthcare costs continue to rise, employer-sponsors of group health plans are under increasingly more pressure to manage costs while also ensuring compliance with a complicated web of regulations.  In recent months, there have been a number of new developments at both the state and federal level — some offering positive change, others merely adding further compliance requirements — that will impact an organization’s ability to control such costs.

During this complimentary one-hour webinar, McAfee & Taft employee benefits attorney Brandon Long is joined by special guest Chris Wilson, senior vice president of Healthcare Highways, to review recent legal and market-driven developments in the industry and to discuss new and innovative ways to manage medical and prescription costs.

Topics include:

  • New Executive Order on improving price and quality transparency in healthcare
  • Proposed bi-partisan legislation designed to prevent “surprise” medical billing
  • Initiatives to increase employers’ access to health data
  • New PBM laws at the federal and state level
  • New, practical cost-containment strategies


Brandon P. Long