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International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Evidence, Insight and Strategy for Optimizing Health Benefits

Optimize Your Health Benefits

Next dates

Jul 9—11
3 days
Boston, MA, USA
USD 5625
USD 1875 per day


New insights into the social determinants of health, consumer behavior, care delivery models and reimbursement strategies are offering benefits professionals a new set of tools to engage employees and providers and make benefit designs more effective.

This program, taught by Harvard Medical School faculty will use improved consumer architecture, population health management methodologies and value-based purchasing strategies to help employers and other group health plan purchasers make better benefit design and purchasing decisions.


  • Health Policy and the Evolution of Health Care Reimbursement
  • Pricing and Reimbursement of Drugs and Devices
  • Developing and Implementing High-Value Provider Networks
  • Managing Health Benefits Purchasing
  • Leveraging Behavioral Science to Understand and Engage Health Care Consumers
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Evaluating Workplace Wellness Strategies
  • Population Health and the Social Determinants of Health
  • Evaluating Provider Price and Quality
  • Evaluating Clinical Programs

Innovation Spotlights

Topics presented by industry experts carefully selected by Harvard Medical School faculty to showcase their cutting-edge practices. Topics in 2018 included:

  • Reinventing Primary Care
  • Digital Tools for Patient Engagement and Disease Management
  • Helping Employees/Members Navigate the Health System
  • Oncology Care

Who should attend

This program is structured to fit the educational needs of senior-level group health benefit decision makers.


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