Bring your questions to this open town hall session on healthcare benefits to find out how business officers should be planning and managing one of the largest and most unpredictable line items in their annual operating budgets. For many institutions, this cost has risen more quickly than a number of other expense categories causing more pressure on the operating budget. The cost of providing this benefit has also been a volatile expense resulting in a re-evaluation of program designs, the nature and scope of the institution-provided benefit, employee cost shares, and institutional risk tolerances. Combined with a changing regulatory environment and the national conversation around healthcare, schools and related stakeholders are thinking proactively around managing costs and risks. A panel of colleagues with various school, legal, and industry expertise will discuss the healthcare landscape from multiple perspectives as well as offer insights into innovative solutions that have proven successful for some schools. A legal expert on the subject will also explore the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Moderator: Jeffrey Shields, President and CEO, NBOA
Panelists: Jennifer Berman, CEO, MZQ Consulting
Dirk DeRoo, Director of Compensation and Benefits, Phillips Exeter Academy
Jill Duncan, Chief Financial Officer, New Hampton School
Mark Kirkpatrick, Chief Financial Officer, Parish Episcopal School
Tom Murphy, Director of Finance and Operations, Harpeth Hall School