INITIATIVES

  • Employer Membership Benefits ACHRM is growing rapidly across the US.  However, to most efficiently create a venue for collaboration, ACHRM has organized regional Chapters, which enable employers an opportunity to meet with their peers and collaborate on local health risk management issues.  Since launching its first Chapter in June 2012, ACHRM has several hundred professionals in its community ... Read More
  • Trumpcare vs Obamacare Impacts on Employers Mission: To provide updates and strategies for employers as Obamacare matures and Trumpcare/ Repeal & Replace gets initiated. Co-Chairs: Mike Merola, Winning Strategies Washington, D.C. Elizabeth Litten, Fox Rothschild Last / Next Meeting: September 13, 2017 Team: Molly McDonald, Winning Strategies Washington, D.C. TBA Special Projects or other efforts: Evaluating strategies for employers in the near term as more and more are taking charge of their employee’s healthcare/health ... Read More
  • Optimizing Rx Strategy & Demystifying Pharmacy Benefits Management Mission: Provide employers better understanding of and demystifyPharmacy Benefit Management (PBM).  Offer more effective methods of managing and optimizing their Rx utilization and costs. Co-Chairs: Rob Shelley, Gateway Health Partners TBA Last / Next Meeting: September 14, 2017 / September 28, 2017 Team: TBA Special Projects or other efforts: Interviewing new Pharmacy Benefit Management Sponsor Partners. Evaluating special projects to achieve our mission, including offering employers critical ... Read More
  • Healthcare Cost Containment Challenges of Not For Profit (NFP) / Foundations Mission: Identify the unique Healthcare cost containment and health risk management challenges that NFP/Foundations entities face and develop solutions.Obamacare and resulting higher costs has put many of these organizations viability in jeopardy. Co-Chairs: Felicia Smith, John Templeton Foundation Pamela Autrey, American College of Emergency Physicians Last / Next Meeting: September 26, 2017 Team: TBD Special Projects or other efforts: The following two major initiatives underway: NFP employee wellness ... Read More
  • Onsite / Nearsite Health Clinics Mission: Provide Employers an overview of the benefits and complexities of onsite / near site clinics. Co-Chairs: Flip Steinour, Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit #13 TBA Last / Next Meeting: July 14, 2017 Inaugural Roundtable/Webinar / September 28, 2017 – White Paper Development Meeting Team: Charles Yarborough, CY Health Associates, LLC Bev Helkey, Employers Healthcare Coalition Special Projects or other efforts: Developing White Paper- Legal and Financial Issues associated ... Read More
  • Broker / Consultant Membership Committee Mission: Recruit and qualify 10 to 20 forward thinking, innovative brokers, consultants and medical travel facilitators throughout the US to assist ACHRM in expanding its geographic reach and employer connectivity.  To avoid competition among these professionals, ACHRM will limit its membership to one professional per market. Co-Chairs: David West, Group & Pension Administrators Bob Carlson, ELAP Services Current Members: Broker/Consultant Market Joint Events Armando ... Read More
  • Alternative Solutions To Traditional PPOs Mission: Educate the marketplace on the benefits and opportunities of self-insuring with a TPA vs. an Insurance Carrier, including outlier provisions, claim code triggers, no real time audits, limited data flow, etc.  Targeting states/markets with dominated by insurance carriers, e.g., NJ (southern), PA, OH, IN, IL, IA, MI, FL, GA.  These efforts will also assist with ... Read More
  • Unique Healthcare Risk Management Needs of Public Entities Mission: Identify the unique health risk management needs of Municipalities, Labor Unions, School Districts, Colleges/Universities, and other Public Entities, and develop strategies to assist these organizations in containing their healthcare costs and more effectively managing their health risks. Co-Chairs: Flip Steinour, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit #13 George Kelly, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Last / Next Meeting: September 18, 2017 Team: TrentSullivan, East Hartford, CT Greg D’Orazio, AJM, ... Read More
  • Total Worker Health® & Data Analytics Mission: Identify best in class methods for implementing and advancing employer Total Worker Health®. Evaluate Data Analytic tools to assist with tracking and managing employee TWH. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the TWH approach seeks to improve well-being in the American workforce for the benefit of workers, employers, and the nation ... Read More
  • Engaging & Educating the CFO Mission: To more effectively connect with CFOs and other Financial Professionals, ACHRM’s CFO-HR Roundtables offer an interactive Boardroom type format limited to +/-20 attendees.  Will involve the CFO’s advisory team, including accountants/auditors, investment/commercial bankers, attorneys, etc.  The format has expanded to include the tag-teaming of both the CFO and HR professional. Co-Chairs: Bill Lacy, ACHRM Curry Willix, Medical Travel Option / CIMA ... Read More
  • Direct to Employer (DTE) Contracting Mission: Because healthcare is not a free market in the US where the buyer and seller of services know the price at the time of transaction, direct relationships between healthcare providers (“sellers”) and Employers (“buyers”) can be a powerful first step. While direct relationships offer price transparency and more predictable cash flow for providers and Employers, ... Read More
  • Executive Team Overview 2017 Executive Team Overview: As a result of ACHRM’s 2016 Annual Strategic Planning Session recommendations, ACHRM launched its new Executive Team strategy to engage Action-Ready Employers with innovative advisors and solution providers to advance the development of solutions on an ongoing basis as compared to waiting until the next ACHRM event. Currently, our Employer challenges have been ... Read More
  • Data Analytics Press Release 2-8-13 ACHRM 02-08-13 Workshop Data Analytics Press Release Read More
  • Dallas Press Release 2/5/15 Dallas CFO Roundtable Press Release 02-05-15 Read More
  • Employer Incentives for US Worker Wellness Programs Set record Employers have ratcheted up the financial incentives they offer workers to participate in wellness programs to a record this year. To read more click on the link below. Employers are Ratcheting Up Wellness Incentives Read More