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
  1. TrentSullivan, East Hartford, CT
  2. Greg D’Orazio, AJM, Mt. Laurel, NJ
  3. Christine Carlson-Glazer & Sue Bonfield, Deborah Heart & Lung, Browns Mills, NJ
  4. Wayne Seybold, (Former Mayor) Marion, IN
  5. Wayne Blackwell, City of Sherman, TX
  6. Brian Flowerday, SETSEG, Lansing, MI
Special Projects or
other efforts:
  • Executive Team Survey identified an educational gap in the marketplace.  Public entities are not being provided guidance or the evaluation of their two major pathways for self-insuring, i.e., engaging an independent, non-insurance carrier based Third Party Administrator (TPA) as compared to using a major insurance carrier.  Virtually all brokers/consultants are limiting their solutions to the latter pathway and underserving their clients.  As a result, the Team will be launching an educational series beginning with a Webinar to better understand both pathways.
  • Building upon panel presentations at New Jersey League of Municipalities (NJLOM) Annual Conference in 2015 and 2016, ACHRM's collaborating with NJLOM to offer “State Health and Benefit Plan alternatives information more accessible to more people over time.”  Initial discussions include offering articles to NJLOM's monthly magazine, leveraging 8,000 contacts, holding regional Roundtables among other educational endeavors to begin discussions.
Events Webinar 11/14 Comparing & Contrasting Self-Insuring Using a Major Insurance Carrier VS Engaging and Independent, Non-Insurance Carrier TPA Webinar