Working to improve the industry

I am asked to share my industry knowledge with; industry think tanks, insurers and TPA’s, associations, and advocacy groups throughout the year.  We are involved in, and share, through surveys, panels, advisory boards, helping write (or participate in) articles and research by dozens of organizations each year.

We participate in order to give back and try to make the industry better for our clients, but also for other stakeholders.  They come from across the country, and can include; patient groups, insurers, TPA’s, advisors and others that are in the benefits marketplace.  This is a great way for advisors to learn from others across the country, and with those that work with different size clients and varying industry sectors.

This recent event (featured below) had several great presenters sharing useful information with those in attendance.  In return, we shared what we encounter with clients, feedback about programs and sometimes discussions around the lack of solutions.  

The article below was featured in HR Reporter magazine.

MAPOL AND H3 CONSULTING co-hosted a meeting with 12 leading benefit advisors from across Canada, who collectively manage life and health plans for hundreds of employers. The event was sponsored by five pharmaceutical manufacturers. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange information and ideas on how plan members experience their benefit plans in three key areas – fertility, vaccines, and the effects of drug-claim pooling on access to high-cost drugs. National pharmacare was also discussed, given its potential to disrupt drug benefits in the mid-term. All topics generated significant and insightful discussion.