Released: March 30, 2006
Baton Rouge The Health Care Commission of the Department of Insurance and
the Louisiana Health Care Alliance (LHCA) will co - sponsor a health care symposium:
A New Vision for Health Care. The day-long symposium will convene in
the Department of Insurance Plaza Conference Room at 10:00 AM, April 18, 2006. It
will address the changing landscape of health care for the private employer and
Health care is one of the biggest challenges facing employers today,
said Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon. I am delighted that our Health
Care Commission has the opportunity to join forces with LHCA as we all seek to further
explore and understand the issues at hand. The challenges we face will test our
abilities as a state government and as employers to address the needs of our employees
and citizens in the Louisiana health care arena.
The featured speaker for the symposium is Sean Sullivan, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) and Initiative
for Value-Based Health Benefits. Mr. Sullivan is recognized worldwide as an expert
on how to measure and examine health care costs. The Institutes productivity
model focuses on identifying the costs of poor health and its effects of poor health
on health care costs and benefits.
Donelon adds, With more and more companies struggling to compete and survive
amidst increases in the cost of employee health benefits, we need to concentrate
on finding long-term solutions for these issues in Louisiana.
To register for the symposium, please contact Vanessa Vince, Louisiana Department
of Insurance, (225) 342-5075 or email@example.com. For more information visit
our Web site at www.ldi.state.la.us.
The Department of Insurance is located in the Poydras Building at 1702 North Third
Street, behind the State Capitol on Capitol Lake.