Managing Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses: 
How Well are Families Prepared for a World of High Deductibles?
May 16, 2019
2 to 5 p.m.
Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street, Madison
Pre-registration requested via this link
Please join the La Follette School of Public Affairs for this afternoon workshop about the impact of high-deductible health plans on families’ out-of-pocket medical expenses. The workshop, co-sponsored by UW-Madison’s Center for Financial Security, is supported by the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition.
Conference organizer J. Michael Collins will open the invitation-only workshop by sharing results of his survey of public employees who have health plans through the Wisconsin Employee Trust Funds (ETF).
You can read a summary of the findings here:  Brief
Three speakers then will present perspectives from health plan providers, consumers, and physicians. Presenters:

Following these presentations, the discussion will turn to solutions, including how to better prepare consumers and families to effectively use high-deductible health plans.

A panel discussion about health plan design and provider roles will feature speakers from Covering Wisconsin, UW-LaCrosse, and UW-Madison’s Division of Extension addressing credit interventions, insurance literacy, and financial interventions.

The workshop will conclude with a presentation by Karen Timberlake of Michael Best Strategies.

The workshop discussion will provide the basis of a forthcoming policy paper on strategies to help people better manage out-of-pocket medical expenses.

A reception will follow at 5 p.m.

See also the full Agenda.

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