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Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States, 2010/05/28 - “The Client Conference is always an excellent investment of my time but this year the conference actually exceeded my objective,” said attendee Judy Powell of Oregon Benefits.
The-three day event attended by a record audience double that of any previous conference, helped clients capitalize on emerging opportunities in this current evolving market. The much anticipated event also emphasized convergence and cross-product functionality of BenefitSpan and PowerPlus and sent an industry-wide message that clients have readily embraced the merger between CHT and P + W.
“The Client Conference is always an excellent investment of my time but this year the conference actually exceeded my objective,” said attendee Judy Powell of Oregon Benefits. “It created an excitement I haven’t had in years to grow my business revenue.”
The conference highlight included the unveiling of the newest release of PowerPlus, complete with the entire suite of Benefit Plan Administration capabilities, enhanced reporting with auto-email generation and new debit card integration to the TSYS debit card. Attendees were introduced to the progressive capabilities and revenue rich opportunities that exists within BenefitSpan as well as the peripheral products and services that are instrumental in building a complete CDHC product group.
“The Annual Client Conference always provides an important opportunity to educate clients and exchange ideas, but this is especially critical in the year of a merger, Healthcare Reform and volatile economies nationally,” said Pradeep Goel, CEO of Consumer Health Technologies. “This year’s conference presented some of our combined product innovations but focused more directly on the future – where clients can transform their revenue model to emphasize consumer centric services and incremental fees from added service.”
The theme of the conference “It’s all about…growing CDHC Revenue” included a keynote address on Healthcare Reform by Steve Parente, PHD, an associate professor in the Department of Finance in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and Dave Randall, Executive Director, CDHC Institute based in Washington, DC. Breakout sessions included client forums and panel discussions on such topics as fee based revenue opportunities and helping consumers navigate the Healthcare System.
“The conference showed attendees how regulatory and legislative changes are affecting organizations in a positive way, making their services even more valuable,” Goel said. “This supported the main goal for the conference: It’s all about growing CDHC revenue.”
Notable highlights included regulatory updates and compliance issues by leading benefits attorney Darcy Hitesman, as well as client forums and panel discussions by Ralph Bernstein and Dan Kelly of U.S. Bank, Trey Jinks of TSYS Healthcare, Wolf Shlagman of Consult A Doctor and Abbie Leibowitz, MD of Health Advocate.
Participation and feedback from attendees validated client support of the recent merger between CHT and P + W. Dave Shull, president of eBenefits Administrators, Inc. called the partnership industry leading. “To me it was just a natural fit if you’re going to deliver a true CDHC solution,” Shull said. “You have got to have that integrated HAS, HRA and FSA capabilities to really take what’s happening in the marketplace.”