FARGO, N.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Healthcare Trends Institute, an educational platform for employers, consumers and other healthcare benefits stakeholders, has named top benefits experts from companies including Mercer, Kaiser Permanente, and Microsoft U.S. Health to its 2014 Editorial Advisory Board.
Comprising subject-matter experts that represent diverse aspects and perspectives within the healthcare industry, the Editorial Advisory Board guides the Institute to ensure its content and programs achieve the highest level of quality and relevancy. It is integral to ensuring the Institute continues to stay at the forefront of the latest trends within the rapidly changing healthcare benefits industry. Board members were selected based on their experience and expertise.
The 2014 Board members are:
- Alexander “Sander” Domaszewicz, Principal and Senior Consultant, Mercer;
- Shajmil Smith, Director of Product Program Services and Solutions, Kaiser Permanente;
- Roy Ramthun, President, HSA Consulting Series;
- Sam Robinson, National Director, Microsoft U.S. Health Plan Industry;
- Chris Byrd, President and CEO, Evolution1;
- Craig Silverstein, Product Manager, Paychex Inc.; and
- Jeff Bakke, Chief Strategy Officer, Evolution1.
“This diverse and knowledgeable group will be instrumental in guiding the activities and content of the Institute, and we are pleased to welcome each member to the 2014 Editorial Advisory Board,” said Tiffany Wirth, Executive Director of the Healthcare Trends Institute.
Board members Smith, Domaszewicz, and Robinson will serve as panelists in the upcoming Healthcare Trends Institute HealthChange™ Web Series, Healthcare Benefits Trends to Watch in 2014, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. EST, 11:00 a.m. PST. Register for this free webcast here: https://evolution1.webex.com/evolution1/onstage/g.php?d=926174643&t=a.
About the Healthcare Trends Institute
The Healthcare Trends Institute is an educational platform to help employers, third-party administrators, health plans, brokers, banks, payroll providers, consumers, and other stakeholders keep up with the rapidly changing healthcare benefits industry. It covers a range of topics related to the administration and management of healthcare benefits, including defined contribution, health exchanges, insurance, legislation, and more.
Healthcare Trends Institute programs include an educational web series, an annual awards program, newsletters, training programs, a resource library, a real-time health exchange infographic, and more. To ensure all content and programs achieve the highest level of quality and relevancy, the Institute is guided by an Editorial Advisory Board comprising subject-matter experts that represent diverse aspects and perspectives within the healthcare benefits industry. The Institute is sponsored by Evolution1, the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing consumer-driven healthcare solution. More information is available at www.HealthcareTrendsInstitute.org.