The Arkansas Business 'Benefiting Arkansas' Symposium: Presentations and Special Report Articles

The Arkansas Business "Benefiting Arkansas: Health Issues for Employers" symposium takes place Wednesday at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

The symposium covers the rising cost of health insurance for employers and how employees' health can affect a company's insurance costs and its bottom line.

Speaker presentations and special report articles are below.

Richard Eden, Chamber Alliance Program
Chamber Alliance Program: Health Insurance for Small Business
PowerPoint presentation, 75kb

Ted Borgstadt, TrestleTree
Cherry Picking for Health and Wellness Programs: Out of Season
PowerPoint presentation, 12MB

Rich George, director of benefits, J.B. Hunt Transport Services
PowerPoint presentation

Steve Madigan, Regions Insurance Benefits Division
Large Employers: Working to Engage Health Care Consumers
PowerPoint presentation, 400kb

Joe Quinn, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., State Health Care Policy
At Wal-Mart, Benefits Viewed as an Investment
PowerPoint presentation, 10MB

Dr. Joseph W. Thompson, Surgeon General of Arkansas, Director of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Affordable Access to Health Care: Everyone's Problem
PowerPoint presentation

Dwane Tankersley, NovaSys Health
How ARHealthNetworks Benefits Small Employers
PowerPoint presentation

Steve Abell, Enterprise Networks at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Sheild
Managing the Cost of Health Care for America: Ensuring Quality, Value and Access
PowerPoint presentation

Jeff Hankins, President and Publisher of Arkansas Business Publishing Group
From the Publisher

Dr. Guy L. Clifton, New America Foundation
Reduction of Health Care Spending: A National Priority

Mark Friedman, Senor Editor at Arkansas Business
What's Wrong With Health Care in Arkansas