Calendar of Events - 2020 - SAVE THE DATES

We have set dates for February, April, September and December to be held at the Washington Athletic Club.  Registration opens at 7:30, with breakfast buffet, followed by our two hour educational topics.

July 2020 meeting will be held at HMA Offices in Bellevue.  See below for more information.  

As topics are identified, we will post.  Dates currently set are:

February 6 

April 30 - Special note:  This event will be held in conjunction with the Western Pension & Benefits Council's Annual Spring Seminar immediately following our program.

Watch for more information. 

July 23 - Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA). - 10700 Northup Way, Bellevue. Time: 2:30 registration; program 3 - 5; Reception to follow 

September 24  

December 3 

Upcoming events

    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 31 Dec 2020

    EBPA 2020 Sponsorship

    Each year, EBPA extends opportunity for industry organizations to sponsor our educational meetings.

    This opportunity was a great success and the result has been we can hold the fees for meetings for our members and guests.

    Our goal for 2020 is to continue to hold our members dues and meeting fees at the same affordable rates, while we continue to offer the quality programs of which you have become accustom.

    If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us  by phone - 206.653.7259, or by email:

    • 05 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Washington Athletic Club

    December 5, 2019 EBPA Innovation Series 

     Thank you to our Program Sponsor

    The importance of having data available to improve healthcare

    Rick Abbott, Vice President, Product and Market Solutions, Premera Blue Cross will address this issue and cover the following topics

    • Importance of quality
    • Variability of quality/outcomes across the USA
    • Total value of care – better outcomes or less complications means overall less cost/better value etc

    Strong Medicine - Debunking the Traditional PBM!

    In the U.S. prescription benefits are the largest and fastest growing component of healthcare spend for employers.  Traditional PBMs are part of the problem, not the solution.  Join Chris Blackley, CEO and Co-Founder of prescryptive, as he pulls back the curtain and exposes the $100B of hidden profits pocketed by the traditional PBMs, and discusses alternatives to the status quo.  

    Rick Abbott, Vice President, Product and Market Solutions, Premera Blue Cross

    Rick Abbott provides leadership and oversight for aligning the organization’s overall product strategy.  He joined Premera in 2018 from Imagine Health, a startup focused on creating high-performance health plans for national employers. 

    Prior to joining Premera, Rick served as Vice President Customer Success at Castlight Health, Vice President Health Plan Services at Health Data Management Solutions (HDMS), Senior Manager of Data Use for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Director BHI Programs for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

    He completed his undergraduate education at Iowa State University with a major in advertising. He attained a Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul University with an emphasis in health sector management and has completed graduate coursework in Medical Informatics at Northwestern University. 

    Chris Blackley, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, prescriptivetm

    Chris brings more than 20 years of startup and leadership experience to Prescryptive Health. His prior startup in this industry delivered to market the first multi-tenant hosted platform for retail and mail order pharmacies and was recognized as a Visionary in Gartner Group’s Magic Quadrant.

    Prior to launching Prescryptive, Chris spent 14 years at Microsoft leading commercial enterprise and public sector licensing in their Worldwide Licensing and Pricing business. Previously Chris led teams in software engineering and cyber security consulting at IBM and Ernst & Young LLP. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University (B.B.A) and Seattle University School of Law (J.D. cum laude).


    Date:  December 5, 2019

    Location: Washington Athletic Club - 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 

    Time:      7:30-8:00 am Registration, Breakfast

                   8:00-8:50 am First Presentation 

                   8:50-9:00 am Break 

                   9:00-9:50 am Second Presentation

                   9:50-10:00 am Q&A, WAOIC sign out 

    Fees:     $65 members; $85 non-members and guests before Dec. 3

                  $80 members; $100 non-members and guests after Dec. 3 

    Online registration deadline is December 3. If you miss the online registration, call the office 206.653.7259. No refunds or credit for a future meeting can be granted after the deadline.

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