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

    • 06 Feb 2020
    • 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:

    • 06 Feb 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Washington Athletic Club

    EBPA 2020 Series - February

    DATE: February 6, 2020

    Thank you to our Program Sponsor 

    Approved for two (2) hours of Insurance Credits*

    Beyond Health Analytics: How to Make Data Work for You

    Jennifer Jones, MSM RD with Springbuk will address analytics.


    • History of data warehousing and data analytics
    • Problem facing employers and advisors today

    Health Intelligence

    • What is Health Intelligence
    • How to leverage data and HI

    Specific Use Cases and Case Studies

    • Leveraging Health Intelligence
    • Addressing Gaps in Care and High Cost Claimants
    • Addressing Preventive Care Gaps
    • Driving Customized Strategies
    • Developing Surgery Savings Program
    • Addressing Opioid Risk

    Washington Health Care Landscape

    Melissa Putman and Simon Vismantas with Kaiser Permanente will address legislative issues both from the local as well as national fronts. 

    Overview of government Democratic Majorities

    • Review of 2019 session
    • Landmark legislation passed
    • Passage of SB 5526: Cascade Care

    Deep dive: 

    • Standardizing plans - reducing individual market out-of-pocket expenses
    • Deep Dive: Public Option - provider reimbursement rates
    • State Commissioned Studies - of policies that may increase affordability an access
    • Balance Billing Ban

    What's coming in 2020?

    • ACA revisions
    • Federal Health Care Politics

    Jennifer Jones MSM RD, Director of Health Strategy is an experienced healthcare professional with a background in clinical dietetics, wellness programming, and employer health. With over 15 years of experience, Jennifer has worked in various settings including health care systems, occupational health organizations, and a welfare benefits advisory firm.  At Springbuk, Jennifer has turned her focus to population and employer health to achieve a greater impact on health outcomes.  

    Melissa Putman, Senior Director of Government Relations and Policy for Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health Cooperative). In this role, she leads the policy, advocacy and government relations strategy for the Washington region of Kaiser Permanente. Melissa works across the enterprise to develop policy initiatives that support Kaiser Permanente‚Äôs mission of providing high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. 

    Simon Vismantas, Senior Regulatory Affairs Consultant, in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente stakeholders, develops policy on key issues of operational and strategic importance. Ensures the coordination of Kaiser Permanente policy positioning and response between state and federal issues especially with regard to regulatory oversight of commercial health insurance, care delivery and government sponsored and subsidized programs. 

    Simon reviews, coordinates and formulate organizational responses to regulatory proposals and actions, including communicating regulatory developments and guidance to appropriate business entities and stakeholders inside Kaiser Permanente. 


    Date:  February 6, 2020

    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 February 3

                  $80 members; $100 non-members and guests after February 3

    Online registration deadline is February 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.

    * NOTE:  This presentation has been approved for two (2) hours of Continuing Education Credit by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

    In order to received these insurance credits YOU MUST be seated for the presentation within 5 minutes of the session beginning.  You are allowed a break, but you must limit your time outside the presentation. The Insurance Credits are for two hours.  NO PARTIAL CREDITS awarded. You cannot sign out early.   

    The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner requires that each producer requesting credits must sign the form with their licensed name and write the time of arrival. Only upon completion of the session, you must initial out and write the time.  

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