On this program, hosts Doug and Brent will first discuss the challenges that consumers and employers face today around escalating health care costs and will look particularly at plan selection tools and analytics. For the second half of the program, they will look at financial management considerations for private health insurance exchanges.
In the first segment, Dr. Adrian Rawlinson, chief medical officer of Obeo Health, will join the program to discuss the challenges that consumers and employers face today around escalating health care costs. Consumers are often confused and suspicious when new plan offerings are presented to them. Tasks such as picking a health plan, choosing a provider and understanding medical bills can be a frustrating and bewildering experience. The team at Obeo Health has set out to change that with sophisticated yet simple-to-use tools that highlight the benefits of HSAs, CDHPs and allow consumers to model out-of-pocket expenses. These tools combine Big Data