IMA Health Care Webinar Series
This webinar series is offered free to IMA members
through the support of the following sponsors.
Taking Control of Your Health Plan
Gain insights on how to build a resilient, transparent and cost-effective benefits plan that employees see as a benefit and employers have control over. There’s a lot of noise and frustration when it comes to health care and benefits. Solutions do exist and many organizations are “taking control of their health plan.
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Program: 10 - 11 a.m. ET
Free to IMA members!
Chad Burdo is a former student athlete at Butler University, where he played a pivotal role in founding the first-ever student-run captive insurance company. With a strong background in risk management, Chad has provided consulting services to over 100 employers, offering tailored solutions to mitigate risks
effectively. Additionally, Chad contributed to the establishment of the Indiana Advanced Healthcare Plan, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at revolutionizing healthcare accessibility and affordability in the state. Throughout his career, Chad has shared his expertise through speaking engagements and publications, focusing on topics such as captive insurance, risk consulting, and healthcare innovation. His work has been featured in prominent publications, solidifying his reputation as a subject matter expert. Chad received his B.S. in Insurance and Risk Management along with a B.S. in Finance from the Lacy School of
Director of Benefits/Owner
Business – Butler University where he graduated Cum Laude. He has also earned the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
Health Care and Insurance State Policy Update
Health care and insurance policy is in a state of constant change in the Indiana Statehouse and the 2024 session was no exception. Hear from IMA Senior VP and health care policy lobbyist, Andrew Berger, about what passed, what failed and what issues are likely to be debated again in the Indiana General Assembly.
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Program: 10 - 10:30 a.m. ET
Free to IMA members!
Andrew Berger began at the IMA in December 2014. Prior to that, Andrew was Director of Governmental Affairs and General Counsel for the Association of Indiana Counties. In addition, he has worked with the Indiana Senate, Lt. Governor’s office and the Indiana State Budget Agency. Andrew is a graduate of Hanover College and the Indiana University School of Law. Andrew specializes in tax, energy, environment, tort/civil law, and health care policy.
Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Indiana Manufacturers Association
Individual Health Care Reimbursement Accounts:
An Employer's Perspective
IHCRAs are not the typical way to pay for healthcare benefits for employees and many businesses and concerned that adopting IHCRAs may be too disruptive for their workforce. Attend this webinar to hear directly from the leadership of a company that shifted from a traditional health insurance benefit to IHCRAs, their experiences when they made the change, how it was received by their workers and the positives and negatives of the transition.
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Program: 10 - 11 a.m. ET
Free to IMA members!
Devin Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer / President of E&A companies. Devin oversees E&A’s portfolio companies and leads the acquisition team. In 1997, Devin led the acquisition and operations of Gilchrist & Soames, a purveyor of fine English toiletries in the North American independent luxury hotel market. Under his
E & A Companies
leadership, the company grew from a regional company with 10 employees and $6 million in revenue to a global company with 120 employees and $45 million in revenue. E&A sold Gilchrist & Soames in October 2007 to Swander Pace Capital in San Francisco. More recently, Devin was the President / CEO of Udi’s Healthy Foods, the leading U.S. manufacturer of gluten free baked goods. Devin guided Udi’s from $6 million in revenue in 2010 to a run rate in excess of $100 million in revenue by June 2012. E&A sold Udi’s to Boulder Brands in July of 2012. Prior to joining E&A companies in 1997, Devin served in a number of political and governmental leadership positions in the Republican Party including Chief of Staff to Indiana Congressman David McIntosh and U.S. Senator Dan Coats. Devin received a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin College. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a Trustee of Franklin College and is active in several not-for-profit organizations.
Michelle Farrell joined E&A in May of 2021 and is the Vice President of Human Resources for E&A. Michelle provides overall human capital leadership to E&A and its portfolio companies. Leveraging over 20 years as an HR executive and innovative change management leader for
VP of Human Resources
E & A Companies
global multi-billion dollar companies across multiple businesses, Michelle helped industry leading companies develop and execute HR talent management roadmaps aligning complex stakeholder groups with the overall mission while accelerating growth. Michelle’s diverse background includes most recently heading up the HR Strategy and Talent Development team in the airline industry. Prior to that she founded an executive HR consultancy firm with clients in technical services, manufacturing, transportation, and her roots began in varying HR leadership roles within the lighting industry. Michelle holds her Bachelor of Science from Indiana University Kelly School of business with a double major in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. She also holds a number of professional certifications. For the past five years, Michelle has been an active mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indianapolis and participates in several local volunteerism activities.
Benefits of Independent Physicians Groups
An ongoing trend in the health care world has been the acquisition of physician’s practices by hospitals and corporate entities. This can have negative consequences in health care markets and drive up costs. Independent physicians’ groups can provide greater level of personalization and responsiveness to patient needs, have a lower average cost per patient, fewer preventable hospital admissions, and lower readmission rate than hospital-owned practices. This webinar will explore how employers and employees can access independent practices for more responsive and lower cost care.
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Program: 10 - 11 a.m.
REGISTRATION: Free to IMA members!
Linda Wilgus currently serves as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Northwest Radiology Network, PC, as well as, President of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA). She is both a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified medical practice executive (CMPE).
Ms. Wilgus previously served as chair of the Federal Affairs Committee for the RBMA, and in 2019, she received the RBMA President’s Award. She was awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award from Executive Women in Healthcare in 2013, the Circle of Hope Award from the American Cancer Society in 2011 and has been recognized as a finalist for CFO of the Year from the Indianapolis Business Journal.
Steve has been with Cancer Care Group since December, 2004, when he was hired into the CEO position. Steve’s responsibilities include providing leadership over all aspects of the company and the management team, and works directly with over 20 hospitals and clinics that are served by the Cancer Care Group
Cancer Care Group
physicians. Steve has spent his entire career in health care, with over 30 years of experience. Prior to coming to Cancer Care Group, Steve worked almost 25 years at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, in many roles, ranging from clinical to senior administrative responsibilities and also served as President of Chartwell Indiana for 4 years. Steve has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from IUPUI and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.