IACA & IAAHS Webinar: U.S. Inequities and Financial Burdens

IACA & IAAHS Webinar: U.S. Inequities and Financial Burdens
IACA & IAAHS Jointly Present: U.S. Inequities and Financial Burdens in Women’s Health 

June 13, 2024 
09:00 CDT | 10:00 EDT |  16:00 CEST
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Deloitte’s analysis reveals that working women, across all age groups from 19 to 64, bear higher out-of-pocket medical costs than men, even when excluding pregnancy-related services, leading to an indirect income gap. This, coupled with the existing gender wage disparity, amplifies financial and health stress for working women, forcing them to choose between necessary care and affordability. Join this webinar to explore what is driving the out-of-pocket disparity between women and men and hear about what insurers and employers can do to reassess and reform benefit coverage to alleviate this financial burden on women, promoting equity and optimal health for all.

Speakers from Deloitte:

Andy Davis, FSA, MAAA
Andy Davis is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Health Care practice with 19 years of experience and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. He has been active in the space of healthcare transformation in recent years, working as a leader through strategic decisions related to health insurance market entry, value-based care, innovative contracting between payers, providers, and life sciences companies. He is one of the leaders of Deloitte’s Future of Health perspective, the impact in 2040 on revenue, health equity, and women’s health.


Thuong Broaden, FSA, MAAA
Thuong Broaden is a Specialist Leader in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Health Care practice with over 18 years of health actuarial experience. She is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. She is a leader on Deloitte’s women's health and wellness team and other focus areas in health care actuarial consulting include state sponsored disability and paid family leave programs, Medicaid waivers, Medicare Advantage pricing, and disability pricing


Stefani Smilanich, ASA
Stef Smilanich is a Senior Consultant in Deloitte's Health Actuarial Consulting team, with her current role primarily centered around financial modeling and forecasting for state Medicaid programs. She is also driven by a keen interest in identifying and addressing gaps in women's healthcare and was a co-author of the ‘Closing the cost gap: Strategies to advance women’s health equity’ paper published by Deloitte in 2023.


Jeff Bergh, FSA, MAAA

Jeffrey Bergh is a Product Management Specialist in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Health Care practice and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. He has primarily worked with Health Systems and Providers in recent years, helping guide strategic Care Retention decisions using insights from medical claims data. Given his expertise with medical claims data, Jeff was a key contributor in the claims analyses performed to support the data used within the ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ article. He was responsible for data cleansing as well as creating and analyzing the data output.


Jacqueline Murray, ASA, MAAA
Jackie Murray is a Consultant working in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Health Care practice with 6 years of experience and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. Jackie has experience pricing and forecasting Medicare Supplement, merged market and ancillary products. She also has spent a large amount of time working on population health work, specifically value-based care and price transparency initiatives. Prior to joining Deloitte, she worked as a senior actuarial analyst at a large health plan. Jackie is currently pursuing her fellowship with the Society of Actuaries.


Kara Sulzer, ASA, MAAA
Kara Sulzer is a Consultant in Deloitte’s Health Actuarial practice with 5 years of experience. Kara is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Kara has experience in medical cost forecasting, trend analytics, Medicare pricing, and testing actuarial liabilities. Prior to joining Deloitte, Kara worked at a health insurance company for 3 years. Kara is currently pursuing her Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.


Bella Buscemi
Bella Buscemi is an actuary at Deloitte Consulting LLP and through her years, she has acquired experience providing pension clients valuable insight and guidance on the state of their plans and programs. She has experience with both private corporate and government run pension plans and programs. Outside of pension work, Bella has a passion for the inequities marginalized groups face in the United States healthcare system. She is proud to be a member of the women's health equity team and a climate change impact team. Bella is hopeful this work will lead to real change within the private and public healthcare spheres.


Sarah Chock
Sarah is an analyst in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Health Care practice and her primary areas of focus include Medicaid, supporting rate setting and medical loss ratio reviews. Sarah has been a key contributor to the work behind the “Hiding in Plain Sight” article. She was involved with reviewing codes and conducting claims analyses, developed graphics for the report and presentations, and supported report writing for the ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ article.


Lauren St. Martin
Lauren is an emerging professional in health actuarial work, currently pursuing credentials to become an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. She has contributed to the Women's Health Equity team by providing crucial support in claims analysis and condition code reviews. Lauren is passionate about an accessible and proactive health care system, and this experience has strengthened her commitment to advancing health equity and achieving balanced health care costs and outcomes for all.


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6/13/2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM