BlueBack Advisors, together with HealthyCT and StayWell Health Center, invites you to attend an exclusive event:
As Time Goes By: How Today’s Healthcare Trends Can Drive Big Results for Your Business
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
at Timexpo®: The Timex Museum
175 Union Street, Waterbury, CT 06706
Registration and light breakfast: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by April 10 to Meghan Martinez at [email protected].
There’s No Better Time Than Now. . .
This could be the year when you turn back the clock to rediscover a time when doctors focused on practicing medicine and health insurers weren’t all about shareholders. From new plan options, to strides in patient-focused care and payment reform, today’s trends are increasing quality and lowering costs for businesses and employees like yours.
Enjoy breakfast at the historic Timex Museum and join a lively conversation, about going back to our past to define our healthcare future, with:
- Ken Lalime, CEO of HealthyCT, a non-profit health insurer
- Donald Thompson, M.P.S., CEO/President, StayWell Health Center
- Eric Thompson, Principal, Blue Back Advisors
More about our speakers:
Ken Lalime (HealthyCT), CEO, HealthyCT
Ken is a lifelong Connecticut resident with over 30 years of experience in the health care arena. Ken is the past Executive Director of the Connecticut State Medical Society-IPA (CSMS-IPA), a 7,000-physician member independent practice association. Prior to the CSMS-IPA, Lalime was the Chief Operating Officer at The Physicians Corporation; the business development manager at Primergy; and he held numerous management positions throughout a 17-year tenure at Norwalk Hospital. Lalime was also co-owner of Cranbury Pharmacy in Norwalk and is a member of the Norwalk Board of Health since 1994.
Ken’s day to day responsibilities as the Chief Executive Officer of HealthyCT (the Connecticut based CO-OP) are for strategic planning, as well as the overall coordination of infrastructure development and regulatory oversight. Ken’s vision for HealthyCT is to develop a progressive health plan that facilitates the delivery of efficient, evidence-based medical care through a consumer-focused and patient-centered health care delivery model.
Visit the HealthyCT Website
Donald Thompson, M.P.S. (StayWell), CEO/President, StayWell Health Center
Don Thompson joined StayWell Health Center in 1985 as the Associate Director. In 1999, StayWell separated from the City of Waterbury Health Department to become a Federally Qualified Health Center look-a-like. StayWell is a founding member of Community Health Network of Connecticut. In 2000, StayWell received Federal 330 status and opened a third site located in the South End of Waterbury.
Today StayWell Health Center provides 90,000 medical, dental, and behavioral health visits at nine licensed sites in Waterbury, CT.
Visit the StayWell Website
Eric Thompson, Principal, Blue Back Advisors
For over twenty years, Eric has built and has strengthened countless relationships with clients, business associates and centers of influence in the employee benefits arena. He is experienced in all aspects of Group Insurance Products (i.e. Life, Disability, Medical, Dental) and he specializes in strategies that focus on risk control as the means of lowering cost.
Prior to founding BlueBack, LLC in 2008, Eric was the Managing Member for Strategic Employee Benefit Services of CT (an affiliate of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network).
During his tenure at Northwestern Mutual, he led a large team of employee benefits specialists that managed employee benefits programs for over 800 small-to- medium-sized employers. Furthermore, under his leadership, the firm was regularly recognized in the top 25 of over 85 affiliates throughout the country.
Initially, Eric worked for Aetna, Inc. in a variety of positions, including Financial Underwriting, Account Management and New Business Sales. During his time at Aetna, he worked with a number of innovative companies, including PepsiCo, Inc., Converse, Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell and Proliance International.
Currently, Eric is focused on improving a healthcare model that better integrates the patient, the employer, the health plan and ultimately, the treating physician.
Eric graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Finance. Originally from Maine, he also graduated from Maine Central Institute. Eric lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children and he is involved in a number of community and youth activities.