Webinar: ‘The value of group purchasing for ancillary employee benefits’

May 25, 2023

Please join Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Western Healthcare Insurance Trust (WHIT) for the webinar, “The Value of Group Purchasing for Ancillary Employee Benefits,” from 12-12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15.

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An insurance trust is designed to allow small to mid-size employers pool resources to drive the creation of unique ancillary employee benefits to their employees at better-than-market terms. Trusts can represent several participating employers and thousands of members, giving them the ability to negotiate more favorable terms with the insurance industry than a single employer with far fewer participants. Trusts build unique features into product offerings, pricing, product features and return of excess premium in some products.

WHIT is a Hospital and Healthcare industry-specific trust designed to directly benefit participating members. The internal structure of WHIT allows the trustees to invest trust assets back into the plans of participating employers as needed so products carry longer rate guarantees, enhanced benefits or subsidize premium rates to deliver longer term rate stability across all products offered. WHIT offers its members primarily ancillary product lines: dental, vision, long-term disability, array of voluntary products and EAP.

After attending, a webinar participant should be able to:

  • Understand how a trust is organized, structured and operated for the sole benefit of its participating employers and their employees.
  • Acquire a strong understanding of how purchasing as part of a group through a trust provides a value add to the organization and its employees.
  • Gain a clear understanding of how a trust brings cost stability to all participating employers over time.
  • Develop an appreciation for the value of being stronger together in the marketplace by being part of a trust.

Feel free to share this invitation with your internal hospital networks.

Unable to attend? Register anyway and we will send the slides and webinar recording to all registrants.

The Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner program connects hospitals with product and service organizations to create efficiencies, lower costs and deliver exceptional health care. For more information about WHIT or the WHS Industry Partner Program, contact Cynthia Hay at cynthiah@wsha.org or (206) 216-2526. (Cynthia Hay)


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