Bernard Health Announces Former George W. Bush Healthcare Advisor Roy Ramthun To Speak At "Health Reform and Health Savings Accounts: The Opportunity, The Confusion"

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As the majority of small and medium-sized employers enter the health insurance "open enrollment" season, there is more confusion than ever about the healthcare landscape. All of this misinformation can make it difficult for employers to decide what to do. Roy Ramthun will address the confusion and discuss where the opportunity is for employers at this September seminar "Health Reform and Health Savings Accounts: The Opportunity, The Confusion."

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So much health insurance confusion means it is critical for many employers to make the right strategic health plan decision, but almost impossible to feel like the right decision has been made.

Today, Bernard Health announced that Roy Ramthun, former healthcare advisor to George W. Bush, will speak at the September seminar "Health Reform and Health Savings Accounts: The Opportunity, The Confusion." Joining Roy will be Sam Shallenberger, Chief Financial Officer of RJ Young, who will present a case study of how RJ Young utilized a Health Savings Account-based health plan strategy to save the company and its employees a fortune.

Taking place on Tuesday, September 27th at the Hilton Garden Inn at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee, the seminar is aiming to address the confusion and opportunity around health reform and Health Savings Accounts. It is timely, as the majority of small and medium-sized employers are entering the "open enrollment" season -- that time of year when they have to make their strategic health plan decisions for 2012 and beyond.

Roy Ramthun led the implementation of Health Savings Accounts at the U.S. Treasury Department after they were enacted into law in December 2003. President George W. Bush then tapped Roy as his senior health policy advisor at the White House.

In 2010, Sam Shallenberger investigated Health Savings Accounts as a strategy to decrease employer and employee medical benefit expense. In the first plan year, RJ Young saved nearly $1 million (25%), with a further 1% decrease for the second and current plan year.

"So much health insurance confusion means it is critical for many employers to make the right strategic health plan decision, but almost impossible to feel like the right decision has been made. Roy Ramthun and Sam Shallenberger are uniquely positioned to provide both the 'higher level' and 'real life' perspective that many employers need in this area," said Jocelyn Chambers from Bernard Health. "We're thrilled to have them."

Click here to register for the event online.

The seminar's co-sponsors are Bernard Health, HSA Bank, and Healthcare Blue Book.

Learn more about Bernard Health at http://www.bernardhealth.com.

Learn more about HSA Bank at http://www.hsabank.com.

Learn more about Healthcare Blue Book at http://www.healthcarebluebook.com.

Bernard Healthʼs mission is to be the worldʼs most trusted advisor when it comes to helping people plan how to pay for both expected and unexpected healthcare expenses. Bernard pursues this mission with a unique mix of technology and “personal touch.” Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Bernard has locations in Indianapolis and Louisville with plans to expand nationwide.

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