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OneDigital Hartford Tees Up The Notion Of The End Of Employer Sponsored Healthcare For Connecticut Executives

This past week, executives from throughout Connecticut joined the OneDigital Hartford team for a provocative discussion about the inevitable forces shaping health insurance today. The event was the fourth installment of OneDigital Hartford's Chief Executive Series which takes place biannually in downtown Hartford. The focus of the event this December was: “The End of Employer Sponsored Healthcare: What’s Your Exit Strategy?” which covered the influences shaping what might be an inevitable trend in which employers drop their health plans and send their employees to the public exchange.

The speakers for the night were OneDigital leaders, Bill Carew and Brian Driscoll. The discussion began with a look back at what the team commonly refers to as the four paths for employers: Pay, Empower, Perform, and Accelerate. Prior Chief Executive Series events have looked closely at each of these paths, but this event was solely focused on the Pay option. In this strategy, employers drop their plan and drive employees to the public exchange. The discussion continued with a look at what demographic, economic, and political drivers are coming together to create more interest in the Pay option. To conclude the presentation, the audience was led in real-time through an online demonstration that illustrated what the process and results might look like.

Immediately following the presentation, the OneDigital team hosted a cocktail reception, during which the 85 attendees—made up of CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Vice-Presidents, and Directors—were able to spend time networking, discussing the evening’s topic, and sharing benefit strategies and challenges.

This is the fourth time the Chief Executive Series was hosted at the elegant Society Room of Hartford. The venue was absolutely stunning with holiday décor, festive floral arrangements, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, a cocktail reception, and valet parking for guests.

In OneDigital Hartford's ongoing mission to connect with, and give back to the charitable establishments in the community, the organization chose to make a donation on behalf of its guests to The House of Bread. In fulfilling the dream of assisting Hartford’s poor, The House of Bread has embarked on programs focusing on hunger, shelter, transitional living, affordable housing, education, Thrift Shop, and job training programs. To learn more, visit