Yesterday, executives throughout Connecticut joined the team for a provocative discussion about the inevitable forces affecting the health insurance industry. This event was the fifth installment of OneDigital Harford’s Chief Executive Series which takes place biannually in downtown Hartford. The topic of the event this season was: “Specialty Drugs: How They Will Impact Your Life And Your Business” which highlighted the rapid explosion of both utilization and cost in the specialty drug market and what this means to employers.
As with our past events, this Chief Executive Series was hosted at the Society Room of Hartford. The venue, with marble columns and hand painted ceilings, was beautifully decorated with fresh flower bouquets and string lights. OneDigital Hartford’s founding partners, Bill Carew and Brian Driscoll began the discussion with an interactive “pop quiz,” using clickers to poll the results, before taking a deeper dive into the specialty drug market. For the duration of the presentation, Bill and Brian concentrated on how this new shift in focus affects medical and prescription drug trends and how employers can develop strategies to combat the specialty drug spend.
Immediately following the presentation, the OneDigital Hartford team hosted a cocktail reception, during which the attendees—made up of CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Vice-Presidents, and Directors—were able to spend time networking, reflecting on the evening’s topic, and sharing benefit strategies and challenges.
In OneDigital's ongoing mission to connect with, and give back to the charitable establishments in the community, we chose to make a donation on behalf of our guests to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) which is impacted by the rising cost of specialty drugs. CCFA’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
If you’re interested in experiencing a Chief Executive Series, stay tuned for more information about OneDigital Hartford's next scheduled event to be held November 12, 2015.