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Cowan Spring Seminar Series to address Private Exchanges, Pharmacy Benefits, and Health & Productivity

PUBLISHED: April 11, 2016 — POST TYPE: News

We're excited to announce the Cowan Spring Seminar Series, featuring three dynamic sessions that address pressing topics of interest for the healthcare, insurance, and human resources fields.  Cowan clients and prospective clients are invited to learn from leaders in the field by joining us for these complimentary lunch seminars.


The Cowan Spring Seminar Series includes:

April 27 - Are Private Exchanges the Answer?  If so, What is the Question?

May 25 - A Conversation on Pharmacy Benefit Management 

June 28 - Sitting is the New Smoking: Strategies to Change the Paradigm


Please join us Tuesday, June 28th for Sitting is the New Smoking: Strategies to Change the Paradigm.

*Included in this seminar will be a brief update on the EEOC’s final wellness regulations

Join Wendy King, Director of Health & Performance at HUB International Gulf South, as she details why sitting is so dangerous to our health, and the creative ways we as employers can change the course and get our employees up off their seats more often.

Our modern sedentary lifestyles and jobs are costly for us and our employees.  With the average American spending 7.7 hours of their day in a sedentary state, it's no wonder this health crisis has become national news.  

In her role as Director of Health Performance for HUB International Gulf South, Wendy King, works with over 2,200 clients to create high level, actionable wellness strategies, and manages a team of health & performance consultants who partner with clients to execute those strategies.  Mrs. King has over 20 years of diverse, professional experience in corporate wellness strategy, marketing, sales and communications, and is considered a leader in the field of healthcare communications and corporate wellness strategy.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This program has also been approved for one recertification credit (SHRM).


For more information and to register for June's event, click here.


Thank you to those who attended our May seminar, A Conversation on Pharmacy Benefit Management:  Market Update, Trends, and Solutions. 
Our guest speaker Clay Harrison from RxBenefits, a Cowan/HUB partner and national pharmacy consulting and administration firm, who has over 20 years of carrier and PBM experience, provided an insider’s view on the following topics: 

  • The most recent financial trends in the PBM industry
  • Drug utilization forecast 
  • Proven solutions to help combat rising pharmacy cost, and
  • A brief overview of the RxBenefits business model and partnership with HUB International.



In case you missed it, the April 27th Seminar featured speaker Matt Cowan, CEBS, President of Cowan, a Division of HUB International. 

Matt presented an overview of exchange concepts and an in-depth analysis of employer sponsored private exchanges.

There are many types of exchanges and the first step is to define the concept. This presentation reviewed the following major reasons for an employer exchange, including a review of both pros and cons. 

  • Cost Management
  • Outsourcing
  • Employee Choice
  • Benefit Flexibility

This seminar also covered the market environment for employer group benefit plan exchanges.


For questions or to request information about our past seminars, please contact:

Laura Wakefield at 615-468-3266 or laura.wakefield@hubinternational.com.