Supporting Employees with Rare Diseases: High Cost Claimants Webinar Series - Part I

High cost claimants account for 1-2% of large employers’ populations, but make up about a third of overall health care costs. Large employers have several tools at their disposal to help employees and their dependents with complex conditions to navigate the health care system, manage their costs, and remain productive in the workplace.  The Business Group is hosting a series of webinars with expert partners that will help large employers better understand certain high cost conditions and how they can help employees and their dependents manage them.
This Webinar Covered

  • Background from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) on rare disorders and how they affect people and their caregivers.
  • Drivers of health care costs for rare diseases and how they can be mitigated.
  • Recommendations for employers about how they can support employees and caregivers to identify these disorders and manage them when they occur.


Catherine Blansfield, VP of Patient Services, National Organization for Rare Disorders

Brenna Shebel, Director, Health Care Cost and Delivery, National Business Group on Health

Dylan Landers-Nelson, Senior Analyst, Health Care Cost and Delivery, National Business Group on Health


This is the first in a series of webinars focused on high cost claimants. Save the date for future in-depth sessions! A tentative schedule of topics is below.

August 23, 2017 – Cancer
October 3, 2017 
– Heart disease / cardiac conditions
October 17, 2017 High risk maternity / birth complications
November 1, 2017 – Intentional Injury
November 16, 2017 – Opioid Overdose
November 30, 2017 – Hemophilia
January 10, 2018 – Multiple Sclerosis
January 11, 2018 – Motor Vehicle Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury
Winter 2018 – End-Stage Renal Disease


Webinar Resources:

Webinar Presentation

Webinar Recording

Key Insights: High-Cost Claimants: Rare Diseases 

David Washington
P: 2025583007

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