2006 American Re HealthCare Symposium
March 27-29, 2006
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch
Scottsdale, AZ

Symposium Survey Facilitates Debate

Healthcare Savings Accounts are the fastest growing area of the healthcare market, according to healthcare executives attending this year's Symposium.

2006 marked the seventh annual American Re HealthCare Symposium, which has become one of the premiere healthcare industry events. This year over 130 healthcare executives representing health insurance companies, managing general underwriters, and third-party administrators attended at the elegant Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. Guests had the opportunity to hear presentations on a wide range of healthcare subjects and to meet many of the speakers informally after presentations.

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Michael Treacy

Michael Treacy, author of Double-Digit Growth and The Discipline of Market Leaders opened the conference with a presentation titled Building Sustainable Double-Digit Growth in Healthcare. Jeff Goldsmith, President of Health Futures, Inc. shared his thoughts on the changing role of private health insurance in the U.S. David Wennberg, President & CEO of Health Dialog Analytic Solutions spoke on unwarranated variations in healthcare. Former HHS Secretary, Tommy ThompsonTommy Thompson drew on his long career in public service and pioneering healthcare efforts to deliver his thoughts on innovation in healthcare. Christine Arnold, of Morgan Stanley, provided a Wall Street view of the industry.

Alan HobsonOut final speaker was Alan Hobson, Mt. Everest Climber & Summiteer, and Cancer Survivor. It took Alan three expeditions and a decade to climb Everest. Three years later he was diagnosed with leukemia. He survived and today is one of less than a dozen people to achieve elite fitness after a bone marrow transplant. Alan spoke on shifting priorities.

Social Activities
Part of the Symposium's tradition is combining a stimulating professional atmosphere with a little fun. This year, in addition to casual outdoor dining each night, guests had the opportunity to golf, take in a baseball game, enjoy a spa treatment, particpate in a cattle drive or ride in a glider aircraft. [view photos]