Business to Business Forum on Healthcare Solutions Offers Employers Access to Leading Experts in Uncertain Times

Blue Cross, Greater New Orleans, Inc., and New Orleans Chamber host free conference on Sept. 7, 2017

Aug. 17, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Last year, when Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana hosted the first Business to Business Forum on Healthcare Solutions (B2B health forum), the employers and HR professionals who attended had many questions about the current and future landscape of healthcare.

Today, the rising cost of healthcare and potential legislative changes are causing employers even more concern. Blue Cross has partnered with Greater New Orleans, Inc. and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce to share information and answer their questions. The organizations will host the second B2B health forum from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

There is no cost to attend the B2B health forum, but space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced registration is strongly recommended. Register and see the event agenda at www.bcbsla.com/B2BHealthForum.

This B2B health forum will bring business leaders and community organizations together with healthcare providers, insurance plan executives, government officials, advocates and others to discuss what Louisiana businesses can do to promote better health among employees and rein in costs.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is the largest private insurer in the state of Louisiana and has been increasing its commitment to the New Orleans region through hosting the B2B Forum, joining Tulane University to create the Partnership for Healthcare Innovation, and as the title sponsor of the New Orleans bike share program, Blue Bikes, launching in fall 2017. The insurer has also recently launched the SmartShopper website, designed to make healthcare pricing more transparent for Blue Cross customers across the state.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a private, fully taxed mutual company, owned by policyholders—not shareholders. It is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and is governed by a Louisiana Board of Directors.

The company and its subsidiaries provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to Louisiana residents. With headquarters in Baton Rouge and eight district offices around the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to improving the lives of its customers by providing them with health guidance and affordable access to quality care.

Learn more on the company’s website at www.bcbsla.com or visit its social media hub to connect via Facebook, Twitter and more.

About Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Greater New Orleans, Inc. is a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana.

OUR MISSION is to serve as the catalyst for wealth creation in the 10-parish region of Southeastern Louisiana. GNO, Inc. will accomplish this by pursuing an aggressive agenda of business development—marketing the region—and product development—improving regional business conditions through policy, workforce, and research initiatives.

OUR VISION is for the Greater New Orleans region to fulfill its potential as one of the best places in the country to grow a company and raise a family. The ultimate indication of success for GNO, Inc. will be the presence of a robust and growing middle class in Southeastern Louisiana.

OUR REGION is composed of the parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington.