The Greater Atlantic City Chamber hosted “Navigating A Changing HealthCare Environment: What Employers Need To Know,” a healthcare forum Wednesday, December 9 at Tropicana Casino & Resort in collaboration with AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System. Cathleen D. Bennett, acting commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health, gave a keynote presentation about the changing healthcare landscape.

Steve Blumberg, senior vice president and executive director, AtlantiCare Health Solutions, gave an overview of key issues in population health, including the importance of bringing value to the purchasers of healthcare. He also discussed AtlantiCare’s population health work and relationship with Geisinger.

A panel discussion focused on how healthcare reform has changed the way businesses and industries think about employee health. Panelists included:

Neil Goldfarb, president and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
Frank Lonardo, Partner, Cammack Health, LLC
Richard Lovering, vice president Human Resources and Organizational Development, AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System
Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD, AtlantiCare Post Acute Network and professor, Jefferson School of Population Health

Joe Kelly Greater Atlantic City Chamber president, said, “Since our last healthcare forum in 2013, there have been significant changes that have impacted healthcare costs for employers and their employees. This event highlighted ways employers can navigate these changes while focusing on the health and well-being of their staff and businesses.”

“The Greater Atlantic City Chamber genuinely thanks the sponsors for this event,” said Kelly. Sponsors included: Presenting Sponsor – AtlantiCare; Supporting Sponsor – Atlantic City Electric; and Panel Sponsor – Thomas Heist Insurance Agency, Inc.