Today's Health Benefits Issues: 2024 Monthly MBGH Employer Member Roundtable Series

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Today's Health Benefits Issues: 2024 Monthly MBGH Employer Member Roundtable Series

Dial-in Instructions:
Meeting link is in the registration confirmation email.
When:  Mar 14, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM (CT)

Event Description

Employer Member “Not to be Missed” Roundtables Are Back in 2024!

MBGH is hosting monthly virtual roundtables for MBGH employer members the 2nd Thursday of each month from 12-1:15 PM (CT). Each month we’ll have a lively, interactive discussion led by health care benefits experts. We will address topics that are vital to your organization. Come for the information and stay for the conversation. Get your questions answered! 

Employee Fiduciary Lawsuits & Transparency in Health Plan Contracting
Special Two Hour Roundtable!
March 14, 2024 • 12 PM - 2:00 PM (CT)

This action-packed roundtable will cover the most important topics for employers today!

Navigating Employee Fiduciary Lawsuits

Jonathan Levitt, Esq, Founding Partner, Frier Levitt, will discuss the recent class action lawsuit, which may establish a new standard of employer fiduciary responsibility and could help to transform the marketplace. This case underscores a critical vulnerability for employers – to competently manage medical and pharmacy benefits, while requiring greater transparency and accountability – to ensure all direct or indirect compensation with intermediaries is reasonable and justifiable. Jonathan will provide action steps employers must take to avoid a costly breach of fiduciary duty and comply with the CAA and ERISA.

Transparency in Health Plan Contracting

Marilyn Bartlett, Sr, Policy Fellow, Center for Health Systems Costs and National Academy for State Health Policy will discuss the transparency challenges employers experience when contracting with carriers, TPAs and PBMs. While these intermediaries continue to employ tactics that increase their revenue, they often leave employers on the hook as fiduciaries. Marilyn will share scenarios and insights on various topics, including gag clauses, claims payments, medical Rx rebates, 340B, overpayments/ reconciliations/ recoveries, what’s considered “proprietary, confidential and reasonable,” and what employers can do about it.

Upcoming Employer Member Roundtables:

This is an Employer-only MBGH Member event. If you are not a member and are interested in this series, please contact Mark Pfleger.


  • Bartlett Marilyn Bartlett Sr. Policy Fellow Center for Health Systems Costs, National Academy for State Health Policy, MBGH Board Member
  • Jonathan Levitt Co-founding Partner Frier & Levitt

Registration Fees

  • Employer Members $0