CBGH Annual Forum – December 8, 2020

Why You Should Attend

Rather than depending upon action at the federal level, various States across the U.S. are leading the way in driving effective healthcare reform – both directly and by facilitating proactive employer purchasing as the primary strategy for improving healthcare affordability and quality. The 2020 Forum will feature examples of progress being made and challenges being faced, and highlight the efforts of Colorado and other states’ efforts to spur better performance across the entire health system.

Target Audience:

  • CFOs
  • VP/Directors of Benefits
  • Benefits Managers
  • Health Plans
  • Health Plan Consultants
  • Third-Party Administrators
  • State Legislators
  • State, County & City Health Policy Experts
  • Pharmaceutical Company Health Policy Experts
  • Non-profit organizations working in healthcare cost and accessibility

Keynote Speaker:

CBGH has invited Colorado Governor Jared Polis to present the keynote address “Why States Must Lead…How Colorado Intends to!”


  • How states can support market-based strategies that move the needle – The Commonwealth Fund’s Center of Excellence Program
  • State-based health reform and the health plan’s role
  • Improving outcomes with data-driven health plan design
  • Reducing healthcare spend with high-performance health services
  • How to make value-based healthcare an employer priority
  • Leveraging state purchasing power
  • How hospitals are taking advantage of the 340B drug pricing program
  • North Carolina’s state health plan provider reimbursement strategy
  • Colorado health plan leaders panel “State-Based Health Reform – The Health Plan’s Role”

Speakers Confirmed:

Marilyn Bartlett, CPA, CMA, CFM, National Academy for State Health Policy

Sara Collins, PhD, The Commonwealth Fund

Michael Conway, Dept. of Regulatory Agencies, State of Colorado

Dee Jones, MBA, North Carolina State Health Plan

Gloria Sachdev, PharmD, Employers’ Forum of Indiana

Trish Riley, National Academy for State Health Policy

Thomas Woodruff, PhD, Office of the Comptroller, State of Connecticut

Additional speakers to be confirmed…


Sponsorship and Exhibiting

By sponsoring and exhibiting at the 2020 Annual Forum, you reach an elite gathering of proponents of value-based purchasing, healthcare transparency and payment reform and support Colorado purchasers and their employees in our mission to collaboratively improve the healthcare value proposition for all Coloradans.

CBGH is offering three levels of sponsorship:

Gold – $10,000

Silver – $6,000

Bronze – $4,000

Exhibitor fees are $1500 (CBGH Members) and $2000 (non-members).

Please contact Lisa Slavinski, lisa.slavinski@cbghealth.org or Bonnie Martin, bonnie.martin@cbghealth.org for detailed information on sponsorship and exhibiting.


Hotel Reservations

Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel

200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112

CBGH has secured a room block at the Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel at a rate of $149.00 per night single/double for the night of December 7, 2020. Individual Reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, August 20, 2020. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800-346-4891 or 303-799-5800. Please state the following:

Name of Event: Colorado Business Group on Health Conference

Group Code: CBGH

Date And Time
Wed, December 8, 2020
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT

Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel
200 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, CO 80112

Register Now

Forum sponsorship is the utmost opportunity to promote your company/organization’s commitment to providing and contributing to health benefits in a manner that optimizes the outcome for the employee and affordability for both employee and employer.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  1. Promoting your company/organization as an investor in health benefits.
  2. Supporting the healthcare of all Coloradans.
  3. Showcasing your products and services to Forum attendees.
  4. Driving traffic to your company/organization through the Forum app, website, print, electronic communications, and social media.
  5. Connecting directly with Forum attendees through exhibiting and networking.

To receive CBGH 2020 Annual Forum Sponsor & Exhibitor Information:
Contact Bonnie.Martin@cbghealth.org or Lisa.Slavinski@cbghealth.org

Reinsurance Program Director(Agenda Overview)  Final Agenda to be Confirmed Soon.

December 8, 2020
6:30 am-Registration, Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 am -9:00 am Welcome & Keynote Address
9:00 am -10:30 am General Sessions
10:30 am -10:45 am Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45 am -11:30 am General Session
11:30 pm -12:30 pm Lunch Program
12:30 pm -1:00 pm Dessert in Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm -3:15 pm General Sessions
3:15 pm -3:30 pm Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm -4:15 pm General Session
4:15 pm -5:15 pm Panel Discussion
5:15 pm -Closing Remarks

Exhibitors’ Fees:

  • $1500 CBGH Members
  • $2000 Non-Members