Transparency in Employer Medical Costs

Speaker: Bret Jackson

Wednesday, June 22 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Starting in July 2022 employers throughout the country have to comply with reporting their medial claims data to the federal government, under penalty of fines. This has potential to be a very disruptive moment in US Healthcare pricing, as employers will see what others are paying and what hospital systems are charging individual employers. Is your company ready to report this data? What can you do to use this data to impact your healthcare spend?

Learning Outcomes

  • Many employers are not ready to start reporting this data. What do you need to do to prepare?
  • What happens next? What can HR/Benefits professionals do to use this data to their advantage?
  • If your company isn’t ready, where can you get help?

Speaker Biography & Credentials

Bret Jackson is the president of the non-profit Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM). Founded in 1982, the EAM is comprised of businesses and unions working together with one clear objective, the continued growth of Michigan’s economy by creating an atmosphere that inspires job growth and maintains Michigan’s competitiveness for attracting new companies and talent. EAM’s membership provides health benefits to an estimated 900,000 lives, creating a powerful voice in the health purchaser industry.

Bret began working at the EAM in 2007 as legislative director. In 2010, he was elected vice president and became the organization’s third president in January 2011. Bret oversees all EAM activities including policy development, research, education, administration, membership, and advocacy. He developed and currently manages the EAM Health Purchaser Forums, Oncology Symposium, and other various health purchaser roundtables.

With the EAM as The Leapfrog Group’s Regional Leader for Michigan, Bret is a leader in advocating for patient safety in the State of Michigan and completed The Leapfrog Group’s Bruce Bradley Fellowship in 2017. He serves as chair of the Health Policy Affinity Group and on the Board of Governors for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. In 2020, Bret was appointed to the National Quality Forum Patient Safety Standing Committee.

Outside of EAM, Bret loves spending time with his family and is very active in the Detroit Curling Club. Email Bret at


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