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Health Care Cost Containment

Next Session: July 29th- August 1st

An executive program that combines innovative health care cost strategies with real-world business simulations

Gain control over rising health care costs with Bentley’s four-module Executive Education Program. Designed for top-level executives across all industries, this course offers cutting-edge methods through case studies and business simulations, potentially saving up to 10% on health care expenses. Ideal for CFOs, General Counsel, CHROs, and other C-suite professionals, participants will enhance their cost-saving skills and tackle significant payroll expenses. Outcomes include insights from industry leaders, understanding of relevant policies and regulations, and increased confidence in negotiating with health care benefits providers. Join us to unlock substantial health care savings for your company

Innovative Strategies

Learn innovative health care cost strategies tailored for top-level executives.

Hands-On Learning

Engage in real-world business simulations to master cost-saving techniques.

Expert-Led Savings

Unlock substantial health care savings for your company through expert-led modules.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for executives and upper-level managers. The desired students draw from diverse parts of the C-suite such as CFOs, General Counsel, and CHROs. Bringing the cost-saving and accounting fluencies to the procurement and design of health benefits is a central objective. Students tackle escalating expenses, which make up about a 1/10th of payroll costs.

Additional Information

This four-module program is designed to help top-level executives across all industries (not just health) to gain control over rising health care costs. Students will be able to take back savings that are left on the table. Using case studies and business simulation, we will look at cutting- edge methods which can save up to 10% on a company’s health care costs.

Program Overview

Module 1: Health Care is a Procurement Issue

Monday, July 29th 9:00AM-10:30AM 

  • Hear from Marilyn Bartlett, CPA
  • Case Study #1: Montana State Employee Plan
  • Procurement of benefits for large (1000s of employees) and small firms; understand the similarities and pain points

Module 2: Examining Your Own Firm’s Benefits Contract

Tuesday, July 30th 9:00AM-10:30AM

  • Run a business simulation with your own firm’s real health benefits offering
  • Explore proven methods to cut on costs while retaining quality
  • Case Study #2: Osceola School District

Module 3: Understanding Government Policies to Yield Cost Savings

Wednesday, July 31st 9:00AM-10:30AM 

  • Guest Speaker: Christopher Whaley, PhD (Brown University)
  • Case Study #3: Rosen Hotels & RosenCare
  • Price Transparency Regulation and Your Firm: why it matters and how to implement transformation
    all firms; understand the similarities and pain points

Module 4: Harnessing Legal and Negotiation Opportunities

Thursday, August 1st 9:00AM-10:30AM 

  • Speaker: Chris Deacon, JD (VerSan Consulting)
  • The role of the General Council and lessons for bargaining


Benjamin Chartock headshot
Benjamin Chartock
Assistant Professor

Professor Benjamin Chartock is an economist with a research focus on health care markets. Dr. Chartock is a leading researcher on surprise medical bills, price transparency, and quality disclosure and his work is found in major economic outlets as well as health policy and medical journals like Health Affairs and JAMA. Chartock received his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from Cornell University. He regularly advises policymakers on health care issues in Washington, DC and beyond.

Marilyn Bartlett
Marilyn Bartlett

Marilyn Bartlett, CPA  is a guest speaker.

Christopher Whaley
Christopher Whaley

Christopher Whaley, PhD (Brown University) is a guest speaker. 

Chris Deacon, JD
Chris Deacon, JD

Chris Deacon, JD (VerSan Consulting) is a guest speaker. 

Empower your executives with cutting-edge strategies and hands-on training to control health care costs effectively.

Program Date

Monday, July 29th 9:00AM-10:30AM

Tuesday, July 30th 9:00AM-10:30AM

Wednesday, July 31st 9:00AM-10:30AM

Thursday, August 1st 9:00AM-10:30AM 

Program Cost - $549

Standard Pricing - $1500 beginning on July 1st

  • Program fee includes tuition, meals, and instructional materials.
  • Register 30+ days in advance to receive a 20% discount automatically.
  • Bentley Alumni receive a 50% enrollment discount.

For information regarding the alumni discount, contact:

Bentley University Executive Education

Bentley Refund Policy

Bentley University will grant a full refund for cancellations received at least 30 days before the program start date. A 50% refund will be given for those cancellations made prior to fourteen days of the program start date. No refund will be granted for those cancellations received after that time.

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