Jeweleen Hartzfeld to Speak at 6th Annual Self-Funding Conference, September 20-24 in D.C.

Washington, DC, August 06, 2014 --( The 6th Annual Self-Funding Conference is pleased to announce Jeweleen Hartzfeld, National Benefits Manager, 84 Lumber Company as a speaker at the Sept 20-24 event in D.C this year.

The Health Insurance Exchange Conference is part of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress,, which is made up of 6+ other conference tracks dedicated towards employers and the benefits and healthcare they offer their employees: Corporate Wellness, Healthcare Reform, Global Benefits, Self-Funding, Voluntary Benefits, Corporate Fitness & Nutrition and more.

Jeweleen T. Hartzfeld is the National Benefits Manger at 84 Lumber, the nation’s leading privately held building materials and services supplier to professional contractors and build-it-yourselfers. The company owns and operates more than 250 stores, component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in over 30 states And provides various services in several markets such as 84 Lumber World Trade, 84 Lumber Energy Supply, 84 Lumber National & Government Sales, 84 Lumber Fitness Center, 84 Lumber Sign Shop, 84 Travel and Maggie’s (Insurance) Management, LLC.

Hartzfeld has been with 84 Lumber since late 2008 where she is responsible for the design, implementation, and execution of the company’s benefits program; including self-funded medical, carved-out-prescription, dental, vision, and voluntary plans for over 3400 associates. Her main goal for the associates and the company has always been and continues to be having the ability to offer best coverage, at the most reasonable and competitive cost. Therefore, she and her team have been concentrating their efforts on the carrier’s contracts/financials, which has helped keep kept the cost of the prescription/medical trend down to an overall blended 5 year average rate of 1.02%. She has Marketed and renegotiated pharmacy benefits programs which generated a 15% reduction in pharmacy spend, conducted internal dependents audits with estimated savings of 400K, designed and implemented the leave of absence, FMLA/ASAAA policy, etc.

Prior to 84 Lumber, Hartzfeld has over ten years of experience in general human resources/ management. She has worked as a Human Resources Director at various short-term post-acute medical care and rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing facilities for HCR ManorCare (Pittsburgh Region) assisting in the implementation and design of an international nurses recruitment program, along with the development of an in-house Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program and became a regional trainer. She has also worked for one of the worlds’ largest semiconductor manufacturers, Leybold Vacuum USA, Inc., where she designed and implemented a performance compensation evaluation system which linked one’s annual increases to the company’s profits as they were rebuilding, Implemented online MSDS program, completed her accredited OSAH 501 Trainer by OSHA East Region, etc.

Hartzfeld holds a bachelor’s degree in business with minors in elementary educationand psychology from Geneva College. She also is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management. She has been a member of the Westmoreland Human Resource Association where she has held the conference chair position on the board, as well as on United Way of Westmoreland’s Grant Disbursement Team.

Jeweleen will be joining Cheryl Larson on the topic “Addressing Specialty Drug Management to Achieve Cost Savings and Better Patient Outcomes.” This session will explore a 2013 PBM forecast indicates that U.S. spending on specialty drugs is projected to increase 67% by the end of 2015 and that 3 of the 4 costliest prescription therapy classes will be for specialty conditions. National employer research has identified specialty drug costs as a #1 priority, but there is a continued lack of understanding on how to manage this challenging benefit, and minimal innovation exists to manage rising costs.

Jeweleen joins over 200 industry professionals and employers that will be speak at the 2014 event on over 100 different educational sessions, workshops, forums and summits. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear her speak. Register for the conference today.

The 6th Annual Health Insurance Exchange Conference is the annual meeting for the Corporate Health & Wellness Association. The Healthcare Reform Center & Policy Institute, (HRCPI), a nonprofit public policy organization, is the leading educator and influencer in healthcare reform for employer groups, HR and insurance professionals and provides education throughout the year through live workshops, training and healthcare reform certification.
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