North Carolina’s Five Major Medical Carriers to Discuss Healthcare Changes, Business Impact Aug. 28

"Healthcare StormTracker" Panel Discussion Returns to the Triangle with Local Broker as Host

Raleigh, NC, August 07, 2014 --( Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, has announced that it will host a panel discussion between North Carolina’s top medical carrier executives at its “Healthcare StormTracker” event on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel at 4700 Emperor Blvd. in Durham, North Carolina. The Healthcare StormTracker event is an in-depth panel discussion analyzing the current state of the healthcare environment and how it impacts businesses in North Carolina, including the evolving challenges associated with employee benefit plans.

This event will provide an update on healthcare reform from the eyes of the major medical carriers in North Carolina and will offer local businesses a unique opportunity to hear from CEOs as they forecast the changes and impacts in the healthcare system.

StormTracker panel experts include Charlie Pitts, president and general manager of Cigna Healthcare of the Carolinas; Brad Wilson, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC); Garland Scott, CEO of North and South Carolina markets at United Healthcare; Ken Lewis, president of FirstCarolinaCare; and Tracy Baker, CEO of Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc.

Todd Yates, HCW managing partner and Skip Woody, HCW partner will serve as moderators. Sponsors for this event include Capital Associated Industries (CAI), Sentinel Risk Advisors, Greene Resources, Wyrick Robbins and Automatic Data Processing (ADP).

For more information or to register for StormTracker, visit The event is free and open to the media.

“When we began our StormTracker series back in 2012, we had a goal of providing North Carolina employers with the latest updates on the impact of healthcare on the economy and their benefit plans. We are excited to see this event continue to grow year after year and bring positive value to many companies,” said Todd Yates, HCW managing partner. “The expert panel of CEOs that we’ve gathered will offer direct insight to what companies can expect in regard to rising healthcare costs and what this means for the future of companies across the state.”

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