For those who are familiar with the history of our organization, it should come as no surprise that we are in a constant state of self-evaluation to continually improve upon everything we do for and on behalf of our clients. Since becoming part of Digital Insurance in 2013, this reflective process has only been enhanced. Continue reading TakeCharge Summit: A Special Evening
Yesterday, executives throughout Connecticut joined the Ovation team for a provocative discussion about the inevitable forces affecting the health insurance industry. This event was the fifth installment of Ovation’s Chief Executive Series which takes place biannually in downtown Hartford. The topic of the event this season was: “Specialty Drugs: How They Will Impact Your Life And Your Business” which highlighted the rapid explosion of both utilization and cost in the specialty drug market and what this means to employers.
As with our past events, this Chief Executive Series was hosted at the Society Room of Hartford. The venue, with marble columns and hand painted ceilings, was beautifully decorated with fresh flower bouquets and string lights. Ovation’s founding partners, Bill Carew and Brian Driscoll began the discussion with an interactive “pop quiz,” using clickers to poll the results, before taking a deeper dive into the specialty drug market. For the duration of the presentation, Bill and Brian concentrated on how this new shift in focus affects medical and prescription drug trends and how employers can develop strategies to combat the specialty drug spend. Continue reading Ovation Unravels the Specialty Drug Market for Connecticut Executives
Industry Veteran and Digital’s Managing Principal to Lead National Sales Force of Employee Benefits Company
Bill Carew, managing principal of Digital Benefit Advisor’s (DBA) Hartford (Ovation), has been appointed senior vice president of growth for DBA, a national employee benefits firm with 25 offices across the country. Leveraging his expertise in developing strategic employer solutions, Carew, who will continue leading DBA’s Hartford office, will spearhead the company’s sales growth efforts and enhance DBA’s mid-market capabilities across its expanding national footprint.
“Bill is a thought leader in the employee benefits space and understands the profound changes impacting our current healthcare system,” says Mike Sullivan, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Digital Insurance/Digital Benefit Advisors. “Since joining Digital in 2013, Bill has become a key member of our leadership team while continuing to jointly lead our DBA office in Connecticut to an exceptional level of growth and overall performance. Bill’s additional responsibilities will include helping us achieve similar results in all of our offices nationally.” Continue reading Bill Carew Named Senior Vice President of Growth for Digital Benefit Advisors
This past week, executives from throughout Connecticut joined the Ovation team for a provocative discussion about the inevitable forces shaping health insurance today. The event was the fourth installment of Ovation’s Chief Executive Series which takes place biannually in downtown Hartford. The focus of the event this December was: “The End of Employer Sponsored Healthcare: What’s Your Exit Strategy?” which covered the influences shaping what might be an inevitable trend in which employers drop their health plans and send their employees to the public exchange.
The speakers for the night were Ovation’s very own founding partners, Bill Carew and Brian Driscoll. The discussion began with a look back at what the team commonly refers to as the four paths for employers: Pay, Empower, Perform, and Accelerate. Prior Chief Executive Series events have looked closely at each of these paths, but this event was solely focused on the Pay option. In this strategy, employers drop their plan and drive employees to the public exchange. The discussion continued with a look at what demographic, economic, and political drivers are coming together to create more interest in the Pay option. To conclude the presentation, the audience was led in real-time through an online demonstration that illustrated what the process and results might look like. Continue reading Ovation Tees Up the Notion of the End of Employer Sponsored Healthcare for Connecticut Executives