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Meritain navigates change with flexible analytics

Data drives benefits strategies during health care transformation

Health insurance providers can play an important role in helping plan sponsors navigate complex business decisions and necessary change during uncertainty. Through the pandemic chaos, data has been a beacon of light, giving us facts to shape where and how to best pivot in light of COVID-19. Data uncovers the areas we can be most helpful to our plan sponsors and members. Having a strong framework with the right structures in place that can roll with the new waves of regulations, coverage changes and payments is just as vital.

Listen to how Meritain is harnessing their powerful analytics to build strategic value with (and for) their clients, ensuring plan sponsors’ new requirements and members’ changing behaviors as they plan for 2021. With health care transforming right before our eyes, we need timely and quality data along with a means of turning on a dime more than ever before.

Attendees will learn:

  • How data lets plan sponsors understand and quantify the need for rapid plan design changes
  • The pandemic’s effect on high-risk populations and how health insurance providers can support vulnerable members
  • How 2020 utilization impact 2021 strategies
  • How quality data ensures accurate insights


Drilling into Lowe’s Data to Identify Members At Risk for Opioid Abuse

Speakers: Jennifer Moore, Senior Benefits Analyst, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.; Bryan Curran, Account Director, Health Data & Management Solutions, Inc.



How Lowe’s Uses Advanced Analytics to Build Successful COEs

Speakers: Eric Foster, Director of Health & Wellness Benefits, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Tariq Abu-Jaber, Practice Lead of Advisory Services, HDMS


Using Population Data to Develop Localized Strategies at Michelin

Like many employers, Michelin has sought to motivate and support their employees on a journey towards wellness. Five years ago, they created a scorecard reporting program which gave them localized insights for their populations at 17 of their facilities across the country. Michelin used this population data to identify patterns of high-cost claims and areas of opportunity for wellness. Based on the analysis Michelin assigned Health Engagement Coordinators to implement specific programs, such as maternity or musculoskeletal, geared to individual location needs. Learn how Michelin used their data to lower high cost claims, improve member outcomes and implement specific programs for ROI.


Barry Cross, Senior Director, Benefits, Compensation and Retirement – Michelin North America
Jason Elliott, Vice President of Customer Experience – Health Data & Management Solutions (HDMS)

Watch the archived webinar recording here.


Tiered Provider Networks: BCBS-SC Explores Learnings and Future Potential

In this webinar, the speakers explain how they used data analytics reporting to track and manage their tiered networks.  They focus on steerage, utilization and other specific metrics – and how it has changed over time.

Speakers: Mike Harris, Vice President, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Brent Raymond, Director Payer Account Services, HDMS


Analytics driving change in Maine

Watch how a purchasing alliance of over 50 public and private employers used analytics to develop and support several new corporate strategies.

Client Slide

South Country Health Alliance

“Without HDMS, I wouldn’t have the tools our provider community needs to know to be comfortable taking both upside and downside risk in value-based care arrangements.”

– Dr. Brad Johnson

Chief Medical Officer at South Country Health Alliance

Client Slide

The Leapfrog Group

“They’ve cracked the code of how you find, in your own claims, these human stories.”

– Leah Binder

CEO at The Leapfrog Group

Client Slide


“We’re able to provide [our clients] direct access to all of their data, and a way to view it as a story as opposed to just a series of reports.”

– Shawn Shapiro,

Director of Client Analytics at Meritain Health

Case Study

The value of quick response times from trusted analysis

Read how HDMS saved this large retailer $400,000 with a quick overnight analysis.