On December 17, Sirona Strategies held a webinar on the role of health plans and employers in COVID Vaccine Distribution. The webinar featured:

  • Jeff Wu, Acting Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS
  • Paul Eiting, Director of Value-Based Policy, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • James Gelfand, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC

Jeff Wu, as the CMS liasion to Operation Warp Speed, discussed the Administration’s for vaccine distribution and administration as well as the reimbursement framework HHS has released to facilitate vaccine distribution.¬† Paul Eiting and James Gelfand discussed the need for health plans and employers to play a role in COVID Vaccine Distribution through communications campaigns, and distribution campaigns for employees and non-members once the vaccine is publicly available.

The slides from the webinar can be found here, and a recording of the webinar is below: