BHF Governance Workshop

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Sunday 5 May 2024 – Governance Workshop

Workshop theme: Building resilience for the future sustainability of medical schemes in the region

Programme Director: Dr Rajesh Patel: Head of Health Systems Strengthening: BHF

Session summary: The session aims to unpack innovative strategies for building resilience within medical schemes, tackling issues such as affordability of healthcare, high claims trends, out of pocket payments and costs while maintaining the sustainability of premiums. Attendees will gain valuable insights into strengthening governance frameworks, navigating regulatory challenges, examining the role of trustees, and ensuring the long-term viability of medical schemes.

Join us in shaping a future where medical schemes stand as pillars of a resilient and inclusive healthcare ecosystem in the region.

Who should attend:

– All health funders
– Principal officers and boards of trustees
– CEOs
– Fund managers
– Healthcare professionals.

Topics include:

09:00 – 09:10 Setting the Scene:
–  Ms Neo Khauoe, BHF Chairperson & Principal Officer: Polmed
09:10 – 09:50 Current state of affairs – our reality (regional perspective)
–  Barry Childs – Joint CEO: Insight Actuaries & Consultants
09:50 – 10:20 Trustees’ role in ensuring medical scheme sustainability Succession planning for Boards
–  Michelle Beneke, Michelle Beneke Attorneys Inc
10:20 – 10:50 Role of the Trustee vs the role of the Principal Officer (Governance)
–  Joe Lesejane, Independent Committee Member: GEMS
10:50 -11:20 TEA BREAK
11:20 – 11:50 Understanding AI
–  Arthur Goldstuck , Author and Speaker
11:50 – 12:40 AI governance: designing a human central framework for sustainable healthcare in Africa – Joint presentation:
–  Alicia Tait, Director – Group Legal Affairs, Risk and Compliance Group Information Officer: Universal Healthcare &
–  Dr Odwa Mazwai – Managing Director: Universal Care (Pty) Ltd
12:40 – 13:40 NETWORKING LUNCH
13:40 – 14:10 Regulatory power abuse – leading from behind
–  David Geral , Partner & Head of Banking & Financial Services Regulatory, Fintech services lead: Bowmans
14:10 – 14:55 Case Studies: Navigating top Governance challenges (toolkit)
–  Alicia Tait, Director – Group Legal Affairs, Risk and Compliance Group Information Officer, Universal Healthcare &
–  Craig Burton-Durham , CEO: Durham & Associates
14:55 – 15:30
Risk based Solvency: Practical uses in medical schemes.
–  Paresh Prema: Branch Head: Technical and Actuarial Consulting Solutions, Alexander Forbes
15:30 – 15:45