Seminar Covers Controlling Healthcare Costs: Waltham, Mass., April 29

Longfellow Benefits' Haraden to Speak at Certified Employee Benefit Specialists Meeting

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - A seminar on how employers can combat rising health costs, sponsored by the Greater Boston Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, will be held on April 29 in Waltham from 8:30 to 10:30a.m.

Patrick J. Haraden, CEBS, CLU, ChFC, REBC, RHU, a director of employee benefit services at Longfellow Benefits, a Boston-based employee benefits consulting firm will speak on "Medical Cost Drivers: What Are They, and What Can Employers Do to Combat?"

The session will cover:
   -- Cost drivers behind the increases
   -- Indentifying specific cost drivers in your health plan
   -- How employers can help control costs and rate increases
   -- Success stories
   -- Effect of Massachusetts healthcare reform on costs
   -- High-deductible plans, HSAs and HRAs

The meeting will be held at the Reservoir Place Office Building, Edgartown Conference Room, 1601 Trapelo Road. Fee is $30 for Greater Boston Chapter Members, $60 for nonmembers. For registration, contact John F. Webber, CEBS at 781-290-5324 or

Serving organizations in New England and nationally, Boston-based Longfellow Benefits provides consulting and brokerage services in employee benefits, retirement plans and executive benefits. Its staff includes experts carrying top professional designations: Registered Employee Benefit Consultant (REBC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Licensed Insurance Advisor (LIA), Master of Business Administration, Taxation (MBA), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®).

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