Verisk Health To Co-present with Southwest Airlines and Tyco at Towers Watson 2014 Employee Healthcare Conferences

Verisk Health, a data-driven healthcare technology company, today announced that it will copresent with clients Southwest Airlines and Tyco at the Towers Watson Employee Healthcare Conferences. Brian Arnold, benefits consultant for Southwest Airlines, will copresent with Phyllis Ruez, director of employer solutions at Verisk Health, at the West Coast conference in San Diego, California, on February 28 at 10:10 a.m. Ruez will also copresent with guest speaker Melinda Grosskopf, senior director of global health and welfare benefits for Tyco, at the East Coast conference in New York, New York, on March 10 at 10:10 a.m. Verisk Health is a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK).

“Southwest Airlines and Tyco use healthcare data and information about their populations’ health risks to better understand the needs of their most important resource — their employees,” said Peter Wagner, senior vice president of employer solutions for Verisk Health. “The presentations will give conference attendees an overall picture of how these innovative organizations work with Verisk Health to leverage their data to gain important healthcare insights.”

Data-Driven Benefits Design, Demand, and Delivery is the title of the presentation to be given by Ruez and Arnold. The session will focus on Southwest Airlines’ cutting-edge employee benefits strategies and how the company leverages Verisk Health to use data to inform and evaluate its design demand and delivery efforts.

Ruez and Grosskopf will speak during a session titled Linking Healthcare Costs to Human Capital Value. This presentation will highlight Tyco’s inventive framework to measure the true impact of healthcare spending and the cost of human capital. In addition, the session will describe how Tyco works with Verisk Health to use data to understand the links between employee benefits, health outcomes, and workforce productivity.

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About Verisk Health
Verisk Health is transforming the business of healthcare by providing data services, analytics, and advanced technologies that answer the industry’s most complex challenges. With a focus on reducing risk across all domains of healthcare, Verisk Health’s broad solution suite is designed to help health plans, employers, providers, and other risk-bearing entities improve the quality of healthcare delivery, reduce costs, optimize risk-adjusted revenue, ensure payment accuracy, and support compliance. From effective population health management, quality reporting, revenue accuracy, and chart retrieval to tackling fraud, waste, and abuse, Verisk Health is committed to answering the unique challenges of its clients. For more information, please visit

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