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June 2022 - MOST Meeting

  • 14 Jun 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM (CDT)
  • City of Conroe - Conroe Tower - 300 West Davis Street, Conroe, TX - 1st Floor


  • Late Registration Fee for MC-SHRM Members only.
  • Registration Fee for MC-sHRM Members only.
  • This fee is for Students that are not a MC-SHRM Member and are registering for the MOST meeting.

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300 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Texas - Council Chambers, 1st Floor

Advanced Strategies to Combat Rising Health Plan Costs

Program 1 - MC-SHRM Members Only Special Topic (MOST)    2:20*PM-3:20PM (*Registration 2:00PM-2:15PM)

Presented by:  Ryan Johnson, Senior Partner - Alera Group: Texas


This session will include information about cost drivers affecting employers’ health plan costs and solutions employers can implement to control or reduce them. We will discuss opportunities to increase transparency in your plan costs, drive better utilization from your membership, ensure your plan is not overpaying for services / coverage, and examine some more progressive approaches. This will help you make sense of many buzz words being thrown around so you know which solutions may make sense to better pursue. 

Participants Learning Objectives:

  • Examine cost-drivers to monitor in your health plan       
  • Identify various strategies in the employee benefit plan marketplace
  • Discover the pros and cons of employee benefit plan solutions 
  • Discuss strategies to develop a 3-5 year plan to become a Top Performing Health Plan


    Ryan Johnson specializes in working with mid-market employers to provide their employees with the best benefits at the right cost. He is a problem-solver and provides innovative solutions that deliver his clients with the best outcomes. Ryan listens to his clients and their goals to create a tailored program that ensures they receive the best return on their investment from their benefit program.

    He is involved in all aspects of negotiations, plan architecture, contribution strategy, carrier selection, employee communication, and ongoing support. His clients appreciate his high attention to detail, responsiveness to issues or questions, and his ability to provide reliable data to make informed decisions. Ryan’s creative and progressive ideas have helped many employers save millions of dollars while maintaining a rich benefit offering.

    Ryan joined the Alera Group team in 2011. Prior to working with Alera, Ryan was a top Consultant for one of the top 10 largest national insurance brokers in the country, Brown & Brown, Inc. Prior to Brown & Brown, Inc., he worked for HIG Capital, a private equity firm, where he was responsible for sourcing and assessing new investment opportunities in rapidly growing companies. He also worked for The Southwestern Company where he was a top salesperson and sales manager

    Ryan is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business where he majored in Finance and Marketing. He continues to stay active with his alma mater by serving on the Board of the Texas Exes Houston Chapter.

    To Learn more about Ryan Johnson, visit:  


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    P.O. Box 8796

    The Woodlands, TX 77387

    (936) 321-2370

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