Bayou C
Wednesday, May 12, 2004: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

C5: Medicaid and Employer Sponsored Health Plan Coverage For Adults Vaccines: How Complete and How Important?

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) stated that high-risk adults under 65 present the greatest challenge to adult immunization. While it is well known that underinsured adults receive less preventive care, little is known about how important complete coverage is to the acceptance of vaccines, and how well employer sponsored health plans and Medicaid provide this coverage. In this workshop, presenters will discuss the results of three new studies that address these important issues.
Learning Objectives: After attending this session, participants should be able to estimate the extent to which employer sponsored health plans cover adult vaccinations.

Moderator:William B. Cassidy
11:00 AMIntroductory Remarks
11:15 AMBenefits Coverage for Adult Vaccines in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans
Matthew M. Davis, Jeannie S Thrall, Acham Gebremariam, Daniel B. Fishbein, Kathy Bishop, Jeanne M Santoli, Abigail M. Shefer, Sarah J. Clark
11:30 AMPresentation Sarah Rosenbaum
11:45 AMOffering Free Vaccination Eliminates Disparities in Adult Immunization, But Low Cost Vaccination Does Not
Daniel B. Fishbein, William B. Cassidy, Dale Bell Marioneaux, Mark L. Messonnier, Glenn N. Jones, Monica Pradhan, Sarah D'Autremont
12:00 PMDiscussion

The 38th National Immunization Conference of CDC