Noel MacKay

Director, National Benefits Consulting

Cowan Insurance Group

Joining Cowan Insurance Group in 2000, Noel brings with him over 30 years of employee benefits experience in a variety of roles. Noel’s commitment to excellence has earned him the respect and confidence of his peer group and enabled him to efficiently lead strategic projects and initiatives for clients and our organization.

Noel has extensive experience as a lead consultant, managing complex plan transitions and marketings for private, public, and not-for-profit clients. Well-versed in renewal and union negotiations, Noel has expert knowledge of carrier change projects, contract provisions, and administrative process reviews, as well as a background in financial underwriting.

An active contributor to in-house publications and client presentations, Noel has been featured in well-known industry events and publications, including LIMRA, Conference Board of Canada, Benefits Breakfast Club, Crosslinks Advisor Forums, Benefits Canada, and Pension and Benefits Monitor.

Noel’s passion for challenging his teammates and clients to question their benefits plan status quo is as strong as his drive to educate and share his knowledge. He is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) and Dalhousie University, and a long-standing course instructor for the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans in both Canada and the U.S.


All Sessions by Noel MacKay

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Day 1: Oct 6, 2020

Day 2: Oct 7, 2020

11:40 am

11:40 am

Panel Discussion

Elevate Your Submission Strategy for PLA’s with Private Payers

Continued tightening of access to private payor formularies combined with a move to outsource benefit plan and administration to third parties for some payers, means more barriers to access this market than before.  Hone your private payor access strategy by understanding new market developments and payor priorities.  Create an action plan to:

  • Leverage elements of successful public PLA submissions and adapt them for the private payer market
  • Analyze the influence of public payer decisions on private payors to increase your preparedness
  • What pharma companies can do to optimize the ROI of their submissions to private payers

Gain insight into what private payers need and succeed with a tailored approach to securing a PLA

Day 3: Oct 8, 2020