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Health Equity and Health Plans — A Way Forward

Watch the on-demand panel-style webinar hosted by Freed Associates. Hear experts from Anthem, Inland Empire Health Plan, and SameSky Health discuss how health plans are stepping up as health equity leaders.

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Freed Associates moderator Chris Jaeger, will guide a lively discussion on:

  • Why we’re finally at a tipping point — or are we?
  • The impact of new state and federal regulations
  • The role of data in identifying disparities in care, informing action, and tracking progress
  • How plans are breaking down silos and collaborating with new partners
  • Why payment models and reimbursement must change
  • And more


Abner Mason, Founder and CEO
SameSky Health

Abner Mason is a health equity leader dedicated to creating a more just, equitable, and effective healthcare system. As the founder and CEO of SameSky Health, he guides a team of diverse professionals who strive every day to improve outcomes and lower costs on behalf of health plans. SameSky Health is a post-Series B venture-backed company with leading investors including 7wireVentures, Tufts Health Plan, Magnetic Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and DaVita Venture Group.

Jarrod McNaughton, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer
Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)

Jarrod McNaughton brings a person-focused philosophy to leadership and life. IEHP is one of the 10 largest Medicaid health plans, and the largest not-for-profit Medicare-Medicaid Plan, in the U.S. As CEO, Jarrod works collaboratively with his governing board to set the strategic vision and provide executive leadership for the organization. He cultivates IEHP’s strong partnership with providers, hospitals, and hundreds of community partners to deliver quality whole-person care to more than 1.5 million members.

David Pryor, M.D., M.P.H., Regional Vice President and Medical Director
Anthem California

Dr. Pryor works closely on the Anthem California Commercial Large and Strategic accounts, partnering with the team to develop innovative medical management programs and clinical strategies that positively impact healthcare quality, outcomes, and cost of care for California Commercial customers. He is the co-founder of Anthem’s Physician.


Chris Jaeger, M.D., M.B.A., Vice President, M.D.
Freed Associates

Chris Jaeger brings more than 20 years of experience as a board-certified physician, expert in the application of medical informatics, and executive leader. This unique blend of experience gives him a deep understanding of the U.S. healthcare industry, especially regarding how payment and care delivery transformation enabled by the use of data and technology can improve equitable access, the quality and cost of care, and the patient experience.