This web site is about the Mind the Gap!
A Conference on Behavioral Perspectives on the Medicare Part D
Market for Prescription Drug Insurance.
It will be held in Berkeley on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006.
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A G E N D A
Friday, December 8
|8:00 - 8:45 ||Registration & Breakfast |
|9:00 - 9:20 ||Welcome & Introduction|
|9:20 - 10:40
||Experience with the Medicare Part D
Prescription Drug Insurance Market|
| ||Moderator: Dan McFadden|
Joachim Winter and Florian Heiss "Perceptions, Preferences, and Enrollment Choices: Evidence from the Retirement Perspectives Survey"
David Weir "Who Missed the Boat, and Why? Evidence from the HRS"
|11:00 - 12:45 ||Experience with the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Insurance Market (continued)|
Mike Hurd "Drug Costs and Insurance Plan Choice in RAND's American Life Panel" |
Dana Goldman "How People Behave as they Approach a Benefit Cap"
Comments by Mark McClellan plus Open Discussion
|12:45 - 2:00 ||Lunch |
|2:00 - 3:40 ||Psychological Perspectives on Choice: Experience, Affect, and Memory|
Moderator: Ellen Peters
Laura Carstensen "Motivation, Emotion and Choice"
Mara Mather "Influence of Emotional Goals on Older Adult's Choices"
Barry Schwartz "Choice Overload: Paralysis, Bad Decisions, and Dissatisfaction"
|3:40 - 4:00 ||Break|
|4:00-5:50 ||Psychological Perspectives on Choice: Cognitive Processing|
Moderator: Nancy Adler|
Denise Park "How Limitations in Cognitive Function with Age Affect the Ability to Comprehend the Complex Materials Associated with Medicare D"
Jack McArdle "Some Impacts of Cognitive Abilities on Health Care Choices in the HRS"
Sara Czaja, "Can Older Adults Make 'Sense' out of Internet Health Information: The Medicare Story"
|7:30 -- ||Conference dinner, Lalime's, 1329 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94706, Phone (510) 527-9838|
Saturday, December 9
|8:30 - 9:00 ||Breakfast |
|9:00 - 10:40 ||Measuring Decision-Making Competence of the Elderly|
||Moderator: Lee Ross|
Wandi Bruine de Bruin "A-DMC: An Individual-Differences Measure of Adult Decision-Making Competence"
Charles Manski "Measuring Perceptions of Uncertain Events"
Ellen Peters "Numeracy and the comprehension and use of health information"
Comments by Rosa Matzkin plus Open Discussion
|10:40 -11:00 ||Break|
|11:00 - 12:30 ||Information Presentation and Behavioral Interventions|
Moderator: Frank Caro|
Eric Johnson and Elke Weber "Better Information Processing and Choice based on Behavioral Interventions"
Abby Block "2006 Beneficiary Selection Impact on 2007 Offerings"
Comments by Teck Ho plus Open Discussion
|12:30 - 2:00 ||Lunch |
|2:00 - 3:30 ||Behavioral Perspectives on Medicare Part D: Research and Policy Priorities for Monitoring and Improving the Program's Performance|
Panel (Laura Carstensen, Tom Macurdy, Daniel McFadden) and Open Discussion
|3:30 - 3:45 ||Closing break|
Copies of the slides may be requested from Rowilma Balza (rowilma at econ.berkeley.edu)