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About Us

Next Generation Healthcare Economics provides employers, employees and their families with high quality, professional consulting services, instruction and thought leadership.  We focus on an economic analysis of how employers’ health and welfare benefit plans affect their business plan and the health and well-being of their employees.  

We focus on producing practical results for everyone; recognizing that no recommendation is worthwhile if it doesn't improve the efficiency of the program and favorably impact the lives of the individuals covered by the health insurance plan.  We've created state-of-the-art tools designed to meet the current needs of employers and their employees while helping them together plot their course through the new era of healthcare reform.

To find out more about how your organization and your employees can benefit by exploring the “Next Generation” in health and welfare plan management, please contact us at

Bill Colopoulos Bio

     William Colopoulos, Jr.

     Next Generation Healthcare Economics
     2970 Highwood Drive
     Chanhassen, MN 55317

     Phone: 612-987-4155

Bill Colopoulos is a healthcare economist and benefits consultant providing high quality consultative health plan audit and benefit management services to employers and their employees.  Formally trained as a health care economist, Bill provides expertise in wellness and prevention, funding group benefit programs and health and welfare plan employer administration.

Bill has an extensive background.  He has managed several large pooled health insurance programs and has helped employers design and implement financial policies that leverage economies of scale; improve and maintain the financial integrity of his clients’ benefit programs.

Bill’s 30 year career includes client management work for major insurance companies.  He has served as a National Account Executive for CIGNA Corporation, Marketing Manager of Disability Reinsurance for ReliaStar and Director of Pharmacy Management for United Health Group.  He is currently the President of Next Generation Healthcare Economics, a healthcare economic think-tank and benefits consulting firm that Bill founded in 2007. 

Bill is a noted authority in many different aspects of health benefits, including medical, pharmacy and disability.  He has written numerous published articles on topics of interest to employee benefit managers.  Bill also provides continuing education classes for his fellow professionals.  He is currently an instructor at the Kaplan Professional School providing the following courses: Health Care Economics, Health Care in Other Nations, Healthcare Reform: A “to do” List for Employers and Self-Insuring Health Benefit Plans.

Currently, Bill specializes in helping health and welfare plan sponsors audit and manage their group benefit plans.  His work has also focused on exploring patient-focused cost control strategies to facilitate the education, design and implementation of wellness incentive-based health plans.  Recently, he has advised his clients on the impact of healthcare reform and how to measure employer and employee health care affordability.  In 2012, he worked with the state of Minnesota’s Health Exchange Advisory Task Force, serving as a member of the Small Employer and Employees Technical Work Group.

Bill received a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College.  He has also conducted graduate studies in economics at the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Economic Association, National Association of Health Underwriters and the Society of Human Resources Managers.

Next Generation Healthcare Economics is a wholly owned subsidiary of 
Next Generation Benefits Solutions, LLC,
 a licensed, Minnesota-certified Limited Liability Corporation.  

Our insurance license is MN Life, Health and Accident #57568.