16 - 17 March, 2017  — The 17th Annual Employee Health Care Conference - New York
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16 - 17 March, 2017

Challenges You May Be Facing

Generational shifts in the workforce, evolving delivery models, technologies and provider systems, and the ever-expanding array of new market entrants are among the top trends shaping health care today. Employers continue to meet the challenges head-on — raising the bar for performance and engagement, and driving the business value of health programs forward.

About The Conference

The 17th Annual Employee Health Care Conference will convene top employers and industry leaders to share case studies, best practices, and practical next steps to help drive health care value forward. This conference brings together professionals from human resources, benefits, health care, wellness, communication, human resource administration, total rewards, talent management, organizational development and finance to discuss employer-sponsored health care programs.

What You’ll Learn

Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Vetting new opportunities to modernize your reward and health care portfolios.
  • Leveraging strategies for managing pharmacy benefits costs and outcomes.
  • Helping employees navigate their health care and benefits.
  • Current performance and future enhancement of private exchanges.
  • Engaging employees in programs that provide physical, emotional, and financial support.
  • Using voluntary benefits to meet a wide range of employee needs.
  • Integrating voluntary financial security benefits using tools that help employees manage financial burdens.
  • Modernizing benefit management for multinational companies.
  • Addressing mental illness and addictions.
  • Using food-based initiatives to improve employee health.
  • How to use sleep improvement to proactively engage your workforce and improve mental health.
  • Getting an ROI on your health management benefits.
  • The evolution of virtual clinical services, including behavioral health, dermatology and other services.
  • Managing stress and optimizing performance through multi-channel mental well-being.
  • Activating hard-to-reach employees with a straightforward well-being dashboard.
  • How to engage hard-to-reach employees.
  • How personalization drives benefit program engagement.
  • Implementing CDH programs with unique features that reach across the generational divide.
  • Best practices for increasing HSA adoption.

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed for Vice Presidents and Directors of the following business areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Health care
  • Wellness
  • Communication
  • Human Resource Administration
  • Total Rewards
  • Talent Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Finance

Three Things to Do Now 

1. Download Agenda

Click here to see the latest update on sessions and speakers

2. Register

Register early and save $200 before January 28, 2017.

3. Get Involved! 

If you would like to get involved in the 2017 conference, please contact us.

Speaking Opportunities: gregg.mauro@conferenceboard.org

Sponsorship Opportunities: gregg.mauro@conferenceboard.org

Marketing Partnerships: allison.nilsen@conferenceboard.org


 

SHRM This program is valid for 8.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
HRCI

This program has been approved for 8.5 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

CPE logo

Earn up to 11 CPE credits
Personnel/Human Resources
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

Lead Sponsor
Willis Towers Watson
Also sponsored by
2nd.md
Accolade
Advance Medical
Aetna, Inc.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Beacon Health Options
Best Doctors, Inc.
Big Health
Careington International
Castlight Health
Cigna
Collective Health
Color Genomics
Compass Professional Health Services
ConnectYourCare
ConsumerMedical
Crossover Health
Doctor on Demand, Inc.
EnvisionRx
Evive Health
Express Scripts
EyeMed
Fitbit, Inc.
Grand Rounds
Healthcare Bluebook
HealthEquity, Inc.
HSA Bank
Imagine Health
Jiff, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Limeade
Livongo Health
ClearCost Health
meQuilibrium
Meritain Health
One Medical Group
Optum
PayFlex System
Provant
Quantum Health, Inc.
RedBrick Health
Solera Health
Teladoc
Truven Health
UnitedHealthcare
Virgin Pulse
Vitals
VSP Vision Care
WageWorks
Walgreens
WebMD Health Services
Welltok
Whil.
Zipongo, Inc.
AGENDA
16 - 17 MARCH, 2017
NEW YORK MARRIOTT MARQUIS
16 - 17 March, 2017

The Conference Board is pleased to offer complimentary access to the following sessions during the Employee Health Care Conference 

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017 

9:40 – 10:30 am Harnessing the Power of Data: Using Plan Analytics to Shape Your Health Benefits Strategy

Predicted to dominate the workplace within 10 years, this highly diverse, tech-savvy, innovative generation will bring a new point of view on work-life balance, skill development, financial acuity and longevity. During this session, you will learn techniques to equip and educate the current multigenerational workplace to embrace this future.

Steven Jacobs, Director of Health Care & Labor, Honeywell Inc.

Ed Shehan, Senior Vice President, National Sales, Health Benefit Solutions, Retirement & Benefit Plans Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

10:40 – 11:30 am The Better Way to Virtual Health Care

Leading employers will discuss engagement methods and the utilization and impact of primary care telehealth offerings. Additionally, we’ll explore where companies see value in the evolution of virtual clinical services, including behavioral health, dermatology and other services that can strengthen population health, while reducing costs and improving outcomes, productivity and member satisfaction.  

Darren Burgess, Vice President, Benefits & HR Systems, Golden Living

Christina Fath, Benefits Manager, City of Charlotte

Suzanne Forrester, Senior Benefits Consultant, Rolls-Royce

Brian M. Gray, Benefits, Human Resources, Mercedes-Benz

Allan Khoury, MD, PhD, National Telemedicine Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson

Dawn Milligan, Director of Health Welfare Operations, Reynolds American 

1:40 – 2:30 pm Speak Uniquely to Each Employee: How Personalization Drives Benefit Program Engagement

You’re not imagining it — engaging employees has gotten difficult over the past few years, especially if you’re not using innovative technologies to engage your team. In this session, hear from a national employer that is effectively leveraging data and analytics to deliver personalized, timely communications to their employees. 

Seth Cohen, VP Sales & Alliances, Castlight Health 

Adam Entenberg, Vice President Employee Benefits, Viacom Inc. 

3:00 – 3:50 pm Building the Relationship Between Empathy and Value

The emotional state of health care consumers powerfully influences their decisions. When faced with a diagnosis, their choices can result in unnecessary care and higher costs. From that insight, a care coordination model was developed that values empathy. Empathy creates trust. Learn how the emphasis on empathy impacts the experience and cost of health care. 

Kara Trott, CEO, Quantum Health 

Charles White, Vice President - Compensation & Benefits, HD Supply 

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

8:55 – 9:45 am You’ve Given Them Health Benefits, Now Give Them an Experience

In the war for talent, you’ve created a great benefits plan, but many programs go unused and employees are frustrated with the cost and complexity of health care. Learn how two employers created the premier health benefits experience and simplified health care for employees and their families. 

Judy Berger, Senior Manager, Benefits Planning, Southwest Airlines 

Peter Hegi, Chief Marketing Officer, Compass Professional Health Services 

Mike Ralph, Senior Program Manager, Benefits, T-Mobile

10:10 – 11:00 am Food as Medicine: Using Food-Based Initiatives to Improve Employee Health

In this session, hear how one employer used technology to empower its employees to eat well and how food-based initiatives can reduce risk factors, ultimately lowering health care costs. 

Mike Gigl, General Manager, Eurest, Samsung Semiconductor 

Jason Langheier, MD, MPH, CEO & Founder, Zipongo 

11:10 am – 12:00 pm The 4 Rs in Health Care: Right Care, at the Right Time, in the Right Place and at the Right Price – What if the Diagnosis Is Wrong?

Employers are paying for expensive, unnecessary and potentially dangerous medical care because all medical management programs assume the patient’s diagnosis is correct but too often it is not. Come see how a large national employer is making sure the 4 Rs are applied against the most important R — the right diagnosis.

Rick George, Senior Director of Benefits, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

Mike Taylor, PhD, Senior Advisor, Advance Medical

16 - 17 March, 2017

Challenges You May Be Facing

Generational shifts in the workforce, evolving delivery models, technologies and provider systems, and the ever-expanding array of new market entrants are among the top trends shaping health care today. Employers continue to meet the challenges head-on — raising the bar for performance and engagement, and driving the business value of health programs forward.

About The Conference

The 17th Annual Employee Health Care Conference will convene top employers and industry leaders to share case studies, best practices, and practical next steps to help drive health care value forward. This conference brings together professionals from human resources, benefits, health care, wellness, communication, human resource administration, total rewards, talent management, organizational development and finance to discuss employer-sponsored health care programs.

What You’ll Learn

Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Vetting new opportunities to modernize your reward and health care portfolios.
  • Leveraging strategies for managing pharmacy benefits costs and outcomes.
  • Helping employees navigate their health care and benefits.
  • Current performance and future enhancement of private exchanges.
  • Engaging employees in programs that provide physical, emotional, and financial support.
  • Using voluntary benefits to meet a wide range of employee needs.
  • Integrating voluntary financial security benefits using tools that help employees manage financial burdens.
  • Modernizing benefit management for multinational companies.
  • Addressing mental illness and addictions.
  • Using food-based initiatives to improve employee health.
  • How to use sleep improvement to proactively engage your workforce and improve mental health.
  • Getting an ROI on your health management benefits.
  • The evolution of virtual clinical services, including behavioral health, dermatology and other services.
  • Managing stress and optimizing performance through multi-channel mental well-being.
  • Activating hard-to-reach employees with a straightforward well-being dashboard.
  • How to engage hard-to-reach employees.
  • How personalization drives benefit program engagement.
  • Implementing CDH programs with unique features that reach across the generational divide.
  • Best practices for increasing HSA adoption.

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed for Vice Presidents and Directors of the following business areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Health care
  • Wellness
  • Communication
  • Human Resource Administration
  • Total Rewards
  • Talent Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Finance

Three Things to Do Now 

1. Download Agenda

Click here to see the latest update on sessions and speakers

2. Register

Register early and save $200 before January 28, 2017.

3. Get Involved! 

If you would like to get involved in the 2017 conference, please contact us.

Speaking Opportunities: gregg.mauro@conferenceboard.org

Sponsorship Opportunities: gregg.mauro@conferenceboard.org

Marketing Partnerships: allison.nilsen@conferenceboard.org


 

SHRM This program is valid for 8.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
HRCI

This program has been approved for 8.5 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

CPE logo

Earn up to 11 CPE credits
Personnel/Human Resources
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

Other scheduled dates and locations for The 17th Annual Employee Health Care Conference - New York:

09 - 10 March, 2017 – Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Workshop A: The Power of Resilience: Enable Your Workforce to Thrive in the Face of Change and Disruption

Today’s fast-paced, constantly changing and competitive world is overwhelming us. The challenge of integrating demands from work and life is pulling us in all directions, creating distress and draining our energy. How is it that some people are productive and creative through stress and chaos, while others falter? 

Resilience can be a determining factor in job satisfaction and success. Resilience allows individuals, organizations and teams to re-imagine what is possible and thrive in the face of change and disruption. And the good news is: resilience can be both measured and learned. Resilience training engages and empowers employees to become their most vibrant, productive and successful selves.  

This workshop will provide:

  • Experiential learning of the essential elements of resilience training
  • Exclusive presentations from experts in the field
  • Discussions with leading employers who have real-world experience implementing resilience training 

This workshop is designed to be highly engaging, fun, exciting and intellectually stimulating, and aims to create a lot of buzz and energy to inspire you throughout the rest of the conference and when you return to the office.

March 15, 2017
01:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Workshop B: Thinking Through the Full Consequences of New Specialty Pharmaceutical Plan Designs

The cost of specialty pharmaceuticals has been of growing concern to employers over the past several years. However, as employers re-consider new plan design options, it is critical they more fully understand the complete consequences of their decisions — consequences that include the impact of adherence and medical care on such outcomes as absence, disability employee performance and productivity. The faculty will address topics such as:

  • The impact of low prevalence diseases (such as rheumatoid rthritis) that generate high direct and indirect costs
  • The review of a resource that provides a primer for participants to better understand the nuances associated with specialty pharmacy
  • How to follow the dollar through the maze of specialty pharmacy and the potential impact on you as an employer and your employees
  • The impact of out-of-pocket costs on the employer and employee
  • The significance of treating employees with specialty agents based on indications and not PBM contracts

Examples will be highlighted from employers on how they are addressing specialty pharmacy with the goal of improving outcomes while mitigating direct and indirect costs.

March 15, 2017
01:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Lead Sponsor
Willis Towers Watson
Also sponsored by
2nd.md
Accolade
Advance Medical
Aetna, Inc.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Beacon Health Options
Best Doctors, Inc.
Big Health
Careington International
Castlight Health
Cigna
Collective Health
Color Genomics
Compass Professional Health Services
ConnectYourCare
ConsumerMedical
Crossover Health
Doctor on Demand, Inc.
EnvisionRx
Evive Health
Express Scripts
EyeMed
Fitbit, Inc.
Grand Rounds
Healthcare Bluebook
HealthEquity, Inc.
HSA Bank
Imagine Health
Jiff, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Limeade
Livongo Health
ClearCost Health
meQuilibrium
Meritain Health
One Medical Group
Optum
PayFlex System
Provant
Quantum Health, Inc.
RedBrick Health
Solera Health
Teladoc
Truven Health
UnitedHealthcare
Virgin Pulse
Vitals
VSP Vision Care
WageWorks
Walgreens
WebMD Health Services
Welltok
Whil.
Zipongo, Inc.