The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 

The IBI/Conference Board Health and Productivity Forum

Seeing the Whole Picture: Health, Well-being, Medical care, Pharmacy, Absence and Productivity
SEPTEMBER 19 - 20, 2019 | SWISSOTEL CHICAGO | CHICAGO, IL

September 19 - 20, 2019

During this conference, we’ll address the full dimensions of workforce health and productivity as they cut across all programs in the value equation.

Forum content will focus on the interrelationships among four key topic areas:

Health and wellbeing:

  • How does poor health influence the ability of our employees to do their jobs?
  • How do healthy workers impact medical costs, leave from work and the performance of our business?
  • And what additional costs do we take on to avoid business losses when people don’t perform? What are proven strategies to engage employees in health and wellbeing improvement?

Medical and pharmacy plan design and care:

  • Is our health plan working for or against enrollees' efforts to become better health-care consumers?
  • What are plan designs trying to accomplish and how do co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance fit in?
  • How do we get beyond unit costs for both care and prescription drugs, and focus on the total cost of care and resulting outcomes?
  • How will specialty pharmaceuticals and biosimilars fit into the equation?

Absence, disability and productivity:

  • Does our plan effectively address the top drivers of illness-related lost productivity?
  • How do other policies such as work accommodations and disability insurance mesh with the design of our health plan?
  • How will work accommodations support employee and business needs?
  • What are the implications of a total-absence-management policy?
  • How do we better understand the impact of absence on our business?

Data, metrics and reporting:

  • What are the data and metrics that are critical for employers to understand and how can their vendor partners help them in understanding the full array of costs and outcomes?
  • How can data and reporting be made simpler and more understandable for employers, so that cost shifting from one program to another is reduced?
  • How can data and reporting be linked across health and related programs rather than reflect separate initiatives?

The joint Forum will feature sponsored plenary, breakout, and pre-conference sessions in addition to the limited number of un-sponsored breakout sessions. An exhibit hall also will be integrated into the event for the first time. Learn more about available sponsorship opportunities.

I encourage you to contact us with any questions.

LOCATION

Swissotel Chicago
323 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 565-0565

Please note: Fees do not include accommodations. 

OUR MISSION

All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

SPONSORED BY
Cigna
ESIS
Inspera Health
Novo Nordisk Inc.
Pacific Resources
Welltok
AGENDA
SEPTEMBER 19 - 20, 2019
SWISSOTEL CHICAGO,CHICAGO, IL
September 19 - 20, 2019

During this conference, we’ll address the full dimensions of workforce health and productivity as they cut across all programs in the value equation.

Forum content will focus on the interrelationships among four key topic areas:

Health and wellbeing:

  • How does poor health influence the ability of our employees to do their jobs?
  • How do healthy workers impact medical costs, leave from work and the performance of our business?
  • And what additional costs do we take on to avoid business losses when people don’t perform? What are proven strategies to engage employees in health and wellbeing improvement?

Medical and pharmacy plan design and care:

  • Is our health plan working for or against enrollees' efforts to become better health-care consumers?
  • What are plan designs trying to accomplish and how do co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance fit in?
  • How do we get beyond unit costs for both care and prescription drugs, and focus on the total cost of care and resulting outcomes?
  • How will specialty pharmaceuticals and biosimilars fit into the equation?

Absence, disability and productivity:

  • Does our plan effectively address the top drivers of illness-related lost productivity?
  • How do other policies such as work accommodations and disability insurance mesh with the design of our health plan?
  • How will work accommodations support employee and business needs?
  • What are the implications of a total-absence-management policy?
  • How do we better understand the impact of absence on our business?

Data, metrics and reporting:

  • What are the data and metrics that are critical for employers to understand and how can their vendor partners help them in understanding the full array of costs and outcomes?
  • How can data and reporting be made simpler and more understandable for employers, so that cost shifting from one program to another is reduced?
  • How can data and reporting be linked across health and related programs rather than reflect separate initiatives?

The joint Forum will feature sponsored plenary, breakout, and pre-conference sessions in addition to the limited number of un-sponsored breakout sessions. An exhibit hall also will be integrated into the event for the first time. Learn more about available sponsorship opportunities.

I encourage you to contact us with any questions.

Matthew Bahl, VP, Financial Wellness Customer Strategies, Prudential Financial

Carrie Bibens, Associate Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Sun Life Financial

Matt Bourdon, Sr. Director, Willis Towers Watson

Jennifer Bright, Executive Director, Innovation and Value Initiative

Scott Burke, Health Promotion Coordinator, MassMutual

Wayne Burton, Chief Medical Officer and current advisor to IVI, American Express Company

Wayne Burton, M.D., CMO (Retired), American Express Company

Teresa Buss, VP, Total Rewards, Hartford Healthcare

Robert Carr, Chief Medical Officer, Kumanu

Beth Chiappetta, Product Strategy Principal, Cigna

Kristi Dalby-Jones, Associate Director, Willis Towers Watson

Scott Daniels, Sr. Director of Disability, Comcast

Fraser Gaspar, Epidemiologist, ReedGroup

David Gerstenblith, Senior Benefits Analyst, AECOM

Brian Gifford, Ph.D., Director, Research & Analytics, IBI

Sean Godar, Director of Solutions Development, Employers Health

Neil Goldfarb, President and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health

Judy Gordon, Wellness Director, The Hartford

Jeff Harner, Chief Analytics Officer, Teladoc Health

Todd Hohn, Senior Director of Health and Safety, Pacific Gas and Electric

Lori Johnston, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Amgen, Inc.

Pravana Kuchu, Global Data and Analytics, Cigna

Craig Kurtzweil, National Vice President, Data Analytics and Innovation, UnitedHealth Group

Andy Lee, VP, Chief Mindfulness Officer, Aetna

Debra Lerner, Director, Program on Health, Work and Productivity, Tufts Medical Center

Wendy Lynch, PhD, Consultant, Lynch Consulting

Melanie Payton, Director, Absence Consulting, Pacific Resournces

Mary Pigatti, CEO, eMindful

Robyn Piper, Founder and Principal, Piper Jordan

Lyn Rosenstein, Director of Employee Relations, Sun Life Financial

Justin Schaneman, VP Data Analytics, UPMC WorkPartners

Peggy Sczepanski, RD, Regional Health Promotion Coordinator, The Dow Chemical Company

Bruce Sherman, Chief Medical Officer, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Kristin Tugman, VP, Health & Productivity Analytics and Consulting Practice, Prudential Financial Inc.

Karen Welch, Director, Employee Health and Absence Management, Hartford Healthcare

Jennie Wheeler, Sr. Dir. Integrated Analytics, UPMC WorkPartners

Kerri Wizner, Epidemiologist, ReedGroup

Ruth Wolever, Director of Vanderbilt Health Coaching, Vanderbilt Osher School of Integrative Medicine

Andy Yohe, COO, UPMC WorkPartners

Sponsored By
Cigna
ESIS
Inspera Health
Novo Nordisk Inc.
Pacific Resources
Welltok