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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.

Join the Conversation! Use #tcbIBIhealth on twitter!

LOCATION

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

Please note: Fees do not include accommodations. 

For room reservations at a reduced rate, click here.

OUR MISSION

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

SPONSORED BY
HDMS
Cigna
ESIS
Hinge Health
Inspera Health
Novo Nordisk Inc.
Pacific Resources
Pfizer
Quantum Health, Inc.
Rx Savings Solutions
Telespine
Welltok
Willis Towers Watson
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.

Join the Conversation! Use #tcbIBIhealth on twitter!

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

Robert Carr, Chief Medical Officer, Kumanu

Kristi Dalby-Jones, Associate Director, Willis Towers Watson

Scott Daniels, Sr. Director of Disability, Comcast

Fraser Gaspar, Director of Data Sciences and Analytics, 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

Jerry Guinane, Vice President - Human Resources, SwedishAmerican Health System

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

Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, Principal & Founder, ConscienHealth

Andy Lee, VP, Chief Mindfulness Officer, Aetna

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

Sue Letang, Sr Manager of Health & Welfare Plans, US Foods

Wendy Lynch, PhD, Consultant, Lynch Consulting

Elisa Mendel, Vice President, Strategic Customer Engagement, Kaiser Permanente

Jenny Merrithew, Cigna Group Solutions, Cigna

Christian Moreno, Vice President, Lockton Companies, Lockton Dunning Benefits

Lee Murphy, PhD, CEO, Inspera Health

Derek Newell, Head of Commercial, Virta Health

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

Fred Schott, Director of Operations, Council for Disability Awareness

Peggy Sczepanski, RD, North American Well-being Coordinator, Dow

Bruce Sherman, Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Thomas Sondergeld, Vice President, Global Health & Mobility, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Kevin Swier, Bid Manager, US Foods

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

Ryan J. Weiss, Assistant Vice-President, Market Development, The Great-West Life Assurance Company

Kerri Wizner, Epidemiologist, ReedGroup

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

Alicia Zarnstroff, Benefits Specialist, AMRI Global

Pre-Conference Workshop:

Potent Medicine - Data, Technology and the Magic of Behavior Change


September 18, 2019

Back and neck pain erode quality of life for more than one third of adults every day and drain more than $132 billion dollars in medical costs from American businesses each year. Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and chronic pain among adults and one of the most common reasons for which patients are treated with opioids.

Getting a handle on those costs before they become a crisis has become a priority for all employers but what is safe, effective and affordable? In this workshop you’ll learn how to use emerging digital health therapies to help members recover and get back their quality of life without breaking the bank.

Dr. Mark Barnes, DPT and CEO, Telespine

Dr. Mark Aloia, Global Lead, Health Behavior Change, Philips HealthTech

Sponsored By
HDMS
Cigna
ESIS
Hinge Health
Inspera Health
Novo Nordisk Inc.
Pacific Resources
Pfizer
Quantum Health, Inc.
Rx Savings Solutions
Telespine
Welltok
Willis Towers Watson