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8th Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

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The 8th Annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is the first and only healthcare focused conference in the country with a focus on employers and brokers. The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is made up of eight cutting edge healthcare conferences, the Corporate Wellness Conference, the Fitness and Nutrition Conference the Healthcare Reform Conference, the Voluntary Benefits Conference, the Self Funding & Workers Compensation Conference and the Global Benefits Conference.

VENUE LOCATION

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor Maryland,

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on numerous boards, including The Center for Public Integrity and The Committee to Protect Journalists. Her book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Her 15th book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night At A Time, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, will be published on April 5, 2016.

AGENDA

Sep 24   

Exhibitor Move-In (By Appointment Only)

Please reach out to your Brede Contact, Tom Coccia
 
 
- See more at: http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com/2016-agenda/#sthash.N92BNO2U.dpuf

Exhibitor Move-In (By Appointment Only)

Please reach out to your Brede Contact, Tom Coccia
 
 
- See more at: http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com/2016-agenda/#sthash.N92BNO2U.dpuf

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-In (By Appointment Only)

Please reach out to your Brede Contact, Tom Coccia

Sep 25   

08:00 AM - 12:50 PM

Exhibitor Setup

09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

      Corporate Wellness

      Corporate Fitness & Nutrition

Corporate Wellness 101

This session provides the a comprehensive overview and introduction of how to begin a corporate wellness program for companies of any size. This session will provide you with the basic elements of a successful wellness program, common wellness/benefits terminology and concepts, and discuss some general best practices.

Speakers

Complexity: Beginner

10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

 

Lunch on Own

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Educational Breakout Sessions

01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

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Wellness & Behavior Modification

      Corporate Wellness

      Corporate Fitness & Nutrition

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: Mindful Eating for Vibrant Living

Employees who struggle with a difficult love-hate relationship with food crave a positive, rational approach to eating and physical activity. This highly interactive session will deconstruct the Mindful Eating Cycle, a powerful and universal decision making model that empowers individuals to take charge of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. 

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Corporate Wellness

Take Employee Engagement to the Next Level with Wellness Communication

A high-level interactive session designed to help you create the most successful marketing communication plan for your company’s employee wellness program. This session will identify communications messages that motivate people to make behavior changes, outline the biggest communication barriers employers currently face and provide insight into ways to avoid and overcome these pitfalls. 

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Voluntary Benefits

Voluntary Benefits ~ The Era of More Personalized & Competitive Employee Benefits Offerings

Three of the leading and most successful experts in the voluntary benefits industry lead the interactive voluntary benefits workshop. The options that are available for your employees are plentiful, including of the option to add dental, vision, disability insurance. 

Complexity: Beginner

 

      Healthcare Reform

ACA Mandates: A Roadmap for Employer Compliance

The Affordable Care Act enacted a number of insurance market reforms intended to expand insurance coverage. Many of these provisions are already effective for employer-sponsored health plans, and many more could become effective on the date these plans lose grandfathered status. Navigating through this maze of mandates is a daunting task; ensure you are in compliance with these mandates.

 

      Self-Funding

      Human Resource Leadership

Next Generation of Enterprise Solutions – Employer Sponsored Health Plans

Share in a centerpiece case study with a deep dive look at an employer that is directly contracting with hospitals, health systems and physicians to create a custom clinically-integrated network to bend the cost curve in the new era of value-based care. This session will discuss Employer Sponsored Health Plans, their response to current market condition and impact on health systems, payers and employers.  

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

      Sleep Works Summit

How Sleep Can Ignite Performance

 

Arianna Huffington President and Editor-In-Chief, The Huffington Post; Best-selling Author, The Sleep Revolution and Thrive

Arianna will share her personal story about how and why she got into the business of sleep health and encourage your organization to do the same, so you do not have the learn the lessons she has, the hard way.

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Educational Breakout Sessions

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

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      Corporate Wellness

Onsite Clinics ~ Employer Successful Approaches to Expanding the Patient Experience

DFW International Airport Wellness Initiative launched an onsite health clinic for employees in 2013.  The onsite clinic initiative has been promoted as an extension of total well-being services creating a seamless partnership between prevention and treatment, and an all-inclusive experience in health and well-being for employees.  

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Corporate Wellness

What I Got Right From Failing at Corporate Wellness

While there are many studies that approach well-being from an overall perspective, no studies were found that focused exclusively on better understanding the employee-employer relationship and its association to well-being – both at work and at home. Learn how one company applies these learnings to build out their corporate well-being offering.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Corporate Wellness

      Corporate Fitness & Nutrition

Go Healthy, it’s your choice. Choosing Healthy Onsite and Online

Eating is a learned behavior that stays in our automatic memory. Just like riding a bike, we don’t have to remember how many grams of sugar a food has to know what we like. Wellness programs attempt to teach employees healthier eating habits by counting calories, tracking and other procedures that require storing information.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

      Voluntary Benefits

A Year in Review for Voluntary Benefits and the Countdown to 2017

Although voluntary benefits have been available for decades the industry has seen a steady increase over the last several years with more and more employer groups beginning to see the advantages that these types of programs offer.  With cut backs in benefits coverage, employers have begun to use these programs to help boost the value of the benefits plans they offer to their employees or to replace certain core plan options.  

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Healthcare Reform

Just the Essentials: Examining the Important Distinctions Between Minimum Essential Coverage v. Essential Health Benefits

The Affordable Care Act creates two new concept known as “essential health benefits” and “minimum essential coverage, which have huge significance under the law. Unfortunately, few understand exactly what these terms mean and often confuse the two as being one and the same. 

Complexity: Intermediate

Certification:

 

Educational Breakout Sessions

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

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      Self-Funding

      Corporate Wellness

Self-funding and Diabetes: Successful Strategies in Disease Management & Opportunities for Cost Containment

A panel presentation showing the corporate benefits of cost containment and wellness programs for self-funded employers. Specifically, this content would focus on addressing the health factors associated with diabetes and poor disease management, the results of which can include some of the most prevalent catastrophic health conditions..

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Corporate Wellness

      Voluntary Benefits

      Benefits Technology

Connected: The Coming Revolution in Benefits & Healthcare

What hat are you wearing today? Employee? Patient? Health Plan Member? Consumer? Beneath all of these stakeholder roles we are the *same* human being. But the systems used by all the stakeholders - employers, physicians, health plans, pharmacies, etc. - are not really designed to support *us* in all of our diverse roles; they are designed by and for the functions of the stakeholders.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Healthcare Reform

Strategically Communicating with Employees about Healthcare Reform ~ What They Don’t Know Can Hurt You

The Affordable Care Act creates a whole host of new employee reporting and disclosure requirements. It also provides employers with a good opportunity to demonstrate to employees the value of the benefits they are receiving.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Corporate Wellness

How do you get a 73-year-old chain smoker to try kale?

Wellness programs can be tricky for companies who have employees with a wide range of health and wellness needs. The HR industry is trained to define diversity by categorizing employees by age, ethnicity or work discipline. But when wellness champions switch the focus to the various health needs of their population, the result can be a big success. 

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Health Insurance Exchange

      Human Resource Leadership

Private Health Exchanges Offer Small Employers Big Benefits

This presentation will discuss the hurdles that small employers face when it comes to selecting and administering benefits. A competitive benefits package is crucial for small employers, but offering more benefits options often means a greater administrative burden in the form of additional forms to complete and benefits to track.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

Educational Breakout Sessions

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM

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      Corporate Wellness

      Benefits Technology

Using Apps to Reach More Smokers; Alcoa Pilot Case Study

Like many employers, participation in Alcoa's smoking cessation program had decreased over the years. In looking at ways to reach more employee with cessation programs, Alcoa decided to pilot a new app-based smoking cessation program. They offered both their traditional telephone coaching option and the app-based program during the same 90 day tobacco cessation campaign.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Healthcare Reform

      Health Insurance Exchange

Look Before you Leap: Understanding the Opportunities and Pitfalls in Public and Private Insurance Exchanges

The Affordable Care Act creates a new marketplace for individuals and small employers to purchase health insurance, known as “exchanges” or “marketplaces.” The exchanges will be operated by states, or if the states are unwilling or unable to set up an exchange, the Federal Government.

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Corporate Wellness

Making Dollars and Sense Out of Wellness Incentives ~ A Candid Industry Discussion

Four out of five employers offer wellness programs with the expectation that they will improve employee health and productivity and reduce their health plan costs. But despite broad access to wellness programs, employee participation has been limited, leading employers to experiment with incentives to encourage participation. Is a comprehensive program enough, or must employers offer employee incentives to make wellness work? 

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Voluntary Benefits

What Carriers Are Up To?

This panel will feature industry experts sharing their views on what employers are offering their employees relative to voluntary benefits. The panel will also share industry insight on what brokers and carriers alike are asking for and what is being delivered today within the fast growing voluntary benefits vertical.

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Self-Funding

Marketplace Competition in Healthcare: A Guide for Employers with Self-Insured Health Plans

Employers and employees need to reduce healthcare costs because year over year these costs continually rise and several of these years in double digit increases.  Many companies have taken the first step in cost containment but they have fallen short of the true solution to the problem – marketplace competition.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Welcome & Opening Keynote Address: Anything is Possible

 

Nate Boyer Green Beret & Texas Longhorn

Nate's belief of "Anything is Possible" has served him well throughout his life. Nate's can-do attitude is contagious and has helped many of his fellow veterans in moving forward with their lives, going back to school and driving new ventures.  

05:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Opening Networking Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

05:40 PM - 07:30 PM

Sep 26   

06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

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Wake Up with Sun Life Boot Camp

 

Sun Life Financial invites you to join corporate fitness consultant and personal trainer, Amie Hoff for a 45 minute total body workout that will get your heart pumping, muscles sculpted and body fit.  This is a fun, high intensity class that uses bands, tubing and your own body weight to strengthen and tone the body with cardio moves to burn calories. All fitness levels welcome.

 

Sponsored by:

 

Get Ready to Feel your Joy with Satori ~ Morning Yoga with a View

 

Join Satori on a journey through wellness, as we bridge ancient wellness methods of yoga with today’s modern lifestyle. Enjoy stretching and strengthening your body and see how easy it is to feel good naturally, followed by a mindful mediation. Let us breath together at the Beautiful outdoor setting above the Marina Promenade. Start your day right physically, mentally and feel the power of yoga. All levels are welcome. *Meet outside the the Atrium doors at 6am!

Morning Coffee Outside General Session

08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

Opening Remarks & Keynotes

08:30 AM - 09:50 AM

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Fully Charging Your Work and Life

 

Tom Rath Six Time Best-selling Author Are You Fully Charged?

Tom Rath, author of five international bestsellers, will share his latest research about how small choices profoundly affect our daily well-being and effectiveness at work.  READ MORE.

Sponsored by:

 

Networking & “Ask the Experts” in Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Educational Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

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      Self-Funding

      Corporate Wellness

      Human Resource Leadership

Evolution without Revolution: How Amtrak Successfully Managed Change to Total Rewards

Starting in 2013, Amtrak began a journey to change from a benefits centric employee value proposition, to a pay for performance platform integrated with talent management.  Phase One of the effort resulted in $1.3B in savings associated with retiree medical liability and $280MM savings in pension liability. READ MORE.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Corporate Wellness

Shared Values Shared Results™ Putting Value of Caring into Action

Each organization is unique and Shared Values Shared Results, Positive Organizational Health (including Positive Individual Health), Measure and Communicate What Matters, Value of Caring, and a Win-Win Philosophy are key concepts to use in the journey. The second half of the presentation will be devoted to an actual company experience focusing on the development of the Value of Caring concept and on identification of the indicators to drive the value for employees and the employer.

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Voluntary Benefits

      Business Development

Succeeding in Today's Market - How Agents & Brokers are At the Top of their Game

In order to increase sales and build our business relationships, we must learn the proper way to communicate with each other. Sales are based on conversations. Building relationships begins with asking questions, and listening will cement those relationships.  We live in a very noisy world so standing out and being unique will be a way to increase your bottom line. What is it that makes you stand out from your competitors?

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Healthcare Reform

      Human Resource Leadership

Who’s Full Time? Tracking of ACA Hours – One Employer’s Journey

ACA now requires employers to track hours of employee to determine ACA FT status. Employers must analyze whether to outsource or insource this function. A thorough review of internal resources and technology capabilities is also needed.  Hear one employer’s experience of implementing  an ACA compliance tool to track and identify ACA FT status.

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Healthcare Reform

The Who, What, Where and When’s of the Employer Mandate Under ACA (Part I)

The employer mandate regulations offer guidance and a set of complicated rules for determining the employers that are subject to the mandate, when they are subject to the mandate, and how to determine the potential penalties under the mandate. These regulations also define who is and who is not an employee for purposes of determining whether the employer has the requisite number of “full-time employees” and “full-time employee equivalents” to be subjected to the employer mandate and, if so, how many of those employees will count towards penalty determinations under the mandate.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Healthcare Reform

Employer Reporting Requirements Under the ACA~ Are you ready?

This presentation provide an overview of the employer shared responsibility requirements under Code Section 4980H and will prepare attendees for the ins and outs of employer reporting obligations under Code Sections 6055 and 6056 on Forms 1094 and 1095.

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Sleep Works Summit

The Newest Performance Enhancer: Sleep

The smartest employers care about their employees’ health, well-being, and safety. In this session, panelists will share their insights on how and why they became the early and first adopters of workplace sleep health programs.

Complexity: Beginner

 

Educational Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

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      Benefits Technology

      Corporate Fitness & Nutrition

What is Technology’s Role in Boosting Employee Engagement in Well-Being?

These are digitally driven times. The workplace is being redefined, with boundaries between professional and private lives increasingly ambiguous, and people hyper-connected. Companies recognize that technology allows them to shape experiences and outcomes in ways that were not previously possible. Those on the forefront of this evolving trend are using technology to drive change in all aspects of their business, including well-being programs.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Healthcare Reform

The Who, What, Where and When’s of the Employer Mandate Under ACA (Part II)

This continues the discussion on the employer mandate regulations and applies it to the following:

  • A discussion of how to determine whether an individual must be treated as a “full-time” employee for purposes of the mandate  

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

      Self-Funding

      Corporate Wellness

      Human Resource Leadership

Millennial Engagement in Health Consumerism

In four renewal cycles, millennials will represent 50% of an average employer’s workforce. While millennials don’t currently drive healthcare spend, they will quickly become a driving force in company culture, front-line management tactics, and eventually health benefit design. However, the millennial generation is primed to shift current consumer behaviors as they are open to learning new technologies, communication channels, and even ways of navigating the healthcare delivery system.

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

      Corporate Wellness

      Voluntary Benefits

Employee Financial Wellness: One Size Does Not Fit All

For the first time, today’s workforce includes several generations that are working side-by-side. While employees’ needs are more diverse than ever before, they have one thing in common: financial stress. In fact, companies lose more than $300 billion each year due to stressed employees, and more than 70 percent of employees consider money to be their largest single source of stress.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Healthcare Reform

ACA Six Years In: What Next?

We are six years into ACA compliance and each year the requirements get more complicated for employers.  2016 was no exception with the ACA reporting requirements.  Mercer conducts an annual Health Care Reform Survey to measure compliance trends and where employers stand in terms of upcoming requirements.  Get the latest on employer reaction to the excise tax delay, reflections and lessons learned from the first year of ACA reporting, and employer responses to managing affordability and other shared responsibility requirements.  

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced ,Intermediate

 

Networking Lunch & Power Sessions in Exhibit Hall

01:00 PM - 02:50 PM

      Voluntary Benefits

VBA Annual Advisory Board & Membership Meeting & Annual Awards Ceremony

The Voluntary Benefits Association (VBA) Executive & Advisory Board will host their annual meeting and also present this year’s Hall of Fame and Leadership awards to industry professionals.  All active VBA members are welcome to attend as well as prospective members.

Speakers

02:30 PM - 03:50 PM

Healthiest Employer (H100) Awards Ceremony (Open to All Registrants)

The Corporate Health & Wellness Association (CHWA) invites you to join us in recognizing the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America (H100).  Finalists will be invited to attend the H100 Awards Ceremony which will take place at the CHWA’s Annual Conference and the 8th Annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (Sept 25-28) in National Harbor, MD.  

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Educational Breakout Sessions

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM

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      Healthcare Reform

Fiduciary Fundamentals & Risks: Understanding Your Responsibilities (and Liabilities)

Understanding the ACA starts with a basic understanding of what ERISA requires.  After all, existing rules under ERISA formed the building blocks for health care reform.  Moreover, an inadvertent ERISA or ACA violation could expose the plan or its fiduciaries to massive liability.

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Corporate Wellness

      Corporate Fitness & Nutrition

Wearables and Presence of Mind in the Workplace

Technology is becoming more intimate and personal.  Wearables provide new opportunities as well as challenges.  Researching the potential for wearables to counter presenteeism in the workplace provided extensive learning in the areas of design, the human-social- technical experience, presence and the workplace itself.  

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Corporate Wellness

Navigating the Legal Landmines & EEOC

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rules applicable to employer sponsored wellness programs, including tax rules, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, ACA and the ADA. We will also highlight proposed/final EEOC wellness program rules and compliance initiatives. We will endeavor to secure a panelist representative from the EEOC.

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Healthcare Reform

A Deep Dive Look at Employee Measurement and Stability Periods

This session will provide an in-depth look at the confusing rules for determining “full-time status” under the employer mandate. IRS reporting requirements suggest employers must make a determination of which employees are full-time, by month.  Sounds simple….but it isn’t.  This deep dive will provide you with all you need to know to make this determination for your organization. 

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Voluntary Benefits

In Non-Insured Benefits, One Thing is Not Like the Other

Learn more about non-insured benefits! As a broker, consultant or HR director, you will find out first-hand why benefit advisers across the nation are diversifying their portfolio with non-insured benefits like telehealth and health advocacy. Industry experts offer real life examples of implementing these programs with their clients. Learn how these benefit solutions can differentiate you from the competition and add to your value as a trusted adviser. 

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Sleep Works Summit

Sleep 101: How Sleep Can Improve Your Bottom Line

This session will provide an overview and introduction on why sleep should be viewed as a performance-enhancing tool necessary for success, the ROI/VOI of sleep, and how to start a corporate sleep health program for companies of any size.

Complexity: Intermediate

 

Educational Breakout Sessions

05:00 PM - 05:50 PM

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      Self-Funding

Specialty Pharmacy: Recognizing and Understanding What’s Special

Biotechnology and new medicines have enabled tens of millions of working-age Americans with chronic disease to stay on the job. As these high-cost drugs enter the marketplace with increasing frequency, how can benefits managers develop programs that improve access and delivery of prescription drugs, assist in therapy management, increase adherence and provide educational support?

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Healthcare Reform

ACA Practical Considerations & Litigation Avoidance

As employers struggle with technical compliance, there are a number of litigation hazards that must be considered in implementing the ACA.  From employee communications to the provision of mandated benefits, employers and ERISA plan fiduciaries have litigation exposure under the ACA.

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Corporate Wellness

      Corporate Fitness & Nutrition

      Human Resource Leadership

A New Era of Well-being ~ Human Energy Management

How does your organization move from eating chocolate chip cookies and soda to almonds and apples?  Join us for a look back at the past decade for an inside peek at this 120 year old company’s transformation into a new era of well-being. Gain insight on how you can positively impact the health and wellness of your employees, their families and the community through best practices.  

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

      Healthcare Reform

      Health Insurance Exchange

      Benefits Technology

Evaluating Private Exchanges: 2016 and Beyond

In this interactive session we will examine the experience of some early adopters of private exchanges and provide a critical evaluation of the financial savings claimed for the private exchange model. Using survey data taken from employers who have adopted private exchanges, case study analysis and an actuarial review of the financial structures, this session will provide employers with a practical basis for evaluating whether an exchange strategy would make sense for their organization.

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Corporate Wellness

      Corporate Fitness & Nutrition

Employees Deserve 24/7 Culture of Wellness

The smartest employers care deeply about their employees’ health and well-being. They know they must offer flexible and convenient at-home and at-work workout and stress reduction solution because it needs to fit seamlessly into their employee's busy daily lives.

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Self-Funding

      Voluntary Benefits

Employers: Save Employees from Cleaning out their Email Inboxes by Helping them with their Benefit Options

Thirty-eight percent of Americans say they would rather clean out their email inboxes than research their benefit options. Employees don’t feel they have the information and support to make smart benefits decisions, and as a result, almost all (90 percent) roll over their benefits packages year after year.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

Networking Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

 

Sep 27   

06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

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Wake Up with Sun Life Morning Yoga

 

Sun Life Financial invites you to join certified Yoga Instructor Satori Ebedes as she guides you through on a journey through wellness, as we bridge ancient wellness methods of yoga with today's modern lifestyle. After two days of Congress, this morning session will help rejuvenate attendees through an empowering yoga practice designed to enhance physical and mental relaxation.  All levels are welcome. BONUS: First 20 attendees will receive a complimentary Yoga towels to take back to the office sponsored by Sun Life Financial.

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Get Up, Get Out, Get Fit ~ An Outdoor Sweat Fest to Start Your Day

 

If you need a little inspiration to get your morning workout in, join corporate fitness consultant and personal trainer, Amie Hoff for a 45 min outdoor workout. All levels are welcome for this fun, body toning and cardio workout. With a beautiful waterfront view of the Potomac River, Amie will incorporate body weight exercises, agility/speed drills and resistance training to increase strength and stamina while melting away body fat. All levels are welcome and modifications can be made to meet abilities and needs. *Meet outside the the Atrium doors at 6am!

 

Networking & Coffee in Exhibit Hall with Bingo/Giveaways

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Keynote: Just Like Walmart? What Can Global Healthcare, Benefits and Wellness Learn from Big Data in Retail?

 

Michael S. Jacobs Sr. Director Health & Wellness Walmart

 

09:00 AM - 09:20 AM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Industry Leader Fire Side Chat on Big Data

 

Seth Cohen VP, Strategic Accounts & Alliances Castlight Health 

 

 

Dr. Bruce Rogen Chief Medical Director Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan

 

 

Dr. Nick van Terheyden Chief Medical Officer Dell Services Healthcare & Life Sciences 

 

   

 

09:20 AM - 09:50 AM

Educational Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

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      Healthcare Reform

      Human Resource Leadership

Benefits Enrollment 2.0

With the new age of healthcare reform, every employee should be an educated consumer of their health insurance plan. Now more than ever, it's important for Human Resource and Benefit Professionals to be in front of their employees. With all of the different stories in the media on healthcare reform, it is up to us to weed through the new laws, explain them to the employees and show them the new face of healthcare in America.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

Certification:

 

      Corporate Wellness

      Corporate Fitness & Nutrition

The Mega Trend of Wearables & Ensuring Privacy and Security of Your Wellness Program Data

Spurred by wellness incentives that are part of the Affordable Care Act, the wearable device mega trend has moved into the corporate environment with more companies offering employees activity trackers as part of their wellness programs. According to Jonathan Collins, a principal analyst with ABI Research, “what the latest wearable devices provide to wellness programs is an easy data feedback loop that wasn’t available before.  

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Healthcare Reform

      Human Resource Leadership

Employee Classification ~ Overcoming Administrative & Communication Challenges Under Revised FLSA Regulation

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Voluntary Benefits

Saving Money and Saving Lives: The Real-Life Superpowers of Innovative Voluntary Benefits

In a world where health and wealth are becoming ever more intricately intertwined, it is increasingly evident that medical insurance, decision-support, or financial advising alone simply does not address the entire problem. READ MORE.

Speakers

Complexity: Intermediate

 

      Corporate Wellness

When Life Gets in the Way of Well-Being: EAP and Work-Life Management as a Prerequisite to Health

Traditional “transactional” health care often concentrates on the closure of gaps in care, with secondary attention to emotional and life issues. This session introduces the idea that resolution of EAP and work-life issues is an essential component of health care delivery, without which other health and wellness services are less likely to succeed. READ MORE.

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Sleep Works Summit

Sleep Your Employees to Happy and Healthy: Best Practices in Corporate Sleep Health

This session will explore the market for corporate wellness programs including perspectives on insurance and benefits programs that reward good sleep behavior. READ MORE.

Complexity: Intermediate

 

Educational Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

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      Corporate Wellness

      Global Benefits

Communicating Wellness Across Borders

The key to making an impact in all locations has been in the methods used for communication and connection. In this presentation I want to share the case study of World Fuel Services and our wellness journey as a Fortune 100 company who has decided to embrace wellness on a global scale. The Wellness for Life program has been successful at reaching over 20 countries and engaging employees in every dimension of wellness. The challenges, successes and lessons learned of our program will be shared.  

Speakers

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Self-Funding

      Corporate Wellness

      Benefits Technology

      Human Resource Leadership

How Health Care Transparency Technologies Can Enhance Your Health Benefits Strategy

Access to cost and quality information before medical treatment lowers costs and improves outcomes. When people have the information they need, they become smart consumers, just like they do in every other part of their lives. The more accurate and comprehensive the information, the better healthcare works. READ MORE.

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      Healthcare Reform

Healthcare Reform Updates

The Affordable Care Act includes 2,000 pages of legislative text and tens of thousands of pages of regulations. But more is coming every day. Shifting through the text can become a full-time job, how do you make the most accurate distinctions and avoid costly penalties? In this session former Special Counsel for the U.S. Treasury, Alan Tawshunsky will lead a discussion with the U.S. Treasury Department and CCIIO at the HHS, providing critical insight into recent changes in the law and offer a glimpse of what’s on the regulatory horizon. Attendees will also learn which regulations are most relevant to their segment.  

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Complexity: Advanced

 

      Corporate Wellness

Stepping Outside the Biometrics Box ~ A Pilot Study On How Genetic Testing Can Empower More Precise Wellness Programming

Struggling to show ROI for your corporate wellness program?  Looking for innovative strategies on how to better manage your employees risk for cardiovascular events?  Are you searching for a creative new way to make health lifestyle interventions “stick” with your employees that are battling obesity and/or diabetes? 

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Complexity: Advanced

 

      Sleep Works Summit

Innovative Sleep Programs: How Sleep is Revolutionizing the Workplace

In this session, attendees will gain insight into some of the most innovative, novel sleep programs from companies leading the corporate sleep wellness charge. Attendees will also learn about creative ways these companies are cultivating a healthy sleep environment.  

Complexity: Advanced

 

      Voluntary Benefits

New Non-Traditional Voluntary Benefits Programs Reshaping the Benefits World

Voluntary benefits have traditionally included several types of insurance products such as dental, vision, long-term care etc. These days more and more employers are beginning to offer non-insurance or non-traditional products.

Complexity: Advanced

 

Networking Lunch & The Sleep Revolution Book Signing with Arianna Huffington in Exhibit Hall

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Exhibitor Teardown

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Closing Keynotes

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Winning, Leadership, and the Entrepreneurial Enterprise

 

André Taylor Best-selling Author, and Entrepreneur You Can Still Win!

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

      Sleep Works Summit

How Sleep Can Ignite Performance

 

Arianna Huffington President and Editor-In-Chief, The Huffington Post; Best-selling Author, The Sleep Revolution and Thrive

Arianna will share her personal story about how and why she got into the business of sleep health and encourage your organization to do the same, so you do not have the learn the lessons she has, the hard way.

 

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