Table Topic Lunch Discussions

These roundtable discussions on specialized topics in innovative health and benefits will occur in the main ballroom during lunch on Wednesday, May 25. Topics will be limited to either eight or nine participants (in addition to the group leaders).

Wednesday, May 25 • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm


Automatic Rollover Solutions for Health Care Industry

Millennium Trust Company

Terminated employees can cost health care employers thousands of dollars in administrative costs. These former employees increase administrative duties, increase fiduciary liability and slowly drain other resources. With our discussion, we propose exploring the issues associated from terminated employees who are non-responsive yet maintained within a retirement plan and automatic rollovers as a solution.

Presenters: Mark Koeppen, Vice President, Millennium Trust; Rosie Martinez, Business Development, Millennium Trust

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Improving Member Communication and Transparency Leads to Lower Health Plan Costs


Better informed plan members have better outcomes and lower plan costs. Learn how transparency tools, personalized advocacy support programs and other cost effective services and member engagement programs are saving employers money, supporting new revenue streams for employers and providing peach-of-mind for individual members. A true win-win for everyone along the way. Join us for this engaging discussion centered on the value of the consumer’s perspective.

Presenter: Bart Sheeler, CEO, Benezon, Julian Lago, President, Benezon

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Open up and say ahhh … it’s time for your (employees’) annual physical!

Newell Brands

Marian Chase, Sr. Manager of Benefits at Newell Brands, will share what outcomes they are now seeing after year 2 of canceling onsite screenings, and rewarding employees instead for getting an annual physical.

For Employers

Presenter: Marian Chase, Senior Manager – Global Benefits, Newell Brands

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Wellness Plans—Will the EEOC Ever Be Satisfied?

Ogletree Deakins

Workplace wellness plans have never been so complicated. Beyond the alphabet soup that is HIPAA, ERISA, GINA, COBRA, ACA and state law issues, the EEOC has proposed regulations that will impose additional requirements on wellness programs. In this table discussion, join Christina Broxterman for a discussion of the latest EEOC requirements, the impact they will have on wellness programs and strategies for compliance.

Presenter: Christina M. Broxterman, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Ask An Expert: Sound Advice for Managing Fatigue to Improve Productivity & Decision-Making


Sleep Health expert, Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, discusses new approaches progressive companies are using to address a major source of workforce fatigue and the benefits realized in productivity, creativity and key decision-making. Today’s successful brands are connecting the dots between proper recovery and employee engagement, resilience, safety and performance.

Presenter: Dr. Jeffery Durmer, MD, PhD, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, FusionHealth

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Telehealth 2.0: Beyond Urgent Care

American Well

Demand for telehealth as an integrated benefit is now all but assumed among employers, health plans, and consumers. As the telehealth space evolves, clinical use cases are rapidly expanding beyond urgent care to other specialties. These new and exciting applications of telehealth are in large part driven by the growing adoption and deployment of telehealth services among clinicians. This dual-front evolution is spreading the economic and clinical benefits of telehealth across industries. This discussion will highlight some of the revolutionary developments in telehealth and address different strategies to integrate telehealth into an innovative plan design.

Presenter: Alison Kelly, Director of Health Plan Sales, American Well

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Smoking is Still Number One: Innovations in Smoking Cessation


Smoking is still the top cause of death, disease and health care spending. Plus, smokers use more sick days and take more breaks than non-smokers. At this table, we will discuss why it is so hard to engage smokers, look at promising innovations and research, and touch on the ACA requirements around tobacco surcharges. Bring your questions, expertise, success stories, and let’s learn from each other.

Presenter: Jo Masterson, COO, 2Morrow

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Creating Consumer Value in Health Care: Incorporating Convenience, Addressing Consumer Behavior

Outcomes-based health care is shaping the new care delivery landscape. Do executives need to think more competitively as wellness, health maintenance and primary care services become more retail in nature, and patient loyalty and engagement take center stage? Discuss here how to best do align products with lifestyle, conventional consumer-based values, and brand feelings.

Presenters: C. A. Bud Zborowski, Healthcare Executive, Business Expansion Professional

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