Arkansas Tech University using Engaging Wellness: Corporate Wellness Programs that Work as Required Read

RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS, January 20, 2016 – Arkansas Tech University will use the Corporate Health & Wellness Association’s (CHWA) publication, Engaging Wellness: Corporate Wellness Programs that Work as a required text for their students of the Health and Physical Education Department’s Wellness Degree.

Engaging Wellness: Corporate Wellness Programs that Work is the most relevant textbook we’ve found relating to today’s wellness industry,” said Professor Mr. Jamie McDougal from Arkansas Tech University. “It provides ‘real world’ scenarios that allow future professionals to develop knowledge and awareness of the opportunities and challenges facing them as they select future career paths.”

Engaging Wellness provides insights from industry experts on how to successfully implement, operate and measure a corporate wellness program; as well as how to engage and motivate employees to become active in their health, along with other valuable insights

“Here at the CHWA, we are very excited to announce this as part of their education and foresee other Universities following suit in the future,” said Renée -Marie Stephano, President of the Corporate Health & Wellness Association. “They are setting a high standard of education, and we are happy to play our part in developing the wellness leaders of the future.”

To order a copy of Engaging Wellness: Corporate Wellness Programs that Work, click here.

For more information, contact Sarah Hunt:

Phone: 561-792-4418 ext. 808

Email: [email protected]

About the Corporate Health & Wellness Association

The Corporate Health & Wellness Association (CHWA), also referred to as the Health & Wellness Association or the Corporate Wellness Association, a 501(c)6 is the first national non-profit organization focused on health, wellness, disease prevention and management for employers, employees and their families.

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WEBCAST REPLAY: Global Wellbeing Research Webinar

Wellbeing Without Borders: Findings from ShapeUp’s Global Research 

The Corporate Health & Wellness Association, in partnership with ShapeUp, invites you to join us for the replay of our recent webinar: Wellbeing Without Borders: Findings from ShapeUp’s Global Research.

If you missed out on our recent webinar or would just like to watch again click below:

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Do you know what your global employees think about your wellness program?

We do. We recently polled employees worldwide to gather a participant’s perspective on wellness programming.

If you missed out on this educational webinar, join us for its replay where we examine the results of our global research.

You will learn:

  • Barriers to engagement
  • Cultural challenges
  • Localized communications
  • And much more

Brought to you by ShapeUp and the Corporate Health & Wellness Association, this webinar features international health expert Wolf Kirsten and ShapeUp global account executive Erik Sayre.  

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Wolf Kirsten

President & CEO

International Health Consulting

 

Erik

 

Erik Sayre

Global Account Executive

ShapeUp

 

 

 

 

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Sarah

 

Sarah Hunt

Education & Engagement Leader

Corporate Health & Wellness Association

“Education Equals Engagement”

We are looking at how to engage employees, regardless of industry. Wellness professionals need to engage their employees in leading healthier lives and voluntary benefits professionals need to engage employees in the benefits they receive. Watch as Wellness Activist Drew Seanz quickly explains the power of education in engagement. (You can watch the full panel interview here.)

The EHBC provides educational opportunities for all players in the HR and Insurance industries — from healthcare reform compliance to creating a healthy and happy workforce to the latest in voluntary benefits. We not only teach you what you need to know but how to educate and reach your employees as well.

Register Today!

More Great Speakers You Can Hear Only at the 2017 Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is heading to Los Angeles from October 2 – 4 for three days of networking and education on all aspects of employee benefits, from best practices on corporate wellness, healthcare reform, self-funded insurance and voluntary benefits. Here are just some of the speakers you can hear!

Rob Thurston, President, HR Consulting Group, Inc.

Rob-Thurston-headshotRob Thurston is the President of HRCG. In addition to his official duties, he serves as a consultant to numerous corporations, insurance companies, and third-party administrators. His consulting expertise is in the area of human resources, employee benefits, and marketing. He is a national expert in the design and implementation of computer systems for interactive voice response (IVR) administration systems, including flexible compensation, enrollment/communicating benefits, 401(k) plans and health care cost containment.

 

 

Robin Bouvier, VP, Certified Wellness Program Coordinator, AON Hewitt

Robin-Bouvier-headshot-webRobin Bouvier is a Vice President in Aon’s Health & Benefits Practice in the Boston area. As a member of Aon Hewitt’s National Innovation Group and Health Transformation Team, Robin identifies opportunities for organizations to increase the health and well-being of their workforces. She provides assistance to consultants and clients related to data collection and analysis, strategy development, wellness vendor selection, and program design and execution. Robin also evaluates opportunities for organizations to make policy and environmental changes to create a culture of healthy living. You can see Robin Explore the ROI of Sleep Initiatives.

 

 

Nancy Rothstein, The Sleep Ambassador®; Director, CIRCADIAN Corporate Sleep Programs

Nancy-Rothstein-headshot-webAs The Sleep Ambassador®, Nancy Rothstein inspires a new respect for sleep and its impact on all aspects of work, life, and well-being. Through consulting, public speaking, media engagements, and other venues, she presents strategic solutions selected to empower people to make lasting shifts to optimize their sleep quality and quantity to optimize their lives and well-being. As Director of CIRCADIAN® Corporate Sleep Programs™, Nancy consults and lectures to Fortune 500 corporations and other organizations.  With decades of experience in the financial and corporate sectors, Nancy brings an understanding of how sleep impacts performance, productivity, profitability, safety, health and health care costs, for both employers and their employees. Nancy will be joining Robin in discussing how sleep deprivation is costing your company.

 

 

Denise Holland, Owner/President, Inside Employee Wellness & Consulting

Denise-Holland-headshot-webDenise J. Holland, MHA is a health insurance and employee wellness expert with over 15 years experience creating effective, data-driven corporate wellness programs. She is the Owner and President of Inside Employee Wellness and Consulting, a corporate wellness consulting firm specializing in wellness programs for medium to large manufacturing companies. Some of her clients include the Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Hog Slat, Inc (where she also serves as Director of Employee Healthcare) and The Noel Group. She was the recipient of the 2004 Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s National Best of Blue Award for Quality in Health Innovation and has had her health interventions published in the International Journal of Men’s Health. Denise will instruct the core courses for the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist®

 

 

Gregory Sullivan, President, CIGNA Stop Loss, CIGNA

Cigna_logo-web_GREG_SULLIVANGreg Sullivan is president of Cigna Stop Loss, which is believed to be the largest stop loss carrier in the country. Greg has been working in the stop loss marketplace for over 16 years and has an actuarial background. Greg will share “New Developments in Medical Stop Loss.”

 

 

 

 

Scott Kirschner, Director of Benefits Strategy, Iron Mountain

Scott-Kirschner-headshot-webScott Kirschner is the Director of Benefits Strategy at Iron Mountain, where he is ultimately responsible for all health, welfare and retirement benefits for over 8,000 US and 1,100 Canadian employees, as well as shared responsibility for the benefits of another 10,000 employees in 34 countries. Mr. Kirschner is especially focused on the near and long-term benefits and health strategy for the company in the US, encompassing approximately $135 million in annual costs. Mr. Kirschner’s four-year health strategy for Iron Mountain that was implemented in mid-2013 has been recognized extensively both internally and externally. Scott will discuss how employers are failing in managing diabetes.

 

 

Jim Pursley, Chief Commercial Officer, Livongo/ EosHealth

Jim-Pursley-Headshot-webJim Pursley is responsible for Livongo Health’s commercial efforts and go-to-market strategy, including sales and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Livongo, Jim ran global sales and marketing for Care Innovations, an Intel-GE company, where he also served as General Manager of the Independent Living business segment overseeing the launch of three new products, including Care Innovations’ first direct-to-consumer offering in healthcare. He was on the original team involved in the formation of Care Innovations, where he provided strategic leadership and market expertise to help launch the new company. In addition to his role at Care Innovations, Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre in Ireland and as a Commissioner for the Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST) in Washington, DC. Jim will join Scott in discussing An Employer Approach to Diabetes Programming.

 

Rob Harkins, Practice Leader, Private Exchanges, Willis Towers Watson

Rob-Harkins-headshot-newRob leads the Willis Towers Watson initiative for private exchanges in the Mid-Market space, bringing his exchange expertise to our clients and consultants. He has created and developed unique technology solutions for many of our clients and has led the transition of the Legacy Willis organization of consultants and advisors to embrace the changing benefits environment in the Private Exchange space. By championing an integrated, modern technology approach to benefits administration he introduced the national brokerage line of business to new opportunities. As part of the leadership team, he evaluated exchange vendor capabilities, developed and managed strategic partnerships, and positioned Willis Towers Watson as an unbiased leader in the exchange environment. Today, Rob manages the Mid-Market exchange initiative, driving collaboration and strategy across the organization to assist employers in modernizing their benefits delivery. Rob will discuss how employees are smarter than you think they are when it comes to benefits selection.

 

Alan Cohen, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Liazon / Willis Tower Watson

Alan-Cohen-headshot-newAlan leads product for Exchange Solutions for Willis Towers Watson, defining the future of benefits delivery with innovative, modernized solutions for businesses of all sizes, including their global service line. Additionally, he co-founded Liazon, operator of the industry’s leading private benefits exchanges. Liazon was acquired by Towers Watson, now Willis Towers Watson, in 2013. Alan is often sought out for his insights on private exchanges, their role in the new health care landscape and their effect on businesses. His expert commentary has appeared in Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, Forbes, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Yahoo Finance, CNBC.com, and numerous benefits publications including Employee Benefit News and Benefits Pro. Alan will inspire you about how you can change the benefits landscape.

 

 

Kristin Kahle, CEO, and Founder, Navigate HCR

Dr.-Kirstin-Kahle-headshot-webWith more than 20 years of industry experience, Dr. Kahle is now the CEO and Founder of NavigateHCR (NHCR), a full-service Affordable Care Act (ACA) and compliance consulting company that offers a variety of services to assist employers and brokers with even the most complex requirements of laws governing employee benefits. NHCR was founded in 2012 and is the oldest ACA technology and compliance company in the country. With a sole focus on simplifying compliance, NHCR acts as an extension to HR Departments in order to lessen the burden on employers of time-consuming processes, distribution of required employee communications, and complicated reporting. Dr. Kahle will Join Ben Conley in hosting the Certified Healthcare Reforms Specialist® core courses.

 

 

Cheryl Perez, President & Managing Partner, Benefit Innovations Group LLC

Cheryl-Cooper-Perez-headshotCheryl Perez comes to B.I.G. with over 13 years’ experience in Employee Benefits consulting. Having worked for years in the Sales Divisions for both the largest Health Insurance and Voluntary Benefits providers in the US, she specializes in Group Major Medical and Voluntary Benefits plan options. For the last 9 years, Cheryl has led a team of over 50 Benefits Consultants and Sales Executives, focusing their efforts on providing cost-effective benefit solutions and services to clients ranging in size from 3 employees to over 5000 employees. Recently, she began focusing on the complexities involved in delivering these products and services under the new Healthcare Reform Laws.  Cheryl is a certified Healthcare Reform Specialist and received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Communications as well as her Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Business from Ohio University. Cheryl is a trained and award-winning public speaker who enjoys inspiring people to set their goals high and develop a plan of action to achieve their dreams. Cheryl will help you grow your HR consulting business.

 

Bill Bade, Consulting Actuary, Milliman Consulting

Bill-Bade-headshot-webBill Bade is a consulting actuary with the Tampa office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 2015 after spending 10 years in the worksite benefits industry corporate setting. Prior to joining Milliman, Bill served as vice president of national account management at Allstate Benefits, a subsidiary of The Allstate Corporation. In that role, he was responsible for the management of national account premium administration, proposals, contracts, and new client implementation. Through his exposure to distribution and marketing, Bill developed a passion for anticipating market trends, distribution opportunities, and the interaction between market trends and product pricing. Bill will help you with Compliance Pitfalls Pertaining to ERISA’s Governance of Voluntary Benefits.

 

 

Jeffrey Gero, Stress Management Pioneer, Success Over Stress

Dr.-Jeffrey-Gero-headshot-webGero is a pioneer in the field of stress management and the creator of the Success Over Stress System. For over 40 years, Dr. Gero has worked with many organizations and individuals dealing with a variety of stressors and organizational challenges. He is an executive and wellness coach, trainer and he delivered the first stress management program for the California Department of Corrections at San Quentin Prison. He assisted the Los Angeles Times with the stress surrounding the 1984 Olympics; he assisted Allied Signal with the stress involving a plant closing; helped JPL (NASA) deal with the stress after the failure of the Mars Project; and, he assisted paramedics in the California State Firefighters Association with job stress. His Transformational Thinking and Emotional Intelligence programs explore consciousness, which gives individuals the opportunity to search within themselves for deeper meaning. He researched and wrote his doctoral dissertation on meditation. Dr. Gero will help learn Stress, Emotional Intelligence and Meditation for Employer, and Employee Wellbeing.

 

Karen Gathercole, Benefits Manager, Florida Institute of Technology

Karen-Gathercole-headshot-webKaren has a B.A. from the University of Oregon, and 16 years management experience in Human Resources. She has been certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) since 2008, a Certified HealthCare Reform Specialist (CHRS) since 2013, and recently became a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM­CP). Currently, Karen is the Director of Human Resources for Florida Institute of Technology, one of the premier private research institutes in the nation. Times Higher Education ranks Florida Tech as one of the top 20 World Universities, including other schools such as CalTech and the Paris-based Ecole Normale Superieure.  Karen is the Vice Chair of the Human Resources Advisory Council for ICUBA- Independent College and University Benefits Association- a MEWA headquartered in Orlando, FL.  She also serves as a member of the South Brevard Society for Human Resources. Karen will discuss the future of benefits enrollment.

 

Sibyl Bogardus, Key Accounts, HUB International

Sibyl-Bogardus-headshot-e1390517756568Sibyl Bogardus provides compliance and consulting services regarding health plans and other employee benefits. Her areas of expertise include federal and state health care reform, ERISA, cafeteria plans, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA, and compliance with Internal Revenue Code requirements for favorable tax treatment of benefits. Sibyl is a frequent keynote speaker on health reform and medical plan design trends. In December 2013, the House of Representatives invited Sibyl to testify on health reform impacts to their Small Business Committee in Washington, D.C.  She currently serves on an IRS Advisory Council for the Gulf Coast.  She is a widely published author on employee benefits, tax, and labor law issues.  Sibyl also has given interviews for radio, magazines, and newspapers on the ADA, human resources, legislative activity, and related issues.

Nathan Hays Will Share How Transparency Can Help Your Healthcare Costs

Nathan Hays headshot (web)Nathan Hays, Manager of Health and Productivity Analytics for Sprint, will speak at next month’s Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, September 25 – 28 in Washington D.C.

In this role, he supports the strategic design, carrier alignment, and program measurement for Sprint health and welfare programs for approximately 32,000 employees.  He has 20 years of experience in benefits strategy, administration, and production systems support.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Ambassador College.

His session, titled “How Health Care Transparency Technologies Can Enhance Your Health Benefits Strategy” will guide attendees on how to best utilize healthcare transparency solutions to help lower healthcare spending. New technologies provide HR leaders the tools needed to consolidate and enhance their health and wellness programs. Using technology, employees and their families are learning how to shop for healthcare by taking control of how they spend their healthcare dollars, and employers are able to more effectively create behavior change to reduce healthcare costs and increase benefits satisfaction.   By offering a personalized and integrated experience – along with targeted and timely recommendations – you can make it easy and intuitive to make the right healthcare decisions.

“It has been shown that access to cost and quality information actually lowers coat and improves outcomes,” said Hays. “By giving people the information they need to make informed decision, like they have for every other important decision in their lives, they become smart consumers. By helping employees with this information, employers can help make healthcare work better for everyone.”

About the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is comprised of seven niche industry tracks: Corporate Wellness Conference, Corporate Fitness & Nutrition Conference, Voluntary Benefits Conference, Self-Funding & Workers Compensation Conference, National Healthcare Reform Conference, Global Benefits Conference and the Health Insurance Exchange Conference.

With multiple initiatives and platforms to unite the thriving employer healthcare industry, the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) is one of the largest healthcare conferences in the country. Participants and attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of the hundreds of one-on-one networking opportunities with registrants from all of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Conferences, providing seven times the traffic and networking for everyone attending the conferences this year.

Gilsbar Joins Arianna Huffington and More at Largest Employer Healthcare Conference

Covington, LA-based Gilsbar — one of the largest, privately held health and benefit management organizations in the country— will be a Silver sponsor of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress taking place in Washington D.C. September 25 -28.

This year is expected to being in up to 3,000 attendees from across the world to learn from leaders in the wellness and healthcare industries through real case studies and to network with their peers from across the world.

The EHBC will host several initiatives to bring the latest developments and offerings in the industry to attendees. Some of this year’s summits include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Ariana Huffington, President and Editor-In-Chief The Huffington Post and Best-selling author of The Sleep Revolution and Thrive
  • 2nd Healthiest Employer (H100) Awards Ceremony, where invited employers will see where their company ranks among the top 100 healthiest companies in the United States.
  • Day on the Hill, where attendees will have the chance to visit Capitol Hill and discuss the problems they are facing in the industry directly with their elected representatives.
  • 4th Annual Global Women’s Leadership Summit, that brings together women of the industry through interactive discussions and engaging networking activities

About Sponsor

Gilsbar is one of the largest, privately held health and benefit management organizations in the country. Our divisions include TPA Services, Wellness, Population Health Management and Advocacy, all committed to improving the health and well-being of the clients we serve.

For more than half a century, Gilsbar has offered services, solutions and support for business and associations looking for happier constituents and healthier bottom lines. We’re a proven, multipurpose provider of health and benefits management strategies that heighten productivity and improve outcomes. As one of the nation’s largest privately held health and benefits management organizations,

Gilsbar delivers an unwavering commitment to partnerships guided by a corporate vision and strategy focused on YOU, the clients we serve – employers, brokers, consultants, affinity groups, insurance carriers and others. These professionals choose Gilsbar for our innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and world?class service… and continue to stay with us through the years. Our expertise makes Gilsbar the trusted choice for clients all across the nation.

About the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is comprised of seven niche industry tracks: Corporate Wellness Conference, Corporate Fitness & Nutrition Conference, Voluntary Benefits Conference, Self-Funding & Workers Compensation Conference, National Healthcare Reform Conference, Global Benefits Conference and the Health Insurance Exchange Conference.

With multiple initiatives and platforms to unite the thriving employer healthcare industry, the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) is one of the largest healthcare conferences in the country. Participants and attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of the hundreds of one-on-one networking opportunities with registrants from all of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Conferences, providing seven times the traffic and networking for everyone attending the conferences this year.

Paula Cravott Will Save Your Employees from Cleaning out their Email Inboxes

Paula Cravott headshot_newPaula Cravott is currently the Director of Benefits & Wellness for BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., in Westborough, MA, and is set to speak at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress that is now less than two months away.

Prior to joining BJ’s, Paula held benefit positions in the software and manufacturing industries. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Suffolk University and a certificate in Pension Administration from Bentley University.

During her career, Paula has shown success in plan design, budget analysis, vendor management and communication of corporate benefit programs. Her experience in different industries has shown her that no two communications programs are the same, whether the tools are written, electronic, or in-person you have to speak to your audience.

Her session at the EHBC is titled “Employers: Save Employees from Cleaning out their Email Inboxes by Helping them with their Benefit Options” which she present with DirectPath CEO Bart Yancey and Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Senior Vice-President, Compensation, Benefits & HRIS, Paul Cortese. This session comes after a survey showing 38 percent of Americans would rather clean out their inbox then research benefit options. Attendees will learn that by aking an active approach to employee enrollment, employers can help employees better navigate their options and chose more cost-effective plans, thereby building employee loyalty and capturing information for audits regulation compliance.

“Benefits options are important decisions to make,” said Cravott. “But 90 percent of all employees roll over their options every year. When an employer makes an effort to reach and educate their employees about their benefits options, it improves engagement company performance and bottom line.”

About the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

Happening September 25-28, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C., The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is comprised of seven niche industry tracks: Corporate Wellness Conference, Corporate Fitness & Nutrition Conference, Voluntary Benefits Conference, Self-Funding & Workers Compensation Conference, National Healthcare Reform Conference, Global Benefits Conference and the Health Insurance Exchange Conference.

With multiple initiatives and platforms to unite the thriving employer healthcare industry, the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) is one of the largest healthcare conferences in the country. Participants and attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of the hundreds of one-on-one networking opportunities with registrants from attending the conferences this year.

For more information, visit http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com/

Nova Healthcare Administrators Joins 200 Other Healthcare and Benefits Leaders on EHBC Tradeshow Floor

Nova Healthcare Administrators will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress taking place in Washington D.C. September 25 -28, and is expected to being in up to 3,000 attendees from all corners of the Earth to learn the latest in the benefits and HR communities and to network and create more business.

The EHBC will host several high level summits to open a forum of discussion among attendees along with the best lineup of educational and inspirational speakers in the industry. Highlights of this year’s event include:

About Nova Healthcare Administrators

Nova, specializing in employee benefit administration since 1982, is a trusted advisor to over 600 clients while delivering exceptional service their members. Nova partners with clients to provide a holistic, innovative and cost-effective long-term plan to improve their financial well-being and the overall wellness of their employees.

About the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is comprised of seven niche industry tracks: Corporate Wellness Conference, Corporate Fitness & Nutrition Conference, Voluntary Benefits Conference, Self-Funding & Workers Compensation Conference, National Healthcare Reform Conference, Global Benefits Conference and the Health Insurance Exchange Conference.

With multiple initiatives and platforms to unite the thriving employer healthcare industry, the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) is one of the largest healthcare conferences in the country. Participants and attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of the hundreds of one-on-one networking opportunities with registrants from all of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Conferences, providing seven times the traffic and networking for everyone attending the conferences this year.

Victor Tringali will Present Successful Strategies in Disease Management at 8th EHBC

Victor Tringali headshotVictor Tringali, Founder and Managing Partner of Healthy Human Capital, will present at the upcoming Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress as part of their dedication to bringing the best speakers and latest information in the industry. The annual conference will take place in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. from September 25 – 28 and expects up to 2,500 attendees from across the globe to networks and discover the latest in the employer benefits and healthcare industries.

As the Executive Director of University Wellness, Victor developed a nationally acclaimed wellness initiative aimed at improving the health and productivity among faculty and staff members. The program gained recognition from the American Heart Association, the Wellness Counsel of America and the Philadelphia Business Journal, and was instrumental in helping reduce healthcare expenditures by an estimated $45 million over five years, while reducing Drexel’s health care trend to zero. In 2014, Mr. Tringali was honored with the American Heart Association Innovation award for health promotion and was subsequently summoned to serve as a key presenter for the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health.

Mr. Tringali recently founded Healthy Human Capital, a consulting firm dedicated to helping employers build high-performing, healthy workplaces through the incorporation of evidence-based wellness programming. He has consulted and presented to numerous organizations, including the University of the Sciences, Bucks County Community College, Upper Main Line YMCA, American Heart Association, and Independence Blue Cross.

Mr. Tringali hold a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion, as well as a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and is a member of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), and the American Public Health Association (APHA).

At the EHBC, Mr. Tringali will present on the topic “Self-funding and Diabetes: Successful Strategies in Disease Management & Opportunities for Cost Containment” alongside Karen White, Assistant Vice President, Health Care & Exchange Solutions at Sun Life Financial. This panel presentation will show the corporate benefits of wellness programs and cost containment strategies for self-funded employers. The session will address the health factors associated with diabetes and poor disease management which can result in catastrophic health conditions. It is crucial for employers to understand the different approaches available to employers when developing and implementing wellness programs. This is even more important for employers who are self-funded.

Discover more great speakers at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress by visiting employerhealthcarecongress.com/speakers.

About the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

With multiple initiatives and platforms to unite the thriving employer healthcare industry, the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) is one of the largest US healthcare and benefits conferences in the country focused on educating employers, agents, brokers & consultants and service providers. With up to 2,500 attendees and up to 130 exhibitors and sponsors the opportunity to network and learn from your industry peers and leading thought leaders is endless!

In addition to hosting its annual Congress, the EHBC is passionate about providing exceptional education to transform industry professionals into leaders. Through Specialist Certifications in Healthcare Reform, Corporate Wellness, Self Funding, and Voluntary Benefits, the EHBC offers robust certification programs with advanced educational requirements, comprehensive exams and continuing education resources.