“It’s been so enlightening to hear what’s new.”

Health & wellness is an evolving concept of ideas, innovation, and experience. One-size-fits-all is a term of the past as we approach the new age of digital health. Top employers, HR professionals, Wellness Managers and Insurance providers seeking to collaborate and create cutting-edge healthcare solutions gather around once a year at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress to grow their business with partnerships; driving the industry to new heights.

ID Watchdog joins Sponsors the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress in LA, Oct. 2 – 4

ID Watchdog will be a Silver Sponsor of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) in Los Angeles October 2 – 4. They will join 2,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors from across the world for three days of learning the latest news and information in their industry and networking with peers. Attendees will be immersed in an exciting and vibrant environment to spark new ideas for improving employee health and benefits.

If you are involved in creating and maintaining worksite wellness programs, oversee healthcare reform compliance, offer or sell voluntary workplace benefits or administer a self-funded health plan, you cannot afford to miss the insight available at the EHBC. Highlights of this year’s event includes:

About ID Watchdog

At ID Watchdog, we give customers peace of mind by protecting their personal and financial information against fraud and identity theft. ID Watchdog holds six industry awards for its identity protection service. We scour the largest proprietary database of transactions to detect fraud up to 90 days earlier than traditional credit monitoring. We stop identity theft in its tracks.

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 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. For more information, visit Employerhealthcarecongress.com

EHBC Speakers Include Pinterest, Survey Monkey and More!

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 don’t want to miss so register today!

Natalie Fair, Social Impact and Coaching, Pinterest

Natalie Fair joined Pinterest in 2012 as one of the Natalie-Fair-headshot-webcompany’s first 50 employees. She has helped the company realize exponential growth resulting in a valuation of $11 billion, over 150M global users, and advertising products that generate hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue. Natalie was previously Pinterest’s Head of Finance, overseeing the finance, business operations, IT, real estate and facilities functions. In 2016, she successfully lobbied Pinterest’s CEO and board to create a new role for herself at the company. Natalie now directs Pinterest’s first Social Impact division and provides operational and executive coaching for the company’s CEO, executives, board, investors, and employees. Pinterest employees have a saying: “Be yourself, not your selfie.” Natalie embodies this principle in her new role shaping Pinterest’s corporate culture.


Becky Cantieri, SVP Human Resources, SurveyMonkey

BBecky-Cantieri-headshot-webecky Cantieri joined SurveyMonkey in 2011 and built the company’s HR department from the ground up, creating a global powerhouse that is consistently recognized for its milestone growth and outstanding corporate culture. Profitable almost since day one, SurveyMonkey produces well over $100 million in annual revenue and is used by over 20 million people worldwide, including 99% of the Fortune 500. As the leader of SurveyMonkey’s HR and recruiting teams, Becky has created a culture that defies typical Silicon Valley norms by offering true work-life balance and taking care of its employees’ well-being, while still growing revenue and users.



Joel Horowitz, Partner, McCarter & English LLP

Joel-Horowitz-headshot-web Mr. Horowitz has practiced in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation for over 30 years. He counsels employers and executives on employment, retention and severance agreements, equity-based compensation and incentive pay. He has extensive experience in the design and operation of compensation and benefit arrangements, including the operation of tax qualified plans, deferred compensation arrangements, and non-cash benefits. Mr. Horowitz works with venture capital funds, investment advisers and mutual funds on ERISA issues, including issues of fiduciary responsibility, prohibited transactions and regulatory compliance for tax-qualified plans and IRAs. He advises on plan asset issues and transactions that may be restricted under ERISA.


Dale Cook, CEO and Co-Founder, Learn to Live

DDale-Cook-headshot-webale Cook is CEO and Co-Founder of Learn to Live, an engagement and consumer-driven healthcare company that provides targeted online programs and tools for people suffering from mental health problems. Dale has been featured in local and national media, including the Star Tribune, Minnesota Business Magazine, MinnPost and elsewhere for Learn to Live’s work with employers, healthcare providers and higher education clients. Recently, Dale presented on digital health engagement at the Mobcon Digital Health Summit in Minneapolis, MN and at the MN Health Action Group Summit, where Learn to Live received the 2016 Minnesota Health Action Group Innovation Award.

Taking Your Wellness Program to the Next Level and Much More, Only at the EHBC

The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, taking place in Los Angeles form October 2 – 4, is gearing up to feature our best line up of speakers yet. With industry speakers from across the employee benefits industry including corporate wellness, voluntary benefits, self funding, the latest developments in healthcare reform, and full integration with the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, the EHBC has all of the information and networking you need to advance your career.

Here four of the speakers at this year’s event you can afford to miss!

Rani Brar, Health Plan and Wellness Manager, Duke Realty

Ranjita-Brar-headshot-webRani Brar currently serves as Health Plan and Wellness Manager at Duke Realty, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate companies employing 763 associates. Through Rani’s 9 years with Duke Realty she has participated in the planning, designing, implementing and administering of Duke Realty’s health plan and wellness programs. Prior to joining Duke Realty, Rani received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial Organization Psychology at Purdue University. While pursuing her degree, Rani also studied at Oxford University in England and traveled to Juticalpa, Honduras on a humanitarian mission. Rani is a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist, a member of WELCOA faculty and a graduate of the United Leadership program.

Rani will join Deidre Woods in presenting the session “Power of the People: Empowering Wellness Champions to Take Your Wellness Program to the Next Level.” This session will explore strategies to grow a wellness champion network, galvanize its proliferating power, and succeed with a more healthy, happy and productive workforce. These players are not only influencers to the larger employee population, but they often lead corporate and cultural change within an organization.


Deidre Woods, Wellness Champion/Sr. Business Systems Analyst, Duke Realty

Deidre-Woods-headshot-webDeidre Woods is a Senior Business Analyst for Duke Reality, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate companies employing 763 associates.

She will join Rani Brar in the session “Power of the People: Empowering Wellness Champions to Take Your Wellness Program to the Next Level” where she will share her experiences as a wellness champion for her company’s wellness program.  These players are not only influencers to the larger employee population, but they often lead corporate and cultural change within an organization and can play a pivotal role in the success of a wellness program.



Jonathan Heath, National Sales Director, HMS

Jonathan-Heath-headshot Jonathan has been consulting brokers and employers on successful benefits cost containment strategies such as medical plan auditing and dependent verification auditing for over five years with HMS. He has worked in the health insurance industry for over 15 years.

Jonathan will join Karen Post in presenting a session titled “Self-Funded Savings Summit: an Employer and a Vendor Share Best Practices for Medical Plan Audits,” which will feature input from a leading employer, which conducted a medical plan audit through a leading medical plan audit company at the recommendation of their broker. This session will touch on some of the key aspects of an audit, including the financial impact it can have for self-funded employers and its critical role as a trust-building tool.



Jessica Moser, Vice President, Regional and Small Markets Strategy Group Benefits, MetLife, Inc.

Jessica-Moser-Headshot-webJessica Moser is vice president of MetLife’s Group Benefits Regional and Small Markets Strategy organization. In this role, Moser is responsible for creating and implementing strategies to drive growth for the group insurance businesses with 2 – 5,000 employees. She ensures strategic plans are in place for both Regional and Small markets based on analysis of key internal frameworks, competitor developments, and overall market trends. Moser joined MetLife in 1998, with over 10 years of experience in the information management field at companies including EMI-Capitol Music Group and Ernst & Young. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master of Arts from Hunter College.

Jessica will join Alan Cohen and Doug Adelberg to present the session “Rise Up! The Changing Benefits Landscape Starts With You (Employers, Brokers & Insurers).” This session will cover how to take a proactive role in improving the flawed health care system in America, Why it’s essential to put the benefits consumer (i.e. the employee) first when considering any new benefits strategy or innovation, How to create new models of benefits selection that meet each employees’ unique set of needs and much more!

WEBCAST: Well-Being Across Borders – Lessons Learned From Brown-Forman

Join us on Wednesday, March 29 at 2 pm (EDT) to hear Rebecca Hurst from Brown-Forman – one the largest American owned spirit and wine manufacturers, with its brands in more than 160 countries – explain the importance of creating a global wellness strategy based on actionable goals and the difficulties involved in taking well-being global.

According to a 2016 Buck Consulting report, 83 percent of companies aspire to achieve a strong culture of health. This is a trend that carriers across the world as business leaders wake-up to the benefits of engaging employee health to drive performance. But, a recent Gallup report showed that global employee engagement is only 13 percent.

Many companies are making improving this engagement a crucial initiative in 2017, according to Virgin Pulse’s 2017 State of the Industry findings.

Join this Webinar to Discover

  • What global organizations need to consider when rolling out a well-being strategy
  • The challenges that organizations face across the globe & successful strategies to combat these challenges
  • What leading employers are doing to be effective when targeting different parts of the world
  • How to break through budget barriers


Rebecca Hurst headshotRebecca Hurst, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Manager, International Benefits & Global Wellness Strategy, Brown-Forman






Tom SermonTom Sermon, Chief Revenue Officer & President, Virgin Pulse International






SarahSarah Michele Hunt, Education & Event Manager, Corporate Health & Wellness Association





To find more information and to register for the webcast, click here.

First Look at 2017 Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress Speaker List

The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is getting ready to head to Los Angeles! From October 2 – 4, the EHBC will be in L.A. to bring attendees from across the world the latest information and best practices on corporate wellness, healthcare reform, self-funded insurance, voluntary benefits and more. Featuring a vibrant exhibit hall unlike any other conference and thousands of one-on-one networking meetings, you can’t afford to miss your fun in the sun in LA. Register now!

Here is a first look at some of the speakers who will be in LA to inform and inspire you:

Eduardo Sanchez, Chief Medical Officer, American Heart Association

Dr.-Eduardo-Sanchez-headshotSanchez is the CMO Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation for the American Heart Association. He also serves as Chair of the Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) and the National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP). He co-chairs the Dallas Health and Wellness Alliance for Children. At this year’s EHBC, Dr. Sanchez will help present on “A Fresh Approach to Biometric Screening




Karen Post, Health and Welfare Manager, Sabre Holdings

Karen-Post-HeadshotKaren has over 20 years of experience managing corporate health and wellness plans. She is currently Health & Welfare Manager at Sabre GLBL, a global travel technology company with 4,500 employees in the U.S. and has a vibrant wellness program with 98% employee participation. She will “Share Best Practices for Medical Plan Audits” at the EHBC.




Mitch Martens, Employee Wellness Administrator, Cedars-Sinai Med Center

Mitch-Martens-headshotMitch is the Employee Wellness Administrator at Cedars-Sinai Health System. With 14 years of proven success in behavioral health interventions and a keen understanding of best practices, he has been strategically building a top performing and innovative worksite wellness program. Mitch will present on how to tackle the “Topics We Pretend to Not Talk About on the Clock” in order to acknowledge the whole person.




Melissa Halverson, Benefits & HRIS Manager, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

Melissa-Halverson-headshot-webMelissa has over 15 years of experience in human resources and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Certified Benefits Professional (CBP). She will tell attendees that “Your Employers are Smarter Than You Think” in terms of benefits selection.





Jessica Howard, Benefits & Wellness Manager, ScanSource, Inc.

Jessica-Howard-HeadshotJessica has been Wellness Program Manager for scan source since 2011 where she has grown the program and improved health awareness among employees. At the EHBC, Jessica will tell attendees “Why Simplicity is Key” when it comes to health management programs.





Doug Layman, EVP and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, GILSBAR

Doug-Layman-Head-Shot-onlineLayman is the President of Health & Life at Gilsbar where he is responsible for Gilsbar’s corporate direction, vision, marketing, and sales strategy. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Health Plans. Mr. Layman will present on “Why Simplicity is Key” with Jessica Howard.





Doug Adelberg, Senior Vice President, Lovitt & Touche, Inc.

Doug-Adelberg-headshot-webDoug as over 20 years experience working in the health insurance industry, 15 of which are with Lovitt & Touche where he oversees the benefits operations of insurance brokerages in the United States. He is an expert in healthcare reform and currently manages Lovitt & Touches’ Private Exchange, ClearPath Prime. He will discuss how the “Changing Benefits Landscape Starts with You.”




Al Lewis, CEO, Quizzify

Al-Lewis-headshot-webAs CEO of the leading healthcare literacy company (Quizzify), author of several best-selling books on wellness and a best-selling trivia game, Al Lewis brings unique expertise and humor to the job of Quizmeister. More importantly, he is providing the prizes—his books and for the winner, $5000 worth of Quizzify!





Mehb Khoja, Consultant, Milliman, Inc.

Mehb-Khoja-headshot_Mehb is an actuary at the Chicago office of Milliman. Mehb spent nearly thirteen years as an employee benefits consultant to several mid-market employers where he assisted on benefit design, flexible benefits pricing, vendor procurement, data analytics, evaluating private exchanges and understanding the impact of health care reform on employee benefit programs. He will share “New Developments in Medical Stop Loss.”




Wendy Troxel, Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

Dr.-Wendy-Troxel-headshot-webWendy Troxel is a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on understanding the links between close relationships and sleep, and how this relationship may influence couples’ health and functioning. She will answer the question “How Much Is Employee Sleep Deprivation Costing Your Company?




Joseph Callahan, Director, Fitness Services, Phillips 66

Joseph-Callahan-headshot-webJoseph Callahan, Ph.D. serves as the Director of Fitness Services for Phillips 66. Joseph received his doctorate from Texas Tech University where he investigated educational models and their impact on the adoption and adherence to physical activity. He will share secrets about “Driving Engagement with Adult Education and an Integrated Corporate Environment.”




Katy Keene, Manager, Employee Programs, Crowley Maritime

Katy-Keene-headshotKaty Keene is a health and wellness enthusiast both in her personal life and at the workplace where she enjoys the opportunity to support and share her passion through her position at Crowley Maritime Corporation. Her topic of discussion will be “Developing the Relationship Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Health & Well-being for an Integrated Culture.”




David Ashley, Chief Medical Officer, Provant 

Dr.-David-Ashley-headshot-webAshley leads Provant’s clinical teams with medical oversight on health strategy and all clinical practices. He oversees all wellness programs and services developed for employers and their employees nationwide. His 22 years of medical practice includes primary care, military medicine, and emergency medicine. He will share “A Fresh Approach to Biometric Screenings” with attendees along with Dr. Eduardo Sanchez.




Rosanna Ouellette-Pesicka, Chief People Officer, Antea Group

Rosanna-Ouellette-Pesicka-headshotRosanna Ouellette-Pesicka is Chief People Officer at Antea Group, an international engineering, and environmental consulting firm. Her passion lies in their “Work Well, Live Well” wellness program that focuses their tools, benefits, and resources on Mind, Body, and Life. She will share tips on “Making Digital Health Work” by addressing mental health.




Dale Cook, CEO & Co-Founder, Learn to Live

Dale-Cook-headshotDale Cook is CEO and Co-Founder of Learn to Live, an engagement and consumer-driven healthcare company that provides targeted online programs and tools for people suffering from mental health problems. At the EHBC, his topic is “Making Digital Health Work: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace” which he will present with Rosanna Ouellette-Pesicka.




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L.L. Bean & World Fuel Services To Discuss the Fine Points of Corporate Wellness Incentives

Global Healthcare Resources, along with Gift Card Partners will host a webinar titled “The Wellness Incentive Continuum & Program Adoption Lifecycle – A Look at Implementation to Sophistication.” The live webinar will occur Tuesday, February 21st  at 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST).

Georgette Kores, Global Wellness Lead for World Fuel Services and Susan Tufts, Wellness Manager at  L.L. Bean will share their companies wellness journeys and their use of incentives with Denise Holland, Benefits Director & Corporate Employee Wellness Consultant; Inside Employee Wellness & Consulting, LLC; Hog Slat, Inc. and Deborah Merkin, Co-CEO of GiftCard Partners – as well as attendees. This 45-minute open discussion will have you walk away with every tip, trick and the dos and don’ts of offering wellness incentives.

To register, visit: http://bit.ly/ALookAtIncentives

By Attending, You Will Learn:

  • Different stages along the program continuum
  • Real world experiences on wellness program development
  • When to utilize incentives to help employees adopt healthy behaviors, and how it affects the bottom line
  • Industry & employer perspectives on the role and impact of incentive-based programs
  • Final EEOC rule’s and limits for financial incentives on wellness programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Wellness Managers
  • Agents, Brokers & Consultants
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Wellness Vendors & Service Providers


Denise Holland Denise Holland, MHA, SPHR, Benefits Director & Corporate Employee Wellness Consultant; Inside Employee Wellness & Consulting, LLC; Hog Slat, Inc.





Employer Panelists:

Georgette Kores headshot (web) Georgette Kores, Global Wellness Lead, World Fuel Services







Susan Tufts, Wellness Manager, L. Bean





Webinar Host:

Deb Merkin headshot Deborah Merkin, Co-CEO, GiftCard Partner






To register, visit: http://bit.ly/ALookAtIncentives

SurgiPrice Joins Michael S. Jacobs in Washington D.C. September 25 – 28th

SurgiPrice will join Michael S. Jacobs, Sr. Director Health & Wellness for Walmart, as well as over 2,500 attendees and 150 exhibitors, for three days of networking with peers and learning the latest trends and information in the industry at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress in Washington D.C. September 25 – 28th

The EHBC is fully-integrated with the 9th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress and will provide conference-goers the chance to network with their peers and learn best-practices and the latest trends in their industry. Highlights of this year’s event include:

About SurgiPrice

SurgiPriceTM is an innovative bidding platform for surgical care that puts the Patient First.  For the CEO/HRs, the SurgiPriceTM Solution will set you apart in reducing your rising surgical COSTS while lowering your PREMIUMS, and also substantially shrinking your A/R. SurgiPrice’sTM Patient First foundation empowers patients to select value-driven surgical options.

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.