Innovations in Voluntary Benefits Reshaping the Benefits Landscape

On the final day of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, Robert Shestack, Chairman of the VBA, hosted a roundtable discussion featuring Edward Sutton, Manager, Benefits Solutions – LifeLock Inc.; Tom Wamberg, Chief Executive Officer – Wamberg Genomic Advisors; and Christy DeFrain, VP, Sales & Account Management – Purchasing Power. They represent three companies providing new voluntary benefit products changing our idea of what these plans can offer.

Ed Sutton began the forum by explaining the need for this benefit, especially after the recent Equifax.

GHR eProgram is LIVE!

GHR is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Conference eProgram. The eProgram highlights all the best the conference has to offer, from the keynote sessions showing latest in a growing industry, to the breakout sessions helping professionals across the globe learn how to improve their businesses and themselves to the amazing sponsors who make it all possible.

Some of the highlights of this year’s event include:

  • The Fireside Chat: Women’s Leadership Ask the Experts – This interactive Q&A taking place on Monday night is dedicated to the business of women’s health and well-being. This session, sponsored by Grokker, will feature some of Silicon Valley’s most powerful women such as Cat Lee, Head of Culture, Pinterest; Pat Wadors, Chief HR Officer & SVP of Global Talent, LinkedIn; Becky Cantieri, SVP, Human Resources, Survey Monkey; Lorna Borenstein, CEO & Founder, Grokker, Inc.; Patricia Diesel, Speaker, Author, Coach; Owner, Keep it Simple Now, LLC.; and will be moderated by Rasheda Ali, Author, Media Spokesperson, Speaker and Parkinson’s Advocate.
  • Keynote speaker Dr. J. Craig Venter Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and Head of Scientific Strategy Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) and one of the first people to crack the human genome. His session titled “Advanced Health Intelligence and the Future of Medicine,” will detail the advances in genomic testing, and what it means for employers and the future of medicine.
  • In Engaging Millennials Will Take More than Instagram, Moderator Denise Holland; Denise Holland, President & Owner, Inside Employee Wellness & Consulting, LLC, along with Jae Kullar, Manager, Health & Wellbeing, Delta Air Lines; Medha Rishi, GPHR, Head of Global Benefits, Global Mobility and International HR Operations, Square; Sally Luck, HR Director, Corporate Services and Wellness, Hallmark Cards, Inc., will guide attendees through the fine points of engaging millennials.

These are just a taste of what GHR has to offer. Be sure to see the eProgram for more information, and stay tuned to this blog for live updates from the congress!

2Morrow Inc. joins Dr. Craig J. Venter at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress in LA, Oct. 2 – 4

2Morrow Inc. will join keynote speaker Dr. Craig J. Venter at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) in Los Angeles October 2 – 4, along with 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 as a Silver level sponsor. 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:

  • An extensive conference agenda, featuring everything from benefits design to handling the taboo topics in the workplace and everything in between
  • Healthcare Revolution, a conference track focused on the genomic testing and precision medicine
  • The Employer Direct Contracting Summit, exploring how leading employers are working directly with providers to better maintain employee health and employer healthcare costs
  • Keynote speaker Craig J. VenterCo-Founder, Executive Chairman and Head of Scientific Strategy, Human Longevity Inc. (HLI)

About 2Morrow Inc.

Digital Therapeutics are changing the way we deliver wellness programs by lowering costs and increasing engagement. 2Morrow was named, in the Harvard Business Review, as one of the emerging companies in this space, delivering innovative new programs backed by clinical trials.

For more information visit: 2morrowinc.com

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

Hear Samsung, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 1-800-FLOWERS and More at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

The 9th Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is gearing up to bring you the best speakers and educations in the industry. Here are just five of the speakers you don’t want to miss at this year’s event taking place October 2 -4, in Los Angeles.

Tyneshia Farmer, Sr. Total Rewards Specialist- Wellness & RecognitionSamsung Electronics America

Tyneshia FarmerTyneshia L. Farmer is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and has lived in the Dallas-area now for approximately 2-years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kent State University and an MBA from American Intercontinental University. Ms. Farmer brings several years of varied experience in Human Resources and Well-being within various industries. She has several personal interests that include community youth outreach, events planning, reading, and well-being. She is currently employed as a Sr. Total Rewards Specialist at Samsung Electronics America and is looking forward to continuing to make positive contributions to both the goals of the Samsung and the field of Well-Being and Human Resources.

 

Tiffany Woo, Senior Health Advisor U.S. Department of LaborEmployee Benefits Security Administration 

Tiffany WooTiffany Woo is a Senior Advisor for Health Investigations with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Los Angeles Regional Office. Since she joined the office in 2009, she has worked a variety of complex civil cases, served on the inaugural National Health Enforcement Task Force from 2013-2014, and helped in developing the agency’s health enforcement training program. She is responsible for overseeing the Los Angeles Region’s health plan investigations, training regional office staff on health care legislation, and creating investigative plans and other tools for conducting health plan investigations. She holds a B.A. from UCLA, an M.A. from University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Southwestern Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is a member of the California Bar.

 

Laurel Hyle, Ombudsman DirectorBaylor College of Medicine

laurel HyleAs Ombudsman Director at Baylor College of Medicine Laurel is available, as a designated neutral, to all members of the Baylor community as we work together to implement and support Baylor’s mission and vision. The Office of the Ombudsman works to achieve this through the application of the ethical principles and standards of practice articulated by the International Ombudsman Association, specifically by providing a forum that is confidential, neutral, independent and informal. Laurel has trained in conflict resolution, law, public health, and ethics. Her professional interests include developing better understandings among individuals and groups, resolving disputes, and encouraging more meaningful and effective professional relationships and communication.

 

Maureen Paradine, Senior Vice President, Human Resources1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

Maureen ParadineMaureen Paradine has been recognized as an innovator in the HR field.  Her experience and talents for implementing and optimizing next-generation processes and advanced technologies have been instrumental in the growth of thousands of employees as well as the success of several companies. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources for 1800flowers.com, Maureen has worldwide responsibility for all HR activities.  Most recently, Maureen re-engineered the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s Human Resource function, transforming it into an enterprise that utilizes online social technologies for recruitment, selection, onboarding and performance management.  This change has created a highly collaborative company culture where employees have embraced the opportunity to communicate and share ideas more effectively.  Implementation of the company’s social technology-based performance management system has generated a transparent platform for performance reviews where feedback is continual.

Dr. Jeff Tarrant, Owner, Author, NeuroMeditation Institute, Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain 

Dr. Jeff TarrantAs an educator, speaker, researcher and Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Tarrant has devoted much of his career to exploring and teaching about the mind/body connection. Dr. Tarrant received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri in 1997. Since that time he has trained extensively in both ancient and modern healing practices. His work utilizes several forms of technology-based therapies including Neurotherapy, audio visual entrainment, brain blood flow biofeedback (HEG), and Heart Rate Variability (HRV). In addition, Dr. Tarrant has studied and taught the ancient practices of Qigong, mindfulness, and energy psychology for the past fifteen years.

American Health Care joins the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress as Gold Elite Sponsor

American Health Care will join the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) in Los Angeles October 2 – 4, along with 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 as a Gold Elite sponsor. 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 American Health Care

American Health Care is a premier provider of 340B drug programs to qualified health centers and hospitals across the country.  American Health Care currently services over 3 million lives throughout the United States and presently operates care management programs in 46 states.  As a national award-winning developer of leading patient care delivery, technology and disease management tools, American Health Care is recognized as a national leader in clinical pharmacy management and chronic conditions and wellness management innovation. Visit AmericanHealthCare.com for more information.

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

 

More Great Speakers You Can Only Hear at the WMTC

The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress is getting ready to host the medical tourism event of a lifetime. With everything from a certification to get you updated on the latest in the industryto expert speakers detailing the latest trends and future of medical travel, to one on one networking meetings to help you grow your business, you cannot afford to miss this event! Here are just five of the speakers you can hear only at the WMTC.

Wissam Mattout, Chief Operations OfficerNEXtCARE 

Wissam MattoutWissam Mattout serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Allianz Worldwide Partners (AWP) for MEA region and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and operational management of the company. In this role, Mr. Mattout has helped establish AWP and NEXtCARE as a respected, award-winning TPA of the year regionally. Under his management, AWP consistently achieves year-over-year growth, expanding its customer base by 100 percent or more each year.Prior to shouldering the RCOO role, Mr. Mattout served as Head of IT and Security of NEXtCARE, where he held various executive and management positions for seven years. Mr. Mattout’s responsibilities and influence extended throughout all areas of the organization including strategic planning and execution, corporate management, product development, technology deployment, and customer and operations.

 

Jill Harmatz, Senior Director of Provider ContractingBlue Shield of California

Jill HarmatzJill Harmatz is Senior Director of Provider Contracting in one of two regions in Southern California.  She oversees the negotiations for hospital contracts, medical groups, and Ambulatory Surgery Centers in her region.  She is involved in many cost saving initiatives at Blue Shield including bundled payments with ASC’s through Global 1.  She worked for Care America since its inception before it was acquired by Blue Shield.  Jill holds a B.A., M.ED. and an MPH from UCLA. In her free time, she enjoys spending time on the golf course with her husband watching their two son’s play competitive golf.

 

 

Shady Nawar, Head of Health and BenefitsBupa Global Middle East

ShadyShady Nawar is Head of Health & Benefits for Bupa Global Middle East. He has been with Bupa since 2010 and prior to this, he was a TPA Development and Contracting Manager. In his current role, Shady is responsible for the management and development of a huge medical provider network in the Middle East. In line with Bupa Global’s customer strategy, he is responsible for optimizing the expenditure of medical benefits working closely with hospitals and health providers in the region. Shady also internally champions the customer needs to ensure they receive the best claims and clinical experience. He is well recognized for his market knowledge, industry expertise and the strong grasp of the regulatory framework in the Middle East region.

 

Lorna Borenstein, CEO & Founder, Grokker, Inc.

LornaLorna Borenstein is an internet veteran who began her career launching eBay Canada out of her guest room with a newborn in her arms. After 15 years in high-profile roles at eBay, Inc. (EBAY), Yahoo! (YHOO), and Move, Inc., Lorna made the radical choice to leave it all behind to spend time with her family. Deciding to not let her career define her challenged long-held beliefs and started a journey of self-discovery. Little did she expect that an idea sparked while traveling would bring her out of retirement and back into tech to start her own company focused on pursuing your best self, Grokker. As founder and CEO of Grokker, Lorna is changing how busy people get and stay healthy by delivering premium, on-demand video wellness content and a supportive online community of experts and enthusiasts, available at any time. Loved by users in 172 countries around the world, Grokker was named to the 2017 CNBC Upstart 25 list for successful start-ups.

 

H.E. Pierre Clive Agius, Ambassador, Republic of Malta

H.E. Pierre Clive AgiusAmbassador Agius is a career diplomat. He was born in Malta on October 21st, 1965 to Joseph AGIUS and Josephine neé ZAMMIT.  Mr. Agius joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 as a First Secretary.  In 1995 he served his first posting as a First Secretary at the Embassy of Malta in Paris. In 1999, he was posted to Geneva, Switzerland, at the Permanent Mission of Malta to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations.  During this term, he served also as Consul General of Malta with jurisdiction over the Swiss Cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Vaud, and Jura.  In 2000, he was appointed Counsellor. On his return to Valletta in summer of 2002, Mr. Agius he served as Diplomatic Counsellor to H.E. the President of Malta Prof. Guide de Marco where he remained until the summer of 2004 when he moved to the Embassy of Malta in Vienna, Austria. There he served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Permanent Mission of Malta to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Organisation (UNO), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other International Organisations.

JHS Architecture the World Medical Tourism Congress in LA, Oct. 2 – 4

JHS Architecture joins the 10th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC) in Los Angeles October 2 – 4, as an Exhibitor. They, along with 2,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors from across the world, will experience three days of learning the latest news and information in the industry and networking peers to drive the industry into the future. Attendees will be immersed in an exciting and vibrant environment to spark new ideas helping patients receive the care they need.

If you are involved in handling international patients as a facilitator or care provider or are interested in saving money on your health plan by contracting with hospitals, you cannot afford to miss the insight available at the WMTC. Highlights of this year’s event include:

About JHS Architecture

Since co-founding the firm of JHS Architecture Integrated Design, Inc. in 1986, Architect, Randy L. Sides, AIA, NCARB, has had the privilege of being responsible for the Architectural projects of new and renovated construction throughout the United States. These projects include Sustainable Health Care Facilities such as Hospitals, Out-Patient Care and Physician Medical Office, Hotels, Condominium Hotels, High-rise and Low-rise Hospitality Resorts in coastal environments, Hotel Convention Resorts with Spa and Recreational Amenities.

The firms’ experience also includes Corporate Office building and Business Parks, Manufacturing Plants, Public and Private Schools from Elementary through High School and University Teaching, Administration, and Athletic facilities. JHS Architecture’s experience includes numerous projects with Palmetto Health System which is a multi-hospital system, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Samaritan’s Purse International Relief.

JHS Architecture is proficient in the interpretation of the code requirements such as the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities, and the National Fire Code that the citizens of the United States have come to trust and expect to encounter as they use Healthcare, Corporate and Hospitality facilities both within and outside of the United States.

About the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

As the first membership-based international nonprofit trade organization and think-tank for the medical tourism and healthcare industries, the Medical Tourism Association® develops and implements creative and sustainable strategies for attracting direct foreign investments. The MTA provides advisory services to investors researching the industry and matches these financiers with medical tourism-related projects. For more information, visit MedicalTourismAssociation.com.

LIVE WEBINAR: Next Gen Solutions for Cutting Healthcare Costs – Personalized, Predictive Technology & Streamline Enrollment Decisions

More than ever before, U.S. employees are unnerved and confused by the complexity, growing costs, coverage gaps, and uncertainty of the decisions they make regarding their annual healthcare coverage. Selecting a healthcare plan is more like placing a bet, and the associated risks are becoming more and more daunting.

On Tuesday, January 24th, DZee Solutions, in collaboration with Global Healthcare Resources, will hold a must-attend webinar on how to cut individualized healthcare costs utilizing predictive decision support.

Register Today

Did You Know

  • Reuters estimates that annual healthcare costs could be cut by $36 BILLION if consumers are motivated and empowered to make smarter decisions about their healthcare.
  • 82% percent of adults have not estimated the amount of money they will need to cover the cost of healthcare after retirement.
  • 64% percent of U.S. companies agree that fixing enterprise healthcare requires a disruptive change to the status quo.

Webinar Highlights

Industry-leading healthcare professionals—Mark Tanning, VP of Client Relations of DZee Solutions, with over 35 years of senior global HR leadership, and Mike Gerali, author of “What You Don’t Know About Retirement Will Hurt You!”—will explore the many ways you can:

  • Reduce healthcare expenses for your company, your clients, and your employees
  • Look beyond the standard “one-year-at-a time” approach to healthcare
  • Simplify the healthcare enrollment process and take the guesswork out of plan selection
  • Learn how innovative machine-base data engines can predict individualized future healthcare expenses
  • Become an astute saver! See how to properly save for your future health and wellness based on lifetime projections 

This live webinar is a must-attend for:

  • HR Enrollment Firms
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Benefits Administration Companies
  • Health Insurance Carriers
  • Agents, Brokers, and Consultants
  • All Other Industry Professionals 

Register Today

Webinar Presenters:

mark-tanning-headshot-dzee-solutions Mark Tanning, Vice President of Client Relations & HR Service Line, DZee Solutions, Inc.

 

 

 

mike-head-shot-Partner-HR Solutions

Mike Gerali, Partner, HR Solutions

 

 

Corporate Health & Wellness Association Announces Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Awards Ceremony to Take Place at 2015 Annual Congress

The Corporate Health & Wellness Association (CHWA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Healthiest Employers®, the analytics engine that has scored over 18,000 employers nationally.  The result of the partnership is a national awards ceremony recognizing the top 100 “Healthiest Employers.” The event will take place September 29, as part of the annual Corporate Wellness Conference® (CorporateWellnessConference.com) in Orlando FL.

“We are proud to host the H100 Employer Awards Ceremony,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President and CEO of the CHWA. “This is a win for both organizations. Both organizations aim to recognize leading employers’ efforts in population health management.  The opportunity to be able to reward and applaud hundreds of groups for their dedication to employee wellness at one venue is something that no other industry event is doing.  We are excited to be aligned with such an award, and join Healthiest Employers in being at the forefront in sharing the trends and innovations of today’s leaders.”

“Employers across the country are making remarkable strides in worksite health and we’re eager to highlight their successes at the 2015 Annual Congress,” said Rod Reasen, CEO of Healthiest Employer. “Partnering with the CHWA advances our mission of sharing the best practices and data in worksite wellness.”

This partnership will expand the reach of the Corporate Wellness Conference into the employer space.  An estimated additional 400 employers and senior HR Managers will attend the event to see if their company made the cut. Employers must be present to receive their award.

ABOUT THE CORPORATE HEALTH AND WELLNESS ASSOCIATION
The Corporate Health and Wellness Association (CHWA), also known as the Health and Wellness Association is the first national non-profit association focused on health, wellness, disease prevention and management for employers, employees and their families. Visit WellnessAssociation.com.

ABOUT HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS®
The Healthiest Employers® is an analytics firm focused on population health/corporate wellness. They collect and measure corporate health data from over 18,000 employers that represent over 60 million employee lives.  Through the Springbuk® health analytics platform, Healthiest Employer enables employers to unify health data, target engagement and improve outcomes in their population. Learn more at www.HealthiestEmployers.com.

ABOUT THE CORPORATE WELLNESS CONFERENCE

The Corporate Wellness Conference, the annual conference for the Corporate Health & Wellness Association, is the largest employer conference in the world focused on wellness in the workplace.  The next Corporate Wellness Conference will be taking place in Orlando, Florida September, 27-30th 2015. Attendance at our upcoming event will bring 2500+ industry professionals for three days of networking, collaboration and education. At this conference, we provide intense, advanced education through successful and practical case studies presented by the world’s leading employer groups. As a passionate industry change leader, our pursuit is to energize opportunity and increase professional advancement.

For more information contact:

Sarah Hunt, Education & Engagement Leader, Corporate Health & Wellness Association at [email protected] or call: 561-204-3676