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Tuesday, April 03, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: Level 3 - Foyer
  • Session Number: Registration

    Wednesday, April 04, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

    • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
    • Session Number: Breakfast
    Sponsored by


      Wednesday, April 04, 7:00 AM - 5:15 PM

      • Room: Level 3 - Foyer
      • Session Number: Registration

        Wednesday, April 04, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

        • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
        • Session Number: KEY1
        Does your job influence your health? Bet your paycheck it does! The concept of “work” is being redefined faster than most workers can keep up. Emerging technologies, risks and evolving work demands are arriving at a dizzying pace. New employment arrangements and global platforms are now the new normal. To... Read More
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        Speaker
        L. Casey Chosewood MD
        Director of Office for Total Worker Health®,
        National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
        • General Session

        Wednesday, April 04, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

        • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
        • Session Number: GEN1
        Transforming the healthcare experience has become an almost hackneyed expression, but our panelists are doing anything but insignificant work. These HR leaders are tackling issues others avoid such as: having employees participate in the redesign of employee health benefits, forming relationships with medical centers of excellence that improve the quality... Read More
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        Moderator
        Carol Harnett MS, GBDS
        Healthcare and Employee Benefits Consultant and HRE Benefits Columnist
        Council for Disability Awareness
        Panelist
        K. Andrew Crighton
        Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
        Prudential Financial
        Panelist
        Janet McNichol
        Human Resources Director
        American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
        Panelist
        Kristin Reilly
        VP, Global People Experience
        Walmart
        Track(s)
        • General Session

        Wednesday, April 04, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

        • Room: Ironwood Ballroom
        • Session Number: Break

          Wednesday, April 04, 10:15 AM - 2:00 PM

          • Room: Ironwood Ballroom
          • Session Number: Expo

            Wednesday, April 04, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

            • Room: Starvine 1 - 2
            • Session Number: BN1
            Are you stuck in a rut trying to come up with new benefit ideas? Do you have a hard time selling new benefit recommendations to executives? The total rewards function... Read More
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            • Breakout Session
            • Room: Starvine 12 - 13
            • Session Number: FS1
            Life expectancy continues to increase, but what does that mean for employee benefits? Helping employees become retirement ready is already a top concern for employers as an alarming number of... Read More
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            • Breakout Session
            • Room: Juniper 1
            • Session Number: HC1
            Employer-sponsored insurance covers almost 56% of the U.S. population, and as such many employers can consider themselves mini-insurance companies. A powerful new tool, the Experience Group Methodology, has been developed... Read More
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            • Breakout Session
            • Room: Starvine 11
            • Session Number: SS1
            One in 6 U.S. employees currently provides care to a family member or loved one. Failure to support employee caregivers can cost ~$3,000 per worker in higher health care costs,... Read More
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            Sponsored by

            • Sponsored Session
            • Room: Starvine 10
            • Session Number: TE1
            Dole Packaged Foods LLC, a world leader in growing, sourcing, distributing and marketing fruit and healthy snacks, focuses on four pillars of sustainability in its operations: water management, carbon footprint,... Read More
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            • Breakout Session
            • Room: Starvine 3 - 4
            • Session Number: WL1
            The evidence is clear: Well-being is good for people, good for the organization and essential for building winning teams. Yet, despite the many offerings available in most organizations — from... Read More
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            • Breakout Session

            Wednesday, April 04, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

            • Room: Ironwood Ballroom
            • Session Number: Lunch

              Wednesday, April 04, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

              • Room: Starvine 1 - 2
              • Session Number: BN2
              Effective talent management is essential to business success. If you can’t attract the right people, you can’t meet your business objectives. Today’s job candidates are evaluating the culture and work-life... Read More
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              • Breakout Session
              • Room: Starvine 12 - 13
              • Session Number: BU1
              As 75 million baby boomers approach retirement, Gen Xers and the millennials are beginning to move into key positions for organizations. Millennials are almost twice as likely to have a... Read More
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              • Breakout Session
              • Room: Juniper 1
              • Session Number: HC2
              For the past decade, “Wellness will help you bend the cost curve” has been the mantra as employers have been focused on behavioral and lifestyle change strategies intended to reduce... Read More
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              • Breakout Session
              • Room: Starvine 11
              • Session Number: SS2
              Employers recognize that today’s employees have financial stress and are concerned about their financial wellness. However, employee financial stress can’t be generalized across the workforce; it varies by generation. Recent research... Read More
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              Sponsored by

              • Sponsored Session
              • Room: Starvine 10
              • Session Number: TE2
              Telemedicine continues to experience dramatic growth, as access and convenience continue to drive the direction of healthcare. A recent National Business Group on Health study reports that 96% of large... Read More
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              • Breakout Session
              • Room: Starvine 3 - 4
              • Session Number: WL2
              A truly holistic, global initiative can never be one-size-fits-all. Instead, it requires the right combination of localized programming, cross-departmental collaboration, intelligent incentive design, integration with the workplace environment, and peer-to-peer... Read More
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              • Breakout Session

              Wednesday, April 04, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

              • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
              • Session Number: GEN2
              This perennially top-rated session will inspire you with “big ideas” from industry visionaries leading the innovation charge. In fast-paced, five-minute presentations,  you’ll discover creative new ways of thinking about your benefits programs and what you can do to ensure they continue to thrive. ...
              Speaker(s)
              Presenter
              Sabina Bhatia
              VP, Strategic Alliances
              PayActiv
              Presenter
              Lorna Borenstein
              CEO & Founder
              Grokker
              Presenter
              Rachel Druckenmiller
              Director, Wellness
              SIG
              Presenter
              Doug Farry
              VP, Partners
              Employee Loan Solutions
              Presenter
              Ilyce Glink
              Founder/CEO
              Best Money Moves LLC
              Presenter
              Adam Goldberg
              CEO & Founder
              Torchlight
              Presenter
              Andy Howell
              COO
              Benevity
              Presenter
              Aaron Huang
              VP, Marketing & Strategic Accounts
              Lumity
              Presenter
              Pramod John
              CEO & Founder
              Vivio Health
              Presenter
              Emma Maurer
              VP, Enterprise Health
              Peerfit
              • General Session

              Wednesday, April 04, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

              • Room: Ironwood Ballroom
              • Session Number: Reception
              Sponsored by


                Thursday, April 05, 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM

                • Room: Juniper 1
                • Session Number: Workout
                Kick off your day on the right foot with Fitbit Health Solutions! Join us for a fun guided 30-minute workout that will get your body moving and your heart rate up. There may be some exciting giveaway, so you won’t want to miss this! All fitness levels welcomed....
                Sponsored by


                  Thursday, April 05, 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

                  • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
                  • Session Number: Breakfast
                  Sponsored by


                    Thursday, April 05, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

                    • Room: Level 3 - Foyer
                    • Session Number: Registration

                      Thursday, April 05, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                      • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
                      • Session Number: GEN3
                      It seems like Congress and the new administration have barely settled in after the last election. But we are now just seven months away from Election Day 2018. The forthcoming election has implications for the kinds of issues Congress will – and will not – address. And, of course, the... Read More
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                      Presenter
                      James Klein
                      President
                      American Benefits Council
                      • General Session

                      Thursday, April 05, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

                      • Room: Starvine 12 - 13
                      • Session Number: BU2
                      For too long, benefit plan sponsors have had to play a largely “defensive” game — resisting or, at a minimum, accommodating new legislative and regulatory requirements. What if the employer... Read More
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                      • Breakout Session
                      • Room: Starvine 1 - 2
                      • Session Number: FS2
                      Nearly one-third of all employees are distracted by personal financial issues while at work, with almost half spending three hours or more weekly handling personal finances there, according to a... Read More
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                      • Breakout Session
                      • Room: Starvine 10
                      • Session Number: HC3
                      In 2015, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) was challenged with having healthcare expenditures on an unsustainable course. It needed to make a change that would improve quality and lower costs.... Read More
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                      • Breakout Session
                      • Room: Starvine 11
                      • Session Number: SS3
                      Johns Hopkins HealthCare, BTE and Trion, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC, have teamed up to provide fully integrated, cost-effective health management solutions within a worksite medical home environment to... Read More
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                      Sponsored by

                      • Sponsored Session
                      • Room: Starvine 3 - 4
                      • Session Number: TE3
                      Technology has transformed and disrupted every corner of human resources — and the benefits function is no exception. The fact is the dramatic increase in benefits-technology options over the past... Read More
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                      • Breakout Session
                      • Room: Juniper 1
                      • Session Number: WL3
                      Financial wellness tools. Wellness coaches. Gamification. Wearable and tracking devices. Employers have no shortage of tools at their disposal as they attempt to move the needle on health and financial... Read More
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                      • Breakout Session

                      Thursday, April 05, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

                      • Room: Ironwood Ballroom
                      • Session Number: Break

                        Thursday, April 05, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                        • Room: Starvine 3 - 4
                        • Session Number: BN3
                        The HR professional’s most critical external relationship is with the company’s benefits broker or adviser. Yet little guidance exists on how to select the right broker/adviser or, and perhaps most... Read More
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                        • Breakout Session
                        • Room: Starvine 12 - 13
                        • Session Number: FS3
                        Building off of her earlier breakout session, Kristen Berman and one of her colleagues will facilitate an interactive session that guides you through the process of making small but significant... Read More
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                        • Breakout Session
                        • Room: Starvine 1 - 2
                        • Session Number: HC4
                        Mental health conditions are having a huge impact on employers’ bottom lines, costing them, by some estimates, more than $100 billion a year in medical costs, lower productivity, absenteeism and... Read More
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                        • Breakout Session
                        • Room: Starvine 11
                        • Session Number: SS4
                        Health creates value. Human Resource professionals know this adage to be true, but it remains a challenge making a business case to senior management. What if you could show a... Read More
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                        Sponsored by

                        • Sponsored Session
                        • Room: Starvine 10
                        • Session Number: TE4
                        Delivering effective, engaging communications across multiple locations and departments can be challenging. But with the help of social media, employers are better able to engage their audience. To date, many... Read More
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                        • Breakout Session
                        • Room: Juniper 1
                        • Session Number: WL4
                        Telecommuting has increased 103% in the last decade — with more than 35% of professionals working remotely, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The fact that an employee population... Read More
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                        • Breakout Session

                        Thursday, April 05, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                        • Room: Ironwood Ballroom
                        • Session Number: Lunch

                          Thursday, April 05, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                          • Room: Starvine 10
                          • Session Number: BN4
                          Few companies are able to run their benefits and HR programs without depending upon the assistance of third parties, such as wellness vendors, service bureaus or technology firms. However, when... Read More
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                          • Breakout Session
                          • Room: Starvine 3 - 4
                          • Session Number: FS4
                          Aetna has unlocked a new way to fuel benefits innovation. By applying a financial wellness lens to its education and career-development benefits, it is opening new doors for employees, accelerating... Read More
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                          • Breakout Session
                          • Room: Starvine 1 - 2
                          • Session Number: HC5
                          Wellness programs are well intentioned, but sadly, far too often aren’t very effective. As you might expect, this has led many employers to ask, “Do wellness programs really work?” Ron... Read More
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                          • Breakout Session
                          • Room: Starvine 11
                          • Session Number: SS5
                          With the high cost of healthcare in today’s marketplace, it’s more important than ever for employer programs to encourage not only physical health, but financial health as well. In this... Read More
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                          Sponsored by

                          • Sponsored Session
                          • Room: Juniper 1
                          • Session Number: TE5
                          See and hear live product demonstrations of the best new technology from every corner of health and benefits! Selected industry leaders will show you their latest and greatest solutions —... Read More
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                          • Breakout Session
                          • Room: Starvine 12 - 13
                          • Session Number: WL5
                          We’ve seen a major increase in prescription drug use over the past 10 years. Fatalities and emergency room visits resulting from opioid overdoses continue to rise. Meanwhile, drugs related to... Read More
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                          • Breakout Session

                          Thursday, April 05, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

                          • Room: Level 3 - Foyer
                          • Session Number: Break

                            Thursday, April 05, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

                            • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
                            • Session Number: MEGA1
                            Every day, smart employees make not-so-smart choices about their money and benefits. So how can your HR department lend a hand? Steve Wendel will share best practices on how you... Read More
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                            • Mega Session
                            • Room: Juniper 1
                            • Session Number: MEGA2
                            Traditional wellness programs have focused primarily on improving biometric markers among participants. Yet while the industry has done great work to improve health, the vast majority of efforts have yielded... Read More
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                            • Mega Session

                            Thursday, April 05, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                            • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
                            • Session Number: GEN4
                            Is your organization struggling to communicate benefits details? Are your employees simply not engaged? Are you frustrated that basic critical details you thought you over-communicated are simply not known? Dave Fleming has a solution. He’s the No. 2 corporate comedian in the U.S. — and he believes humor is the... Read More
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                            Presenter
                            Dave Fleming
                            Corporate Comedian, Trainer and Author of Inside the Cubicle
                            Discover What Really Affects Workplace Communication and Morale
                            • General Session

                            Friday, April 06, 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

                            • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
                            • Session Number: Breakfast

                              Friday, April 06, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                              • Room: Level 3 - Foyer
                              • Session Number: Registration

                                Friday, April 06, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
                                • Session Number: GEN5
                                Are you clear on what your employees really want for themselves? If the answer is no, don’t worry— you’re not alone. Certainly, one universal desire employees share is to be healthy. Yet while most HR and benefit leaders recognize this, many still struggle when it comes to making health a... Read More
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                                Presenter
                                Andrew Sykes
                                Chief Habit Starter
                                Habits at Work and BRATLAB
                                • General Session

                                Friday, April 06, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

                                • Room: Juniper 1
                                • Session Number: BN5
                                Are your benefits communications driving the level of engagement you’re seeking as an organization? If the answer is no, then maybe it’s time to apply some simple techniques inspired by... Read More
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                                • Breakout Session
                                • Room: Starvine 1 - 2
                                • Session Number: HC6
                                Prescription drugs — particularly specialty medications — are the top driver of healthcare cost increases today. In 2016, pharmacy drug costs increased 10.2%, while specialty drug costs were up 19.2%,... Read More
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                                • Breakout Session
                                • Room: Starvine 11
                                • Session Number: WL6
                                Companies are increasingly looking for ways to introduce mindfulness programs into the workplace. Yet, despite extensive evidence of the benefits of mindfulness-based practices, most corporations are struggling to build a... Read More
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                                • Breakout Session

                                Friday, April 06, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                • Room: Juniper 2 - 4
                                • Session Number: GEN6
                                Despite well-intentioned efforts, most organizations aren’t very good at attracting millennial talent and keeping them engaged. That said, some organizations have found the secret sauce for creating a work environment and benefits strategy that makes millennials thrive. Mim Senft and a panel of HR/benefit leaders will share practical tips for... Read More
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                                Moderator
                                Mim Senft
                                President and CEO
                                Motivity Partnerships, Inc.
                                Panelist
                                Denise Bober
                                VP, Human Resources
                                The Breakers
                                Panelist
                                Kim Davis
                                Executive Vice President and CHRO
                                NFP
                                Panelist
                                Erin Siegrist SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CBP, CCP, CPCU
                                Director of Workforce of the Future
                                Erie Insurance
                                • General Session