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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

      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

        • Session Number: KEY1
        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

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

        • 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
        Healthcare and Employee Benefits Consultant and HRE Benefits Columnist
        Panelist
        Janet McNichol
        Human Resources Director
        American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
        Panelist
        K. Andrew Crighton
        Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
        Prudential Financial
        Panelist
        Kristin Reilly
        VP, Global People Experience
        Walmart
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        • General Session

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

        • Session Number: Break

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

          • 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
          • 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
          • 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
          • 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
          • 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

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

          • Session Number: Lunch

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

            • 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
            • Session Number: WL2
            Brinker International, parent company of Chili’s Grill and Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants, is known for having a palpable culture that customers can feel. And the Brinker restaurants that... Read More
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            • Breakout Session
            • 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
            • 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
            • Session Number: BU1
            The average American worker feels stressed, rushed, overcommitted, out of time, exhausted and pulled in too many directions. As a result, employers are looking for innovative ways to provide time... Read More
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            • Breakout Session

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

            • 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. ...
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            • General Session

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

            • Session Number: Reception

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

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

                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

                  • Session Number: GEN3
                  It seems like Congress and the new administration have barely settled in after the last election.  But by April, we will be just half a year away from Election Day 2018, and Congress will almost certainly have taken certain legislative steps to address, in some way, the Affordable Care Act. ... Read More
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                  Presenter
                  James Klein
                  President
                  American Benefits Council
                  • General Session

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

                  • 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
                  • 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
                  • 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
                  • 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
                  • 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

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

                  • Room: Ironwood Ballroom
                  • Session Number: Break

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

                    • 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
                    • 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
                    • 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
                    • 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
                    • 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

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

                    • Room: Ironwood Ballroom
                    • Session Number: Lunch

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

                      • 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
                      • 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
                      • 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
                      • 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
                      • 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

                      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

                        • 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
                        • 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

                        • 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

                            • Session Number: GEN5
                            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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                            Presenter
                            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

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

                            • 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
                            • 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
                            • 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

                            • 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 benefit leaders will share practical tips for... Read More
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                            Moderator
                            Mim Senft
                            President and CEO
                            Motivity Partnerships, Inc.
                            Panelist
                            Kim Davis
                            Executive Vice President and CHRO
                            NFP
                            Panelist
                            Rob Wisniewski CEBS
                            Director of Benefits
                            GoDaddy
                            Panelist
                            Rosemary Arriada-Keiper
                            Senior Director of Global Benefits
                            Adobe
                            • General Session