Program Details

Interested In Presenting at HBCE in 2020? 

​See our session submission requirements and instructions here​.

​The deadline for session submissions is Tuesday, July 23rd. ​​

Educational sessions begin Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sessions Being Presented Include:​

Opening Session 

Wellness Works and Prevention Pays—If Done in the Right Ways 

Ron Loeppke, M.D., M.P.H., FACOEM, FACPM


U.S. Preventative Medicine, Inc.​​​​

By now, we have all seen the conflicting headlines about the effectiveness of wellness programs. Therefore, now more than ever, you are being asked to make the business case supporting the development or continuation of these programs in your workplace. What we know for certain is that random acts of wellness do not work. In this session, you will hear about new validated and evidence-based wellness and prevetion strategies, yielding compelling clinical and financial results at companies across the globe. Learn why "good employee health continues to be good business" and how integrating features from other successful programs can result in lower health care costs, abesenteeism and presenteeism with a measurable positive impact on your employer's bottom line.

​Featured Session

Health Care Cost and Quality Measures—How to Find and Use Resources

Leah Binder, MA, MGA

President & CEO

The Leapfrog Group

Employers are continually looking for transparency in the health care industry - to effectively remove barriers for their employees recieving appropriate care. Do you know what resources are available? Hear about how to find data and learn how employers have used provider cost and quality measures to impact the benefits offered to their employees.

Session List​

Paula Krupa

Director of Benefits

Roper Technologies

Jen Benz

Senior Vice President, Communication Leader

Segal Benz

Year-Round Benefits Communication Improves Employee Decision Making

Missy Chase Lapine

Founder and Author
Sneaky Chef Foods

Is Functional Medicine the Future of Health Care and Solution to Chronic Illness?

Erica N. Cordova Zinkie, J.D.

Vice President, Legal Counsel

One Digital | Health and Benefits

Wellness and Value-Added Benefits: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished?

Carrie B. Cherveny, Esq.

Senior Vice President, Strategic Client Solutions, Chief Compliance Officer, Employee Benefits Southeast

HUB International Southest

Discrimination in Employee Benefits and the Civil Rights Act

​Lydia Caraveo, M.S.

Wellness Program Manager
Grinnell Mutual

Nicole Smith, SHRM-SCP

Director of Employee Benefits

Grinnell Mutual

Creating a Culture That Is Well For Tomorrow

​Kim Farmer, CCWS, CPT, AES

Leading and Perfecting the Business Case for Your Wellness Program: Creative Methods to Improve Engagement and Sustainability

Dawn Duffy

Strategic Health Manager
Lighthouse Group

Eleni Kontos, CWWPM

Account Manager

Lighthouse Group’s Three Year Focus on a Complete Wellness Program

​Tramaine El-Amin

Total Workplace Wellness: Why Mental Health is Essential to Your Well-Being Initiative

​Eileen Flick

Senior Vice President and Director of Health Technical Services
Segal Consulting

Sadhna Paralkar, M.D.

Senior Vice President
National Medical Director

Segal Consulting

Case Studies in Successful Health Care Cost Savings Through Data Mining

Dr. Katie Stone, CEBS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Executive President, Strategy and Development
Fallon Benefits Group

Jenna Igoe, CEBS

Vice President, Practice Leader and Employee Benefits Consultant
Fallon Benefits Group

Reimagining Open Enrollment: Strategies for Innovative Employee Communication

Darren Rieger

Director of Benefits

Itron Inc.

Itron Fit—Wellness Based on Community and ​Competition

Marilyn Monahan

Conducting a Self-Audit of Your Health and Welfare Plan

Brett R. Powell, B.A., CWPC

Vice President, Wellness Consultant

American Institute for Preventative Medicine

Generational Economics: Engaging the Most Diverse Workforce in History

Dave Blasewitz

Benefits Manager

City of Tampa

Wendy White

Director of Client and Clinical Services

CareATC, Inc.

City of Tampa Near-Site Wellness Centers

Colleen M. Murphy


The ClareFolio Company

The Last Generation of Health Benefits Managers: Switzerland as a Solution

Peter Ellery, PhD, MLA


E2 Praxis

Jane Ellery, PhD

Assistant Professor, Ball State University

Senior Fellow, Project for Public Spaces

Placemaking: An Engaged Approach to Employee and Community Well-Being

Nicole Hare-Everline, CHES, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Strategy and Development Human Resources| Benefits Division

City of Houston

City of Houston Mental Health Management

Mike Sullivan, MBA

Chief Strategy Officer

Employers Health

Pharmacy Benefit Management Procurement: Strategies for Savings

​More sessions will be announced shortly. Please check back soon.