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. ​​

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2020 Opening Session Announced

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

U.S. Preventative Medicine, Inc.​​

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

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 prevention 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, absenteeism and presenteeism with a measurable positive impact on your employer​'s bottom line.​​​

Wendy D. Lynch, Ph.D., Andrew Yohe, Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM
Using Big Data and Operational Integration to Revolutionize Engagement

 Libby Rapin, Chopra Center Certified Meditation Coach, Something Beautiful, LLC
Mindfulness: The Prescription for Monkey Brain
Carrie B. Cherveny, Employee Benefits Southeast of HUB International
The Bermuda Triangle, Plus One: Navigating FMLA, ADA, ACA and Workers' Compensation

Kathryn Harris-Stephens, Pharm. D., M.S.H.C.M, Willis Towers Watson
Pharmacy Benefits Concepts and Management Strategies

Kellee Grimes, R.N., B.S.N., Mutual of Omaha Insurance Companies
Americans With Disabilities Act and ADAAA: Lessons Learned for Effective Workplace Administration
​Catherine Bass, Ph.D., M.S., Onlife Health, Scott Weden, HealthTrust
Driving Greater Engagement Through Personalization
​Nick Page, Pharm.D., Patty Taddei-Allen, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCACP, BCGP, WellDyneRx
Diabetes Epidemic: Actionable Approaches to Address Adherence, Cost and Improved Outcomes

Kim A. Buckey, DirectPath, LLC
ABCs of Health Care Literacy: How Improving Benefits Education Maximizes the ROI and Employee Engagement

Wayne W. Seybold, ELAP Services, Ray L. Bowman, Ph.D., MarineMax, Inc.
Reference-Based Pricing—An Employer Experience

Cathy Bless, Joel Aaron Michels, M.S.N., FNP-BC, City of Portland
Healthy Foundations—A Tailored Program for Healthier Living

​Paula L. Stop, Bell Partners Inc.
How to Build a Successful Financial Wellness Program: A Case Study

Gabriel Mecklenburg, Hinge Health, Katie Kirkland, Southern Company
Digital Health as a Scalable Solution to Reduce Opioid Use

Rachel Druckenmiller, M.S., CNE, Alera Group
Beyond Perks and Benefits: What Employees Really Want From Work

Dr. Wade Larson, Wagstaff, Inc.
Taking Strategic and Nontraditional Steps to Lower Your Company's Health Care Costs

Ronald S. Leopold, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., Lockton Benefit Group
The New Medical and Rx Technology Cost Boom: Employee Health Care Costs Beyond 2020

Linda Howard, J.D., Alturnative
Why Should Worksite Wellness Programs Focus on Multicultural Competency?

Reid Rasmussen, freshbenies
American Health Care: 99 Problems and Single Payer Is One

Matthew Herrera, Careington International Corporation
Telemedicine: All Hype or Real Value?
​Randall Kratz, M.S., LCSW, LPC, FEI Behavioral Health
Move to the Front: A Brain Science Approach to Critical Incident Stress Management

Lana M. Saal, Ed.D., MCHES, CWP, Beyond the Want
Jump-Start Your Personal Well-Being Action Plan to Positively Impact and Inspire Others

Kristen L. Vignec, Hill Ward Henderson
Urband Legends: Health and Welfare Benefit Plan Myths and the Stories Behind Them
Bruce Sherman, M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Health Care Use and Costs by Employees in Different Wage Categories: Surprising Findings and Substantial Implications

 Nicole B. Stec, M.B.A., CWP, City of Mesa
City of Mesa: Establishing an Employee Health Center

               Sessions subject to change. Additional sessions to be announced.


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