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​2019 Preconference Information

We are pleased to offer the following preconference options at the 2019 HBCE program. A separate registration fee is required.

Health Care Cost Management Course​ 

​​​A certificate course in partnership with the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Sunday, January 27 - Monday, January 28, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.​
New for 2019, HBCE is proud to partner with the International Foundation in bringing the Health Care Cost Management Course to HBCE as a special preconference option. An integral part to either the Certificate in Health and Welfare Plans​ or a Certificate in Strategic Benefits Management​, this course offers an in-depth analysis of the fundamental elements of healthcare management. ​​                                                                                                           

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​Topics Addressed Include:

  • Cost influencers and trends
  • Managing providers and patients
  • Prescription drug cost management
  • The impact of technology
  • Data analysis and disease management
  • Plan design, contributions and eligibility
  • Value-based strategies
  • Emerging and evolving issues
  • Case Study​​


Please note: Online registration is not yet availavble for the Health Care Cost Management Course. Please order via "Register with PDF​". Registration will be open late summer.​

Mastering Workplace Wellness Laws

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Presented By:


 JoAnn Eickhoff-Schemek, Ph.D., FACSM,     FAWHP
  Professor Emeritus,
  Exercise Science 
  University of South Florida, Tampa 

Barabara J. Zabawa, JD, MPH
Clini​cal Assistant 
​University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

​Complying with workplace wellness laws is challenging and evolving. This workshop will focus on incentive laws, including ADA and GINA updates that go into effect in 2019 as well as important data privacy laws. Legal issues involving workers compensation and hiring qualified wellness professionals and vendors will also be addressed. Attendees will be provided with strategies that will effectively enhance compliance to these laws. The presenters will reference the text book they authored, entitled Rule the Rules of Workplace Wellness Programs (published by the American Bar Association) 

If you are interested in participating in a preconference, we encourage you to register early. Limited space is available and preconference sessions sold out in 2018.