April 26-28, 2023
JW Marriott Washington, DC, times in Eastern Daylight Time

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

11:15 - 11:30 am
11:30 - 12:10 pm


1A: Looking for Scalable, Promising Solutions to Address the Full Spectrum of Metabolic Health

In the world of new obesity medications, changing guidelines for bariatric surgery and effective lifestyle interventions, how do you ensure your members are accessing the right tools and have the ability and knowledge to take control of their health?


11:30 - 12:10 pm


1B: The Alphabet Soup of VBC: HPNs, COEs, APC and ACOs

Employers are increasingly looking to their partners and others for value-based arrangements and high-quality care options. How are you evolving your approach to seeking value in the delivery system?


11:30 - 12:10 pm


1C: Incentives and Lifestyle Spending Accounts – Alternate Avenues to Engage Employees

One approach has been around for decades, the other is relatively new. Are you leaning in, dialing back or on the fence?


12:10 - 1:10 pm
1:10 - 1:55 pm


The Promise and Complexity of Price Transparency: Turning Massive Amounts of Data into Meaningful, Actionable Benefits Strategy

The price transparency rules, now in effect for both health plans and hospitals, created unprecedented access to proprietary price information. These data have the potential to transform how employers, payers and providers negotiate and how patients evaluate their health care choices - creating a variety of new strategic opportunities. But the datasets are massive and messy. Their value is contingent upon making transparency data interpretable and actionable. Opportunities are emerging for the health IT sector and employers to collaborate on data consistency and transparency in pursuit of value measurement and elimination of unwarranted price variability.


1:55 - 2:10 pm
2:10 - 2:50 pm


2A: Headache? Prescription Complexity for Employers and Patients

Are Cost Plus Drugs, GoodRx and similar initiatives a fad or the beginning of a trend employers need to consider when explaining their pharmacy benefit to members?


2:10 - 2:50 pm


2B: What’s Trending Globally? Addressing the Needs of Today’s Global Workforce and Getting to the Core of your Global Strategy

Share your strategic priorities and how they anticipate and address emerging trends and global workforce needs.


2:10 - 2:50 pm


2C: Financial Well-being: Meeting Current Challenges with New Approaches

How are you addressing financial stress in the face of inflation and rising health costs?


2:50 - 3:05 pm
3:05 - 3:45 pm


3A: Looking Beyond ROI and Performance Guarantees: Meaningful Ways to Measure and Demonstrate Solution Effectiveness

In the world of limited resources and growing number of solution choices, how do you measure effectiveness of your existing programs?


3:05 - 3:45 pm


3B: Engagement and Navigation Platforms: Key to Integration or Wishful Thinking?

What’s been your experience with engagement and navigation platforms and where do you want to see them evolve?


3:05 - 3:45 pm


3C: Driving Health Equity Through Inclusive Benefits and Experience

What changes — from new or expanded benefits to personalized engagement strategies — have been implemented to ensure equitable access and an inclusive experience for all employees? And what’s next?


3:45 - 4:00 pm
4:00 - 4:45 pm


Applying a Preventive Approach to Mental Health

Research shows that mindfulness is a powerful tool to reduce anxiety. The food we eat can demonstrably help or hurt our mental health, and the quantity and quality of our sleep impacts our working memory, creativity and even perceived charisma. So, why isn’t there more emphasis on these elements, alongside clinical care, in a comprehensive strategy to prevent and treat mental health disorders? We’ll discuss the advantages of bundling mental health resources and benefits to address the continuum of mental health needs, and how employers can elevate integrated approaches to mental health care.


4:45 - 5:00 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Welcome Party (Open to All Attendees)

Vue Rooftop, Hotel Washington, 515 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Thursday, April 27, 2023

7:00 - 5:30 pm
8:00 - 8:45 am
9:00 - 9:30 am


Opening Keynote: The Senior Leaders Driving Health and Well-being as a Workforce Strategy

Companies are recognizing health as business critical and taking the next bold step in making employee well-being a part of their workforce strategy. During this keynote panel, senior leaders will discuss their new and evolving roles in supporting workforce health, well-being and business performance. We’ll explore their priorities and responsibilities, and why their role is imperative to organizational success.

Frank Giampietro
Americas Chief Wellbeing Officer
Ernst & Young, LLC
David Stark, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Morgan Stanley
9:30 - 9:45 am
9:45 - 10:25 am


1A: Cracking the Cultural Code on Global Well-being Programs

Employees bring their family and cultural norms and values into work every day. Understanding diverse populations across the globe is critical to activate employee participation in well-being and promote workforce resilience. We’ll explore a framework to help employers understand the key cultural dimensions critical to engagement, and the impact of these dimensions on the language, content and imagery used in global well-being initiatives. Employers will share how they’ve used this framework to promote an enterprise-wide well-being and resilience strategy by taking a global approach and a local mindset.


9:45 - 10:25 am


1B. Avoiding the High Cost of Low-Quality Care

With unnecessary or inappropriate care accounting for 30% of health care waste each year, we need to arm employees with actionable data to ensure they choose doctors who consistently deliver high-quality, appropriate care. Join this session to learn about leveraging data and analytics to better understand the impact of health care quality on your employee’s experience and your bottom line.


Matthew Resnick, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Embold Health
Linda King
Senior Director of Risk Management & Employee Benefits
Polk County School Board
9:45 - 10:25 am


1C: Driving Health Equity Through Digital Therapeutics

According to a recent Business Group on Health survey, three in four employers share concern about inequities in their company’s health and well-being initiatives. Join this session to hear from experts on market trends, with real world examples of how digital therapeutics can help drive health equity and support high risk individuals.


9:45 - 10:25 am


1D: Keys to Engaging Employees and Improving Workforce Health and Well-being

Hear from a company that’s intentionally developed a best-in-class culture of health, framed around educating, supporting and engaging their employees, in partnership with senior leadership. A comprehensive dashboard system yields insight into behaviors that influence population health and provides an opportunity to adjust programs and policies to improve workforce health.


9:45 - 10:25 am


1E: Innovation Session

During this session, you will learn from two separate innovators. The first speaker will share insights and learnings on how to evaluate, identify, and contract with the right health solution for your unique demographics and the second speaker will provide an overview of their new program helping females improve pelvic health.

10:25 - 10:40 am
10:40 - 11:25 am


Women’s Health Care at a Crossroads

Women comprise nearly half the workforce spanning five generations. This panel will address the full continuum of working women’s health, from access to family building and reproductive care to overlooked differences in female physiology affecting health risks and prevention strategies. With the average female retirement age at 62, the importance of attracting and retaining talent at all career stages is more important than ever. Join us for an impactful conversation on policies and benefits to better support the overall health of working women.


11:25 - 11:40 am
11:40 - 12:20 pm


2A: Engaging the Unengaged to Close the Health Equity Gap

Creating greater inclusivity in well-being programs and providing employees with more personalized support has the potential to reduce health disparities. This session will couple insights from published research with tangible, real-life employer examples on how to remove barriers to health engagement, particularly for those who are at risk or who are experiencing co-morbidities. Speakers will also share what works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to improving the physical and mental health of the workforce, leaving the audience with calls-to-action to implement in their own organizations.


11:40 - 12:20 pm


2B: Proven Tools to Reduce Specialty Drug Cost

Prescription drugs covered under the medical benefit account for a significant portion of the specialty drug expenditures. Medical specialty carve-out plans are designed to provide employers with greater control of utilization, better pricing and to ensure their program is at peak performance. During this session, you will gain insight into the necessary ingredients for sustainable specialty drug management – alignment, value and transparency.


Sharla Smith
Onsite Employee Health and Wellness Clinic Manager
Clarksville Montgomery, County School System
11:40 - 12:20 pm


2C: Next Generation Workforce Well-being through Personalized Benefits

Join this session to hear how one leader implemented a transformational strategy that improves attraction and retention through an innovative, flexible benefits strategy. A single hub for lifestyle, HSA, 401k and employee-funded accounts with an employer-specific ecosystem of reimbursement options across the spectrum of well-being creates a differentiated value proposition by enabling participants to customize a portfolio of benefit offerings tailored to their individual needs.


Brian Duclos
Senior Director, Benefits and Workforce Insights
Amedisys Inc.
11:40 - 12:20 pm


2D: Level Up Your Leave

New workforce dynamics are motivating leading employers to evolve their benefit strategies. At the top of that list and increasingly valuable to employee health and well-being are leave and time away. Leveraging data from a new, large employer survey, this session will explore leave trends, approaches for integrating benefits holistically and innovative ways to improve the employee experience with an emphasis on equity and inclusion.


11:40 - 12:20 pm


2E: Innovation Session

During this innovation session, you will hear from two separate innovators on their approach to integrating virtual primary care. They will each describe the problem their solution intends to solve, innovation to care delivery or program design, and outcomes to date.


Fay Rotenberg
Founder & CEO
Firefly Health
Tom X. Lee, MD
Founder & CEO
1:35 - 2:15 pm


3A: A Future of Work Strategy Starts with Mental Health

The pandemic thrust mental health to the forefront, but what’s next? Virtual health helped solve some access issues, but there are still key mental health gaps that organizations must address to support workforce well-being. Based on new proprietary research, this session will highlight mental health benefits gaps in the workplace and illustrate how a leading employer is building a mentally healthy workforce to enhance employee engagement, well-being, productivity and retention in the new world of work.


Tam Brownlee, MD
Chief Health Officer
Christopher J. Mosunic, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer
1:35 - 2:15 pm


3B: Choosing Meaningful Benefits that Boost Employee Retention and Align with Organizational Culture

As health care costs continue to rise, employers are critically evaluating plan benefits and partners to ensure their programs drive value and impact. In this session we will look beyond activity metrics and learn how to use meaningful quantitative and qualitative measures to assess how condition-specific virtual programs impact the lives, health and well-being of people.


Julian Flannery
CEO & Founder
Denise Murphy
Assistant Vice President, Total Rewards
University of Notre Dame
1:35 - 2:15 pm


3C: Effective Value-Based Care Starts with a Deeper Understanding of Individual Preferences

Existing practices and processes for value-based care assume that patients should be managed the same way. Approaches designed for an “average” patient lack clinical nuance and fail to address the individual needs of members. In this session, we discuss how value-based care can be made more effective through health care hyper-personalization using small data machine intelligence that enables predictive modeling of individual members preferences and behaviors.


Adam Stavisky
SVP, Benefits
Walmart Inc.
1:35 - 2:15 pm


3D: Primary Care Reimagined: Advance Your Virtual Health Strategy

Primary care is the foundation of the care continuum. To offer new ways to access quality primary care, many employers have turned to virtual solutions. Learn how virtual primary care can help employers promote health equity, achieve cost savings, and drive success with an approach to virtual health that integrates with the full health care experience.


Darcy Sementi
Health Care Benefits Manager
State Farm Insurance Companies
1:35 - 2:15 pm


3E: Innovation Session

During this session, two separate organizations will share insights from their latest research. The first speaker will present their newly published insights on predicting risk of musculoskeletal conditions and improving care and the second speaker will present their latest research on adopting mental health solutions to specific patient segment needs.

Urvashi Patel, PhD
Vice President Data and Analytics
Evernorth Research Institute
Mark Homer
COE Leader, Advanced Analytics/AI
Fidelity Investments
Benjamin Isgur
Vice President, Thought Leadership
Fidelity Health
2:15 - 2:30 pm
3:00 - 3:15 pm
3:15 - 4:00 pm


Creating Paths for Innovation in Cancer Care to Reach Patients

Rapid clinical developments, combined with the many challenges community oncologists face in adopting innovation, have made cancer one of the few areas where the gap between the optimal care and care delivered is widening. To capitalize on the promise of innovation in care and to close detection gaps, employers and their partners look to precision medicine, community care and centers of excellence programs. Meanwhile, patients struggle with affordability, making cancer one of the most inequitable diseases. Panelists will highlight the role employers and their partners can play in closing gaps.

Harlan Levine, MD
Chair of the Board; President of Health Innovation and Policy
AccessHope; City of Hope
Dickon Waterfield
Chief Commercial Officer
Employer Direct Healthcare
Josh Ofman, MD
Amy O'Neill, JD
Vice President & Director of Health and Well-being Strategy
Liberty Mutual Insurance
4:00 - 4:15 pm
4:15 - 5:00 pm


Affordability – The Real Disruptor

The health care affordability crisis is growing. Inflation has exacerbated already acute cost issues for employers, forcing difficult strategic decisions and creating an urgent need to reimagine a better system of health. Panelists will address health equity and disparities as it relates to access and affordability of care. Employers and partners will walk away with a clear call to action on how they can drive real disruption, get comfortable with steerage in local markets and incentivize change.

Sean Robbins
EVP of External Affairs
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Ashok Subramanian
Founder and CEO
Prachi Nagda, MD
Partner and Clinical Services Leader
5:00 - 5:30 pm
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Networking Reception

La Vie, 88 District Square SW, 4.6th Floor, Washington, DC 20024

Friday, April 28, 2023

7:00 - 11:00 am
7:15 - 8:15 am
8:15 - 8:45 am


#Dr. Lisa on The Street

Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, uses storytelling, videos, social media and person-to-person conversations to increase health literacy in low-income communities and improve health outcomes.

Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD
Founder and CEO
Grapevine Health
8:45 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 9:40 am


4A: A Data-Driven Approach to Early Mental Health Intervention

Only 1 in 12 employees with a mental health condition asks for help. To prevent countless individuals from unnecessary suffering and make a meaningful impact on lives and total cost of care, it’s imperative to identify “the other 11” and provide them with personalized, evidence-based mental health care. This session will explore a large employer’s strategy to identify employees in need of assistance and intervene before their condition worsens.


Jaclyn Wainwright
AirCare Health
Mike Jansen
Senior Director, U.S. Health & Wellbeing Benefits
Walmart Inc.
9:00 - 9:40 am


4B: Leveraging Pharmacy Transparency to Improve Health and Reduce Costs

Pharmacy trends are consistently reported as a top employer concern. Formulary changes and utilization management have not done enough to curb the rising cost. Learn how benefit leaders are looking for opportunities to optimize pharmacy costs via transparency and navigation.


Dan Dentzer
Manager, Health & Wellness Design
United Airlines
9:00 - 9:40 am


4C: Cancer Care is Becoming HR's Latest Challenge

With delays in preventive screenings during the pandemic, later stage cancer cases are emerging, creating a challenge for benefits leaders. Learn how virtual primary care and expert medical opinions can help employees better understand their diagnosis and offer motivation to pursue timely treatment.


9:00 - 9:40 am


4D: Innovation Session

During this session, you will learn from two leading health care delivery systems about their new solutions supporting patients. The first speaker will present their clinical review program which helps patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options and a second innovator will present their program designed for complex patients.

9:40 - 10:00 am
10:00 - 10:40 am


5A: Supporting Employees with Providing End-to-End Family and Caregiver Support

Many employees and their families struggle with caregiving challenges that can lead to high rates of anxiety and depression, poor health outcomes, attrition, and lower rates of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce. Hear how a comprehensive parenting and caregiving benefit can positively impact employees, productivity and engagement, and affinity towards their employer. The needs of working families are diverse across each stage of family life - planning for parenthood and pregnancy, parenting for kids of any age and navigating adult caregiving. Supporting employees across these needs and stages is more critical than ever.


Heather Tuttle
Senior Benefits Manager, Americas
Juniper Networks
10:00 - 10:40 am


5B: Improving Outcomes by Integrating Mental Health with Primary Care

While increasing access to mental health resources has long been a priority, many care gaps remain. In this session, we will share how integrating mental health and primary care enhances health outcomes and discuss strategies employers can leverage to remove barriers like cost and access to connect employees to fully integrated care that helps improve their health.


Megan Lankford
Senior Director, Human Resources
Capital One
Lauren Collins
Director, DEIB
Premise Health
10:00 - 10:40 am


5C: Building the Ideal Approach to Employee and Community Well-being

The pandemic highlighted how longstanding underinvestment in sociological and economic conditions impacts the overall health of employees and their communities. It became painfully clear that marginalized communities experienced negative impacts disproportionately. Leveraging a key source of community well-being data, this session demonstrates how employers are uniquely positioned to help employees understand their health, reduce barriers to care and advance health equity. The conversation will focus on learnings over the past two years, review social risk impact, and detail successes, hurdles and surprises along the way.


10:00 - 10:40 am


5D: Innovation Session

During this session, two separate organizations will share insights from their latest research. The first speaker will share the results of a recent study in genomics and pharmacogenomic testing and the second speaker will share new insights on how employers can develop strategies to lower their cancer risk.

Kristine Ashcraft
Medical Affairs Director, Pharmacogenomics
Tommy Axford
Managing Director, Business Development and Partnerships
10:40 - 10:55 am
11:40 - 11:45 am
11:45 - 12:25 pm
12:30 - 12:45 pm