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Benefit Communications Pre-Conference (Slides Available  to Employers Only)

Exploring the Behavioral Science Principles Behind Engagement
Victor J. Strecher, Ph.D, Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan School of Public Health

1A Workshop: Designing a Personalized Communication Strategy
Renya Spak, Partner, Health Innovation Team, Mercer
Antonio Poglianich, Partner, Communications, Mercer

1B Benchmarking: Benefits in Your Pocket: Delivering Content to Smart Phones
Tom Sondergeld, Vice President Global Benefits & Mobility, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Julie Ewry, Manager, Benefit Communications & Training, HCR ManorCare
Joanne Nieves, Manager, Communications, Total Rewards, Pitney Bowes, Inc.

1C Benchmarking: High-Impact Communications to Emphasize and Address Management of Big-Ticket Health Conditions
Melissa Fitzgerald, Manager Integrated Health Plans, Honeywell
Leslie Pilliod, Director, Pay & Benefits Engagement, Target Corporation
Donna Shenoha, Business Initiatives Consultant, Benefits Strategy and Planning, Wells Fargo & Company

1D Workshop: Leveraging Design Think Principles to Maximize Employee Engagement
Stacey Babyak, Sr. Consultant, Engagement, Conduent Human Resources Service, Conduent
Leah Reynolds, Principal, Engagement Practice, Conduent Human Resources Service , Conduent

2A Benchmarking: To Creep or Not to Creep: Pushing the Envelope on Employee Engagement
Ben Jackson, Assistant Vice President - Benefits, AT&T
Deirdra Kumar, U.S. Benefits Design & Strategy Leader, IBM Corporation

2B Benchmarking: The HR Communicator’s Diary Exposed: Lessons Learned from the Aha Moments, Successes, Trials and Tribulations of HR Messaging
Becky Atkeison, Director of Enterprise Health and Well-being, FedEx Services
Amy O’Neill, AVP & Director, Health and Welfare Programs, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

2C Workshop: Targeting Based on Employee Preference: Why It’s Important and How to Get Started
Led by Eric Zimmerman, Chief Marketing Officer, RedBrick Health Corporation

2D Benchmarking: Leverage Social Media to Better Engage Your Workforce
Dominic Lorusso, Director, Health Partnership, Consumer Reports
Kevin Winterfield, Director, Social Media, Consumer Reports


Business Health Agenda (Slides open to all registrants)

Analytics Will Change Everything: Big Data’s Role in Health Care 2020
Deborah DiSanzo, General Manager, IBM Watson Health

Plenary Session 2: 3 Challenging Health Areas: Insights and Actions from the 2017 NBGH/Aon Hewitt Consumer Health Mindset Survey
Ron Drayton, Director, Global Benefits, General Mills, Inc.
Joann Hall Swenson,Partner, Aon Hewitt
Lilly Wyttenbach, Global Wellness Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Plenary Session 3: Real Employer Actions to Address Behavioral Health and Promote Emotional Well-Being
Jennifer Gentry, Benefits Program Manager, Americas & Global Wellness Programs, Intuit
Katie Kirkland, Health and Wellness Strategy Manager, Southern Company
Lois Lourie, ‎Vice President, Health and Welfare Benefits, AbbVie
Alisa Trugerman, Ph.D, North American Behavioral Health Practice Leader and Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson
Marleece Barber, M.D., Director, Health and Wellness and Chief Medical Officer, Lockheed Martin Corp. (Facilitator)

The Future of Consumer Health: 2020 and Beyond
Don Abraham, President Of Consulting Services, Kantar Futures

The Pharmacy Supply Chain Model:  Its Impact on Employers and Consumers
Josh Golden, Area Senior Vice President, Solid Benefit Guidance, a Division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
Sheila Savageau, Director, Global Benefits, General Motors
Harry Spencer, Vice President, Compensation and Benefits, JetBlue Airways


Concurrent Session 1

1A Communication/Engagement: Let’s Get Personal!
Adam Glauberg, Director of Global Health Services in the Americas, Johnson & Johnson
Erik Sossa, Vice President, Global Benefits, PepsiCo, Inc.
Lisa Woods, Senior Director, Health Care Benefits, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Theresa Monti, Vice President, Corporate Total Rewards, The Kroger Company (Facilitator)

1C Innovation in Health Care Delivery: Employers Changing the Game
Milt Ezzard, Sr. Director of Global Benefits, Activision Blizzard
Lesley Leiserson, Director, Benefits, The Home Depot
Melissa Vaughn, Director, Health & Wellness, The Schwan Food Company
Shawn Leavitt, Senior Vice President, Total Rewards, Comcast Corporation (Facilitator)

Concurrent Session 2

2B Communication/Engagement: The Potential (and Risks) of Using Data to Drive Health Engagement
Mike Adams, Senior Director, Employee Benefits, Dean Foods
Maura Cawley, Partner, Mercer
Milt Ezzard, Sr. Director of Global Benefits, Activision Blizzard
Sally Welborn, Senior Vice President Benefits, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Introducer)

2C Innovation in Pharmacy Delivery: Value-Based Purchasing for Drugs
Rena Conti, Ph.D, Departments of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology and Health Studies, The University of Chicago
Sarah Emond, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
Surya Singh, M.D., Corporate Vice President and CMO, CVS/Specialty, CVS Health

Concurrent Session 3

3A Communication/Engagement: Smart Engagement: The Key to Better Health Outcomes
Anne Marie Aponte, Senior Vice President, Operations, Accolade
Michael DeSimone, Vice President of Product and Marketing, Best Doctors
Andy Rosa, Director, Corporate HR, Benefits & Workforce Health, AmeriGas
Karleen Stephens, Manager, Wellbeing and Disability Services, Steelcase, Inc.

3B Innovation in Health Care Delivery: What Will Health Plans Look Like in 2020?
Patrick Courneya, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence, Kaiser Permanente
Paul McBride, CEO Accountable Care Solutions, Aetna
Craig Samitt, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer,  Anthem

3C Innovation in Health Care Delivery: The Promise of Physician-led ACOs Delivering on Cost and Quality
Jeff Butler, Chairman & CEO, Privia Health LLC
Paul Martino, Chief Strategy Officer, VillageMD
Jack Towsley, Senior Vice President for Health Care Delivery,  BlueCross BlueShield of Texas     

Concurrent Session 4

4A Communication/Engagement: Concierge as an Engagement Strategy
Arielle Bogorad, Senior Director, Worldwide Benefits, Wellness and Fitness, Cerner Corporation
Ann Marie Odrobina, Group Vice President, Employee Benefits, M&T Bank   
Ann Otley, Director of Employee Benefits, HCR ManorCare
Tom Oksanen, Vice President, Corporate HR & Administration, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group (Facilitator)

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