2019 Agenda

All Days
Wednesday, September 25
9:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Workshop 1
How Consumerism, Wellness & Plan Design Can Improve Your Health Plan & the Challenges
Decision-makers are tasked with improving organizational health, satisfying recruitment/retention needs and managing the bottom line.
Workshop 2
Women in Benefits Meetup
Come join professional benefit leaders and meet like-minded new contacts to learn, network and walk-away with long-lasting relationships....
Workshop 3
Competing in Today’s Marketplace: Leveraging Communication and Enrollment Strategies
Benefits are an important feature of the employer – employee relationship as these products help attract and retain talent, as well as take care of employees in times of need....
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (Workshop attendees only)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Change the Odds When you Change the Game: A Conversation With Sodexo and Leading Disruptive Innovators
Three of today’s leading innovators, operators and disruptors, including jumbo employer Sodexo, respond to very real, raw and relative questions in a dialog aimed at creating a winning environment for all stakeholders....
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Disruptive Tech and the Future of Benefits
In the fast-paced environment...
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Networking Break in the Foyer
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Optimizing Engagement Through Total Person Health
Employers have recently started to take a total health approach -- one that brings together physical, financial, social, and mental health...
5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Thursday, September 26
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Morning Workout - Soulcycle
SoulCycle is way more than a workout, it's a sanctuary...
7:15 a.m.
Registration Opens
7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast Briefing 1 - The Convergence of Wealth & Health: Health Savings Accounts for Retirement and Health Care Planning
The Nationwide Retirement Institute® Health Savings Account program offers a deeper look at how HSAs can be used as an additional way to save for retirement...
Sponsored by
Breakfast Briefing 2 - The War for Talent - Recruiting and Retaining Utilizing Student Loan Benefits
With student loan debt now reaching upwards of $1.5 trillion in the U.S, many talent focused healthcare systems are looking for ways to help their employees address this priority.
Sponsored by
8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Conference Chair Remarks/2019 Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year Awards Presentation
Sponsored by
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Keynote - Impact of Culture on Wellness Programs and Employee Satisfaction
Organizations have a blank...
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Advisory Board Breakfast (By invitation only)
Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Beyond Healthcare
Student Loan Repayment and Employee Financial Health
Explains student loan debt and how employers can help employees with their financial health through a student loan repayment program.
Health Care
Integrating Genomics Into Your Employee Benefits Offering
Advanced genomic products are improving healthcare outcomes around the world....
The Whole Employee (Wellness)
ROI for Wellness - A Look at Long Term Results
Employee Engagement
A Healthy Workforce Starts With a Healthy Mind
The speakers will discuss...
Workplace Benefits Summit (Broker Sessions)
From Launch to Learnings: How to Roll Out a Successful Financial Wellness Program
Hear from both the broker and vendor perspective on best practices for implementing (and iterating on) a financial wellness program your employees will love....
11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Health Care
What the Future of Value-Based Care Means for Employers and Employee Benefits
The speakers will discuss the importance of bringing together high-performing provider networks to advance value-based care...
The Whole Employee (Wellness)
Employee Engagement
Benefits of Creating an Employee Experience
Employees feel fulfilled and able to reach their full potential when they are valued and appreciated. Creating an employee experience at every level of the employee lifecycle will help attract and retain employees....
Retirement & 401K
Understanding Mergers and Acquisitions in Retirement Plans
Corporate purchase and sale transactions...
Workplace Benefits Summit (Broker Sessions)
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Industry Innovation Lunch - Data Solutions for Smarter Benefits Strategies
In this session, the speakers will showcase how you can leverage data specific to your company to help your employees achieve financial well-being.....
Sponsored by
Industry Innovation Lunch - How Automation, AI and Technological Solutions can Change Your HR and Benefits Program
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is another tech upgrade HR teams should incorporate. With benefits, individuals have to make complex decisions - correlating the multivariate equation of their own health, their loved ones, and their financial situation...
Sponsored by
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Health Care
New Opportunities for HRAs, HSAs and Consumer Directed Health Care
The Trump Administration has opened...
The Whole Employee (Wellness)
Employee Engagement
Educating and Engaging Employees on the Benefits of a HSA Plan
The speakers will talk about the multiple strategies they use to simplify the complexity of the plan and promoted the plan through multiple channels....
3:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Health Care
The Whole Employee (Wellness)
Mind the Gap: Exciting a Range of Generations Through Your Wellness Program
Who says wellness programs are only made for millennials and younger populations?
Employee Engagement
Engagement and Health Improvement in High Risk Employees
Learn how the speakers will address the barriers to participation, engaging 84% of employees and how a cardiologist’s prescription for effective wellness reduced cardiovascular risk by 16%.....
Retirement & 401K
Financial Wellness: Why it Matters to you & Your Employees
Explore how best to measure...
Workplace Benefits Summit (Broker Sessions)
Dental 2024: How Emerging Trends and Technology Are Shaping the Future
Let our panel of Dental industry experts help you navigate consumer expectations and the future of virtual delivery. Including a preview of how data, analytics and emerging technologies in imaging and connected devices ....
3:55 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Health Care
The Whole Employee (Wellness)
The Well-Being Program Heard 'Round the World: An AECOM Case Study
Understand how to gather information and socialize the idea of a global well-being initiative with leadership through interviews, surveys and focus...
Employee Engagement
How St. Luke's Keeps Employees Engaged in the Workforce
Employees are best engaged in the workforce – retained and attracted - when their employer’s culture provides meaningful benefit programs that meet them where they are, and meet the needs they have....
Retirement & 401K
Nudging - Lessons to Move 401(k) Savers to a Better Retirement
How can employers help employees...
Workplace Benefits Summit (Broker Sessions)
Transforming Your Business To Be Responsive To Changing Client Needs
Speakers will discuss marketing strategies, business models and client engagement practices that will enable benefits advisers to not only survive but thrive regardless of the changes in the marketplace...
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Friday, September 27
7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens + Coffee
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Mind Over Matter: Meditation for Focus & HealthCare Cost Reduction
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Noodles & Company Goes Beyond Earned Wage Access to Improve Its Employees’ Financial Wellness
Amy will give the audience an inside look at how Noodles is taking a holistic approach to financial wellness...
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Beyond Healthcare
Brace for Impact: Action Plan for When Disaster Strikes
Learn crisis readiness and action-plan...
Regulatory
How Gender Equality and Equal Pay Can Grow Your Business
The dominance of our U.S. women's national soccer team...
Workplace Benefits Summit (Broker Sessions)
Holistic Wellness: A Sustainable Model for Financing Healthcare
10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
A Situational and Specific Approach on How to Implement Your Financial Wellness Strategy
This session is dedicated to how to evaluate which strategy is most appropriate for your specific workforce, and for you to take home a specific plan on how to implement...
11:35 a.m.
Benefits Forum & Expo Concludes
Wednesday, September 25
9:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Workshop 1
How Consumerism, Wellness & Plan Design Can Improve Your Health Plan & the Challenges
Decision-makers are tasked with improving organizational health, satisfying recruitment/retention needs and managing the bottom line.
Workshop 2
Women in Benefits Meetup
Come join professional benefit leaders and meet like-minded new contacts to learn, network and walk-away with long-lasting relationships....
Workshop 3
Competing in Today’s Marketplace: Leveraging Communication and Enrollment Strategies
Benefits are an important feature of the employer – employee relationship as these products help attract and retain talent, as well as take care of employees in times of need....
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (Workshop attendees only)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Change the Odds When you Change the Game: A Conversation With Sodexo and Leading Disruptive Innovators
Three of today’s leading innovators, operators and disruptors, including jumbo employer Sodexo, respond to very real, raw and relative questions in a dialog aimed at creating a winning environment for all stakeholders....
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Disruptive Tech and the Future of Benefits
In the fast-paced environment...
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Networking Break in the Foyer
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Optimizing Engagement Through Total Person Health
Employers have recently started to take a total health approach -- one that brings together physical, financial, social, and mental health...
5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Thursday, September 26
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Morning Workout - Soulcycle
SoulCycle is way more than a workout, it's a sanctuary...
7:15 a.m.
Registration Opens
7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast Briefing 1 - The Convergence of Wealth & Health: Health Savings Accounts for Retirement and Health Care Planning
The Nationwide Retirement Institute® Health Savings Account program offers a deeper look at how HSAs can be used as an additional way to save for retirement...
Sponsored by
Breakfast Briefing 2 - The War for Talent - Recruiting and Retaining Utilizing Student Loan Benefits
With student loan debt now reaching upwards of $1.5 trillion in the U.S, many talent focused healthcare systems are looking for ways to help their employees address this priority.
Sponsored by
8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Conference Chair Remarks/2019 Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year Awards Presentation
Sponsored by
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Keynote - Impact of Culture on Wellness Programs and Employee Satisfaction
Organizations have a blank...
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Advisory Board Breakfast (By invitation only)
Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Beyond Healthcare
Student Loan Repayment and Employee Financial Health
Explains student loan debt and how employers can help employees with their financial health through a student loan repayment program.
Health Care
Integrating Genomics Into Your Employee Benefits Offering
Advanced genomic products are improving healthcare outcomes around the world....
The Whole Employee (Wellness)
ROI for Wellness - A Look at Long Term Results
Employee Engagement
A Healthy Workforce Starts With a Healthy Mind
The speakers will discuss...
Workplace Benefits Summit (Broker Sessions)
From Launch to Learnings: How to Roll Out a Successful Financial Wellness Program
Hear from both the broker and vendor perspective on best practices for implementing (and iterating on) a financial wellness program your employees will love....
11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Health Care
What the Future of Value-Based Care Means for Employers and Employee Benefits
The speakers will discuss the importance of bringing together high-performing provider networks to advance value-based care...
The Whole Employee (Wellness)
Employee Engagement
Benefits of Creating an Employee Experience
Employees feel fulfilled and able to reach their full potential when they are valued and appreciated. Creating an employee experience at every level of the employee lifecycle will help attract and retain employees....
Retirement & 401K
Understanding Mergers and Acquisitions in Retirement Plans
Corporate purchase and sale transactions...
Workplace Benefits Summit (Broker Sessions)
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Industry Innovation Lunch - Data Solutions for Smarter Benefits Strategies
In this session, the speakers will showcase how you can leverage data specific to your company to help your employees achieve financial well-being.....
Sponsored by
Industry Innovation Lunch - How Automation, AI and Technological Solutions can Change Your HR and Benefits Program
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is another tech upgrade HR teams should incorporate. With benefits, individuals have to make complex decisions - correlating the multivariate equation of their own health, their loved ones, and their financial situation...
Sponsored by
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Health Care
New Opportunities for HRAs, HSAs and Consumer Directed Health Care
The Trump Administration has opened...
The Whole Employee (Wellness)
Employee Engagement
Educating and Engaging Employees on the Benefits of a HSA Plan
The speakers will talk about the multiple strategies they use to simplify the complexity of the plan and promoted the plan through multiple channels....
3:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Health Care
The Whole Employee (Wellness)
Mind the Gap: Exciting a Range of Generations Through Your Wellness Program
Who says wellness programs are only made for millennials and younger populations?
Employee Engagement
Engagement and Health Improvement in High Risk Employees
Learn how the speakers will address the barriers to participation, engaging 84% of employees and how a cardiologist’s prescription for effective wellness reduced cardiovascular risk by 16%.....
Retirement & 401K
Financial Wellness: Why it Matters to you & Your Employees
Explore how best to measure...
Workplace Benefits Summit (Broker Sessions)
Dental 2024: How Emerging Trends and Technology Are Shaping the Future
Let our panel of Dental industry experts help you navigate consumer expectations and the future of virtual delivery. Including a preview of how data, analytics and emerging technologies in imaging and connected devices ....
3:55 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Health Care
The Whole Employee (Wellness)
The Well-Being Program Heard 'Round the World: An AECOM Case Study
Understand how to gather information and socialize the idea of a global well-being initiative with leadership through interviews, surveys and focus...
Employee Engagement
How St. Luke's Keeps Employees Engaged in the Workforce
Employees are best engaged in the workforce – retained and attracted - when their employer’s culture provides meaningful benefit programs that meet them where they are, and meet the needs they have....
Retirement & 401K
Nudging - Lessons to Move 401(k) Savers to a Better Retirement
How can employers help employees...
Workplace Benefits Summit (Broker Sessions)
Transforming Your Business To Be Responsive To Changing Client Needs
Speakers will discuss marketing strategies, business models and client engagement practices that will enable benefits advisers to not only survive but thrive regardless of the changes in the marketplace...
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Friday, September 27
7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens + Coffee
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Mind Over Matter: Meditation for Focus & HealthCare Cost Reduction
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Noodles & Company Goes Beyond Earned Wage Access to Improve Its Employees’ Financial Wellness
Amy will give the audience an inside look at how Noodles is taking a holistic approach to financial wellness...
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Beyond Healthcare
Brace for Impact: Action Plan for When Disaster Strikes
Learn crisis readiness and action-plan...
Regulatory
How Gender Equality and Equal Pay Can Grow Your Business
The dominance of our U.S. women's national soccer team...
Workplace Benefits Summit (Broker Sessions)
Holistic Wellness: A Sustainable Model for Financing Healthcare
10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
A Situational and Specific Approach on How to Implement Your Financial Wellness Strategy
This session is dedicated to how to evaluate which strategy is most appropriate for your specific workforce, and for you to take home a specific plan on how to implement...
11:35 a.m.
Benefits Forum & Expo Concludes