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Wednesday, September 18 — Open to All Attendees

6:15 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Fitness Session: Bootcamp
Paradise Terrace
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Conference Center Portico
7:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Paradise Foyer, Conference Center
Mother’s Room
Board Room, Conference Center
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Discovery Hall Breakfast
Discovery Hall (Sunset Pavilion)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Discovery Hall Exploration
Discovery Hall (Sunset Pavilion)
Pet Therapy
Sunset Pavilion Terrace
Hospitality Suites Open
Executive Suites, Executive Lawn
Executive Suite Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
President's Welcome
Paradise Ballroom
Brian Marcotte, President and CEO, National Business Group on Health
9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Morning Headliner
Paradise Ballroom
Overcoming “Life Sucks Disease”: Loneliness, Purpose, and Love (Yes – that says LOVE)

When life is hard, health goes wrong. While we all spend a lot of energy promoting prevention, screenings, diet and exercise, what’s really hurting us are the “unmentionables” – the things in life that cause shame and stress like our finances, strained relationships, or the heavy burden of caregiving. How can we better acknowledge that life gets in the way of our health, and design well-being solutions assuming vulnerabilities and stressors? This session will explore the burdens and life challenges that we all face but don’t speak about, and make the case for developing benefits and programs that put employees (actually, HUMANS) first.

Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder and CEO, Rebel Health/ARCHANGELS; Wellness Expert/Spokesperson, Prudential; Cashier, Walmart
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Discovery Hall Exploration and Refreshment Break
Discovery Hall (Sunset Pavilion)
Pet Therapy
Sunset Pavilion Terrace
Hospitality Suites Open
Executive Suites, Executive Lawn
Executive Suite Parking Lot
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 3
Choose one of the following breakout sessions:
  • 3A: The Business Case for Employers’ Investment in Healthy Workers and Healthy Communities
    Sunset 1-3

    Employers have heard that companies that invest more in employees and community health outperform those investing less, leaving some to wonder if this holds true for their organization. In partnership with IBM Watson Health, Eaton and Merck decided to find out for themselves if their efforts to build a culture of health have paid dividends. This session will share research results and practice examples demonstrating impact on health, medical costs and stock performance.

    • Ron Goetzel, PhD, Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research, IBM Watson Health
    • Doug Grossman-McKee, PhD, Director, Health & Welfare, Eaton Corporation
    • Cathryn Gunther, Vice President, Global Population Health, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • 3B: A World without Stigma: How Two Fortune 500 Employers are Driving Change in their Organizations
    Sunset 4-5

    What does it take to develop a contemporary mental health strategy that enables convenient access to care, supports an emotionally healthy workplace and ends mental health stigma? Find out directly from two companies with multi-pronged approaches to do all these things and more. In this moderated discussion, Unum and and Procter & Gamble will discuss how they are expanding access to mental health care through on-site and virtual care, reducing the shame that is all too often associated with mental health conditions, changing the workscape to support positive emotional health, and using metrics to measure the effectiveness of their strategy (and evolve it in the future).

    • Laurie Mitchell, AVP, Global Wellbeing & Health Management, Unum
    • James Bailey, Global Manager, Work Life Solutions, Procter & Gamble
    • Kate Mellor, Vice President Behavioral Health Strategy, Optum
  • 3C: Easing Growing Pains Along the Parenting Journey

    Bringing a baby into the world and raising a child can be one of life’s most joyful experiences, but new and seasoned parents alike will tell you that it’s also one of the most challenging. From finding a trusted practitioner during pregnancy, to preparing to take leave and come back to work, to navigating development milestones – and sometimes delays - the parenting journey can often leave moms and dads dazed and confused. In this session, three employers will share how their partnerships are helping employees ease the stress of having and raising a child, and improve outcomes for parents and kids alike.

    • Hannah Wilkowski, Global Benefits Manager, Buzzfeed
    • Jason Russell, Director North America Total Rewards, SAP America
    • Joanne Abate, Assistant Vice President, Global Benefits and Insurance Programs, Unum
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Discovery Hall Exploration
Discovery Hall (Sunset Pavilion)
Executive Suite Parking Lot
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Mind Stretch Presentation
(Optional Educational Opportunity for Attendees; Registration Required)
Right Audience. Right Message. Big Impact. How Segmentation Can Drive Successful Health Interventions for Your Most Vulnerable Employee Populations
Sunset 4-5

Lower income employees face a unique set of barriers and motivators when it comes to engaging in their health and well-being. This session will share first of its kind research conducted among employees across California that uncovered what these barriers and motivators are, as well as they key differences that allow for psychographic segmentation. Learn how this research can be used to tailor your communication strategy for maximum impact, including the specific the messages that can be used to influence positive change.

  • Kristin Carroll, CEO, Rescue Agency
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 4
Choose one of the following breakout sessions:
  • 4A: Productivity Re-examined. Answering Business-Critical Questions with New Techniques and Bigger Data
    Sunset 1-3

    What really impacts productivity? Is it employees’ physical or mental health? The workplace environment? Or something else entirely? This session will present findings from an original study, with groundbreaking new methodology, that assessed the influence of lifestyle, physical and mental health, well-being and the workplace environment, and even factors such as commuting time on employee productivity. Find out how these factors relate to one another, what the most important determinants of productivity are and how Nomura has developed a robust strategy to improve well-being and help employees be their best selves at work.

    • Francois Millard, SVP and Chief Actuarial Officer, Vitality Group International
    • Ian Edwards, Programme Director at Nomura Health and Fitness, Nomura
  • 4B: Using a Data-Driven, Partnership Approach to Improve Musculoskeletal Health

    Musculoskeletal health is a hot topic for many benefit and well-being teams, not just because of the cost of care, but also due to concerns around quality of life and employee productivity. In this session, Artemis Health and Danaher Corporation will discuss how they partnered to improve musculoskeletal health by taking a data-driven approach. Learn the data points and metrics that Danaher used to understand and analyze employee musculoskeletal health, how the company takes a hands-on approach to finding insights into employee risks and the benefits of conducting a vendor health summit to plan for impactful health interventions.

    • Grant Gordon, Co-Founder & CEO, Artemis Health
    • Amy Broghammer, Health & Welfare Benefits Manager, Danaher Corporation
    • Amanda Touati, Assistant Vice President of Health & Welfare Operations, Aon
  • 4C: Your Employees Want a Better Health and Well-being Experience. Give Them What They Want.
    Sunset 4-5

    Employers of all sizes, across all industries are searching for solutions to their most pressing challenges: keeping employees healthy and happy, all while reducing the spiraling costs of care. And they’re evaluating all the options — from digital navigation solutions to better analytics to new well-being initiatives. To make a real impact, however, employers need an approach to employee health and benefits that fits into each individual’s life in a way that makes sense to them personally. That inspires them to be more actively involved in their health and well-being, and to use the programs that address their unique needs. This session will demonstrate how employers can achieve breakthrough outcomes across the health and well-being spectrum by integrating care around each member and delivering a truly personalized and seamless experience.

    • Adrienne Schneider, Director of Benefits, American Airlines
    • Matt Eurey, SVP of Customer and Health Plan Partnerships, Accolade
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Discovery Hall Exploration
Discovery Hall (Sunset Pavilion)
Pet Therapy
Sunset Pavilion Terrace
Hospitality Suites Open
Executive Suites, Executive Lawn
Executive Suite Parking Lot
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
General Session
Paradise Ballroom
“I don’t need a therapist!” Mental Health Strategies to Support Employees Suffering in Silence

What actually prevents people from getting mental health treatment? Hint: it’s not just a lack of access, time, and money. This panel will feature perspectives from two leading employers, CVS Health and Target, as well as clinical mental health expert Dr. Michael Otto. Dr. Otto will moderate a discussion focusing on the ways CVS and Target have addressed mental health for their employees and how the latest research on barriers to mental health care can inform your benefits strategy.

  • Lauri Tenney, Senior Director, Benefits, CVS Health
  • Leslie Pilliod, Director, Benefits & Well-being, Target
  • Michael Otto, MD, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Boston University; President, American Psychological Association; Past President, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Robert Miller, VP of Sales, Big Health
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Beach Island Luau sponsored by Aon
Paradise Cove
6:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Shuttles to the Gaslamp District in Downtown San Diego
Island Market
Shuttles depart from pick up location near Island Market starting at 6:45 pm. Shuttles will run on a loop to the Gaslamp District from the Paradise Point Resort (and back again) every 20 minutes. Please reference the shuttle schedule to be provided with your on-site registration materials for pick up and drop off times.


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