16th Annual Best Practices Conference
Benefits for Tomorrow
December 3, Waltham Woods Conference Center
The full-day event will feature five employers who represent the "Best of the Best" in tomorrow's benefits with their innovative benefits offerings, and firsthand information on the development and delivery of their successful benefits programs. This year's winners are: Cabot Corporation, Iron Mountain, Shields Health Care Group, Staples, Inc. and UNITE HERE Local 26/UNITE HERE Health.
"The employee benefits field is changing rapidly - companies are dealing with the pressures of health care reform, provider consolidation, fee for service payments, an aging population and rising health care costs" said Patty Houpt, Executive Director of NEEBC. "With so much focus on health care, other critical benefits such as retirement planning aren't being prioritized. This conference will help companies plan for what is next in the benefits field and learn from local employers who have successfully implemented innovative, forward-thinking programs."
To bring the latest in benefits trends to professionals in New England, the conference will feature keynote speaker Ray Campbell, Health Data and Analytics Consultant and former Executive Director and CEO of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium. Campbell's presentation "How Today's Digital World Will Affect Tomorrow's Health Care" will provide insight into what is next in e-health and how this could transform tomorrow's benefits offerings.
|Ray Campbell, Health Data & Analytics Consultant|
A second keynote speaker, Dr. Stuart Altman, Chair of the Health Policy Commission and Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University, will provide an overview of the community hospital landscape. Dr. Altman will then moderate an informative panel "Where Do Community Hospitals Fit in the Future of Health Care?" The panel speakers include: Tim Gens, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Massachusetts Hospital Association; Scott Kirschner, Director of Benefits Strategy, Iron Mountain; Dr. Andrew Norden, Medical Director, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; and Steve Walsh, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals.
|Dr. Stuart Altman, Professor of National Health Policy, Brandeis University|
This year's Lead Sponsors are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna and UnitedHealthcare. The event's Gold Sponsors are Aetna, Care.com, HomeBenefitIQ, Jellyvision, Mercer, Minnesota Life Insurance Company, Pfizer, Premier Diagnostics Services, Inc. and Tufts Health Plan. Silver Sponsors for the event include BTHR Solutions, KGA, Inc., Massachusetts Health Connector, SageView Advisory Group, The Segal Group/Sibson Consulting, Towers Watson and Wills. A few Gold and Silver Sponsorships are still available.
The December 3 Best Practices Conference will be held at the Waltham Woods Conference Center located at 860 Winter, Street, Waltham, MA. The program runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with a cocktail reception from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. More information about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, is available at www.neebc.org.
Register here for the event, call 781-684-8700 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.