Conference Tracks

Main conference sessions feature seven concurrent tracks.  See tracks and session topics below.

Cost Containment

  • Benefits Contingency Planning:  View Benefits Strategically
  • How Much of Health-Related Productivity Loss Can Be Regained? 
  • Talk Your Way Into a Million Dollar Savings
  • Importance of Post AWP Change Audits & RX Industry Updates
  • Strategies to Get More Employees (that have working spouses) to Take Their Spouse's Health Plan
  • Best Practices for Absence Management
  • Predicting and Preventing Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Managing the RX Benefit in the Transparent Environment

Health Care

  • Findings from the J.D. Power and Associates Member Study
  • How to Incorporate OTC Products into Accepted Coverage for Your Covered Members
  • Hot Topics in Pharmacy Benefits
  • Real Results:  When Individuals are in Control of their Healthcare
  • The Challenge of Containing Costs Given the Reality of Health Care Reform
  • Managing Short-Term and Long-Term Costs Through Self-Funding and an Investment in Employee Wellness


  • The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and Employee Well-Being in the Workplace
  • Wellness in the Workplace:  Research Study
  • Evidenced Based Weight Management Solutions 
  • Managing Stress to Facilitate Performance and Decrease Health Care Costs
  • Investing in Experienced Workers' Health 
  • Adding Muscle to Your Wellness Program
  • Health & Productivity:  A Holistic Approach to Managing Healthcare-Related Costs
  • The Case for Wellness: The Unrecognized Behavioral and Financial Impacts of a Wellness Screening Program

Employee Engagement

  • Using Technology to Encourage Behaviors and Engage Employees
  • Using Social Media to Build Employee Engagement
  • A Campaign for Cost-Effective Health Care- Engaging Workers & Unionized Employees
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Communicating the Value to Your Employees
  • Targeting Communications to Employee Segments
  • Diverse Challenges, Effective Solutions in Communicating Benefits Effectively to a Bilingual Staff
  • The Carrot Principle:  How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance

Legal & Regulatory

  • The Fallout from Health Care Reform
  • Weighing the Legal Implications of Wellness Programs
  • New Laws for Identity Theft Prevention
  • Essentials of Plan Governance
  • 2010 Compliance Roundup (GINA, HIPPA, HITech, Mental Health Parity & Health Care Reform)
  • The  Applicability of the Anti-Kickback and Stark Laws to Client Relationships with a PBM
  • GASB 45 VEBA Administration
  • Top 10 Employee Benefits Mistakes & Misconceptions

Retirement and Personal Finance

  • Driving Retirement Savings Through Educational Campaigns
  • The One Minute Retiree
  • Incorporating and Communicating a ROTH option in your 401(k) Plan 
  • DB Design for the Future:  Cash Balance and DB(k)
  • How Financial Literate Employees Help Improve Employer Profits
  • The Art of Understanding and Document Fees
  • Qualified Retirement Plan Audits
  • Long Term Health Care Planning

Voluntary Benefits

  • The Lasting Impact of Family Care Benefits
  • How Well-Being DRIVES Health and Productivity Outcomes 
  • Championing the Vision Benefit:  A True Value-Add for Your Customers
  • Executive Compensation
  • Effective Marketing of Voluntary Benefits
  • Using Major Credit Cards to Pay for Health Benefits
  • Adding Value to Benefits through Health Coaching