Upcoming Events

WEBINAR
EBOLA: FACTS VS. FEARS – WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET

What are the facts about Ebola and what does it mean for employers?

This webinar will cover how Ebola is transmitted, who is at risk, and precautions to take. We will discuss the impact on these populations:

  1. Employees in the U.S.

  2. Expatriates

  3. Employees living in affected areas

  4. Business travelers

Learn about the importance of having a business contingency plan for crises like Ebola, and where to get resources to keep you up to date going forward.

Featured Speakers:

  • Daniel L. Ober, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Cigna Global Health Benefits

  • Laura Young, Vice President, Human Capital Management; Americas Head of Wellness, Goldman Sachs

Open to NEBGH Members Only

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EXCLUSIVE NETWORKING EVENT
MEET THE DISRUPTORS!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Cambridge, MA

Shake things up this fall with NEBGH and some of health care’s most disruptive innovators. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking at this exclusive event, featuring thought-leaders who are reinventing the health care industry.

Featured Speakers:

  • Rushika Fernandopulle, Co-Founder & CEO, Iora Health

  • Christopher Herot, CEO, SBR Health

  • Jen Hyatt, Founder & CEO, Big White Wall

  • Ramesh Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO, zakipoint health

Open to Employers and Invited Guests

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WEBINAR
BREAKING BARRIERS AND IMPROVING ACCESS TO VACCINATIONS FOR PREVENTABLE DISEASES: AN EMPLOYER CASE STUDY
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Join us for a timely webinar to share best practices with your colleagues and find out what works best in different workplace settings to help protect your employees, retirees and dependents through vaccinations.

Featured Speakers:

  • Michelle Martin, Vice President, HR Specialty Services, CBS Corporation

  • John McLaughlin, PhD, MSPH, Medical Director, HEOR & Epidemiology, Pfizer Vaccines Medical Affairs

Open to NEBGH Employer Members Only

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BREAKFAST CLUB
SPECIALTY PHARMACY: BALANCING THE COST IMPACT AND NEW LIFESAVING TREATMENTS. STRATEGIES FOR 2015 AND BEYOND!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 8:00 am – 10:00 am | Newark, NJ

Specialty drugs are typically very expensive, but not they are also the fastest-growing segment of healthcare – growing at an annual rate of 15-20% and expected to continue in the double digits for the forseeable future. Dr. Brenda Motheral and Dr. Corey Belken are nationally recognized experts who have been at the forefront of this emerging trend. At this session they will share their cutting-edge strategies for innovative plan design and share enlightening perspectives that will help you understand and manage your specialty pharmacy risk in 2015 and beyond.

Featured Speakers:

  • Brenda Motheral, RPh, MBA, PhD; President & Co-Founder, Artemetrx

  • Corey Belken, PharmD; Vice President of Business Development, Artemetrx

  • Facilitator: Seth Friedman, Vice President of Client Management, Solid Benefit Guidance

Open to NEBGH Employer Members Only

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WEBINAR
LOWER YOUR COSTS AND IMPROVE OUTCOMES BY PROMOTING HOSPITAL SAFETY
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm ET

Learn how to communicate the importance of hospital safety as part of your benefits strategy using new information and resources from The Leapfrog Group, including:

  • New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

  • The Leapfrog Employer Toolkit

  • ScoresWatch – a calculator for determining what medical errors are costing your organization

  • Leapfrog’s new consumer-friendly website

Featured Speakers:

  • Melissa Danforth, Senior Director, The Leapfrog Group

  • Kathy Sakraida, Director of Quality Initiatives, NEBGH

Open to NEBGH Members Only

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WEBINAR
WEIGHT CONTROL AND EMPLOYEES: ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL
Friday, November 7, 2014 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am ET

Are your employees struggling with weight control despite the programs you have in place?

Do you need help figuring out how to go beyond traditional eating and exercise offerings, and introduce new innovative elements?

Attend this webinar to hear practical guidance for implementing weight control programs in the workplace.

Topics include:

  • Lifestyle and Environment-Based

  • The Leapfrog Employer Toolkit

  • ScoresWatch – a calculator for determining what medical errors are costing your organization

  • Leapfrog’s new consumer-friendly website

Featured Speakers:

  • Lisa Vilaverde, Manager, Strategic Benefits for Time Warner

  • Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, NEBGH Medical Director and Solutions Center Executive Director

  • Laurel Pickering, MPH, NEBGH President & CEO

Open to All

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2014 ANNUAL MEETING
WELLNESS IS DEAD; LONG LIVE WELLNESS!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm | New York, NY

Come hear “wellness warrior” Al Lewis tell employers how to save money by spending less of it – on wellness programs that just don’t work. See if you think Al Lewis is right about wellness program propaganda, and hear what he says you should be spending your company’s money on.

Featured Speaker:

  • Al Lewis, Founder and President, Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc.

Open to All

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HALF-DAY CONFERENCE
EMPLOYERS PARTNERING WITH PROVIDERS: OPPORTUNITIES, RISKS AND REWARDS
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 8:00 am – 11:00 am | Morristown, NJ

At our December conference our expert speakers will provide education and direction on how purchasers can begin to work with providers. At this session we will cover:

  • The vast range of opportunities available for employer/provider partnership and how to evolve a relationship;

  • How employers should approach a partnership strategy – What are the critical areas of coordination and negotiation with health plans and providers?

  • Providers – primed for partnership – discuss why they should be part of your strategy;

  • A successful employer/provider partnership between Atlantic Health System and Wyndham Worldwide.

Open to All

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