Annual Health & Wellness Benefits Conference, Virtual Event

2020 and Beyond: A Healthcare Innovation Odyssey – DAY 2

Are you an employer interested in attending but not a member? Contact Jennifer Fucci

How Does COVID-19 Change Us Now and in the Future? 

COVID-19 has upended life as we’ve known it and changed the way we think about work and wellbeing.

What lessons have we learned that make us better prepared for an uncertain future when it comes to delivering better health outcomes and more engaging experiences for our employees?  

How will technology innovation reshape healthcare delivery and the benefits landscape in a cost-effective way?

We’ll tackle these questions and more at our 9th Annual Health & Wellness Benefits Conference!


* This virtual conference replaces our original June 11 event. If you registered for that event, you are automatically registered for this one! Questions or concerns? Contact Diane Engel

~ Registration for this event includes access to both days of programming (September 10 and 17, 8:30am – 11:30am)

Thursday, September 17, 2020

8:30 am


8:45 am

Welcome Back to Your (New) Workplace!


Michael Rendel, MD

Global Medical Advisor
Goldman Sachs

Nancy Beeck

Benefits Manager
Con Edison of New York

Susan Gilkey

Director, Global Employee Benefits
Associated Press

Deb Mackin

Benefits Consultant

Sandi Stein

Managing Director – Global Head of Total Rewards
Brown Brothers Harriman

Employers are using a variety of strategies when it comes to re-opening offices, enabling working from home, supporting employees caring for children and family members, and addressing mental health needs emerging from the coronavirus crisis. Let’s hear from them about what’s working so far – and what’s not.

9:20 am

Healthcare on Demand: Effective Care Delivery for the Whole Person


Sean McBride

VP of Partnerships
Lyra Health

Bimal Shah, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Amy Fahrenkopf, MD, MPH

President, HSS Health and SVP
Hospital for Special Surgery

Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill

Medical Director

The coronavirus pandemic underlined the need for effective remote monitoring and virtual care solutions as part of any employer’s healthcare strategy. But what’s the ideal mix of human and digital interactions in the new normal? What have we learned about the ability of digital solutions to deliver measurable outcomes for employees struggling with chronic conditions and behavioral health challenges?  

9:50 am

Employees Returning to Work: What's the Outlook with COVID-19?


Michelle Martin

Sr. Vice President, Total Rewards

Marsha Hyslop, RN, CSA

Chief Clinical Officer
10:00 am

Thinking Out of the Box: Virtual Care in a Post-COVID World


Steve First

Vice President, Global Benefits

Eric Foster, CEBS, SPHR

Sr. Director, Health & Welfare
Albertsons Companies

Mike King

Chief Growth Officer
Teladoc Health

The global pandemic has tested the limits of telehealth while making it ubiquitous. How can we capitalize on our experiences to build more capacity and achieve more comfort with remote care? Are there technology advances afoot that will enhance how we use virtual care from now on?

10:30 am

Coronavrus in Context: Rebuilding Our Culture of Health


Hannah Wilkowski

Manager, Global Benefits and Wellness

Danielle Shanes

Senior Vice President and Head of Global Benefits & Wellbeing

Dave Milani

Vice President, Workplace Well-Being

Peter Bridges

Chief Commercial Officer

The risk of coronavirus extends beyond the physical to encompass mental, emotional and financial health. How do employers need to think about benefits and wellbeing now?

11:05 am

The Game Has Changed


Mark Kaplan

Consultant and Advocate

Chris Herren

Motivational Speaker and Former NBA Boston Celtic
Herren Talks

What does an NBA basketball star’s path from addiction to sobriety teach the rest of us about rebounding from failure, resilience in the face of crises like COVID-19, and developing a game plan to win? Chris shares his recovery journey in a brutally honest discussion.