Monday, August 1, 2011

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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Welcome & Introduction
David Albertson, Employee Benefit Group Editorial Director and Conference Co-Chair, SOURCEMEDIA
Moderator: Walter Podgurski, Publisher, Conference Co-Chair, INSURANCE BROADCASTING, WBA, SOURCEMEDIA
8:35 AM - 9:25 AM
Keynote: The Need for an Extreme Makeover for the House of Benefits
Panelists: Larry Boress, President & CEO, MIDWEST BUSINESS GROUP ON HEALTH
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
Keynote Panel: Is There A Silver Lining To PPACA?
Panelist: John Connor, Principal, TRANSITION ASSIST
Panelist: Larry Grudzien, JD, LLM, Attorney at Law, LARRY GRUDZIEN ATTORNEY AT LAW
Moderator: Rob Thurston, President, HR CONSULTING GROUP
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Track: WELLNESS View Track Wellness on a Shoestring
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM
Track: HEALTHCARE View Track Panel Discussion: HR Managers Weigh in on New Employer Health Plan Study
Moderator: Jim Doughtery, Executive Director, Healthcare Practice, J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Keynote Panel: Putting Wellness On Your Radar
Ginger Panepinto, Manager, Workplace Benefits, METLIFE PREMIER CLIENT GROUP
Panelist: Robert M. Kramer, PhD, Vice President, Business Development, CERIDIAN
Moderator: Bart Sheeler, Vice President, NURTUR ONLINE HEALTH SOLUTIONS
3:20 PM - 4:10 PM
Track: LEGAL & REGULATORY View Track Compliance Update for Health Plans
Lisa Collins Carlson, J.D., Area Vice President, Compliance Consultant-North Central Region, GALLAGHER BENEFIT SERVICES, INC.
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Track: COST CONTAINMENT View Track Cost Containment Through Data Analytics
Nicholas Gialamas, President, FOREST FINANCIAL GROUP, INC

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM
Track: RETIREMENT View Track Transitioning Employees Through the Retirement Decision Process
Edwin Redfern, Jr., Issue Specialist for AARP Education & Outreach-Work and Financial Consumer Issues, AARP
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Where Do We Go From Here? MetLife Broker and Employer Research-How Brokers Plan to Work with Employers in an Era of Health Care Reform
Moderator: Ronald Leopold, MD, MBA, MPH, Employee Benefits. Health and Productivity. Thought Leadership, WWW.RONLEOPOLD.COM
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM
Track: HEALTHCARE View Track Healthcare Reform & the Future of COBRA
Ouida Peterson, VP of Education, CONEXIS
12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Track: VOLUNTARY View Track Expanding the Traditional Benefits Toolkit
Michael Oshins, General Manager and Sr. VP-Discount Healthcare Strategic Business Unit, HEALTHTRANS
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
Closing Keynote: Buyer Beware-The Perils of Purchasing Healthcare
John Abramson, MD, Executive Director-Health Management, Lecturer in Health Care Policy-Harvard Medical School, WELLS FARGO INSURANCE SERVICES USA