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As CFO of Veritext, managing the employee and financial aspect of health and wellness benefits increases in importance every day. I’ve been attending BFE for 5 years now and I am amazed at how much I learn each time I attend.

The ability to network with peers facing the same challenges, as well as to meet industry experts is critical in staying ahead of the curve in this ever changing and important facet of our business."
   —Rich Antoneck, CFO,
       Veritext Deposition &
       Litigation Services

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Monday, September 10, 2012

8:20 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: BENDING THE OBESITY COST CURVE

Dr. Gail Christopher, DN, Vice President for Program Strategy, W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION

Obesity is one of the most challenging, and costly, health crises facing America. Two-thirds of adults and one-third of children are overweight or obese. The National Institutes of Health estimates that an obese person incurs an incremental healthcare cost of $1,429 per year—that’s about $80 billion across the country in 2011, and even more than smoking. In 2012, Benefits Forum & Expo is tackling the obesity issue head on, hoping to inspire benefit managers and companies across the nation to embrace initiatives that reduce obesity.

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