Join us for a morning of discussions tailored to those working with employees covered by a self-insured health plan. Learn ways to assist employees while managing the costs!

$75 member registration fee / $100 non-member
Eligible for 2 PDCs with SHRM

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8:30 – 9:30 Mental Health

Title: Hope: How can we levy the science of hope into employee behavioral health?Objective: Demonstrate the science of hope and its role in mental health. Examine mental health issues often faced by injured employees and the importance of the employer’s role in good behavioral health efforts.

Description: How does a sense of hope combat the disease of mental health? In this presentation, Dr. John Damon will discuss the power of hope in the fight against mental health. He will discuss the negative consequences behind a feeling of hopelessness and positive reinforcements employers can offer.

Speaker: John Damon, PhD, Canopy Children’s Solutions

9:30 – 10:30 Health Benefit Plan – Cost Management

Title: Nobody Loves Your Employees Like You Do! How to Manage the Cost of an Employee Health Benefit Plan from an Employers Perspective

Objective: Examine the high cost of health benefits provided by self-insured employers and identify ways that can reduce those costs while still providing access to care for employees.

Description: Self-insured employers have an interest in the value of health care costs not only because they help pay for their employees’ health insurance coverage, but also because better employee health means fewer missed days of work and better productivity. In this presentation, Dr. Marshall Bouldin will discuss options for employers in managing those increasing health benefits costs.

Speaker: Marshall Bouldin, MD, Vigilant Health

10:45 – 11:30 Obesity

Title: Obesity: Why it matters – Review of the Disease and Economic Impacts

Description: In this presentation, Jeff Goforth with Novo Nordisk will review data showing that obesity is a chronic disease and should be treated like other chronic diseases, discussing the economic impacts of obesity relevant to employers and insurers.

Speaker: Jeff Goforth, PharmD, NovoNordisk