MBGH 2018 Wellness & Health Benefit Conference

Positive Disruption

We had a great conference on August 22, 2108 with approximately 200 attendees coming together to network, learn, and share how to thrive in the disruptive world of wellness and health benefits.

We built on last year’s conference, putting innovation on steroids and focusing on disruption: doing things that make the old things obsolete. Disruption overturns the normal, conventional approaches and shakes up the marketplace. Rarely do disruptions come from incumbents. Incumbents often fall victim to thinking they won’t ever be obsolete; they don’t want to hear the bad news that what they have done forever isn’t working; and they don’t jump on the new bandwagon soon enough. 

Disruption, regardless if you see it or feel it, is happening in wellness and health benefits. The conference helped wellness and benefit professionals not to fall prey to what happens to many incumbents! Attendees heard first hand from national and regional employers and experts about disruptions in wellness and health benefits that will fundamentally change health plans, well-being programming, health care delivery, pharmacy benefit management, and more!

Attendees walked away with a better understanding and appreciation for what you need to do to deliver positive business results as these disruptions take root.

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Click speaker name below for their presentation. Some presentations will not be available. But, there are more presentations that will be posted soon!

(L to R) Our Keynote Speakers:  "Are Employees the Real Disrupters?" with Maura Cawley, Partner, Mercer; "Disruption Without Transparency?" with Leah Binder, CEO, The Leapfrog Group

First row (L to R) "Begging for PBM Disruption?" with Carolyn Pare, President/CEO, Minnesota Health Action Group and Heather Sundar, Senior VP, Archimedes; "Are Customers Disrupting Care Delivery?" Joe Misleh, Ex Dir, Business Development, University Clinical Health Substitute: Katie Morrissette, TeleHealth System Director, Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Second row (L to R) "Want a Healthier Labor Pool?" with Neil Goldfarb, Presiden/CEO, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health and Alisa Haushalter, Director, Shelby County Health Department; "Are Customers Disrupting Care Delivery?" Gene Hoover, Regional Health Care Director, Walgreens

Third row (L to R) "Will Health Plans Shake Up the Market?" with Chuck Utterback, Asst. VP, Network Management, Cigna and Michelle Copenhaver, Regional VP, Southeast Market, Aenta; "Are Customers Disrupting Care Delivery?" Brad Silver, CEO, Quire

Fourth row (L to R) "Disruption in Our Own Backyard?" with Dinesh Sheth, Founder/CEO, Green Circle Health and Matt Harmon, Vice President, AutoZone; "Want To Be A Disruptor?" with Barbara McClannahan, Associate Professor in Health Promotion, U of M

And, we had a fun Jeapordy-style health care trivia game with prizes


Click here to learn about our keynote sessions and three of our breakout sessions. 

Click here to learn about three more breakout sessions and our special Trivia game with prizes!


Thank you to our Annual Supporters and Conference Sponsors

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