The Conference Board's 2009 Employee Health Care Conference Sponsored by Towers Perrin
The Health Dividend™:
Defining and Delivering the Value of Employee Health
Now in its eighth year, The Conference Board's Employee Health Care Conference is recognized as the leading event on employer-sponsored health care, attracting senior human resource executives from Fortune 1000 companies across the nation.
The 2009 event (Feb. 12-13 in New York and March 19-20 in San Diego) showcased how leading companies measure and manage workforce health, and how they define and deliver a health dividend to their organizations — a sustainable business advantage delivered by a healthy workforce through reduced costs, improved productivity and other measurable performance improvements.
Keynote panelists in New York and San Diego included:
Mark T. Bertolini President
Peter Hotz Divisional Vice President, Walgreens
President, Take Care Health Systems — Employer Solutions
Hal F. Rosenbluth Senior Vice President, Walgreen Co.
President, Walgreens, Health and Wellness Division
- Mark T. Bertolini President
David M. Cordani President & Chief Operating Officer
Kyle Rolfing Chief Executive Officer
Nick Valeriani Vice President of Strategy & Growth
Johnson & Johnson
- David M. Cordani President & Chief Operating Officer
These senior health care industry executives shared their views on how employers can meet key challenges — affordability, population health issues and consumer engagement — and what the industry is doing to support those efforts.
Other speakers included Sharon Gibson, Health Industry Executive, Cisco Systems, Inc., who shared her organization's experiences with exciting new approaches to health care delivery. We also heard from Virgil Jones, Director, Partner Services & Wellness at Starbucks Coffee Company, who discussed the results of a highly successful health promotion program.
Additional speaker organizations included Alcon Laboratories, ARAMARK Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, Hannaford Brothers Company, S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Rolls Royce and United Parcel Service of America, Inc., among others .
Session highlights included:
- Delivering The Health Dividend: Strategies and results
- ROI on workforce health programs
- Connecting with Finance: Talking the talk
- Post-election outlook for health care
- The science of healthy consumer behaviors
- Using technology to activate consumers
- Special pre-conference session for midsize companies.