Strategic Health & Benefits Event Will Launch in April in Las Vegas

January 21, 2013

The Human Resource Executive Health & Benefits Leadership Conference & Expo, a new upper-level strategic health and benefits event, will dedicate five of its sessions to helping benefits leaders develop strategies, understand leading-edge thinking and discover what professionals in the business are doing to monitor the change in employees’ behaviors and uphold the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. 

The event, on tap April 22-24 at Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, will feature sessions with several thought leaders in the field, such as Ron Leopold, benefits trends expert and thought leader in health and productivity; Ed Bray, director of employee benefits, Hawaiian Airlines; and Lesley Leiserson, director of benefits, The Home Depot.

 The program also features top consulting and advisory firms such as ADP, Aon Hewitt, Atlas Insurance Agency, Extend Health, Mercer and Towers Watson.

“Nearly all benefits decisions are being influenced by health care reform. But, at the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference, you won't hear the same mundane run-through of healthcare reform requirements,” said Jennifer Benz, conference program chair and founder and chief strategist of Benz Communications.

She added, “You will hear the new ideas and innovative practices of the most forward-thinking people and companies – those who are creating new solutions and addressing healthcare reform strategically.”

New plan designs, programs and provider networks are evolving because of healthcare reform. The Affordable Care Act will require employers to comply with new regulations, while offering the best healthcare to its employees.

By 2014, more than 15 provisions will be required, including mandates for both individuals and employers. The Health & Benefits Leadership Conference Healthcare Reform sessions are designed to help employers successfully provide quality and affordable healthcare.

From open enrollment to adoption of healthcare consumerism to helping employees eat better and move more, while highlighting promising models, respected leaders at the event candidly will discuss how their organizations are approaching these issues and positioning themselves for success.

Breakout sessions focused on healthcare reform will provide benefits professionals with guidance from industry experts who are on the forefront of healthcare evolution.

Knowledge shared during sessions will cover every aspect of the new law to help attendees navigate through 2013 and 2014.

Companies such as Tower Watson will provide an insider’s perspective on what major employers are planning and how to apply those tactics to overall strategies.

Additionally, the conference will offer six other tracks: Strategic View, Health & Wellness, Employee Engagement, Absence Management, Voluntary Benefits and Financial Security.

The Health & Benefits Leadership Conference will discuss more than a dozen employer case studies from large companies and small businesses including American Express, Big Lots, Comcast and Intel, to name a few.

For more details and the full program, please visit

The Health & Benefits Leadership Conference is designed for both private- and public-sector executives including CHROs, CEOs, COOs, SVPs, VPs, CFOs, plus Directors of HR, Health and Benefits, Compensation and Benefits.

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