As part of our regional program series, IBI and the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) co-hosted a regional event in Chicago in November 2015 that addressed employee health, productivity, absence management and benefits communications. Dr. Thomas Parry, IBI’s president, presented information on how to make the business case for the value of health to senior leaders, as well as on existing tools to help measure and boost the impact of employer programs. Jennifer Benz, CEO of Benz Communications, discussed how to use benefits communications to support employee engagement. MBGH convened a panel of employers to discuss their experiences and challenges in employee engagement and workforce productivity. The program ended with an interactive roundtable discussion among all attendees on their own challenges and successes.