Integrated Benefits Institute

Thanks to our 430+ attendees for coming to the 2017 IBI Annual Forum on March 27-29th in San Francisco. Scroll down for access to presentations and videos from the event.

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Harmonizing North American and Global Leaves: A Path to Success

Rich McDonald, Johnson & Johnson, HR
Tyler Amell, PhD, Morneau Shepell, Partner

Elizabethan Room A
Pre-conference

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The Effect of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) On Work Productivity

Kelly Johnson, PhD, Merck & Co., Inc., Associate Director of Center for Observational and Real World Evidence – Adult Vaccine
Virginia Peddicord, Merck & Co., Director of Global Employee Population Health

Elizabethan Room B
Pre-conference

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An Employer Early Intervention in Chronic Pain and Delayed Recovery

Denise Zoe Algire, Albertsons’ Companies, Director of Managed Care & Disability – Corporate Risk Management
Michael Coupland, IMCS Group Inc., Network Medical Director

Elizabethan Room C
Pre-conference

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Opening the Door to Workplace Mental Health

Michael Vittoria, Lifespan, Director of Benefits
Karen English, Spring Consulting, Senior Partner
Nazneen Vimadalal, Cigna, VP of Product Management
Terri Rhodes, DMEC, CEO

Elizabethan Room D
Pre-conference

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Plenary Session: Illness Has Costs; Health Creates Business Value

Thomas Parry, PhD, Integrated Benefits Institute, President
Brian Gifford, PhD, Integrated Benefits Institute, Director of Research & Measurement
Craig Kurtzweil, Unitedhealthcare, National Vice President of Data Analytics & Innovation
Dexter Shurney, MD, Cummins, Inc., Chief Medical Director – Executive Director of Global Health Benefits & Wellness
Scott Daniels, Comcast / NBCUniversal, Senior Director of Disability
Jim Huffman, Bank of America, Senior Vice President of Global Benefits
Dana Marie Loch, Nestle USA,, Employee Wellness Manager

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Plenary Session: Reimagining Pharmacy Benefits Management With Total Health & Productivity Value In Mind

Todd Bisping, Caterpillar, Inc., Benefit Strategy Manager
Thomas Sondergeld, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Vice President of Global Benefits & Mobility
Kevin Cassidy, Health Care Service Corporation, Senior Vice President of Employer Group Sales & Client Management,
John Malley, Aon Hewitt, Senior Vice President of H & B Practice
Mark Thierer, OptumRX, Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Reynolds, Benfield, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., Area President
Scott Thompson, Benfield, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., Area President

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Plenary Session: Emerging Technologies to Assist an Aging Workforce

Robert Flynn, Xcel Energy, Directory of Safety
Lisa D’Ambrosio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Scientist at MITE AgeLab
Cynthia Hellyar, The Hartford, Director of Customer Engagement & Gerontologist
Mike Dunst, The Hartford, Assistant Vice President – National Practice Leader Absence Management

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Plenary Session: There Is More to Family Leave than Just Policy

Eileen Fernandes, Deloitte, Bay Area Consulting Managing Director
Mary Chavez, Levi Strauss & Co., Global Compliance & Employee Relations Manager
Shannon Ellis, Patagonia, Senior Director of HR
Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women & Families, Vice President
Anna Steffeney, LeaveLogic, Founder & CEO – Employee Leave Solutions

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The Impact Of A Tele-Behavioral Health Approach On Short-Term Disability

Janet Bruington, CarMax,Inc., Director of Benefits
Reena Pande, MD, AbleTo, Chief Medical Officer
Steven Serra, MD, Aetna, Senior Medical Director

Elizabethan Room A
Workshop A

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Managing Workplace Well-being: Are You Optimizing Your EAP?

Linda Lefever, Lehigh University, Human Resources Associate
Andrea Mander, Integrated Behavioral Health Corp., Director of Innovation Strategies & Business Relationships
Ryan Morgan, Integrated Behavioral Health Corp., Senior Clinical Care Manager
Gene Lanzoni, Guardian Life, Assistant Vice President of Group & Worksite Marketing
Judy Buczek, Guardian Life, Senior Manager of Group Disability Products

Elizabethan Room B
Workshop B

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Cutting-Edge Scientific Research On Disability Prevention – What It Means For You

Gary Franklin, MD, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries; University of Washington, Medical Director; Professor
Lee Newman, MD, University of Colorado, Denver, Professor
Dean Gean, MD, Liberty Mutual Group; UC Irvine, Regional Medical Director
Glenn Pransky, MD, Liberty Mutual Research Institute, Director of Center for Disability Research – Occupational Medicine & Health Services Research

Elizabethan Room C
Workshop C

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Increasing The Human Capital Investment - Why It Makes Sense To Invest Even MORE In Healthcare

Sandra Morris, Proctor & Gamble, Senior Manager of U.S. Benefits Design
Bruce Sherman, MD, Xerox HR Services, Medical Director of Population Health Management

Elizabethan Room D
Workshop D

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Workplace Transitions For People Touched by Cancer: Pilot Study Results & Employer Values

Carole Berwick, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Director of EAP & Work/Life Solutions – Office of Global Corporate Responsibility
Teri Herzog, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Director of Global Benefits
Jennifer Hausman, Anthem, Inc. Program Director of Community Health Initiatives

Georgian Room
Workshop E

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The Evolving Paid Family Benefit Landscape For Mid-Size Employers

Alyona Richey, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Senior Manager of Benefits
Jennifer Higson, Redfin, Benefit Manager
Heidi Pottgen, Aon Hewitt, Assistant Vice President of National Absence Management Practice
Janis Moebus, Aon Hewitt, Vice President of National Absence Management Practice

Elizabethan Room A
Workshop A

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Using Innovation To Maximize Behavioral Health Accommodations

Margaret Nielsen, Regions Hospital, Employee Health & Wellness Lead Nurse
Brian Kost, The Standard, Senior Director of Workplace Possibilities
Dan Jolivet, MD, The Standard, Director of Disabilities Medical Services
David Setzkorn, The Standard, National Practice Leader – Absence Management

Elizabethan Room B
Workshop B

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Transformational Population Health Management At World Bank: Data Driven Global Initiatives

Brian Davey, MD, World Bank, Global Medical Director
Ron Loeppke, MD, U.S. Preventive Medicine, Vice Chairman

Elizabethan Room C
Workshop C

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Employee Advocacy Applications For Absence Management Programs

Scott Daniels, Comcast / NBCUniversal, Senior Director of Disability
Jennifer Beckermann, Sedgwick, Vice President of Client Services

Elizabethan Room D
Workshop D

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Transforming Healthcare Delivery In An Evolving, Consumer Driven, Digital Culture

Lisa Cummings, Chesapeake Energy, Director of Total Rewards
Dan Sokoloff, Teladoc, Director of Advanced Healthcare Data Analytics

Georgian Room
Workshop E

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ADA Analytics & Benchmarking

Sonya Penner, Group Health Cooperative, Health & Wellness Manager
David Lea, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, Regional Practice Leader

Elizabethan Room A
Workshop A

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The Psychology Of Return To Work: A Qualitative Study To Improve Return To Work Outcomes

Samantha Dougherty, Blue Shield of California, Supervisor of Leave of Absence Programs
Kristin Tugman, PhD, Prudential, Vice President of Health & Productivity Analytics & Consulting Practice

Elizabethan Room B
Workshop B

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The Missing Link: Measuring Medical &Pharmacy Costs Along The Disability Continuum

Martha Garcia, Kaiser Permanente, Senior Program Manager
Katie Zaidel, ReedGroup, LLC, Data Research Scientist
Fraser Gaspar, PhD, ReedGroup, LLC, Epidemiologist
Kevin Curry, ReedGroup, LLC, Senior Vice President & National Practice Leader of Absence Management
Joe Guerriero, ReedGroup, LLC, Senior Vice President of MDGuidelines

Elizabethan Room C
Workshop C

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Sleeping For Better Work Performance & Mental Health: Results From Employers & Published Literature

Judy Gordon, The Hartford, Wellness Director
Jenna Carl, PhD, Big Health, Medical Director

Elizabethan Room D
Workshop D

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Breaking Down The Walls Between Employee Benefits, Workers' Comp &Wellbeing

David Zimmerman, Chairman, Tazewell County
Mike Miller, IPMG, Director of Integration
Kim Gaston, MD, IPMG, Director of Health Management
Brian Devlin, IMPG, Senior Vice President of Risk Management Services

Georgian Room
Workshop E

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Plenary Session: Worksite Wellness: A Vehicle to Gain Insight into Cost Drivers & Increase Productivity and Wellness

Dan Larsen, Phase 2 Company, Safety Director
Natalie Schwatka, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health, Researcher at Center for Health, Work & Environment; Instructor for the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
Lee Newman, MD, University of Colorado, Denver, Professor
Claire Brockbank, Segue Consulting, Managing Partner
Karen Curran, Pinnacol Assurance, Director of Worksite Wellness
Kim Jinnett, PhD, Integrated Benefits Institute, Executive Vice President


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Workplace Wellbeing & Business Outcomes: How Investing In Employees Can Improve The Bottom Line

Tammy Griffin, Central Michigan University – Central Health Improvement Program, Manager of Employee Health & Wellness
Chris Boyce, Virgin Pulse, CEO

Elizabethan Room A
Workshop A

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How a Wellness Program Penetrated the Silos at SMFTA

Dan Roach, SFMTA, Manager of Workers’ Compensation & Wellness (Road to Fitness)
Laura Chalfant, BackFirst, Director of Worksite Wellness
Michael K. Leary, PT, BackFirst, Program Director
Kimberly Jinnett, PhD, Integrated Benefits Institute, Executive Vice President

Elizabethan Room B
Workshop B

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Mental Health In The Workplace: A Cross-Border Study With Canada & The U.S.

Lyne Wilson, NAV Canada, Director of Talent Acquisition & Organization Health
Alexandra Dumont, Sun Life Financial, Assistant Vice President of Productivity & Strategy
Chris Brigham, MD, Brigham & Associates, President
Marie Helene Pelletier, PhD, Sun Life Financial, Assistant Vice President of Workplace Mental Health

Elizabethan Room C
Workshop C

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Translating Big Data To Personalized Outreach: Innovation In Proactive Mental Health Management.

Andrew Yohe, UPMC WorkPartners, Vice President
Michael Parkinson, MD, UPMC Health Plan, Senior Medical Director of Health & Productivity
Wendy Lynch, PhD, Lynch Consulting, Ltd., Founder

Elizabethan Room D
Workshop D

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Exploring Alternative Return to Work Strategies

Bob Patterson, Briotix, Executive Vice President
Tony Bohn, Norton Healthcare, Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Human Resources
Heidi Bimrose, Unum, Worksite Solutions Director

Georgian Room
Workshop E

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Plenary Session: An Integrated Approach to Behavior Health Claims - Reducing Time Away from Work

Mark Tenney, Intermountain Healthcare, Director of Compensation & Benefits
Terri Anne Flint, PhD, Intermountain Healthcare, Director of Employee Wellness & EAP
Scott Roths, Willis Towers Watson, Senior Consultant
Kimberly Mashburn, The Hartford, National Accounts Practice Lead

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