Bank of America and IBI hosted a regional event which addressed employee health, productivity and absence management. Dr. Thomas Parry, president of IBI, covered how to connect investments in the financial health of your workforce with the goals of your business, and what tools exist to help boost and measure the impact of your programs. There was a participatory discussion among all attendees on the challenges and successes of their specific work. Last, Jim Huffman, SVP of Employee Benefits at Bank of America, convened a panel of employers to discuss how to effectively link employee health and financial wellness, including helping employees become better prepared for everyday healthcare out-of-pocket expenses as well as preparing for future expenses.