Health Benefits Conference & Expo

Monday, January 22 - Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

Registration coming soon!

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The Health Benefits Conference & Expo (HBCE) is one of the nation's premier sources for employee health benefits and wellness education. Addressing current topics from compliance initiatives to population health management and cost containment strategies, this unique program features a strong focus on employer case studies for real-life learning and proven solutions. Join nearly 400 of your peers as you secure the knowledge needed to keep your plans compliant and your employees engaged. 

​Networking Opportunities

  • Preconference programs 
  • Networking reception – Monday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Continental breakfast – Tuesday 7:15-8:30 a.m.​
  • Lunch - 12:30-1:30 p.m.​​
  • Networking reception - Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Continental breakfast - Wednesday 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Multiple networking and refreshment breaks
  • Access to 70 service providers in the exhibit hall – Tuesday 7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m and Wednesday 7:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Engage with more than 30 speakers – Each session has built-in time for speakers to address your needs and challenges.


"If you are looking to improve your wellness program, HBCE offers a lot of ideas. It is also a good resource for getting a general sense of what is new and popular with health plans."

Melissa KrainzThe FGS Group

​Benefits of Attending

  • Participate in extensive real-life learning using employer case studies and industry experts to address the most pressing issues in employee health benefits and population health management

  • Network with peers and experts in the field

  • ​​Receive tips, ideas and tools to use whether you are creating, implementing or supporting a program or plan

  • Meet with new vendors providing the latest and greatest products and solutions

Who Should Attend

Mid-to senior-level professionals from private and public sector employers, hospital and health systems, and universities in the following fields:

  • Benefits and total rewards
  • Employee health services
  • Wellness, health promotion and population health management
  • Human resources, including on-site/near-site clinics
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Workers' compensation and absence management 


Speakers at the Health Benefits Conference & Expo are expert practitioners in the field and represent organizations from across the country. The keynote speaker is listed below and full speaker details will be available later this fall. Ron 

​Ron Goetzel, Ph.D

Senior Scientist and Director, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research, IBM Watson Health
Preconference Options

We are pleased to offer three preconference options in 2018. They include: 

Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) Certificate
Sunday, January 21-Monday, January 22, 2018

Creating Meaningful Employee Experiences: Using Design Thinking to Solve the Toughest of Worksite
Wellness Challenges
Monday, January 22, 2018 | 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Integration of the Benefits and Well-Being Functions Within an Organization
Monday, January 22, 2019 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Details can be found at​​. A separate registration fee is required. 

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Continuing Education

Sessions at the Health Benefits Conference & Expo contribute toward Continuing Education Credit for the following designations:

  • CIMA
  • CPA
  • CFP
  • Insurance producer
  • Actuaries and Attorneys

Continuing education credit will be applied for based on request.

Registration Information

Register for as low as $350/person. Register