Health Benefits Conference & Expo

Monday, January 28 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, FL

Registration coming soon!

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 over 300 of your peers as you secure the knowledge needed to keep your plans compliant and your employees engaged. 

2019 Agenda

Here is a preview of the sessions you will find at HBCE.

  • Case Study: Using Big Data and Operational Integration to Revolutionize Engagement
  • Mindfulness: The Prescription for Monkey Brain
  • Case Study: Digital Health as a Scalable Solution to Reduce Opioid Use
  • Case Study: How to Build a Successful Financial Wellness Program
  • Beyond Perks and Benefits: What Employees Really Want From Work
  • Why Should Worksite Wellness Programs Focus on Mulitcultural Competency?
  • Diabetes Epidemic: Actionable Approaches to Address Adherence, Cost and Improved Outcomes

"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 Krainz 
The 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 

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.


Speakers will be announced soon.


Speakers at the Health Benefits Conference & Expo are expert practitioners in the field and represent organizations from across the country.

Keynote Speaker Announced


David S. Sobel, M.D., M.P.H.

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Session: Healthy Pleasures: Applying the Science of Happiness for Successful Behavior Change and Health Improvement

Preconference Options 

We are excited to offer three preconference options in 2019. They include:

Health Care Cost Management Course 
A Certificate Series Course from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Learn more.
Sunday, January 27- Monday, January 28, 2019 | 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Mastering Workplace Wellness Laws

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 8:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Self-Funding Tutorial: Basic Concepts Through Advanced Tactics in Self-Funding
a Health and Welfare Plan

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 12:30-4:00 p.m.

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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

RegisterRegistration rates begin as low as $315/person.