Health Benefits Conference & Expo


​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. 


HBCE offers over 20 sessions. Below is a preview of the sessions you can expect at the 2020 program.

  • Health Care Costs and Quality Measures—How to Find and Use Resources
  • Case Study: Year-Round Benefits Communication Improves Employee Decision Making
  • Is Functional Medicine the Future of Health Care and Solution to Chronic Illness?
  • Case Studies in Successful Health Care Cost Savings Through Data Mining
  • Generational Economics: Engaging the Most Diverse Workforce in History
  • Wellness and Value-Added Benefits: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished?
  • Discrimination in Employee Benefits and the Civil Rights Act?
  • Case Study: Creating a Culture That is Well For Tomorrow
  • Pharmacy Benefit Management Procurement: Strategies for Savings
  • City of Houston Mental Health Management

"This conference is an outstanding combination of a benefits and wellness engagement learning opportunity. I have over 50 take-away direct action items. So glad I attended."

Tammy O'Berry
Richland County Government

​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
  • Continental breakfast 
  • Lunch
  • Multiple networking and refreshment breaks
  • Access to 70 service providers in the exhibit hall
  • Engage with more than 30 speakers – Each session has built-in time for speakers to address your needs and challenges.


  • Jennifer T. Benz Senior Vice President, Communications Leader Segal Benz
  • Leah Binder, M.A., M.G.A. President and Chief Executive Officer The Leapfrog Group
  • Dave Blasewitz Benefits Manager, Human Resources Department City of Tampa
  • Carrie B. Cherveny, Esq. Senior Vice President, Strategic Client Solutions HUB International
  • Erica N. Cordova Zinkie, J.D. Vice President, Legal Counsel OneDigital Health and Benefits
  • Dawn Duffy Strategic Health Manager Lighthouse Group
  • Tramaine EL-Amin, M.A. Assistant Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Jane Ellery, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Senior Fellow Ball State University, Project for Public Spaces
  • Peter Ellery, Ph.D., M.L.A. Principal E2 Praxis
  • Kim Farmer, AES, CCWS, CPT Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Wellness Specialist Mile High Fitness and Wellness
  • Eileen M. Flick Senior Vice President, Benefits Consultant, National Health Services Practice, New York Segal
  • Dr. Nicole B. Hare-Everline, CHES Assistant Director, Benefits City of Houston
  • Jenna-Leigh Igoe, CEBS Vice President, Practice Leader and Employee Benefits Consultant Fallon Benefits Group
  • Eleni Kontos, CWWPM Account Manager WellRight
  • Paula A. Krupa, CEBS Director of Benefits Roper Technologies, Inc.
  • Dana Labat, Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist Pelts, Kirkhart, and Associates, LLC
  • Missy Chase Lapine Nutrition Coach and Author Sneaky Chef Foods
  • Ron Loeppke, M.D., M.P.H., FACOEM, FACPM Vice Chairman U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc.
  • Marilyn A. Monahan Owner Monahan Law Office
  • Colleen M. Murphy President The ClareFolio Company
  • Sadhna Paralkar, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. Senior Vice President and National Medical Director Segal
  • Brett R. Powell, B.A., CWPC Vice President, Wellness Consultant American Institute for Preventive Medicine
  • Darren D. Rieger Director of Benefits Itron, Inc.
  • Nicolle L. Smith, G.B.A., SHRM-SCP Director of Employee Benefits Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance
  • Dr. Kathleen Lang Stone, CEBS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR President Fallon Benefits Group
  • Mike Stull Chief Marketing Officer Employers Health
  • Shalada Toles Deputy Director, Employee Benefits Division State of Arkansas, Department of Finance & Administration
  • Wendy White Director of Client and Clinical Services CareATC, Inc.

Opening Session

Wellness Works and Prevention Pays—If Done in the Right Ways


Ron Loeppke M.D., M.P.H., FACOEM, FACPM

Vice ChairmanU.S. Preventative Medicine, Inc.


Featured Session 

Health Care Cost and Quality Measures—How to Find and Use Resources

Leah Binder, MA, MGA

President & CEO

The Leapfrog Group

2020 Preconference Options 

We are excited to offer three preconference options in 2020.

Organizational Strategies for Health and Financial Wellness
Sunday, January 19- Monday, January 20, 2020 | 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Legally Compliant Communications—And the Consequences of Miscommunication
Monday, January 20, 2020 | 8:30- 11:30 a.m.

Creating a Thriving Culture: It's a Two-Way Street
Monday, January 20, 2020 | 1:00- 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.

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