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Virtual Conference

The Outlook for Health Care: 2021 and Beyond

Monday, April 19 - Wednesday, April 21, 2021
International Foundation Training Center, Brookfield, WI
Health Care Management Virtual Conference


Sessions being presented at the 2021 Virtual Conference include:

Day One—April 19, 2021

10:30-11:30 a.m. ET: Health Care Legislative Update
12:00-1:00 p.m. ET: Plan Design Strategies to Address Social Determinants of Health
1:30-2:30 p.m. ET: Updates to Retiree Health Care
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET: Fund Strategies for Vaccines 
Bonus Session:  Innovation in Health Care and the Role of Private Equity

Day Two—April 20, 2021

10:30-11:30 a.m. ET: Economics of COVID-19 Recovery
12:00-1:00 p.m. ET: Care Anywhere: Understanding Patient Behavior
1:30-2:30 p.m. ET: Reinventing Primary Care: A Panel 
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET: Mental Health and Social Isolation
Bonus Session: What is Happening With Wellness?

Day Three—April 21, 2021

10:30-11:30 a.m. ET: Opening the "Digital Front Door" to Engagement
12:00-1:00 p.m. ET: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Health Plans 
1:30-2:30 p.m. ET: The REAL Foundation of Health Care 
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET: Vendor Best Practices Workshop

Who Should Attend

  • Trustees of multiemployer trust funds of any size
  • Third-party and salaried administrators and key staff
  • Members of bargaining committees
  • Fiduciaries, staff and trustees from governmental plans


Ignite your learning experience by attending sessions whenever it is convenient for you. 

  • Session recordings—Not able to watch the sessions right away? Return to the virtual environment to watch recorded sessions at any time for up to 30 days.
  • Ask the experts—Answers to questions posed during the sessions will be posted in the virtual conference website as a resource for all attendees. 
  • Session handouts and documents—Download session handouts and other resources ahead of time so that you are prepared to follow along with each presentation. 
  • Access anytime—The virtual environment will be open 24/7 giving you the opportunity to access everything in the environment on your time.

Session Details and Handouts

​Certificate of Attendance

To earn a Certificate of Attendance, you must watch eight sessions in full by May 21, 2021. Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to the address listed in your My Profile record within one month of the end of the conference.


  • David W. Ballard, Psy.D., M.B.A. Founder and Principal GhostNote Consulting
  • Ida J. Brass Organizational Health Consultant Canada Life
  • Kathryn P. Brown, M.S., CEBS Principal, Leader, Center for Health Innovation Mercer
  • Elena Butkus Managing Director of Global Policy Cigna
  • Uche Enemchukwu, Esq. Chief Executive Officer Nelu Diversified Consulting Solutions
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D., M.P.P. Co-Founder and CEO Iora Health
  • Jonah Houts Vice President & General Manager, Network Contracting and Strategy Express Scripts
  • Lisa L. Kaiser, CEBS, CEBS Compliant Fund Administrator Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 189, Fund Administration Office
  • Gary Kline Senior Principal - Federal Government Affairs Cigna
  • Timothy Laffey Principal Mercer | M&A Transaction Services
  • Alaina K. Melena Director - Health and Benefits Consulting Willis Towers Watson
  • Joshua Meyer Senior Consultant Segal Benz
  • Jill Mongelluzzo, GBA Director, Benefits Strategy National Grid
  • Julia A. Nicholson Principal JN Consulting
  • Sadhna Paralkar, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. Senior Vice President and National Medical Director Segal
  • Reid Rasmussen Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer freshbenies
  • Taylor Rust Associate Director - Health & Benefits Willis Towers Watson
  • Marianne Steger, M.S., CEBS Director of Public Sector and Labor Strategy Via Benefits of Willis Towers Watson
  • Aruna Vohra Senior Consultant Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC

Continuing Education

CEBS Compliance Credit:

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Each session is worth one credit toward CEBS Compliance. By the conclusion of the conference, you should self-report your attendance depending on how many full sessions you watch.

Other Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing Education credit for additional professions and designations MAY be available depending on profession/designation requirements. Please contact the Continuing Education Department at continuinged@ifebp.org to discuss your CE request.


​Note: This virtual conference is not included in the membership promotion for joining or renewing your 2021 membership.
Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

US $495.00 US $645.00

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