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employer leadership summit: Healthy LIving Healthy Working Series

  • Examine how employee health index performance measurement systems create value and work for the benefit of

the employer, employee and dependents while complementing the Minnesota Community Measurement Project — and how aligned incentives are tied to improvements in the health index score.

1:00 pm -

2:30 pm

Healthy Minnesota “Fit Workplaces” Initiative

Governor Pawlenty’s initiative includes the following:

  • Creation of a Workplace Wellness Toolkit and Web site for employers to use to im- plement workplace wellness programs;

  • Grants to public and private sector work- places to test use of the Toolkit; and

Sessions Facilitator: Les C. Meyer, MBA, Health Care Strategist, CEO, HPI Advisors, LLC, Denver, CO

How Healthy People at Work Lead to Healthy Corporate Performance in Small- to Mid-Sized Firms Sue Eskedahl,Vice President, Employers Association, Inc., Plymouth, MN

  • Discuss how small and mid-sized employers are examining value-based health benefits and implementing health

improvement and wellness strategies from a strategic business perspective.

Healthy Minnesota "Fit Workplaces" Dianne Mandernach, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

  • Discuss the Governor’s “Fit Workplaces” employer initiative vision and action plans that were funded by a

grant from the National Governors Association.

  • Examine how small- and mid-sized employers are embracing the Workplace Wellness Toolkit and learn how

to receive online employee health improvement support and real-time wellness technical assistance.

  • A Governor’s Healthy Minnesota Summit in August 2007 to promote the initiative statewide.

The following employers are involved in this pilot program and will be in attendance at the Summit: Winona County, Steele County, Du- luth Public Schools, DuraSupreme Cabinetry, UCare and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

  • Understand the importance of the Governor’s initiative to combating childhood obesity in Minnesota.

Effective Plan Design for Wellness Programs: Moving Agenda Into Action Tonya Vyhlidal, Director of Wellness, Lincoln Industries,* Lincoln, NE

  • Using the 2007 Lincoln Industries Best Practices Company Profile, participants in this session will understand

how to approach the development and implementation of a built-in health benefits best practices initiative and company-wide healthy performance strategy, i.e., The Problem, The Solution and The Results.

  • *

    Award Winner of the Society of Human Resources Management’s 2006 Small Employer Innovator of the Year Award — and Great

Places To Work Respect Award 2007,Wellness Program.

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Networking Break

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Sessions Facilitator: Gary Allen, Executive Director, Hawaii Business Health Council, Honolulu, HI

Session Host:

How to Get the Full Benefit of Value-Based Benefit Designs Out of Performance-Focused Health Improvement Strategies

Matt Kinkead, Sr. Director/Employers/Coalitions/Unions/Employee Benefits Consultants, sanofi-aventis

F. Randy Vogenberg, RPh, PhD, Chief Strategic Officer, Employer-Based Pharmaceutical Strategies, LLC, Cranston, RI; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, Providence, RI

  • Understand value-based health design issues: identify program concepts that encompass the total cost of providing

employee health benefits and performance-focused, lifelong health benefits and linkage to medical outcome measures.

  • Discuss the challenges or concerns over increased short-term costs from the loss of employee co-payments, opera-

tional difficulties of identifying appropriate individuals, and offering different cost-sharing arrangements under the same benefit plan.

  • Examine employer health coverage as a business strategy, to include the integrated benefit programs they can pro-

vide that focus on lowering an employee's out-of-pocket cost for services such as prevention and pharmaceuticals and increasing compliance that can avoid costly employer paid acute complications in the future.

Who should attend:

This Summit is the ideal platform for employers, providers, health plans, government entities and community resource groups to come together in an atmosphere of learning and collaboration.

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