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 -
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
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Sessions Facilitator: Gary Allen, Executive Director, Hawaii Business Health Council, Honolulu, HI
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.