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Employers Helping Employees to Better Health


Keeping people healthy is crucial to business success.

Employers understand that the cost of lost days and impaired performance is much bigger than the cost of health benefits. The concept of aligning incentives and rewards to guide our nation into one of healthy and productive people makes sense. It’s time employers truly take care of their people — knowing that better health ultimately leads to better profits.

How to Implement Incentive-Based Health Improvement Benefits Strategies: Replicating “The Asheville Project” with Employers Nationwide

Session Host: Gary J. Mueller, Regional Manager, Pfizer, Inc., Denver, CO

John P. Miall, Jr., President, Miall Consulting, Former Director of Risk Management for the City of Asheville, North Carolina, Asheville, NC; Special Consultant, Medication Adherence Programs, The American Pharmacists Foundation, Washington, DC

  • Examine the City of Asheville, North Carolina community health improvement project as a case study of how payers

can collaborate and realign incentives to empower patient self-management of chronic conditions and how they can replicate this model in their communities.

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Employer Leadership Summit Community Roundtable: Healthy Living, Healthy Working and Healthy Performance

Roundtable Hosts:

Roundtable Facilitator: Roundtable Members:

Carolyn Pare, CEO, BHCAG, Bloomington, MN Les C. Meyer, MBA, Health Care Strategist, CEO, HPI Advisors, LLC, Denver, CO Sue Willette, Principal, Mercer Health & Benefits, Minneapolis, MN Sue Eskedahl,Vice President, Employers Association, Inc., Plymouth, MN

Sanne Magnan, MD, PhD, President, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Bloomington, MN Dianne Mandernach, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

Charlie Montreuil, Chairman, BHCAG and Minnesota Bridges to Excellence, Vice President of Corporate Human Resources, Carlson Companies, Minneapolis, MN

Steve Rekstad, Employee Representative, Allen Interactions, Mendota Heights, MN

  • Identify the critical success factors that drive healthy living, healthy working and healthy performance outcomes

(organizational success) while optimizing the total economic impact of employee health to maximize an individual's health achievement potential and job satisfaction expectations through personal and organizational performance results.

  • Examine why employees are expecting added value out of the contract between employee and employer — a fair

wage for a valuable service provided — and why informed employees are searching for the things that matter most to them in an exchange for the value realization of peak performance - employee health, job satisfaction and pay-for- performance.

  • Discuss the role of the family physician and how preventive and health maintenance tools and techniques and evi-

dence-based health care guidelines — in tandem with lifestyle-oriented personal action plans — can be integrated with medical clinics to give rise to healthy, high-performance employees who constantly contribute their personal best at work and at home.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Networking Reception

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