Virtual Webinar Agenda


May 19, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Opening Keynote Webinar: The Era of Health Information Fiduciaries: Leveraging Regulation to Optimize Patient Navigation
After a decade of health reform, we are entering an era of health transparency, payment reform, and data liquidity to consumers and the applications they trust. This session will explore the opportunities for employers to lead in personalizing care navigation, lowering administrative costs via regulated data standards, and curating (trusted) algorithms to drive the delivery system towards higher value care.

Moderator: Ellen Kelsay, President and CEO, Business Group on Health
Speaker: Aneesh Chopra, President, CareJourney

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May 21, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Employer Only Benchmarking Session: High-tech vs. High Touch: Engagement Platforms and Advocacy Solutions

The web of health and benefit solutions available to employees can be daunting. To help untangle this complexity of solutions and offerings, many employers have implemented a one-stop-shop, high tech engagement platform. Others have opted for a high touch navigation solution to help steer employees to the appropriate resource or decision. In some cases, both types of programs are implemented side-by-side. Join this session to explore some of the pros and cons associated with each approach as well as opportunity gaps.
Speaker: Felicia Jackson, Director of Benefits Administration and Mergers and Acquisition, Dell Technologies

May 26, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Webinar: Real-World Applications of AI in the Patient’s Care Journey

As providers and payers embrace transforming care delivery models, the demands for data collection and information-sharing are growing. At the same time, patient expectations are increasingly shaped by on- demand technology that has changed all other aspects of their lives.  In this data-driven environment, AI-based solutions are emerging that may transform practice patterns for providers and fundamentally change how health care is consumed. Panelists will discuss how AI is poised to support better, more personalized care, and the challenges for effective adoption.
Ellen Kelsay, President and CEO, Business Group on Health

  • Christopher Khoury, Vice President, Environmental Intelligence and Strategic Analytics, American Medical Association
  • Richard Migliori, MD, Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group
  • Anmol Madan, PhD, Chief Data Scientist, Livongo
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May 28, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Webinar: Virtually Possible! Deploying Technology in Managing Musculoskeletal Conditions

Virtual care is here to stay! Addressing the needs of patients with musculoskeletal conditions through virtual solutions and digital therapeutics is a growing area of opportunity and has long-term benefits for both patients and businesses. Learn how new market entrants are using technology to make it easier for patients to recover at home, leading to pain reduction, surgery avoidance, cost savings and improved quality of life.
Moderator: Magda Rusinowski, Vice President, Business Group on Health

  • Joshua Freund, Head of Health & Well-being, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Paul Abbott, Trend Advisor, Enterprise Clinical Management, Humana
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June 1, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Employer Only Benchmarking Session: Dismantling Stigma: How Technology Is Leveling the Playing Field

There is an ever-growing need for employers to proactively address mental health in the workplace and to offer and encourage the timely use of employee behavioral health resources. Fortunately, technology has offered a pathway for doing so while simultaneously playing an integral role in the fight against stigma. Learn how employers are using web-based intervention, online discussion groups, virtual resources and apps to normalize mental health dialogue and make solutions more relevant and accessible.
Speaker: Jae Kullar, General Manager, Global Health and Wellbeing, Delta Airlines

June 3, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Webinar: How Google Designed a Data-Driven Mental Health Strategy that Delivers Meaningful Care to Employees

Investing in the mental health of your workforce is a complex challenge that calls for a thoughtful, strategic approach. Learn from industry leader Google about how they developed a robust strategy and long-term plan for supporting their employees' mental health. Yu-Lin Gardner, mental health benefits manager, shares insights on how to deploy effective mental health support that delivers quantifiable results for her people and the business.
Moderator: Jennifer Wagner, Manager, Business Group on Health

  • Yu-Lin Gardner, Benefits Mental Health Manager, Google, Inc.
  • Sean McBride, Head of Partnerships, Lyra Health, Inc.
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June 8, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Employer Only Benchmarking Session: A No-brainer: Integrating Mental Health into All Care Settings

Disrupting the present practice patterns to make mental health an integral component of a patient’s care journey is no small task, but it is imperative that employers, providers and partners find a way to do so. Embedding mental health support into all care access points is a natural first step. Learn how employers are integrating mental health into all their solutions and making it a priority discussion point with their vendors. 
Speaker: Erik Sossa, Vice President, Global Benefits & Wellness, PepsiCo, Inc.

June 18, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Employer Only Benchmarking Session: Are Your Employee Engagement Efforts Paying Off?

Is the time and resource investment dedicated to employee engagement actually paying off? How can you tell? How do you distinguish meaningful employee engagement from an engagement interaction that is simply transactional? Join your peers to discuss ways to track, measure and enhance engagement.
Speaker: Emma Tapscott Yates, Manager, Worldwide Wellness – Healthe at Cerner, Cerner Corporation

June 22, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Webinar: Not Your Mother’s Primary Care

Health care is changing but one thing has remained constant: primary care providers (PCPs) are still the most trusted voice guiding their patients through the health care system. How should the patient and PCP relationship evolve within new care models and with the growing use of virtual technology? How can PCPs be empowered to be a “Jack -of- all- trades” while staying on top of clinical innovation? The panelists will discuss how primary care is evolving in the new era of health care delivery and how employers and carriers can foster change.
Dylan Landers-Nelson, Director, Business Group on Health
  • Linda Brady, Health Care Strategy and Policy, The Boeing Company
  • Paul Hain, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Divisional SVP, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas
  • Ian Tong, MD, Chief Medical OfficerDoctor on Demand

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June 25, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Employer Only Benchmarking Session: Tailoring Benefit Design to Meet the Needs of the Modern Workforce

Is it time for you to change the way you think about benefit design? Today, employers are increasingly tailoring their benefits to the next generation of employees who value flexibility and choice. Join your peers for a discussion on effective ways to offer personalization of benefits.  
Speaker: Megan Lankford, Director, Human Resources, Capital One


July 9, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET

Employer Only Benchmarking Session: High-cost Claims: Keeping Pace with Innovation

The high-priced treatment pipeline, especially in the genomic innovation space, has put unprecedented pressure on the system. Employers are striving to maintain employee access to the very best treatments, while balancing new costs, partners and solutions. How does an employer cautiously sort through the noise and keep costs down while staying agile enough to ride this transformational wave?

Speaker: Ellen Sullivan Frenis, Lead Benefits Consultant, CVS Health


July 20, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET 

Webinar: No More Excuses: Ending Fee-for-Service

Putting health care costs back on track will require us to move away from fee-for-service and embrace value-based care, in principle and in practice. But the practice part has proven difficult, and thus adoption is slow. This panel will explore the building momentum toward implementing value-based care arrangements and offer insights from those who have put their money where their mind was and created pathways to value.

Moderator: Dylan Landers-Nelson, Director, Business Group on Health 


  • Bill Dinger, Director of Healthcare Innovation & Labor Support, The Walt Disney Company
  • Stephen Furia, Senior Vice President, Population Health Solutions, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Aparna Higgins, Policy Fellow, Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, Founder, Ananya Health Innovations
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July 22, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET 

BHA Keynote Webinar: The Unrelenting Pursuit of Innovation and Quality – Even During a Pandemic

Walmart’s long-standing commitment to quality and innovation has led the company to explore new partnerships, make bold moves and develop customized solutions with existing vendors. Hear Walmart discuss how they continue this journey while navigating the impact of the pandemic on their associates, business, and customers.

Moderator: Magda Rusinowski, Vice President, Business Group on Health 

Speaker: Adam Stavisky, Senior Vice President, U.S. Benefits, Walmart Inc.


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July 27, 2020, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET 

Closing Keynote Webinar: Doing it the Kaiser Permanente Way

Staying true to your principles while transforming to meet the demands of the future has been a recipe for success for Kaiser Permanente. Learn how KP has adapted its integrated system and technologies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shifting market environment.

Moderator: Magda Rusinowski, Vice PresidentBusiness Group on Health

Speaker: Arthur M. Southam, MD, Executive Vice President, Health Plan OperationsKaiser Permanente


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