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3 Employee Well-Being Sessions to Check Out at EHBC17

Posted, by Deborah Merkin
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With more than 150 speakers lined up for the 2017 Employer Healthcare and Benefits Congress (EHBC), attendees can choose from many sessions that take a holistic approach to employee well-being.


EHBC, slated for Oct. 2-4 in Los Angeles, will feature dozens of educational sessions, ranging from employee financial wellness to workplace stress.

If you'll be one of the 2,000-plus attendees at the 2017 EHBC event, don't miss these three sessions on the agenda focused on employee well-being:

1) Financial Wellness: Are You There Yet? How to Evaluate your Current Approach and Improve Impact

Mercer’s recent "Inside Employees’ Mind Survey" revealed that workers spend, on average, 13 hours worrying about their finances while on the job. Knowing this, employers are looking to improve their financial wellness offerings.

Jeff Tulloch, vice president of PlanSmart® at MetLife, and Alexander Voitovich, executive director of Global Benefits for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., will lead this session aimed at helping companies make positive changes to their existing employee financial wellness programs. 

Attend this session to learn why it's important for financial wellness programs to constantly evolve based on your company's goals and workers' life stages.

After the session, you'll be better equipped to handle issues concerning your multi-generational workforce's financial well-being; why employees aren't taking advantage of resources and tools the company is offering; and what you can do to engage your workers.

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2) Combating Stress: Emotional Intelligence and Neuro Meditation for Employer and Employee Well-Being

Aside from financial wellness, employees are dealing with rising workplace demands and increased stress. Employee stress is costing US companies about $300 billion each year in lost productivity, high turnover, and increased medical expenses, according to the American Psychological Association

In this session, you'll learn about the long-term ramifications prolonged stress can have on an employee's well-being. You'll also learn "how meditation and emotional intelligence can help reduce costs and improve health, loyalty, and productivity," according to the event page.

Dr. Jeffrey Gero, president and human resource consultant for Success Over Stress, will present the various experiential techniques and tools that you can try out during the session and later introduce into your employee wellness program.

3) A Fresh Approach to Biometric Screenings: Activate the Employee’s Ownership of Health

Biometric screenings have long been one of the staples of corporate health and wellness programs in America. Several types of screenings typically offered by employers check your:

  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Body composition (i.e. height, waist circumference, weight)
  • Cholesterol levels

The reason why employers have grown fond of biometric screenings is they can identify the traits of a preventable chronic health condition. Without these screenings, healthcare costs would increase, employees would be less informed about their current health status, and employers would be left with no metrics to make difficult financial decisions.

Dr. David Ashley, chief medical officer (CMO) at Provant, and Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, CMO of Prevention, will lead this session and "provide strategies for activating employee ownership of their own well-being through the integration of test results, complementary services, and data analytics," according to the event page. 

The session will also cover the different paths that you can take to prevent and manage chronic health conditions.

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