DAY 1 - TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019

8 a.m. | Registration and Healthy Kick-Start Breakfast with Sponsors and Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. | Welcome
Emcee Day One: Jim Trujillo, CFP® CCFS® PPC®, Certified Financial Planner(R), Financial Advisor, ARGI

8:35 a.m. | Welcome and Legislative Overview    
Ashli Watts, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 

8:50 a.m. | Opening Keynote: The Wellness Movement: Think Differently. Plan Accordingly. Create a Life-long Change. 
Angela Gaffney, President, Certified Health Coach, Angela Gaffney – Essential Health & Wellness
Most wellness programs are based on the results of a biometric test; the numbers tell us where we need to focus, and we set the plan. Wellness luncheons are scheduled, exercise challenges are posted, and weight loss competitions begin. While employees take part in the activities, there is often a disconnect after the luncheon concludes, the challenge ends, and the winners of the biggest loser are announced. People return right back to their old habits; the same habits that fed their excess weight, fatigue and disease in the first place. It’s time for a fresh perspective, a program upgrade, and new inspiration. In this keynote, Angela will shift your mindset, reveal the secret to life-long health, and teach you how to create a wellness movement; one that honors you, your team, and your budget while achieving life-long health.

10:30 a.m. | Concurrent Session One
Workshop A: Healthcare and Wellness: What Are We Measuring and What Does It Mean?
Hilary Morgan, Director, Member Services, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Session description coming soon.

Workshop B: Adopting Wellness Action Plans from Millennials to Baby Boomers
Jeff Graf, CPFA, Qualified Plan Consultant, ARGI
Jim Trujillo, CFP, CCFS, Financial Advisor, ARGI 

Today's workforce is comprised of multiple generations that have significantly different needs. In many cases, productivity, absenteeism and retention is affected by personal needs and stress factors that exist among the workforce. Each generation requires unique attention based on their specific environment. Millennial's have a greater challenge meeting monthly expenses and managing debt such as student loans. While at the same time, Generation X and Baby Boomers are challenged by managing additional health care costs and taking care of their family members. This presentation focuses on how to prepare employers on how to address the evolving needs of their workforce and how provide valuable resources that can be catered to meet the needs of each generation of employees.

Workshop C: Diabetes Prevention Program: Offering an Evidence-based Lifestyle Change Program to Improve Wellness
Shellie Wingate, Owner, CoachShellie
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle change program led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This proven program can help people at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is a growing workforce issue with serious health and cost consequences. Employers can reduce healthcare costs, loss of productivity, and absenteeism, as well as improve employee health and wellbeing, by offering the program as a covered benefit to employees.

11:25 a.m. | Concurrent Session Two
Workshop D: Healthcare Regulatory Update
Lauren Johnson, APA, CFC, Partner, McGregor & Associates, Inc.
Now that the mid-term elections are over, what does the healthcare landscape look like? This program will cover a broad range of issues and will bring employers up-to-date on important developments including Association Health Plans, rules expanding the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), IRS 4980(H) collection efforts, and much more.

Workshop E: Growing Employee Engagement Through the Development of a Wellness Champions Team 
Jenny Goins, SPRH, Commissioner, Kentucky State Personnel Cabinet, Department of Employee Insurance
Jennifer Alvis, RDLD, Staff Assistant, Kentucky State Personnel Cabinet, Department of Employee Insurance

The Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan provides health insurance benefits for more than 260,000 public employees, retirees, and their families. A major hurdle to overcome is having members who are spread throughout the state, in every county. Through our partnership with Go365, the Wellness Champions group was created. These champions not only share our message to members in various workplaces that have the KEHP benefits, they help us encourage, motivate and continually change the culture. They are the eyes, ears, and voice and are a vital part of our wellness engagement strategy.

Workshop F: Does Too Little Sleep = Too Much Weight?
Sylvia Moore, MS, RD, LD, SNS, Health Coach, KC Wellness
There is currently much discussion about a relationship between sleep and obesity. Both issues are so complex, it is hard to easily determine the exact role and/or degree that inadequate sleep may have on increasing obesity risk. This session will discuss the various issues and statistics related to each health concern. We will also discuss each in terms of the concerns related to the workplace and healthcare costs.

12:15 p.m. | Lunch with Sponsors and Exhibitors

1:15 p.m. | Concurrent Session Three
Workshop G: Ensuring Your Workplace Wellness Program is Legal 
Kelly Holden, Partner, DBL Law
With rising health care costs and increased demand for healthy work cultures, employer wellness programs have grown in popularity. When designing and implementing a wellness program, it is important to understand what type of program to offer because which federal laws apply is largely determined by the type of program you implement. Some wellness programs provide very limited benefits and are largely for educational purposes. Others offer more extensive services, including biometric screening, individual coaching, etc. And others reward positive outcomes based on set criteria, like smoking cessation rewards programs. While often well intentioned, employers must pay careful attention to regulatory obligations to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Join DBL Law Employment Law Partner Kelly Holden as she provides guidance on how to determine if your program is in compliance.

Workshop H: Engage, Equip and Elevate Your Workforce
Carlos Rivas, MS, CSCS, ACSM, ACLS, President, ProFormance Health & Wellbeing 
This motivating and inspiring seminar will help you live a life full of purpose and meaning. You will learn five simple strategies to help you and your team perform at your highest potential. You will walk away feeling stronger in mind, body, and spirit.  Carlos uses strategies built on the sciences of performance psychology, exercise physiology and nutrition to create lifelong behavior change. By expanding energy levels both personally and professionally, leaders become more engaged and resilient which propels higher performance, better teamwork, and stronger leadership. 

Workshop I: WorkSafe: Helping Workplaces Address Intimate Partner Violence
Cassie Drochelman, M.Ed., Program Manager, Mary Byron Project
Michele Henry, J.D., Partner, Craig Henry PLC 

Over 12 million American women and men are physically or sexually assaulted by a partner each year. With 74% of that group reporting that they have been harassed at work, it follows that intimate partner violence (IPV) has very real implications for American workplaces. This type of violence concerns employers because it endangers employee health and safety, negatively impacts productivity and has legal implications for the company. However, we understand that many organizations are uncertain about their role in this issue. This presentation will help address these concerns by providing information on the dynamics of IPV and its impact on the workplace. We'll discuss the legal and safety implications, and provide ways that employers can be proactive. We'll also introduce the WorkSafe Initiative, a program that provides assistance in developing company policies around IPV, as well as training and resources for managers and staff.

2:30 p.m. | Active Shooter Preparation: Community Collaboration
Jennifer Hoert, Ph.D., SHRM-CP, PHR, Patient Experience Manager, Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital
James Batus, CSP, CHSP, Safety Manger, Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Maggie Roetker, Director, Public Relations, Norton Healthcare

Unfortunately, active shooters are a threat we all must be prepared to respond to in our workplace. Education around how to respond is an integral component of any emergency response, and drills are necessary practice to hardwire our response. At Norton Women's & Children's Hospital we collaborated with St. Matthew's first responders to conduct an active shooter simulation over the summer. Learn how a community partnership can assist you in fine tuning your program.

3:15 p.m. | Uncommon Stress-Management Tools for Workplace Wellness
Angela Greer, CTACC, RMT, CLTY, RYT, Energy Health Coach, MyLife Strategic LLC
Take a deep breath. Get some exercise. Go for a walk in nature. You are probably already be aware of these common, simple tools that can help manage stress levels, but they may not always do the job. Everyone is made differently and when it comes to managing stress, the tool that works for one employee may not work for another. For example, exercise may be a physical challenge for someone, and asking them to do so could CAUSE them more stress. Walking in nature, could be stressful for someone with allergies. In this session you will learn tips, tools and techniques you’ve likely never heard of before to help you and your employees create a customized stress management plan that works for the individual, in support of building a culture of stress management.

4:30 p.m. | Day one adjourns

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019

8 a.m. | Registration and Healthy Kick-Start Breakfast with Sponsors and Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. | Welcome
Day Two Emcee: Jeanne Fisher, CFP®, CPFA, MBA, Senior Financial Advisor, ARGI

8:35 a.m. | The Crushing Burden of Debt and How You Can Help
Jeanne Fisher, CFP®, CPFA, MBA, Senior Financial Advisor, ARGI
The average American household carries nearly $17,000 of credit card debt, $30,000 in automobile debt, and more than $50,000 of student loan debt. Chronic stress over money is affecting your employees’ health, productivity and the company's bottom line.  This presentation covers how each type of debt affects employees differently and what employers are doing today to relieve the burden.  We've compiled some of the benefits industry's 'best practices' to share with you. Including innovative student loan repayment programs, changes in 401(k) administration when processing hardships, and creative incentive programs in financial wellness programs.

9:45 a.m. | Concurrent Session Four
Workshop J: Becoming Your Best Self: A Culture of Health and Wellness Begins with You
Dan Fisher, MHA, CHWC, Operations Manager, Faculty, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy 
Your role as a human resources leader, wellness champion, or clinical professional within your organization takes a lot of hard work and dedication. At times it can be a stressful responsibility. You strive to educate and help others make better decisions and live a healthier life, yet at times you sacrifice your own health and wellness. You can't pour from an empty cup. A culture of health and wellness begins with you. In this session, you are invited to retreat from your daily responsibilities; refocus on your personal health and wellness goals; reenergize through internal contemplation and engagement activities; and then reengage with your associates. By focusing on your own health and wellness, you'll find that you can better serve and support others in becoming their best selves and create a culture of health and wellness.

Workshop K: Using Effective Drug Policies and Testing to Reduce the Pain of the Opioid Epidemic
George Adams, Partner, Fisher & Phillips 
Opioid and prescription painkiller use and abuse creates a wide array of legitimate concerns for employers.  A significant portion of the workforce uses opioids and other medications, lawfully or unlawfully.  Adverse workplace impacts of opioid use can include increased absenteeism, decreased productivity, workplace accidents, violence, poor morale, and legal liability.  Aggressive testing can detect and deter opioid abuse, but also may have the unintended effect of making it harder to hire and retain good workers in a tight labor market.  Testing also raises issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws.  This session will examine the impact of the opioid crisis in the workplace, as well as state and federal laws that affect employers’ options for dealing with it.  Attendees will learn how to develop and apply effective policies to manage the tension between an employer’s competing interests in deterring drug abuse (and its potential consequences) and maintaining a productive workforce. 

Workshop L: Redefining Delivery and Cost of Healthcare for Employers
Christina Heckathorn, Benefit Advisor, Employee Benefit Associates, Inc.
Jeremy Stich, MD, Physician, Medical Director, Access Med 

Health care reform has altered the course of employee benefits and employers are becoming far too familiar and accepting of continuous high increases on their health insurance renewals. As one of the top expenditures of an organization, typically just below payroll, an employer must employ strategies to lower costs, improve health and sustain results. This session will arm you with the ability to redefine your company's philosophy on managing claims and reducing risk within your health insurance plan.

11:00 a.m. | Concurrent Session Five
Workshop M: Obesity, The Cost Driver and What to Do About It
Mike Campbell, Strategic Advisor/Owner, On Target Health
Julie Joerger, SPHR, Director of HR, M&A, Hillenbrand Inc.

Being overweight and or obese is the new normal in America. Why it is a growing concern on so many levels. Now even impacting our children to where their life span is less than that of their parents for the 1st time in the country's history. What can we do about besides another fad diet or way to trick the body? Focus of the presentation is to educate the audience on the physiology approach to losing the right type or weight. Why it's important to know your body composition versus BMI and why measuring your metabolism is key as you experience change, stress, aging, lack of sleep, pregnancy, menopause, etc. We will highlight the importance of managing stress, proper sleep, not skipping meals, nutrition and exercise have on your metabolism. Most assume their metabolism changes at age 30, 40, 50, etc. It actually changes as frequent as every 12 weeks.

Workshop N: CSA Produce Subscription Vouchers – Evaluating Employee Impacts on Diet-Related Pharmacy and Medical Expenditures
Timothy Woods, Professor, University of Kentucky
Jairus Rossi, Ph.D., Research Partner, University of Kentucky
Jody Ensman, HR Manager Health & Wellness, University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky initiated an innovative wellness benefit to their employees in 2015, offering a $200 voucher toward the purchase of a weekly CSA vegetable subscription. The voucher benefit program, offered in collaboration with the UK Health & Wellness program, has been expanded to other employers, but the evaluation of specific program impacts has been ongoing from the beginning. Test and control groups initially revealed promising impacts on food lifestyle, consumption, and health but were largely self-reported. There has been a call from other employers interested in the program for added impact measures, especially changes in diet-related medical and pharmacy expenditures. Comparative corresponding ICD-9 and ICD-10 billed amounts were used to identify differences between groups. Participating employees with higher previous expenditures (and potentially higher health risks), were found to especially benefit with estimates of $396-$526/6 months in lower total diet-related medical expenses in 2015 and $789 in 2016.

Workshop O: Solving the Wellness Challenge
Amy Ritsema, Co-Owner, OnSite Wellness 
This workshop is a discussion about the challenges of offering a wellness solution in the workplace. Each challenge will be looked at from running an internal program and using a vendor Challenges discussed include Company being too small, multiple locations, shift work, budge, compliance and time. Each area will be discussed in length and ideas and solutions shared. We will also discuss the keys to success including Executive support, communication, incentive design, employee feedback, culture and strategic planning. This is a discussion to make companies successful, not a sales pitch to sell our services. Our mission is to engage companies to unlock the potential in both their employees and their organizations.

12:00 p.m. | Lunch with Sponsors and Exhibitors

1:00 p.m. | The Future of Health Care and Wellness Plans
Sherry Porter, Partner, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs
Doug McSwain, Partner, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs

Employer-provided health and wellness plans have been the subject of numerous laws, lawsuits and regulatory changes. In this session, you will learn what laws currently apply to these plans as well as proposed changes in the laws and what you can do to make sure your plan are in compliance. An overview of litigation and what is going on in Congress will bring you up to speed on what to expect with regard to new laws that apply to your plans.

2:15 p.m. | Emotional Health: Why It Matters to Our Workforce . . . and Their Employers
Alice Shade, CEO, SentryHealth
According to the CDC, emotional health issues in the workforce are more common than most employers realize.  In a given year, 9.5% of the adult population will suffer from a depressive illness. In a 3-month period, patients with depression miss an average of 4.8 workdays and suffer 11.5 days of reduced productivity. Overall, depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost to employers of up to $44 billion. Unfortunately, 2 out of 3 people struggling with an emotional health condition do not receive adequate treatment. This presentation will provide insight into this critical issue and the consequences to our workforce, and their employers, if left unaddressed.  Learn strategies to assess and improve the emotional health of your workforce, and receive practical tools to help you get started.

3:30 p.m. | 11th Annual Kentucky Health & Wellness Conference adjourns

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