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