Kentucky Worksite Wellness Conference - Agenda

DAY ONE - Thursday, March 24, 2022

8:00 a.m.     
Registration and Healthy Kick-Start Breakfast with Sponsors and Exhibitors

8:30 a.m.  

Michael Dees, President & CEO, BluMine Health

8:35 a.m.
The Future is Here! – Legal Update on Health Care and Wellness Plans

Sherry Porter, Partner, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs
Doug McSwain, Partner, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs

Employer-sponsored health and wellness plans have been impacted by many regulatory changes and litigation since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010. The Biden Administration overturned many Trump Administration policies which has impacted many health and wellness plans. In this session, we will discuss the transition from Obamacare to Trumpcare to Bidencare along with an overview of litigation so that you are up to date on the laws that apply to your health and wellness plans.  We will provide insight into pending litigation and proposed legislation that may impact your health and wellness programs.

9:45 a.m.
Morning Energy Break with Sponsors and Exhibitors

10:00 a.m.
Bandwidth and Boundaries

Vitale Buford Hardin, CEO, The Hardin Group

Bandwidth isn’t just a leadership issue, it’s a mental health issue. Employees are completely overbooked, overworked, and on the verge of chronic burnout. In fact, bandwidth might be at an all-time low. This impacts workplace culture, productivity, and retention. So how do you solve it?   The solution for low bandwidth is high boundaries. When your plate is already full, you don’t need a bigger plate, you need better boundaries. In this workshop you will learn tangible strategies to solve the bandwidth problem. You will learn about the different types of boundaries and how to implement them. Attendees will leave this workshop feeling more empowered than ever before with a clear roadmap and actions to take to solve their bandwidth problem!  

11:00 a.m.
New Ways to Think About Workplace Wellness

Angie McCorkle Buckler, JD, Acting Managing Director, Commonwealth Theatre Center     
Victoria Reid, CMP, CMM, RYT, Founder, EventWell Collective
Jamie Swaim, SPHR, Founder, Parcel, LLC  
Today’s workers and workplaces are different. They will never be the same. We’ve learned a lot – including how much our employees need wellness in their lives. Pandemic-induced innovation has shown us new ways of incorporating health and wellness into the lives of employees. It can be done! You can incorporate health and wellness into your remote or hybrid work arrangements, into your company meetings, events, and gatherings (even when virtual), and you can create a culture that successfully encourages health and wellness. Please join us for a panel discussion where we will provide ideas for ways you can accomplish these goals, share our successes and failures with wellness initiatives, and discuss legal and employee relations considerations around employer wellness programs.   

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

1:00 p.m.
Case Study: Medical Clinic Access – It’s not Just for Large Companies Anymore

Winston Griffin, Chairman of the Board/CEO, Laurel Grocery Company
DeAnna Hall, Corporate Health and Well-being Manager, LG&E and KU Energy LLC
Moderator: Julie Miller, Director Sales & Marketing, BluMine Health

2:15 p.m.
Afternoon Break with Sponsors and Exhibitors

2:30 p.m.
Legislative Updates for Health Care Employers

Anne-Tyler Morgan, Member, McBrayer, PLLC

This session will provide healthcare employers (including but not limited to hospitals, clinics, and long-term care providers) with updates from the 2022 General Assembly session pertaining to their operations, billing, and ongoing COVID-19 measures. It will also update the above on any Congressional or federal agency (i.e. CDC, CMS, OSHA) measures which may affect operations, reimbursement, or COVID-19 measures. Last, it will address frequently asked health care law questions most relevant in Spring 2022.

3:20 p.m.     
Let’s Move: Chair/Stretching

Ryan Mason, PhD, CSCS, Exercise Specialist, UK Health and Wellness     

3:30 p.m.
Healthcare Ate My 401(K) Contributions – Part ll

Rocke Blair, Managing Director, HUB International
Peggy West, CEBS; ISCEBS Fellow, Owner, Benefit Plan Diagnostics (BPD), LLC

This presentation looks deeper at an employer, Midwest Manufacturer and identifies what it would take to improve the health of its employee population and how it would benefit employees, the employer, the economy and society as a whole. It focuses on Midwest Manufacturer’s demographics, health outcomes, health care consumerism and financial matters, explore how they converge and how to optimize total rewards spent with that in mind. Measuring the sensitivity of workforce financial fragility by demographic segment is vital to providing a total rewards program that caters to workforce needs. Today’s workforce is one of the most diverse in history with up to five generations working side by side, each with its own goals and values. Communicating to this workforce requires a tailored, multichannel approach that treats employees as individuals and meets their current needs. When done, employers communicate effectively, engage and even inspire employees.

4:30 p.m.    
Day one adjourns


DAY TWO - Friday, March 25, 2022

8:00 a.m.     
Registration and Healthy Kick-Start Breakfast with Sponsors and Exhibitors

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Legislative Overview 
John Hughes, Manager, Public Affairs, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

8:40 a.m.
Be the Spark – Leading Differently During COVID-19

Robert Lemon, CFP, Believe Your Dreams Inc.

Five platinum principles for connecting and creating connections for life. It's time to light the fire, kindle the passion and Be the Spark that creates the change you want to see in yourself your company and the world. Discover ways to hold a remote team accountable. Learn the Lead Language for multi – generations in the workplace. You have the opportunity to Be the Spark for your company, customers and employees. The world has been rocked by this Pandemic but you and your organization don't have to be.  

9:35 a.m.    
Morning Energy Break with Sponsors and Exhibitors

9:50 a.m.
How Do You Answer: “What is the ‘ROI’ on a Health and Wellness Benefits Plan”?

Curt Dame, Vice President, Aon Health Solutions
Karen Helmerich, HR Benefits Manager, Owensboro Health
Amanda Faulkner, Sr. Benefits Specialist, LG&E and KU
Moderator: Doug McSwain, Partner, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs

This panel discussion will help you understand and respond to questions from the C-Suite as to why your employer should offer, or continue to offer, a health and wellness benefits plan to employees.  This session will address the concept of “return on investment” (ROI) of a health and wellness plan, what the ‘ROI’ concept could mean from a benefits plan perspective, from a financial perspective, and from an employee satisfaction perspective.  How do you measure the ‘ROI’ of your health and benefits plan? How might you defend keeping your current, or adding new, health and wellness benefits to your plan with ‘ROI’ in mind?  This session will help you answer, when asked: What is the ‘ROI’ on our Health and Wellness Benefits Plan?

10:50 a.m.
Think About It: Meditation/Breathing Exercises

Jackie Carroll, Health Coach, UK Health & Wellness    

11:00 a.m.
Suffering in Silence:  Addressing a Workplace Epidemic

Sherri Williams, Founder & CEO, Health Maintenance Advantage
Annetta Hunter, Owner & Founder, WellNow Consultants, LLC
Laura Wood, SHRM-CP, PHR, President/Owner, Out of the Woods HR
Megan Cole, Area Director, Suicide Prevention: AFSP Kentucky

The impact of stress has become a number one topic in the news every day since the Pandemic began, and we will strategize how we can provide the resources, unique solutions and options for your staff.  Mental well-being in the workplace will be examined and multiple solutions recognized. In our discussion, we will have a panel of experts on stress, addiction and suicide and its effects on the workplace and what we can do to help people overcome the anxiety that leads to deeper problems. We will also discuss how compassion is becoming a huge component in how we address issues with our workforce and therefore will come from that platform to provide tools and ideas to help your company mitigate these very serious issues.

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

1:00 p.m.
Understanding Your Health Plan Metrics

Stephanie Clouser, Senior Director, Data Management and Innovation, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

Data is an important piece of any business decision, heath care included.  While there is no silver bullet that can magically improve health care quality and decrease spending, understanding the information found in your health plan data is a key component.  Today providers, heath plans and governments report an abundance of measures, yet most do not tell patients and employers what they need to know about whether people are getting good quality care.  This session will introduce the components and trends of health plan metrics and steps the employer can take to drive quality, affordable, and equitable care.

2:00 p.m.
Futureproofing Health and Wellbeing Benefits

Colleen Hekkanen, LCSW, CCM, Chief Clinical Services Officer, SentryHealth

Health and wellbeing benefits have evolved over the years and will continue to do so well into the future. In addition, the line between health insurance benefits and wellbeing programs is becoming more blurred as these two initiatives converge into one strategic initiative. But how can employers ensure that their employees are getting the right kind of care or care and support when they need it? In this discussion, Colleen Hekkanen, LCSW, CCM, Chief Clinical Services Officer at SentryHealth, will examine strategies to maximize the impact of your health and wellbeing benefits to ensure better health outcomes while saving money. By leveraging these strategies, employers will be better prepared to address individual employee needs for the greatest success.

3:00 p.m.     
13th Annual Kentucky Health Care and Wellness Conference Adjourns