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IBI and HBCH Regional Event

February 27, 2018
9:00 AM CST - 1:00 PM CST
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Hilton Houston Post Oak
2001 Post oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

Maximize People, Productivity and Performance: Beyond Cost to Value


This event has been rescheduled from its original date, due to the Houston freeze. Unfortunately, those who registered for the January 16 date will need to re-register. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Please join IBI and HBCH on February 27 from 9:00–11:30am at the Post Oak Hilton, Houston, TX followed by a networking luncheon.

IBI, in collaboration with the Houston Business Coalition on Health, will bring together Houston-area employers and their supplier partners for a half-day workshop focused on maximizing people, productivity and performance by moving beyond a cost focus. The workshop will be moderated by Dr. Chris Skisak, Executive Director of the HBCH, and will feature presentations and panel participation from Chris McSwain, IBI President and Dr. Wayne Burton, former Global CMO at American Express.  Chris McSwain and Dr. Burton are two of the most recognized experts on how to develop and sustain effective health benefits initiatives.

Topics to be covered include the keys to securing buy-in from senior leaders, moving beyond a focus on cost to a focus on value, the role of population health, and the productivity impact of chronic health conditions. The program will also feature several employer case studies including one by Carole Mendoza, Executive Director of Global Benefits at Amgen.   Attendees will be treated to a special Q&A session on employer health management obstacles and short and long-term solutions to them.



9:00 – 9:10         Welcome & Introduction
                           Chris Skisak, Executive Director, HBCH

9:10 – 9:55         Maximize People, Productivity and Performance: Beyond Cost to Value
                           Chris McSwain, President, Integrated Benefits Institute

9:55 – 10:10       Networking Break

10:10 – 10:35     A Case Study Linking Health to Productivity
                           Dr. Wayne Burton, former Chief Medical Officer, American Express  

10:35 – 11:00     A Chronic Condition Case Study, Migraine Headaches
                           Carole Mendoza, Executive Director of Global Benefits, Amgen

11:00 – 11:30     Moderated Panel and Audience Q & A

11:30 – 12:30     Networking Luncheon

Registration for this event is free for both IBI and HBCH members. IBI and HBCH supplier/provider members are required to bring an employer with them to the meeting in order to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Bennett at


Thank you to our sponsor!