On Thursday, August 4th, four industry experts will engage in a candid discussion about the wellness incentive market. With four out of five employers offering wellness programs with the expectation of reducing health plan costs, there is a lot of pressure on the industry. However, if wellness incentives are not well executed, the ROI benefits for employers will not be recognized. So who can you turn to for guidance through an evolving industry?
Meet the panelists
James Kelly: CEO and Founder of Brave Endurance, a wellness consulting practice that takes a people-first approach to wellness programs. James believes that a “one size fits all” approach to wellness won’t work. Instead, he uses consumer behavior principles to appeal to employees, engage them, and get them on the path to a healthier life.
Dr. Alfred Lewis: Founder and President of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc. (DMPC). DMPC is the leading outcomes measurement evaluator in the field of disease management and wellness for health plans, self-insured employers, states, and brokers seeking valid results measurement. Dr. Lewis has also authored and co-authored many critically acclaimed books, including Why Nobody Believes the Numbers, which discusses the real math involved in the healthcare industry.
Renae Coombs: Human Resource Manager at SAIF Corporation, an Oregon workers’ compensation company that has about 1,000 employees. Coombs has helped develop a wellness program that includes activity tracking devices and platform, annual biometric screening and health assessment, along with an onsite health clinic. Her programming has also included a successful incentive and engagement program that has the metrics and data to support it.
Deborah Merkin: Co-CEO of GiftCard Partners, Inc. Deborah brings more than 25 years of experience in B2B channel development, partner programs, and marketing management. One of her programming focuses has been wellness programs and wellness incentives since the inception of the business. Deborah is dedicated to helping channel partners and end users make their wellness programs work.