Conference Outline

Agenda - Updates Coming Soon!

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Exhibitor Setup
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Opening Remarks
Speaker: Brian Dickerson, Director of Human Resources, City of Fort Worth, DFWBGH President
8:10 AM - 9:00 AM
General Session 1
Taking control of high cost claims

Speakers: Stacey Holsinger, Director, Global Benefits, Texas Instruments
Paul Hain, MD, North Texas Market President, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
General Session 2
What you need to do to significantly reduce your health benefit cost and improve the health of your employees

Speakers: Art Baldwin, Executive Vice President, Continental Benefits
Lana Raimbault, Senior Manager, US HW Plans, Fluor
Tommy Taylor, VP, Higginbotham
Paul Fabela, MD, Chief Physician Officer, DPC Healthcare
Marilyn Bartlett, Special Projects Coordinator, State of MT Commissioner of Securities and Insurance
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
General Session 3
Health policy issues and trends from a Beltway perspective and impact on employers

Speakers: James Gelfand, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, ERIC
Steve Heyman, Senior Vice President of External Affairs, UnitedHealth Group
Michael Thompson, President and CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
General Session 4
Effective management strategies for the rising cost of pharmacy
Speakers: Sandra Morris, Principal, About Quality Benefits Design
Saleh Rostami, Rx Account Director, Aetna
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Lunch with Exhibitors and Presentation of the 2018 Texas Star Benefits Award
1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
General Session 5
Dare to be Excellent: It's an identity, not a destination

Speaker: Chad Hennings, Dallas Cowboy, Air Force Combat Pilot, NCAA Champion
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
General Session 6
Managing mental health, addiction and pain in the workplace: If you think this has a happy ending, you've been paying attention!
Speakers: Wally Gomaa, CEO, ACAP Health
Sidarth Wakhlu, MD, Associate, Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Ray White, Chief Innovation Officer , ACAP Health
Dr. Brent Taylor, Pastor, Speaker, Author and Professor
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
General Session 7
Value-based contracting strategies guaranteed to transform the DFW healthcare market
Speakers: Betsy Harrison, Director of Benefits, PepsiCo North America
Robyn Bayne, Senior Vice President, Aon
Samantha Dean, Workforce Services Director, City of Carrollton
Mack Mitchell, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Southwestern Health Resources Physician Network
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
General Session 8
Trials and tribulations of simplifying the healthcare experience
Speakers: Kim Berdinsky, Sr. Director, Benefits, Alliance Data
Michael C. Sokol, MD, MS, Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy, Quantum Health
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hosted Reception with Exhibitors and Door Prize Drawings
6:00 PM