January 25-26, 2022
Virtual, times in Eastern Standard Time

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

1:00 - 1:10 pm

Welcome to the Business Group’s first event of the new year! Join the co-chairs of the Cost & Delivery Institute in kicking off the Employers’ Summit on Health Care Cost & Delivery.

Tammy Yee
Vice President, Global Well-being and Benefits
American Express
Lisa Woods
Vice President, Physical & Emotional Well-being
Walmart Inc.
Magda Rusinowski
Vice President
Business Group on Health
1:10 - 1:55 pm


Turning on a Dime: It Doesn’t Take a Decade to Change Health Care and How We Work

No one stakeholder can drive change alone. Facing a unique set of circumstances and newly opened channels, employers stand empowered to lead and influence fundamental changes in health care.

Mark Douglas Smith, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California at San Francisco
1:55 - 2:40 pm


Large Group Benchmarking

Benefit and HR leaders reflect on 2021 initiatives and discuss strategy for 2022 and beyond. This interactive session will include dynamic polling and sharing of best practices and insights. Instructions will be sent to registrants in advance of the Summit.

Shabboo Likouris
Business Group on Health
Brenna Shebel
Vice President
Business Group on Health
2:40 - 2:55 pm
2:55 - 3:40 pm
Benchmarking Session 1

After brief opening remarks from an employer who will tee up the session, engage in dialogue with your peers.

2:55 - 3:40 pm
1A: Using Pharmacy Plan Features as a Tactic for Trend Mitigation

Pharmacy costs remain a top cost driver for employers and affordability issues continue to be a significant factor in patient adherence. In addition, 52% of large employers are concerned about the impact of coupons and patient assistance programs on consumer behavior when there are lower cost alternatives available. While the pharmacy supply chain needs a complete overhaul, explore how plan design can be one of the levers in both controlling costs and improving cost predictability for patients.

Kristen Putnam
Executive Director, Global Benefits
Linde Inc.
2:55 - 3:40 pm
1B: Virtual Health: What’s Going Well, What’s Concerning, and Where are we Headed?

The pandemic spurred employers to expand access to virtual health for their members. Utilization exploded, but will it continue? What impact will virtual health provider integration have on a seamless patient experience? Join us to discuss what virtual solutions employers have found to be most valuable and how employers are looking to new technology to remove barriers to access, improve health and reduce costs.

Lisa Woods
Vice President, Physical & Emotional Well-being
Walmart Inc.
2:55 - 3:40 pm
1C: Capturing the Value in Value-based Care

Discuss what has driven employers to value-based care arrangements and what factors are used to select such solutions and measure their effectiveness in improving care efficiency and lowering health care costs. 

Mark Dorley
Enterprise Health Innovation Strategist
State Farm Insurance Companies
3:40 - 3:45 pm
3:45 - 4:30 pm
From Crisis Management to Focusing on Long Term Impacts of COVID-19

The short-term health burden of COVID-19 is well understood, but we have a lot to learn about the longer-term health impact and costs associated with managing the aftermath. Experts will discuss what COVID-19 data has shown about the exacerbated impact of deferred care, social determinants of health, challenges for under resourced populations, and how employers can best prepare to manage these challenges.

Dena Bravata, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Castlight Health
Candace Jodice
Vice President, Benefits
CVS Health
Richard J. Migliori, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
UnitedHealth Group
Ellen Kelsay
President and CEO
Business Group on Health

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

10:00 - 10:45 am
Navigation as a Platform for the Speed of Innovation

As the health and well-being landscape continues to become more complex with new tools and resources, the role of navigation and patient coordination is more crucial. Every unique need requires higher precision guidance to achieve better engagement and outcomes. Experts will provide insights into the next level of care and navigation.

Rajeev Ronanki
President, Digital Platforms
Nupur Srivastava
Chief Product Officer
Included Health
Shabboo Likouris
Business Group on Health
10:45 - 11:30 am
Innovation in Oncology Care and Management

Oncology is a top cost driver for most employers and the rise in late-stage cancer diagnoses expected in the coming years is going to further fuel this trend. What can we do to manage the ever-increasing costs while assuring the right care at the right site for patients? Hear from providers and an employer about their approach to closing the gap in screenings and providing access to the best resources for their members.

Tatjana Kolevska, MD
Medical Director of National Cancer Excellence Program
Kaiser Permanente
Jennifer Ito
Senior Director, Benefits
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Magda Rusinowski
Vice President
Business Group on Health
11:50 - 12:30 pm
12:30 - 1:15 pm
Benchmarking Session 2

After brief opening remarks from an employer who will tee up the session, engage in dialogue with your peers.

12:30 - 1:15 pm
2A: Evolving Benefit Communication Strategies – Engaging Employees Through a Complex Landscape

A strong communication strategy can significantly influence how employees engage and utilize their benefits. Join this session to hear how Danaher has augmented their communication through new technology, resulting in improved employee satisfaction and participation. Then, share your strategy!

Amanda Touati
Senior Benefits Consultant
Danaher Corporation
12:30 - 1:15 pm
2B: Empowering Employees through Awareness and Better Access to Mental Health Services

The global pandemic has amplified mental health needs and increased the impact of mental health on other conditions. Barriers to access remain formidable. Share your story and hear from others on what they have done to improve mental health access and quality, remove stigma, and increase employee awareness about resources available to them.

Amy O'Neill
Vice President & Director of Health and Well-being Strategy
Liberty Mutual Insurance
12:30 - 1:15 pm
2C: Innovating Where Innovation is Needed Most: Advancing Primary Care into the 21st Century

Based on the 2022 Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey, fifty-eight percent of large employers will deploy an advanced primary care model in 2022 with virtual primary care garnering the most interest. Will virtual primary care solve the many challenges associated with traditional fee-for-service primary care, or will it pull patients further from their medical home where in-person interaction has been the norm? Is there room for both? Employers will share their approaches to promoting high-quality primary care, in-person and virtually.

Sara Koda
Total Rewards Senior Manager, U.S. Benefits
1:15 - 1:20 pm
1:20 - 2:05 pm
Extracting True Value from Your PBM: Looking Beyond the Rebate

Employers are increasingly looking for different ways to elevate and evaluate their PBM’s performance. This session will address some of the emerging strategies, including implementing metrics that extend far beyond net price, and considering clinical evidence, meaningful guarantees and formulary decisions that actually move the needle on trend.

Steven Schaper
Senior Vice President, Employer Sales & Account Services
CVS Health
Seth Friedman
Pharmacy and Health Plan Services Leader
Gallagher Benefit Service
Katie Archer
Director, Health and Welfare Plans Benefits Design, Planning and Analysis
The Hartford
Magda Rusinowski
Vice President
Business Group on Health
2:05 - 2:50 pm
How and What We Measure has Changed: Is Your Data Analysis Keeping Up?

With data coming from so many disparate sources today, the challenge for employers is to distill it into insights on value. During this session we will discuss the role of data in guiding your decisions and prioritizing where you innovate.

Louise Short, MD
National Clinical Leader
Brown & Brown
Tim Kowalski, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Progressive Insurance
Rick Kusnierz
North America Benefits Director
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Courtney Stubblefield
Senior Director, H&B Chief Actuary
Shabboo Likouris
Business Group on Health
2:50 - 3:00 pm
Summit Wrap-up and Evaluation
Shabboo Likouris
Business Group on Health