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Register Now for Annual Benefits & Wellness Forum

We are excited to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of our Annual Benefits & Wellness Forum on Thursday, December 3rd at the Westin Galleria in Dallas. You are invited to play a key part in our celebration by participating in this premier educational and networking event. CLICK HERE to download the invitation.

2016 TBGH Events:

November 30, 2016

TBGH/DFWBGH 12th Annual Benefits Forum

Location: Irving Convention Center - Irving, TX
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October 14, 2016

TBGH 2016 Regional Benefits Forum - Austin

October 13, 2016

TBGH 2016 Regional Benefits Forum - San Antonio

2015 TBGH Events:

December 3, 2015

11th Annual Benefits & Wellness Forum

Location: Westin Galleria - Dallas, TX
CLICK HERE to download the invitation to Sponsor.

August 28, 2015

TBGH 2015 Regional Health Benefits Forum: San Antonio

August 27, 2015

TBGH 2015 Regional Health Benefits Forum: Houston

2014 TBGH Events:

December 4, 2014

10th Annual Benefits & Wellness Forum

Location: Westin Galleria - Dallas, TX

June 11, 2014

Revolutionary Approaches for Your Biggest Benefits Challenges

Location: Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk - San Antonio, TX
Speakers: Kevin W. McCabe, M.D., S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.; Scott Conard, MD FAAFP DABFM,;
Corey Belken,ARTEMETRX;
Amy Moore, SVP., Healthcare Bluebook Sponsors: Abbvie, Merck, Eisai

June 12, 2014

Revolutionary Approaches for Your Biggest Benefits Challenges

Location: Crowne Plaza Downtown - Houston, TX
Speakers: Kevin W. McCabe, M.D., S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.; Scott Conard, MD FAAFP DABFM,;
Corey Belken,ARTEMETRX;
Amy Moore, SVP., Healthcare Bluebook Sponsors: Abbvie, Merck, Eisai

2013 TBGH Events

December 5, 2013

9th Annual Value-Based Benefits & Wellness Forum and Vendor Fair

Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX TX

August 22, 2013

Structures and Strategies for Effective Benefits Management in a Reformed Healthcare Marketplace

Location: DoubleTree Austin - University Area - Austin, TX
Speakers: Randy Vogenberg, PhD, TInstitute for Integrated Healthcare; Tom Bohannon, Senderra Rx
Doug Tapp, H&R Block, Inc.
Sponsors: Abbvie, Merck, Pfizer

August 21, 2013

Structures and Strategies for Effective Benefits Management in a Reformed Healthcare Marketplace

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel - San Antonio, TX
Speakers: Randy Vogenberg, PhD, TInstitute for Integrated Healthcare; Tom Bohannon, Senderra Rx
Doug Tapp, H&R Block, Inc.
Sponsors: Abbvie, Merck, Pfizer

July 16, 2013

Structures and Strategies for Effective Benefits Management in a Reformed Healthcare Marketplace

Location: Magnolia Hotel - Downtown Houston, TX
Speakers: Randy Vogenberg, PhD, TInstitute for Integrated Healthcare; Tom Bohannon, Senderra Rx
Dan Pikelny, Navistar, Inc.
Sponsors: Abbvie, Merck, Vivus

Membership Luncheons 2012

September 19th, 2012

What's Next With Healthcare Reform?

Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX TX
Speakers: Jane Jensen, Towers Watson; Brian Dickerson, City of Mesquite
Rachel Kanack, TeleTech Holdings; Darren Burgess, Golden Living
Sponsor: Towers Watson

May 23rd, 2012

Rethinking benefits, wellness and incentives strategies: How performance-based benefits and compensation policies improve both health and business outcomes

Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX TX
Speakers: Wendy Lynch, PhD, Co-Director, Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care, Altarum Institute
Sponsor: Merck

April 18, 2012

Comparing DFW to National Trends in Benefits Costs, Consumerism and Employee Health Management

Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX TX
Speakers: Mark Chronister, Principal, Mercer
Sponsor: Mercer

March 7, 2012

Private Corporate Exchanges, Defined Contribution and Other Transitional Models Prepare Employers for State Health Insurance Exchanges

Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX TX
Speakers: Robyn Bayne, Local Practice Leader, Aon Hewitt
Beth Sweetman, Senior VP HR, Furniture Brands International, Inc.
Kathleen Gantz, Senior VP Health and Benefits Practice, Aon Hewitt
Sponsor: Aon Hewitt

TBGH Special Events 2011

Dec. 1, 2011 7th Annual Value-Based Benefits & Wellness Forum and Vendor Fair
Location: The Westin Galleria, 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX
Jun. 9, 2011 Value Based Benefits Design Workshop
Speakers: Robin DiMatteo, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California Riverside; Kathy Durbin, Former Director of Benefits at H-E-B Grocery
Houston location: Houston Magnolia Hotel, 1100 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX
Sponsor: Merck, Inc.
Apr. 7-8, 2011 Value Based Benefits Design Workshops
Featured speaker: Cyndy Nayer, President, Center for Health Value Innovation
Austin location: Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX
San Antonio location: Westin Riverwalk, 420 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX
View Cyndy Nayer's presentation
Sponsor: Merck, Inc.

General Membership Luncheons 2011

Nov. 2, 2011
(DFWBGH)
The nature of a true healthcare partnership and whether ACOs and other multi-stakeholder collaboratives fit the mold
Location: The Westin Park Central, 12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX
Speakers: John M. Clymer, Chief Strategy Officer, Alliance to Make US Healthiest; Michael Darrouzet, Executive Officer, Dallas County Medical Society
Sponsor: Merck
Sep. 20, 2011
(DFWBGH)
A Total Strategy for Managing Specialty Pharmacy Benefits—What Employers Can Do to Get a Grip on Rising Costs for Cancer Care and Other Complex Chronic Conditions
Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX
Speakers: Ron Finch, EdD, Vice President, National Business Group on Health; Patricia Goldsmith, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Sponsor: Genentech
Apr. 26, 2011
(DFWBGH)
The Unintended Consequences of Health Reform: What Happens Next?
Location: InterContinental Hotel Dallas
Speakers: Paul Dennett, Senior Vice President, Health Care Reform, American Benefits Council; Gwen Rodriguez, Director of Benefits, Dean Foods; Matt Robbins, Benefits Manager, Sabre Holdings
View the presentation
Sponsor: AstraZeneca
Feb. 23, 2011
(DFWBGH)
A look at two innovative payment and rewards programs that deliver better patient outcomes at lower cost
Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX
Speakers: Scott Albosta, Divisional Vice President of Network Performance Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas; Sally Imig, Director of Sales and Service, Aetna, Inc.
View the presentation
Sponsor: Merck, Inc.


TBGH Special Events 2010

Dec. 2-3, 2010 6th Annual Value-Based Benefits & Wellness Forum and Vendor Fair
View presentations from the Forum
Location: The Westin Park Central, 12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX
2010 Wellness Forum photo
Matt Robbins and Marianne Fazen of DFWBGH with guest speaker Dominique Wilkins, NBA Hall of Fame Forward and Ten-Time All-Star. Dominique described his personal journey of overcoming a life-threatening health issue and challenged the audience to make wellness & healthy living a part of their life journey.

 

General Membership Luncheons 2010

Sep. 21, 2010
(DFWBGH)
The Missing Link: How to Maximize Employee Health, Wellness and Productivity with Holistic, Actionable Personal Health Information
Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX
Speaker: Jamo Rubin, MD, Chief Technical Officer, Vanguard Health
Sponsor: Dossia and Humana, Inc.
May 25, 2010
(DFWBGH)
To Play or Not to Play: That is the Question for Employers
Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX
Speaker: James A. Klein, President, American Benefits Council
View Jim Klein's presentation
Sponsor: Humana
Jan 26, 2010
(DFWBGH)
Silver Jubilee Kick-Off Luncheon: Bending the Cost & Quality Curve – Taking Value-Based Benefits to the Next Level
Location: Omni Dallas Park West Hotel, 1590 LBJ Freeway (LBJ/635 & Luna Rd), Dallas, TX
Speaker: Jack Mahoney, MD, CMO, Center for Health Value Innovation and Scientific Advisor, Pitney Bowes
Sponsor: Merck & Co., Inc.

Corporate Benefits Forums 2010 (Interactive Discussions for Corporate Benefits Managers)

Jul. 20, 2010 The NBCH eValue8™ Initiative: A Tool to Drive Value-Based Purchasing
Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX
Speaker: Dennis White, Sr. VP, Value-Based Purchasing, National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH)
View Dennis White's presentation
Sponsor: sanofi-aventis US
Apr. 6, 2010 Value-Based Insurance Design Webinar
Speaker: Dr. Mark Fendrick, University of Michigan
View Dr. Fendrick's presentation
Sponsor: sanofi-aventis US
Feb. 24, 2010 Corporate Benefits Forum (Corporate Members only)
Location: Texas Instruments, Inc.
Speaker: Robin DiMatteo, PhD
Sponsor: Merck & Co., Inc.


TBGH Special Events 2009

Dec. 3, 2009 5th Annual Value-Based Benefits & Wellness Forum and Vendor Fair
Location: The Westin Park Central, 12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX
View Dr. John Moses' presentation
View Dr. Janet Bruno's presentation
View Shawn Leavitt's presentation
View Dr. William Rowley's presentation
View Lee Dukes' and Cindi McArthur's presentation
View the Employer Reactor Panel's presentations
View Michael Langan's presentation

General Membership Luncheons 2009

Oct. 1, 2009
(Houston)
The Burden of Diabetes on Productivity in the Workplace
Location: The Magnolia Hotel, 1100 Texas Ave. Houston, TX (downtown Houston)
Speaker: Seth Garber, MD, Mercer, Inc.
Sponsor: sanofi-aventis
Sep. 30, 2009
(DFWBGH)
Integrated Behavioral Health Management: The Cisco Systems Way
Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX
Speaker: Lisa Jing, HR Manager Integrated Health, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Sponsor: AstraZeneca
May 28, 2009
(Houston)
A View from Inside the Beltway — Strategic Insights for 2010 Benefits Planning
Location: The Houstonian Hotel, 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX
Speaker: Jonathan Topodas, Vice President & Counsel in Aetna's Federal Government Relations
View Jonathan Topodas' presentation
Sponsor: TBGH
May 27, 2009
(Dallas)
A View from Inside the Beltway — Strategic Insights for 2010 Benefits Planning
Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX
Speaker: Jonathan Topodas, Vice President & Counsel in Aetna's Federal Government Relations
View Jonathan Topodas' presentation
Sponsor: Novartis
Mar. 25, 2009
(DFWBGH)
HEALTH As Seen Through a Wide-Angle Lens
Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX
Speaker: Gary Earl, Senior Vice President, CIGNA, and Co-Founder of Communities of Health
View Gary Earl's presentation
Sponsor: CIGNA

Corporate Benefits Forums 2009 (Interactive Discussions for Corporate Benefits Managers)

Apr. 22, 2009 Corporate Benefits Forum (Corporate Members only)
Location: FedEx Office, 13155 Noel Road, Dallas, TX
Speaker: John Miall, HealthMap Rx
Sponsor: Novartis


TBGH Special Events 2008

Nov. 7, 2008 4th Annual Value-Based Benefits & Wellness Forum and Vendor Fair
Location: DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria (I-635 & Midway Rd), Dallas, TX
View Mark Fendrick's presentation
View Bruce Sherman's presentation
View Jim Cuva's presentation
View Steve Bodhaine's presentation
View Cyndy Nayer's presentation
View Gus Georgiadis' presentation
Oct. 23, 2008
(1:00 pm)
Webinar: Weigh Your Options: Addressing Obesity with Value Based Benefit Design Solutions
Speaker: Gus Georgiadis, President of Triad USA
View the presentation
Sponsor: Allergan

Value-Based Health Management and Benefit Design Academy

Jun. 18, 2008 San Antonio Academy
Location: Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, 123 Losoya Street
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Jun. 19, 2008 Houston Academy
Location: Hyatt Regency, 1200 Louisiana Street
7:00 am - 12:30 pm

Value-Based Benefit Design Workshops 2008

Apr. 15, 2008 Houston Workshop
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel - downtown Houston
7:30 am - 1:15 pm
Garry Lindsay presentation
VBBD Worksheet
Harris County Case Study
Apr. 25, 2008 Austin Workshop
Location: Hilton Austin
7:30 am - 1:15 pm
Dr. Eduardo Sanchez presentation
VBBD Worksheet
National Instruments Case Study
Apr. 29, 2008 San Antonio Workshop
Location: St. Anthony Hotel
7:30 am - 1:15 pm
Garry Lindsay presentation
VBBD Worksheet
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Case Study
   
  Workshop Resources
  Health Risk Appraisals at the Worksite: Basics for HRA Decision Making from the National Business Coalition on Health helps provide guidance for decision makers in the selection and use of HRAs at the worksite.
  A Purchaser's Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Moving Science into Coverage from the National Business Group on Health is a comprehensive reference for employers on clinical preventive service benefit design that includes guidance for the selection of clinical preventive services shown to be the most effective.
  Toolkit of Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this toolkit provides employers with information about which health benefits, services, and worksite interventions can improve employee cardiovascular health, prevent heart disease and stroke, and reduce related health costs.