March 17, 2015

Midwest Business Group on Health Convenes 35th Annual Conference
Offering Employers Latest Insights on Health Benefits and Health Care

Caterpillar, Comcast, S.C. Johnson and Target among employers sharing benefits best practices

CHICAGO – The nation’s leading employers and health care experts will offer the latest innovation and best practices in health benefits and health care for human resource and benefits professionals at the Midwest Business Group on Health’s 35th Annual Conference, being held April 29-30 at the Mid-America Club in Chicago. The non-profit organization is one of the nation’s leading business groups of private and public employers.

Key topics include the future role of employers in health care and benefits, addressing waste and inappropriate care, collaboration of employers and providers, the latest health reform strategies, consumer cost sharing issues, successful wellness models, incentives and the EEOC, emerging price transparency models and using data for measurement and outcomes. The nationally-relevant and purchaser-focused health benefits conference features objective, timely and practical information on the latest research, trends and best practices.

Speakers include:

  • James A. Klein, President, American Benefits Council
  • David Lansky, PhD, CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Shawn Leavitt, Senior Vice President of Global Benefits, Comcast Corporation
  • Todd N. Bisping, Compensation & Benefits Business Manager – Americas North Human Services, Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Matt LaRocco, VP Administrative Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Kevin W. McCabe, MD, Director of Occupational Medicine, S.C. Johnson, A Family Company
  • Laura McKellips, Director, Compensation, Benefits & HRIS, Worthington Industries
  • Cara McNulty, Manager, Healthcare Benefits, Target Corporation
  • Roger C. Merrill, MD, Merrill Health Strategies, former CMO, Perdue Farms, Inc.
  • Sandra Morris, Sr. Manager of US Benefits Design, Proctor & Gamble
  • Jason Parrott, Manager of Health Care Strategy & Policy, The Boeing Company
  • Carol Partington, Manager, Compensation & Benefits, Elkay Manufacturing
  • Mary Rohe, Benefits Manager, Ace Hardware
  • Nate Solomon, Director of Benefits, Wolters Kluwer, US
  • Tom Sondergeld, Director of Health & Benefits Well-Being, Walgreens
  • Jack Sullivan, Director of Health Care, Union Pacific Railroad

Additional details and registration information can be found on MBGH’s website 

HRCI Accreditation

The program has been approved for 13.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

About the Midwest Business Group on Health

With more than 120 member organizations, the Midwest Business Group on Health is one of the nation’s leading non-profit business groups of large, self-insured public and private employers serving as a catalyst for community initiatives to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of the health care delivery system. MBGH is an essential resource to support employers in effectively managing their health benefits through high-quality education, research, networking and benchmarking. MBGH is a founding member of the National Business Coalition on Health.

Note to editors: A limited number of passes are available to accredited media upon request.