Sponsorship Opportunities

MBGH 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

MBGH’s educational programs provide attendees with access to leading and timely topics that impact health benefits, health reform, health improvement and wellbeing. An overview of 2022 monthly programs and our 42nd Annual Conference is provided below.

  • IMPORTANT:  Sponsor submissions open September 15, 2021 for members and 2021 annual conference sponsors. Submissions for all others will open on October 1. Certain sponsorship levels sell out quickly – complete and return your contract to Mindy McBee mmcbee@mbgh.org as soon as possible.

 

Our educational programs offer sponsors:

  • Access to decision makers – with 50% of attendees represented by health benefit professionals
  • Opportunity to provide employer panelist for Forum level sponsors
  • Excellent networking opportunities with leading HR/health benefits professionals and other key stakeholders
  • Recognition on podium and exhibit booth at Forum and Exhibit levels

Employer Members' Employee Population



  • Over 130 members representing more than 4 million lives
  • Employer members annually spend over $12B

Sponsorship Information for January, February, March & June 2022 Forum Exhibit Resource
Member Fee $5,000 $3,000 $1,500
Non-Member Fee $6,000 $4,000 $2,000
Employer panel participation* Yes* No No
Video played during event (1 minute or less) Yes Yes No
Exhibit booth Yes Yes No
Attendee list (email addresses, one-time use only) Yes Yes No
Website posting (case study and company overview) Yes Yes Yes
Sponsor logo shown day of event Yes Yes Yes
Sponsor staff passes
ability to purchase additional passes for $50 each for February and March events only
2 1 1
Employer client passes
Opportunity to invite, as your guest and at no additional fee, your employer clients
5 5 5

* Forum Sponsorships:  At this level, sponsors will provide an employer client to participate on a panel. The employer will share a brief, non-branded case study to include: business case for offering the solution, program strategy and outcomes. 

January 26, 2022 – Employer Forum on Wellness, Wellbeing and the Workplace: Bouncing Back – How Wellness Programs Can Survive and Thrive in 2022!

  • Time: 8:00AM to 4:00PM CT
  • Location: University Club Chicago (virtual participation will also be available)
  • Available: 3 Forum, 3 Exhibit, 4 Resource. Sponsor submissions open September 15, 2021 for members. Submissions open to others October 1.

Our employer-only annual wellness forum is one of our most well-attended programs with historical attendance of over 100 attendees (employers and sponsor staff only). This year’s event will focus on helping wellness and benefit leaders feel more knowledgeable and confident in making decisions in the current climate. Employers will learn how to establish new workplace norms to retain talent, provide a supportive culture and how, by bouncing back with purpose, generate improvements in overall workforce health and wellbeing. Attendees will learn what's needed to engage and communicate with employees in this new environment and what employers need to know about the ever-changing legal rules impacting company-sponsored wellness programs. We'll also address the other two epidemics impacting employer costs and employee health: obesity and mental health.  


February 23, 2022 – Mental Health: The Other Pandemic

  • Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM CT
  • Location: University Club Chicago (virtual participation will also be available)
  • Available: 3 Forum, 3 Exhibit, 4 Resource. Sponsor submissions open September 15, 2021 for members. Submissions open to others October 1.

The CDC estimates that 90% of illness is caused by stress. When stress persists for a long period of time, such as during this pandemic, it becomes distress. Extreme anxiety, sorrow or pain is distress. This forum will examine these key issues, their long-term effects on mental and physical health and how this impacts our people. Participants will learn: how to reduce stress in the workplace, what the signs and symptoms of distress are, the best benefits package to support distressed people and the ROI for a whole health approach to total wellbeing.


March 23, 2022 – Back to Basics! Driving Preventive Care Utilization

  • Time: 8:30AM to 12:00PM CT
  • Location: TBD in Chicago (virtual participation will also be available)
  • Available: 3 Forum, 3 Exhibit, 4 Resource. Sponsor submissions open September 15, 2021 for members. Submissions open to others October 1.

In 2020, the average life expectancy in the U.S. at birth dropped 1.9 years as compared to 2018 (a decrease of 0.1 gets researchers’ attention!). Hispanic American lifespan decreased by about 3.9 years and Black American lifespan decreased by 3.25 years. The effectiveness of the Covid vaccine reminds us how critical preventive care is to reduce the prevalence of disease and maintaining (and possibly extending) life expectancy. Participants will learn: the importance of routine vaccination and how to increase utilization, preventive screenings, the latest updates for starting ages and effective technologies, and preventive care value-based benefit design.


May 4-5, 2022 – MBGH 42nd Annual Conference – Employers Uniting to Accelerate Change in Health Care & Benefits

  • Time: 8:30AM to 4:00PM CT
  • Location: JW Marriott Chicago
  • Available: View Prospectus. Sponsor submissions open September 15, 2021 for members and 2021 sponsors. Submissions open to others October 1.

Our annual 2-day event in downtown Chicago is our most popular and most well-attended event! There are a total of 30 sponsorships that range from $3,000 to $25,000.


June 22, 2022 – Employer Forum on Pharmacy Benefits and Specialty Drugs

  • Time: 8:30AM to 4:00PM CT
  • Location: TBD in Chicago (virtual participation will also be available)
  • Available: 3 Forum, 3 Exhibit, 4 Resource. Sponsor submissions open September 15, 2021 for members. Submissions open to others October 1.

Each year this annual forum offers the latest research, information and case studies from leading employers and industry experts to identify solutions for managing biologics, specialty drugs, biosimilars and gene therapies. Key topics will include strategies needed to ensure accountability and transparency with pharmacy benefit vendors, leading trends of concern for employers and a focus on patient outcomes.