New York Business Group on Health Continues 2008 Conference Series on Consumerism in Health

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Part III: Promoting Consumerism through Health Benefit Design & Wellness Programs

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NYGBH’s conferences attempt to address leading edge issues impacting employers and the ever-change healthcare landscape.

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New York Business Group on Health (NYBGH) will present the third installment of its four-part 2008 Conference Series: Consumerism in Health: Reality or Wishful Thinking? Wednesday May 14th. The conference will cover important topics for mid- and large-sized businesses, including how to design and implement best practices in the health and wellness arena.

Employer presenters include John Bowe, Director, Benefits, Watson Wyatt Worldwide; Craig Mitchell, Director of Total Compensation, UnitedHealth Group; Tracey Crowell, Director, Benefits, Human Resources, Fidelity Investments; Jan Kelly, Director of Health and Welfare Programs, Campbell Soup Company; Elona DeGooyer, Senior Consultant – Health and Wellness, Humana, Inc.; Jodi Wishart, Director, Corporate Benefits, Scholastic, Inc.; Peter Hayes, Director, Health Strategy, Hannaford Brothers Co.

“Representatives of mid- and large-size employers and union fund administrators that are looking for best practices to promote healthcare consumerism in the workplace should attend this conference,” said Laurel Pickering, MPH, Executive Director of NYBGH.

At this conference, employers will learn crucial action steps for successful CDHP implementation and what employers nationwide are doing to build a “culture of wellness” inside their organizations.

“This conference series is invaluable for all employers and health care purchasers,” said Pickering. “NYGBH’s conferences attempt to address leading edge issues impacting employers and the ever-change healthcare landscape.”

The final conference in the series, Understanding the Employee as a Consumer, will take place on September 17, 2008.

About the New York Business Group on Health
Founded in 1982, the New York Business Group on Health (NYBGH) is a not-for-profit coalition of 150 businesses and is the only organization in the New York Metropolitan area exclusively devoted to employer health benefit issues. NYBGH functions as the forum for businesses to explore contemporary healthcare issues and find practical resolutions. Members include employers and health-related organizations. The mission of NYBGH is to provide leadership and knowledge to employers to promote a value-based, market-driven healthcare system. For more information about NYBGH and the 2008 conference series, visit

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