2020 IN-VALUE-ABLE National Conference & Expo Welcomes Hundreds of Attendees, Announces 2021 Dates


February 24, 2020

Presented by Health Action Council, the 2020 IN-VALUE-ABLE National Conference Conference & Expo (www.in-value-able.com) was held on February 19-20, 2020, at the Huntington Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland. 

The National Conference & Expo is the premier national education and networking event for employee benefits and wellness program managers, human resource professionals, business leaders, executives, and community leaders that featured nationally-known speakers, multiple networking opportunities, vendors and healthcare and benefits thought leaders.  Over 400 registrants attended this conference.”

“Health Action Council was elated with the fantastic outcome of the conference,” said Patty Starr, president and CEO.  “Healthcare continues to change rapidly, directly impacting the employer benefits package and employee health. This forum afforded us the opportunity to provide real-world solutions to key issues facing the benefits industry today.”

The keynote speaker in Cleveland was Jason Silva, Emmy-nominated and world-renowned TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after futurist. Others included Tamara Ghandour, founder of LaunchStreet and the creator of a proprietary innovation assessment to help intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs and teams discover their innovation advantage and Heather Meade, a principal at Ernst & Young who specializes in healthcare and tax-exempt policy and advises business leaders, policymakers, trade associations, nonprofit organizations on a broad range of policy issues.

Craig Kurtzweil, National Vice President, Data Analytics and Innovation, UnitedHealthcare & Angela Whaley, Advanced Analytics Consultant, UnitedHealthcare presented  Research Unveiling: Virtual Visits: Trends, Implications, and Recommendations for your Organization. 

Platinum-Level sponsors of the conference series were Optum and United Healthcare. Additional sponsors include Gold Level, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, CVS Health, and Quantum Health; Silver Level, Accolade, BenefitExpress, Eyemed, Fitbit Health Solutions, Hinge Health, Naturally Slim, and Navitus; Bronze Level, Aetna, Businessolver, Findley, Gallagher, Grand Rounds, Livongo, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Merk & Co, MySugr, OhioHealth, and VSP; and Medallion Level, AbbVie, Advanced Plan for Health, Alyfe Wellbeing Strategies, American Hearing Benefits, Castlight Health, CareATC, Carrot Health, Ciuni & Panichi, Inc., Cleo, Consumer Medical, eMindful, Healthcare Bluebook, Health Cost IQ, Hello Heart, Maxim Health Systems sponsored by LabCorp Employer Services, Novo Nordisk, Omada Health, Progyny, RetireMEDiQ, Thompson Hine, Tria Health, Unum, Virta Health, Wellthy, and WINFertility.


Health Action Council is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization representing mid and large-size employers that enhances human and economic health through thought leadership, innovative services and collaboration. It provides value to its members by facilitating projects that improve the quality and moderate the cost of healthcare purchased by its members for their employees, dependents, and retirees.

Health Action Council also collaborates with key stakeholders - health plans, physicians, hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry - to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare in the community.

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