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Health Action Council Announces Registration For Its 2019 In-value-able Conference Series

Health Action Council announced today that registration is open for the much anticipated 2019 IN-VALUE-ABLE Conference Series, the only conference dedicated to redefining healthcare, employee benefits, improving quality, and cost savings, now and in the future.

The series kicks off with the Annual Symposium on January 24, 2019 at the Nationwide Convention Center in Columbus, OH followed by the National Conference & Expo on February 12-13 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH.

There is no charge for Health Action Council members to attend both the Annual Symposium and National Conference & Expo if registered by January 11, 2019. For non-members, the Annual Symposium is $330 until December 31 and the National Conference & Expo is $850 until January 11, 2019.

The series offers more than 25 distinguished speakers and endless networking opportunities for the more than 600 healthcare, employee benefits and human resource professionals that attend.

“We’re very excited about the level of enthusiasm we’ve received from speakers, sponsors and attendees for this unique conference,” said Patty Starr, executive director of Health Action Council. “We look forward to bringing together thoughtful healthcare and benefits industry leaders for a substantive discussion of real-world solutions to key issues facing the healthcare industry today and tomorrow.”

“The speakers represent the many critical facets of best-in-class healthcare and employee benefits,” added Starr. “It’s important that voices representing perspectives and expertise both inside and outside of the ecosystems are heard as we work toward a common goal of improving patient outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and helping to create healthier workplaces and communities where business can thrive.”

Featured Annual Symposium speakers include:

  • Robert Stephens, Geek Squad Founder and former CTO of Best Buy
  • Kris Boesch, CEO and Founder of Choose People
  • Health Meade, Principal of Ernst & Young Washington Council Practice

Other Annual Symposium speakers include:

  • Priya Lakhi, Chief Wellbeing Officer, Alyfe Wellbeing Strategies
  • Deb Smolensky, VP, Well-being and Engagement, NFP
  • Carrie Alexander, Managing Consultant, Findley

Featured National Conference & Expo speakers include:

  • Peter Fisk, Managing Director, Geniusworks
  • Natalie Fikes, Leadership Coach and Bestselling Author of “Empowered to Prosper”
  • Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News
  • Jim Klein, President, American Benefits Council

Other National Conference & Expo speakers include:

  • Rocke Blair, National Practice Leader, Sheridan Road Human Capital Institute
  • Mike Cook, Regional Director, Castlight Health
  • Darren White, CEO, ADURO
  • Bill Kampine, Co-founder and SVP Client Analytics, Healthcare Bluebook
  • Craig Kurtzweil, SVP, Analytic Innovations, UnitedHealth Group
  • Eric Kreig, President, Risk International Benefit Advisors
  • Jeff Toewe, CEO, Medxoom
  • Tom Godfrey, Director, Instructional Strategy, The Big Know
  • Jesse Lahey, Co-founder and Strategic Partner, Workplace Communication
  • Colleen Haines, Chief Clinical Officer, IngenioRx
  • Brenda Motheral, kCEO, ArchimedesRx

2019 IN-VALUE-ABLE Conference Series Sponsors
Platinum-level sponsors
 are UnitedHealthcare and Optum. Additional sponsors include gold-level Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, CVS Health and Quantum Health. Silver-level EyeMed and Tucker Ellis LLP. Bronze-level Accolade, The Big Know, Businessolver, Findley, Gallagher, Grand Rounds, Healthcare Bluebook, Medical Mutual, Merck, Sanofi, VSP Vision Care and Wellness IQ. Medallion-level include Airrosti, CancerBridge, CareATC, Castlight Health, Consumer Medical, EPIC Hearing, Hello Heart,NFP, Novo Nordisk, OhioHealth, RetireMED iQ, Thompson Hine, Walgreens and Alyfe Wellbeing Strategies.

For more information and to register for the Annual Symposium and/or the National Conference & Expo, please visit Or call 216.328.2200.

Health Action Council is a national nonprofit, member-driven organization focused on creating new ways employers can create healthier workplaces and communities that allow business to thrive.  

They collaboratively create and connect their more than 220 members (representing over 2 million lives) to innovative solutions aimed at improving the quality, safety, efficiency and affordability of healthcare, now and in the future.

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Patty Starr

Patty Starr is president and CEO of Health Action Council and is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the organization--build stronger, healthier communities where business can thrive. 

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