Corporate Wellness Leaders to Sponsor and Exhibit in Los Angeles, September 20-22nd, 2010

The leading corporate wellness and worksite wellness companies in the country will gather to discuss the challenges and opportunities of corporate wellness at the 2nd annual National Corporate Wellness Conference, taking place September 20th-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA.  The conference will feature up to 1,000 high level executives, 100 exhibitors, 75 speakers and over 3,000 networking meetings.  The main focus of the conference is on employers, consulting firms and health insurance agents who are currently involved in corporate wellness or interested in corporate wellness. 

 

The 2010 conference will feature sponsors from Cerner Corporation, the March of Dimes, Wellness Coaches USA, Bravo Wellness, Wellness Health Fairs, vielife, Maxim Health Systems, Home Access Health Corporation, Dero Bike Racks, New Leaf Fitness, Computerized Screening, Inc. and more.  A full list of sponsors can be seen at http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com/exhibitors-and-sponsors.html.

 

Sponsors of the Corporate Wellness Conference offer a variety of products, services and consultation that many employer groups are seeking.  The conference’s Diamond Sponsor, Cerner Corporation, is a leading global supplier of healthcare solutions, devices and services.  Everyone from consumers, to single-doctor practices, to hospitals, to corporations, to entire countries use Cerner Healthcare solutions to remove paper from the healthcare process, thus creating a safer and more efficient healthcare system.  One of the conference’s Silver sponsors, Wellness Coaches USA, is a pioneer and leading national provider of one of the most powerful onsite wellness coaching delivery methodology available in the wellness marketplace.  Their unique model derives its power to produce outstanding population wellness outcomes from the exceptionally high levels of employee engagement (92% +) it consistently achieves.

 

As a second year sponsor, Mark Hanrahan, the Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Home Access Health Corporation says, “We found that the Corporate Wellness Conference was attended by some key organizations in the wellness and disease management arena.  In fact we made some new connections that lead to the expansion of our business in the brief year since this last meeting.  We’re looking forward to a successful event this year as well.” Home Access Health offers services that allow individuals to be screened and monitored for diabetes and cholesterol levels using blood from a self-collected finger stick sample.  From a single sample, multiple tests are available, including a complete Lipid Panel, Hemoglobin A1c, Fasting Glucose, and ALT.  They hold accuracy certifications from CRMLN and NGSP, and their laboratory is CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited.

 

Exhibitors at the 2010 conference will share an exhibit hall with 3 other conferences – the Voluntary Benefits Conference, the National Healthcare Reform Conference and the Self Funding Employer Healthcare & Workers Compensation Conference, all of which make up the Employer Healthcare Congress, http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com.  Within the Corporate Wellness Conference they are hoping to showcase the excellent benefits of a corporate wellness plan for employers while also driving four times the amount of traffic for exhibitors and sponsors in the exhibit hall.

 

Lesley Crawford Costner, Nationwide Wellness Director for Wellness Health Fairs says, “The Corporate Wellness Conference has targeted all the topics that are essential for reaching today’s professionals.  No matter your industry or company size, you will leave with the basics and the details that will assist in guidance and health initiative education.”

 

The conference will feature speakers from NASA, Jack in the Box, the United States Olympic Committee, the City of Las Vegas, Black and Decker, Honeywell, Lowe’s, Xerox, The Biggest Loser, Microsoft, Land O’Lakes, Kraft Foods and more speaking on topics ranging from health, evidence based wellness initiatives, disease prevention and management and healthy employee practices.  To view the complete list of speakers please visit http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com/speakers.html.  

 

The Corporate Wellness Conference will also be providing advanced educational sessions while highlighting the opportunity to network with other leaders in the industry.  With new networking software, before the conference even starts attendees will be able to select who they want to meet with and set up a time.  If they wish to edit these choices before the conference they will be able to do so as well.  By taking advantage of this opportunity, attendees will be able to accomplish in two days what would normally take years to accomplish.

 

The Corporate Wellness Conference, http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com, is sponsored by the Corporate Health and Wellness Association (CHWA), the only non-profit employer based trade association in the corporate wellness and worksite wellness industry.  More information on the association can be found at http://www.healthandwellnessassociation.com.  The conference is also the official conference of the Corporate Wellness Magazine, http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com, which is a dedicated leading magazine for the corporate wellness and worksite wellness industry.  The Corporate Wellness Magazine is a monthly online magazine read by almost fifteen thousand readers and growing.

Corporate Wellness Conference Engages Employers to Raise the Bar for Corporate Wellness Programs

Employers and Health Insurance Leaders gather at large to discuss challenges and opportunities in implementation of Corporate and Worksite Wellness, seeking solutions under healthcare reform during the National Corporate Wellness Conference, taking place September 20th-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles.

 

Employers are emerging from the healthcare crisis as healthcare costs continue to rise and employee’s become unhealthier and lead unhealthy lifestyles that result in the development of more serious health conditions.  Corporate Wellness is one of the high hopes for the healthcare industry in lowering costs and making health insurance more affordable.  Employees and their families need to become engaged in their health and learn to live healthy lifestyles every day.  Engaging in healthy behavior is one of the only chances of reducing the serious health conditions that will develop later in life.

 

Annie Leko, Honeywell Wellness Program Manager states, “The corporate work atmosphere brings new challenges and tests to the everyday wellness endeavors we face as health professionals.  As one of the fastest rising issues faced in the United States today, Healthcare and Worksite Health Programs are growing and changing at an unbelievable rate.  Events like the Corporate Wellness Conference offer a place for all health industry advocates to come together and share statistics and what the past has proven, new ideas that are working to push forward in the corporate wellness industry and future market outlooks.  Let’s get after it together…because we will make a change!”

 

Corporate Wellness is an emerging industry that most employers are starting to implement.  The biggest challenge for employers is generating the understanding about which corporate wellness programs have successful results and a return on investment, and those that do not. 

 

Robert Davenport, the Wellness Manager for the NASA/Johnson Space Center said, “The Corporate Wellness Conference is a tremendous opportunity for professionals in the wellness industry to exchange ideas and learn tried and true practices of other companies navigating the health and productivity management challenges faced by all organizations today.  I look forward to sharing my experiences and challenges with attendees and applying solutions gathered from this meeting in my organization.”

 

The 2nd annual National Corporate Wellness Conference, http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com, organized by the Corporate Wellness Magazine, http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com, and sponsored by the Corporate Health and Wellness  Association, http://www.healthandwellnessassociation.com, will bring together some of the most senior level employers and insurance industry professionals September 20th-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles.  This is the only Corporate Wellness Conference with a focus on employer groups.  Some of the employers speaking at the conference will be from Black and Decker, Jack in the Box, the United States Olympic Committee, the City of Las Vegas, Honeywell, NASA/Johnson Space Center, Microsoft, Lowe’s, Archer Daniels Midland and more. 

 

Anna Konger, Senior Meeting Manager of the National Corporate Wellness Conference stated, “This conference will bring together all the senior leaders in corporate wellness and worksite wellness to share their cutting edge knowledge and collaborate on what challenges and opportunities the industry faces, what wellness programs really work and really bring a return on investment and which wellness programs simply don’t work.  The quality and level of the attendees and speakers cannot be compared with any other wellness conference.”

 

The conference is a part of the Employer Healthcare Congress, http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com/, the  largest employer conference in the country with speakers from corporations like Pier 1 Imports, Ruby Tuesday’s, Gamestop, Microsoft, the State of North Carolina, B&H Photo, the American Medical Association, American Apparel, National Association of Insurance Commissioners and more.

 

Also included in the conference is a VIP buyers program that will cover the travel expenses for employers who have voluntary benefits programs in place or are interested in implementing voluntary benefits.

  

The conference is sponsored by the Corporate Health and Wellness Association (CHWA), the only non-profit employer based trade association in the corporate wellness and worksite wellness industry.  More information on the association can be found at http://www.healthandwellnessassociation.com.  The conference is the official conference of the Corporate Wellness Magazine, http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com, which is a dedicated leading magazine for the corporate wellness and worksite wellness industry.  The Corporate Wellness Magazine is a monthly online magazine read by almost fifteen thousand readers and growing.

 

To view this original press release in full, please visit http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Corporate-Wellness-Conference-Engages-Employers-Raise-Bar-Corporate-Wellness-Programs-1288765.htm.

Hundreds Have Applied to the Employers VIP Program for a chance to receive a free pass to the Annual Employer Healthcare Congress

Hundreds Have Applied to the VIP Buyers Program for a chance to receive a free pass to the Annual Employer Healthcare Congress. Representatives from HBO, Amazon.com, Domino’s and more have already been approved.

 

Just yesterday we received over 100 applications! This year we have allocated a budget to cover the expenses for up to 200 employers to attend the conference. One pass is worth $899. Have you applied yet? Hurry up and apply online at http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com/employers-vip-pass.html before we run out of free passes!

 

Anna Konger
Senior Meeting Manager
561-204-3676

Medical Tourism Magazine marks a trend that dominates growth for Industry as Editor Renee-Marie Stephano addresses controversial topics for couple of years

The below press release cites how the Medical Tourism Magazine has pioneered ideas for international health care.

 

July 7, West Palm Beach, Florida – Many publications have come and gone as the Medical Tourism Association approaches the 3-year anniversary of Medical Tourism Magazine, the only printed and online publication in the industry.  Speaking on behalf of contributors and members at large, President of the Medical Tourism Association and Editor-in-Chief Renee-Marie Stephano reflects on where we have been, where we are and where we are headed.  

 

“Over the years, we have covered far-reaching topics ranging from marketing medical tourism programs, innovative medical advancements, global health insurance to sustainability programs.  In this upcoming issue, we are addressing an extremely important topic ~ that of global events affecting medical travel, like healthcare reform,” said Renee-Marie Stephano.

 

In fact, on this anniversary date, the Medical Tourism Association is also pleased to announce the official release of the Medical Tourism Magazine’s Issue 16 featuring articles such as “Medical Tourism ~ A Solution for Healthcare” and “Healthcare Reform and Emerging Benefit Program Opportunities.”  Read now at http://www.medicaltourismmag.com.

 

“The Medical Tourism Magazine keeps improving with every issue,” says Kenneth Mays of Bumrungrad Hospital.  “It has become an invaluable source of insights about this growing healthcare niche. The magazine covers and collects topics of importance and significance to the medical tourism sector from diverse sources all over the world.”

 

Here at the Medical Tourism Magazine we make every effort to cover all aspects of the medical tourism industry, missing nothing of importance or relevance.  If it’s relevant, we cover it in a timely fashion.  As this industry continues to expand, we stay on top of the collaborations, innovations and transformations as they occur.  The Medical Tourism Magazine is your go-to source; the location of important information about this industry.  Also, The Medical Tourism Magazine is your voice in the industry as we welcome contributions for print.

 

The Medical Tourism Magazine offers both printed and online advertising as well.  It also boasts a Social Media package that encompasses all aspects of Social Media marketing into a competitively priced package, aimed at attracting your target audience.  In the form of a blast to your target audience with press releases, insider blogs and various postings on all social media networks; MTA has access to a comprehensive social network for medical tourism enthusiasts in the Medical Tourism City, http://www.medicaltourismcity.com.  MTA welcomes inquiries about our prestigious Guest Blogs, which are offered directly on http://blogs.medicaltourismmag.com.   

 

MTA also offers the unique option of videos, including patient videos, which spotlight your international hospital as a leader in a particular medical procedure through the eyes of a patient’s experience!  For more information, visit: http://medicaltourismassociation.com/en/documentary-patient-videos.html.

 

The Medical Tourism Magazine’s printed version on average is distributed to over 90 countries around the world in all 5 regions inclusive of thousands of International Hospitals, International Health Insurance Carriers in the Middle East, US, UK and Canada, healthcare providers throughout the world, the travel industry, potential medical tourism patients considering going overseas for surgery, and anyone with an interest in the industry. The magazine is also distributed to a majority of the health plans which administer Self Funded Employer health plans in the U.S. Medical Tourism Magazine can be read at http://www.medicaltourismmag.com.

 

You may view this full press release at http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS210181+07-Jul-2010+MW20100707.

Employer Healthcare and Benefits Conference to Address Challenges and Opportunities for Employers facing rising insurance costs

Employers and Insurance Leaders gather at large to discuss opportunities and challenges in offering health insurance and employee benefits in today’s economic climate of healthcare reform during the Employer Healthcare Congress September 20th-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Employer provided health insurance and employee benefits face tremendous challenges in the future as the cost of insurance increases and employers fight off the economic recession.  These challenges emerge with voluntary benefits, worksite benefits, self funded healthcare, workers compensation benefits and corporate wellness benefits.  Healthcare Reform places even more of a burden on employer groups and is estimated to increase the cost of providing healthcare benefits to their employees and plan members.  Stakeholders gather together to work towards solutions to managing the employee benefits they offer their employees.

Bob Trujillo, Program Director of Human Resources for the American Bar Administration said, “In order to meet the challenges of the current financial climate while balancing employee retention and recruitment, human resource professionals are faced with coordinating a new and innovative structure to their benefit plans.  This conference is a great launching pad for sharing and developing new approaches toward our benefit packages.”  

Some of the speakers for the Employer Healthcare Congress are:

Brady Jensen, Group Manager, Global Benefits, Microsoft Corporation

Colleen DePadua, Manager of Group Insurance, Black & Decker

Faye Saenz, Director of Employee Benefits, GameStop Corp.

Christina Harmon, Director of Benefits Administration, Ruby Tuesday 

Bob Ihrie, Senior Vice President of Employee Rewards and Services, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Avi Smith, Benefits Manager, B&H Photo

Susan Hannegan, Health Management Program Manager, Jack in the Box

Jacqueline Madrigal, Benefits Manager, American Apparel

Robin Lears, Benefits Administrator, United States Olympic Committee

Pamela Grove, Director of Benefits & HR Operations, Land O’ Lakes Inc.

Pani Tademeti, HR Manager- Total Compensation, Office of State Personnel, North Carolina

Vicki Robinson, Manager, Insurance Services Division, City of Las Vegas

Annie Leko, Honeywell

Randy Moon, Vice President of Global Compensation & Benefit, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Dr. Joseph P. Annis, Secretary, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association

Bernie C. Knobbe, Vice President, Benefits, ACS, a Xerox Company

Colleen DePadua, Manager of Group Insurance for Black and Decker said, “The Conference 2010 will be a great opportunity for employers to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of self-funding.  With national healthcare reform passed and affecting all plans regardless of funding, it is important for self-funded employers to understand those obligations.  This conference will be an excellent forum for the exchange information and ideas.”

The Employer Healthcare Congress is one of the largest employer healthcare conferences in the country, http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com.  The healthcare conference is made up of four individual conferences, The Corporate Wellness Conference, http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com, the Self Funding Employer Healthcare and Workers Compensation Conference, http://www.selffundingconference.com, the Voluntary Benefits and Limited Medical Conference, http://www.voluntarybenefitsconference.com and the National Healthcare Reform Conference, http://www.healthcarereformconference.com .

The conference has implemented a VIP buyers program that will cover the travel expenses and bring in employers who have any of the above programs in place or are interested in implementing them.  

Robert Davenport, the Wellness Manager for the NASA/Johnson Space Center said, “The Conference is a tremendous opportunity for professionals in the wellness industry to exchange ideas and learn tried and true practices of other companies navigating the health and productivity management challenges faced by all organizations today.  I look forward to sharing my experiences and challenges with attendees and applying solutions gathered from this meeting in my organization.”

Jonathan Edelheit, manager of the Employer Healthcare Congress added, “This conference will bring together all the senior leaders in employer provided benefits to share their knowledge and collaborate on what challenges and opportunities the industry faces.  There is no other employer health insurance conference like it.”

The conference is sponsored by the Self Funding Employer Association (SFEA), http://www.selffundingassociation.com, the Self Funding Magazine, http://www.selffundingmagazine.com, the Corporate Health and Wellness Association, http://www.healthandwellnessassociation.com, the Corporate Wellness Magazine, www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com, the Voluntary Benefits Association, http://www.vbassociation.com, the Voluntary Benefits Magazine, http://www.voluntarybenefitsmagazine.com and the National Healthcare Reform Magazine, http://www.healthcarereformmagazine.com. 

Medical Tourism Conference Releases Extensive Agenda to Target Emerging Opportunities for Global Healthcare Services

International Medical Tourism Key Stakeholders will gather to discuss opportunities and challenges of Inbound and Outbound Healthcare, bringing future trends to the forefront of discussion during the 3rd annual MTA World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, September 22nd-24th, 2010 in Los Angeles.

The Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare industry represents an over forty billion dollar industry with millions of patients traveling each year for medical care.  The industry faces many challenges, such as the increased competition of new countries and hospitals marketing their services, an economic recession and meeting the demands of a greater educated base of patients.  The medical tourism industry also faces new opportunities in the form of healthcare reform in the U.S., the emergence of more insurance companies and employers in the U.S. implementing medical tourism and international insurance companies implementing global health insurance policies which let their clients travel anywhere in the world for medical care.  As the medical tourism industry grows at thirty-five percent each year, as estimated by Deloitte, for the next several years many new opportunities will emerge for the industry participants.

“The healthcare organizations in countries promoting medical tourism are improving the quality of the health care of their organizations in terms of services provided and accreditations.  Investors are building newer, cutting-edge hospitals as global competition increases and these facilities are trying to supply the high demand of new patients,” said Renee-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association and Chief Editor of Medical Tourism Magazine and Health Tourism Magazine.  “This is why the sharing of information about improved healthcare infrastructure and sustainable healthcare programs becomes essential and will benefit the local population by providing greater access to the latest cutting-edge medical technology, e-health and telemedicine,” she added.   

Some of the emerging trends to be covered during the congress will include:

·         The Mystique of U.S. Healthcare Reform for International Patients

·         Setting up Aftercare and Aftercare Networks

·         U.S. and International Employers Case Studies on Implementing Medical Tourism into Employer Sponsored Health Insurance Plans

·         Creating the Link Between Facilitators, Hospitals and Insurance Companies

·         Public and Private Sector Collaboration ~ Prevention of Two Tiered Markets

·         Patient Safety in Cross Border Healthcare ~ Inbound & Outbound Care

·         Reinvesting Medical Tourism Dollars in Local Population Projects

·         Sustainable & Green Hospital Development and Healthcare Development

·         Expanding Role of E-Health in Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare

·         Baby Boomer Healthcare and Retirement Living

·         Providing Effective, Quality Healthcare to Expatriates

“When countries embark on building, marketing and fulfilling medical tourism options for a regional and global community; the risk of a two-tiered system can result in undesirable and unintended consequences.  Keeping and establishing a quality focus on healthcare services for all will become increasingly more important for a sustainable healthcare system,” added Stephano. 

The extensive new agenda includes dedicated times for networking meetings, dedicated times for general sessions and dedicated times for exhibit hall hours so there is little to no overlap between different events at the congress.  The new agenda can be seen at http://medicaltourismcongress.com/en/agenda.html.  The new speakers for the medical tourism and global healthcare conference can be seen at http://medicaltourismcongress.com/en/speakers.html.

The conference will also have a focus on bringing in employers, insurance companies and governments who deal with international healthcare issues, employees and patients on a global basis.  “The ability to access quality, cost-effective health care on a worldwide basis is critical to the success of any company with a global strategy for sourcing employees and/or providing services,” said Arthur Diskin, Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara, who will also be presenting at the Congress.

The 3rd annual MTA World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com, is organized by the Medical Tourism Association, http://www.medicaltourismassociation.com and the Medical Tourism Magazine,  http://www.medicaltourismmag.com and will bring together up to 2,000 of the most senior level healthcare, leaders, employers and insurance industry professionals on September 22nd-24th, 2010 in Los Angeles.  

“This year’s conference agenda is called Progress in Motion and we have created a whole new agenda and brought in new speakers to focus on how far the industry has advanced over the last three years,” said Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the Medical Tourism Association.  “The new agenda, schedule format and new speakers will bring an exciting new dynamic to all the attendees,” he added.

The conference is the dedicated annual event of the Medical Tourism Association, the non-profit trade association in the Medical Tourism industry, http://www.medicaltourismassociation.com, and media partner Medical Tourism Magazine, http://www.medicaltourismmag.com, the only dedicated magazine for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry and  by Medical Tourism City, www.medicaltourismcity.com, a social network for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry with over one-thousand participants from over sixty countries.

The 3rd World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress will also feature two additional conferences, the Expatriate Healthcare, Travel Insurance and Global Health Insurance Conference, http://www.expatriateconference.com, which focuses on international employers and insurance companies, and the Sustainable Healthcare and Hospital Development Conference, www.healthcaredevelopmentconference.com, which focuses on the growth of medical tourism in the healthcare sector and the building and development of healthcare facilities around the world.

For more information about attending or if you have any questions please contact Amelia Fernandez at Amelia@medicaltourismcongress.com or by phone at 561-792-6676.     

You may view the original press release on this topics here: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS78448+06-Jul-2010+MW20100706.