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​​Executive Summaries for 2017

1st Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 4th Quarter

1st Quarter 2017

Workplace Violence and Components of a Psychologically Healthy Workplace
by Rod Hart, Aon Hewitt and
Denise Heybrock, Aon Hewitt
Benefits Innovations in Employee Behavioral Health
by Bruce Sherman, M.D., Conduent HR Services and
Lori Block, Conduent HR Services
Moving Mountains for Mental Health and Well-Being
by Michael Thompson, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
Recent Developments in Mental Health Parity
by Stephen P. Melek, Milliman and
Stoddard Davenport, Milliman
Employers Use Stress Diagnostics to Define Strategy and Guide Action
by Thomas O. Davenport, Willis Towers Watson and
Jeff Levin-Scherz, Willis Towers Watson
Pharmacogenetic Testing May Improve Drug Treatments and Shorten Disability Leaves
by Antoine Lefaivre, GeneYouIn
Veronika Litinski, GeneYouIn
Maria Vandenhurk, Banyan Work Health Solutions
Bringing Workforce Health to the Top Line
by Thomas Parry, Ph.D., Integrated Benefits Institute
Bruce Sherman, M.D., Conduent HR Services

2nd Quarter 2017

Managing Pharmacy Trend Rates
by Nathan Cassin, Aon Hewitt,
Lisa Zeitel, Aon and
Hitesh Patel, Aon
How Employers Are Looking at Specialty Pharmacy Today
by David Morris, Anthem and
Alex Palermo, C+R Research
How ACA Is Forcing a Technology Revolution
by Matt Ingold, Benetech, Inc.
Roth Is on the Rise: Is Roth Right for Your Plan?
by Daniel Schwallie, Ph.D., Aon Hewitt
Qualified Plan Loans— Evil or Essential?
by Jack M. Towarnicky, CEBS, Duquesne University

3rd Quarter 2017

Building a Strong Retirement Program: One for the AGES
by Eric Keener, American Academy of Actuaries,
Ted Goldman, American Academy of Actuaries
Are DC Plans Ready for a Retirement Income Makeover?
by Cynthia Mallett, MetLife and
Roberta Rafaloff, MetLife
Everything You Wanted to Know About BICE but Were Afraid to Ask
by Brian P. Goldstein, Jackson Lewis,
Dan O’Neil, Jackson Lewis and
Kenneth C. Weafer, Jackson Lewis
The Implications of the Rapidly Rising Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance for Earnings Inequality
by Mark J. Warshawsky, Ph.D., Mercatus Center of George Mason University

4th Quarter 2017

Can My Smartphone Make Me Healthier?
by Scot Marcotte, CEBS, Conduent HRS and
Ruth Hunt, Conduent HRS
Exploring the Role of Employers as Health Educators
by Susan D. Cranston, CEBS , Authentika Consulting Inc.
Analytics + Disease Management = ROI
by Nancy Young, Integrated Solutions for Benefits
The Need for Better Transparency in PPO Claims Processing
by Brandon Guest, CEBS, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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