2017 Purchaser Symposium At the 14th Annual HealthPartners Purchaser Symposium on Tuesday, March 28th, there was learning, laughter and networking. In case you missed out on the fun – here are the presentations from the day.

Keynote Speakers

Mary Brainerd

Presented by: Mary Brainerd, Chief Executive Officer, HealthPartners

In addition to running HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation, Brainerd is also a noted health care expert, influencer and board member of such organizations as Minnesota Life/Securian, Minnesota Council of Health Plans, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners and Minneapolis Federal Reserve.


John Moe

Presented by: John Moe, Minnesota Public Radio

The host of “The Hilarious World of Depression” John Moe is a writer and a public radio host. He has hosted Marketplace Tech, created and hosted Wits (a national sketch and variety show). He is the writer of “Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences” and a contributor to McSweeney’s.


Main session & Breakout sessions

Partnering together to lower rising cost trends

Presented by: Doug Smith, Senior Vice President, Health Solutions, Sales and Account Services, HealthPartners; Dr. Charlie Fazio, Medical Director Health Plan, HealthPartners; Steve Clausen, Senior Vice President, Local Practice Leader, Aon Hewitt

Addressing trend is a bigger issue today than ever before. Health care costs are rising fast and are placing a burden on you as an employer, as well as on your employees. Hear from HealthPartners and Aon Hewitt about current initiatives we have in place.


Make emotional resilience a habit

Presented by: Karen Lloyd, Senior Director, Behavioral Health and Resilience, HealthPartners; Traci Kubisiak, Senior Manager, Health and Care Engagement Solutions, HealthPartners

What’s stress got to do with it? As one of the largest organizational cost drivers – a lot. When neglected, stress decreases productivity and can trigger additional health concerns. Discover the full impact of stress and how to effectively build resilience, personally and professionally.


How to use data to invest in employee health

Presented by: Joel Spoonheim, Director of Operations, Health Promotion, HealthPartners; Sam Hanson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Children’s Minnesota; Mike Anderson, Director, Global Benefits, 3M

How do organizations identify and prioritize investments in employee health and productivity? One word: data. Hear from two local employers, 3M and Children’s Minnesota, who are improving the health of their employees. Learn how data helped them to identify and prioritize opportunities. And, how they’ve found success by linking benefits strategy, engagement, health, culture, and more together.


If you have questions – or want to learn more about anything covered in the videos – please let us know! Contact your HealthPartners account manager or email employeracademy@healthpartners.com.

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