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June 14, 2019 -
General Membership Meeting

October 25, 2018 -
General Membership Meeting

November 14, 2017 -
General Membership Meeting

April 27, 2017 -
General Membership Meeting

November 3, 2016 -
General Membership Meeting

April 1, 2016 -
General Membership Meeting

June 4, 2015 -
General Membership Meeting

March 28, 2014 -
General Membership Meeting

September 27, 2013 -
General Membership Meeting

May 31, 2013 -
General Membership Meeting

  • Keynote speaker Dr. Marlene B. Schwartz, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University will be speaking about how employers can help combat obesity in their workforce. Dr. Schwartz will also discuss how you can provide information and education on nutrition and physical and activity related community resources for employees and their families.

March 1, 2013 -
General Membership Meeting

  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Marlene B. Schwartz, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University
  • Speaker: Peter Van Loon, Chief Operations Officer for Connecticut's public health insurance exchange
  • Vendor Fair

September 28, 2012 -
General Membership Meeting

  • Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange
  • Successfully Engaging Your Employees in Health Management Programs

May 8, 2012 -
Fairfield County Mixer

May 15, 2012 -
Hartford County Mixer

March 30, 2012
Discussions to strategize on Connecticut's approach to three pressing health care issues:

  • Continuing our efforts to build a strong primary care health system
  • The value of a multi-payer claim database to employers
  • Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange

October 28, 2011
General Business - Identification of Employer / Provider Pilot Programs

  • Review of Membership Survey of Potential Pilots
  • Discussion and Selection of Top Three Employer / Provider Pilots
    • Multi-Payer Patient Centered Medical Home
    • Medication Therapy Management
    • Reduction of Unnecessary Emergency Room Utilization

June 10, 2011
General Business - Celebrating Health Care Innovation in Connecticut

  • Michael Samuelson – Our Changing Health Care System and the Need      for Employer Involvement
  • Health Care Innovation in other Markets            (Lowes, Boeing), Dr. Russ Robbins
  • Connecticut Health Care Innovation Recognition (presentations by Connecticut health care providers that are taking innovative approaches to improving quality and value)

March 3, 2011
General Business Meeting - Focus on Wellness

  • The Business Imperative for Wellness, Ron Williams, Aetna Chairman
  • Legal Impact – Wellness Programs
  • Employer Panel – Best Practices (Northeast Utilities, AIFS, Sacred Heart University
  • Building a Wellness Dashboard, Nancy Lusignan, Aetna
  • Barriers to Engaging Employees in the Pursuit of Good Health, Dr. Jim Cox-Chapman, ProHealth

September 23, 2010

  • The Importance of Business Coalitions / Patient Centered Medical Homes, Dr. Paul Grundy, IBM
  • Presentations from candidates for Connecticut Lieutenant Governor
  • Update from Governor’s Special Advisor on Health Reform

May 14, 2010
Grassroots launch CTBGH

  • Experience of the Rhode Island Business Group on Health
  • Why Connecticut needs a Business Group on Health




CTBGH General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Avenue
New Haven CT 06511
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HRCI Credits
This activity, ID No. 307874, has been approved for Recertification Credit Hours Awarded: (2.5) Specified Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.



10 Predictions about the Future of Mental Health

Join this session to hear about the Four Horsemen that exist within the current state of Mental Health and 10 emerging ideas about the topic. From conventional topics of stress and addiction to more emerging, progressive (and potentially controversial) ideas like Big Brother, Virtual Reality and genetics, this session is sure to get you thinking about the what the future could look like and how employers may play a role in these trends.

Following this session, participants will be able to: 1. Outline current trends in employer mental health management. 2. Identify emerging trends that may impact individuals and employers in the future. 3. Assess whether trends are worth further investigation/potential implementation, or require a “wait and see” approach.

Speaker: Chris Chan

Chris is an Innovation Imagineer at Mercer’s Health Innovation LABS, where he’s focused on building creative solutions that complement our clients’ health and welfare benefits programs.  His leadership role at LABS has him focused on developing strategies and products through the use of human centered design, machine learning, consumer data insights, and creating customer delight.  Chris is especially interested in emerging health care topics that focus on personalized medicine, neuroplasticity/brain science, changing market dynamics, multigenerational needs and global public health challenges. He is based in Mercer’s San Francisco office.

Prior to this role, Chris spent 14 years with another major consulting firm, where he launched and led several specialized teams (differing in cross-functional and geographic focus), all with the spirit of building an innovative culture within the organization and with its clients.

Outside of work Chris is an artist, a blogger (www.theartofchan.com) and a trendspotter and has personal interests in 80’s toys, the known history of Westeros, brand anthropomorphism and data visualization – which influence the innovative ideas that he develops in the health care space.  He’s also dismayed by the number of buzzwords written into this bio, so if you’ve made it this far, kudos to you.

Chris graduated from the University of California with a degree in neurobiology.

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8:00 am - 11:30 am


New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT
(203) 777-3494


Free parking
Attendance is limited to employers and invited guests. There is no cost to attend this event.

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