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2023 Innovations in Benefits Conference

May 10, 2023
7:30AM - 3:30PM ET

Kent State University at Stark Conference Center
6000 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton, OH

About the Event

Join leaders in employee benefits for the 23rd annual Innovations in Benefits Conference where you’ll gain exclusive insights into benefits trends. Network with like-minded professionals, meet leading solution providers and hear from the best and brightest from across the industry. 



7:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration


8:20 AM


Chris Goff, J.D., M.A.

8:30 AM

Why do we Continue to Witness “Enron-esque” Failures of Corporate Governance and Compliance?

Andy Fastow

Enron’s former CFO will:

  • Share how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breed opportunity for problematic decisions.
  • Discuss what questions corporate directors, management, attorneys, fraud examiners and auditors should ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules but uphold the principles behind them.
  • Discuss how technology can be deployed to illuminate such problematic situations.

10:00 AM

Larry Morgan Award

10:10 AM


10:30 AM

Managing Specialty Inflammatory Conditions

Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH

Courtney Keefe, PharmD

Hear from Employers Health clincial team members, Matthew Harman and Courtney Keefe as they share:

  • The current treatment paradigm and trends for inflammatory conditions.
  • Insights into the latest inflammatory blockbuster drugs and biosimilars.
  • Management opportunities and best practices for this top therapeutic class.


11:30 AM

General Session – TBA


12:30 PM


1:30 PM

Legal and Regulatory Update: What Plan Sponsors Should Know

Garrett Brown, J.D., CEBS

Madison Evans, J.D., CEBS

Hear from Employers Health attorneys, Garrett Brown and Madison Evans as they share:

  • How various state initiatives are impacting employee benefit plans, including pharmacy benefits.
  • Insights into the health care priorities and initial developments of the 118th Congress.
  • Guidance for plan sponsors as they navigate a dynamic regulatory landscape, including updates on the Inflation Reduction Act, RxDC reporting requirements and more.

2:30 PM

Employer Panel

Rachelle Firestone, CEBS

Brandon Speck