The Summer is Coming to an End: Prepare for Fall

Businesswoman working outdoors in late Summer

I often find myself in the summer doldrums and not terribly motivated during August….and I’m sure I’m not alone. I have lots of virtual paperwork to do in the office, but the sun is shining, and my gardening projects are calling. My dog wouldn’t mind joining me. 

What does this have to do with preparing for the Fall?

Before we know it, our calendars will be booked up again with new projects, more virtual and in person meetings, and more deadlines. 

If you need some help getting motivated and prepared for the Fall then it’s worthwhile revisiting some of the important issues in our industry during our upcoming late Summer webinar on August 17th at the Benefits Breakfast Club. This is one of our most popular events.

Register now to get motivated, refresh your memory on some key issues in our industry, and take away some conversation starters for the Fall.

Plus, you can get involved in the conversation during our virtual breakouts, hear from some new voices and connect with new colleagues and those you haven’t seen in a while.

Below you’ll find our line up of presenters for August 17th who will share their key takeaways from our original presentations, and we have also listed some of the attendee takeaways from our 2022-23 season:

  • Mergers and acquisitions are happening on many levels – volume and rapidity
  • A multi-faceted approach to plan management
  • Why the current insurance model is unsustainable
  • Risk management solutions in other jurisdictions
  • Reasons for the volatility of drug trends year over year and components of cost growth
  • Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the future of AI, and how it could be used in employee benefits
  • Expanded pharmacy scope and disease management solutions

Receive a 50% discount on the $50 registration fee for you and your colleagues if you attended one of our BBC sessions during the 2022-23 season. Just use Summer2023 as your discount code!

Breakout Sessions and Presenters

Group 1: Disruptors and Innovation in the Employee Benefits Industry
Jody Crowther, Sterling Capital Brokers (presenter and moderator)

Group 2: Rethinking Risk Management and Pooling
Joe Farago, Innovative Medicines Canada and Tim Clarke, tc Health Consulting (presenter and moderator)

Group 3: Artificial Intelligence in Benefits: Application and Ethics
Pavithra Ravinatarajan, Independent Pharmacy Consultant (presenter and moderator)

Group 4: From Behind the Counter: Collaboration with Patients to Manage Disease
Carol Wei, Sobeys Pharmacy and Peter Zawadzki, Peter Zawadzki Consulting (moderator)

Registration for future sessions will be available soon. Mark your calendars today to save the dates!

August 17, 2023 – BBC Webinar
Key Takeaways 2022-23 Season

September 21, 2023 – BBC Oakville, ON
The Evolution of Specialty Drugs and Reimbursement

October 19, 2023 – BBC Oakville, ON 
The Impact of Emerging Gaps in Public Healthcare on Private Plans

November 1, 2023 – BPHA at Lunch Webinar

November 15, 2023 – BBC Halifax, NS
Managing the Obesity Epidemic

November 30, 2023 – BBC Oakville, ON
New Research Studies on the Impact of Disease in the Workplace

February 8, 2024 – BBC Webinar
Pharmacare 2014 – How Will Canada Address the Changing Risk Landscape