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Benefits Fair From New England Employee Benefits Council Features Healthcare Guru Tom Main, June 5

Education, Networking, Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities for Employee Benefits Professionals and Providers

WALTHAM, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/13 -- Tom Main, head of Oliver Wyman's health and life sciences practices, keynotes New England Employee Benefits Council's (NEEBC) 2013 Benefits Fair and Trade show on June 5 in Norwood, Mass. It's one of NEEBC's two premier annual events for benefits professionals.

Breakout sessions will cover healthcare in transition: PPACA, health insurance exchanges and wellness.

Main will discuss how the health marketplace must be redesigned from the patient's perspective with an unrelenting focus on improving patient value. The healthcare-market value equation is completely broken, as healthcare costs 8 percent more a year while value declines by 10 percent, he says.

"The first step toward change is to embrace population health, focusing on high-need and high-cost patient segments that represent the best opportunity to improve care and lower costs," he says.

Healthcare attorney Patricia Moran of Mintz Levin will cover PPACA -- what employers need to know now.

Steve Vasconcellos of Aon and a second expert will discuss "to exchange or not to exchange" -- developing the strategy that works best for your company.

Susan Connolly of Mercer and two other experts will tackle "wellness 2013 and beyond" -- how to incent employees to own the health now and in the future.

The NEEBC Fair will also give attendees the chance to visit more than 55 exhibitors, including Fidelity Investments, Harvard Pilgrim, Mercer, MetLife, Tufts Health Plan, UnitedHealthcare, Unum and Vanguard, as well as brokers and consultants. It will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Conference Center, Norwood.

For information and registration, see http://tinyurl.com/cs9eu2g, call 781-684-8700 or write [email protected].

Exhibitor space and sponsorships are still available. For information, visit www.neebc.org or call 781-684-8700.

NEEBC, Waltham, Mass., is a nonprofit that advances knowledge and education in employee benefits. NEEBC's 1,350 members manage benefits for an estimated 2.5 million employees. Members include employers and providers of benefits consulting and services throughout New England. NEEBC's monthly educational programs feature presentations by guest speakers on topics of interest to the benefits community. Members have the opportunity to discuss ideas, become informed about new developments in the field and network with peers. Web: www.neebc.org.

Follow NEEBC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Neebc, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/groups/NEEBC-1605507/about and on Twitter at @NEEBC.

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