Calendar of Events - 2018

Most of our meetings in 2018 will be held at the Washington Athletic Club.  Registration opens at 7:15, with breakfast buffet, followed by our two hour educational topics. As topics are identified, we will post.  Dates currently set are:

February 1 - Washington Athletic Club

April 5 - Washington Athletic Club

June 7 - Delta Dental of Washington; 400 Fairview Ave, Seattle;  Registration 3:00; two-hour educational program and reception to follow.

September 20 - Washington Athletic Club

December 6 -Washington Athletic Club

Upcoming events

    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 01 Nov 2019

    EBPA 2019 Sponsorship

    Last year, EBPA implemented opportunity for industry organizations to sponsor our educational meetings.

    This opportunity was a great success and the result has been we can hold the fees for meetings for our members and guests.

    Our goal for 2019 is to continue to hold our members dues and meeting fees at the same affordable rates, while we continue to offer the quality programs of which you have become accustom.

    If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Washington Athletic Club

    December 6, 2018  EBPA Innovations Series

    Approved for two (2) hours of insurance continuing education credits**     (see note below)

    Program sponsored by

    Parking sponsored by 

    Presentation by Vera Whole Health

    Transforming Employee Health Through On-site Clinics

    Join us as we learn how the implementation of worksite health clinics can improve not only your employee’s health, but reduce your organization’s medical spend, and improve productivity in the workplace. In this session, we’ll discuss the results local employers have experienced from worksite clinics, and how it is helping to reduce absenteeism and presenteeism among employees. 

    During this session, you'll also:

    • Understand how access to primary care can lead to lower levels of absenteeism and presenteeism on the job

    • Understand how designing healthcare plans that drive employees into a medical home can improve the overall health of a companies employee population

    • Discover strategies for lowering healthcare costs, while improving health and productivity among employees

    • Review several case studies that have been shown to lower overall claims spend 

    Presentation by 98point6

    The value of primary care

    People are moving away from quality primary care

    Why people are moving away from quality primary care

    • Inconvenience
    • Costs
    • Changing consumer expectations

    Where people are getting care instead (urgent care, ER, the internet)

    The impact of people not getting quality primary 

    • Unnecessary expense
    • Inaccurate diagnosis
    • Decreased productivity

    The challenge: make primary care as affordable and accessible as online search

    Using technology to meet the challenge: an introduction to technology-augmented primary care

    • Improving physician efficiency
    • How
    • Benefits: reducing burnout and lowering costs
    • Improving accessibility
    • How
    • Benefits: increasing primary care utilization and early intervention


    Kevin Wang, Chief Medical Officer, Vera Whole Health  

    Kevin is Chief Medical Officer at Vera, leading the Quality and Provider teams. Central to Kevin’s role is enhancing the Vera Whole Health clinical roadmap and improving quality, patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and clinician satisfaction.   

    He has previously worked at DaVita Medical group, Evolent Health, and Huron Consulting Group where he successfully designed and implemented population health clinical interventions across diverse healthcare landscapes including health plans, academic medical centers, employer-based clinics, integrated delivery systems, large physician groups, and independent community hospitals. 

    Kevin’s training was in the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  Kevin holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from New York Medical College. 

    Kris Kelsay, VP of Commercial Marketing, 98point6

    Making big, new ideas a reality has been a theme of Kris’s 25-year technology career. At 98point6, she drives commercial strategy, go-to-market and engagement efforts, bringing deep commercialization expertise across a broad set of industries including healthcare, geospatial and technology.

    Prior to 98point6 Kris was VP of Solutions at Welltok where she developed solutions for the health plan, employer and provider markets. She joined Welltok through the acquisition of Mindbloom, a digital health innovator, where she drove consumer marketing efforts and secured over a million users and sponsorships with some of the nation’s top health plans.

    Prior to entering the digital health industry, Kris drove commercial initiatives in technology companies that range from early stage startups to large enterprises. 



    Date: December 6, 2018

    Location: Washington Athletic Club - 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 

    Time: 7:15-8:00 am Registration, Breakfast, WAOIC sign in 

    8:00-8:50 am Vera Whole Health, Jennifer Sargent 

    8:50-9:00 am Break 

    9:00-9:50 am Kris Kelsay, 98point6 

    9:50-10:00 am Q&A, WAOIC sign out 

    Fees: $65 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline $80 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline 

    ** NOTE:  For insurance credits YOU MUST be seated for the presentation within 5 minutes of the session beginning.  You are allowed a break, but you must limit your time outside the presentation. The Insurance Credits are for two hours.  NO PARTIAL CREDITS awarded. You cannot sign out early.   

    Unfortunately, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner requires that each producer must sign the form with their licensed name and write the time of arrival.  AT THE END OF THE SESSION ONLY, you must initial out and be sure you place the time.  

    The Employee Benefits Planning Association is not responsible if a producer forgets to complete properly OR does not follow the OIC rules. 

    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Avenue, Seattle

    Supporting Parents and Families in an Evolving Landscape

    43% of new moms leave their jobs after having a child and millennials identify modern family benefits as a key determining factor when choosing a job. From egg freezing to postpartum care to breast milk shipping, the needs of today's working parent are largely unmet by traditional benefits. Learn how innovative employers are embracing new tools and resources to reduce costs, attract talent and retain family-minded employees.

    Maven - is built on the belief that healthcare is a necessity, not a luxury, and every woman and family deserves access to high-quality care.  

    LeaveLogic - guides employees through the necessary steps to create an individual plan focused on their career, financial and family decisions to ensure a successful parental leave.  


    Date: February 7, 2019

    Location:  Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave., Seattle

    Time: 7:30 - Registration, breakfast, Sign In for credits

    8:00 - 10:00 - presentatiojn

    Fees: $65 members; $85 non-members and guests registered by February 5.  Add $15/person for at the door or after deadline.  No refunds or credit for a future meeting can be granted after the deadline.

    More details to be posted soon.  

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