The Age of the Individual: The Rising Demand for Personalized Healthcare
Health is deeply personal, yet since inception, employee health benefits have traditionally offered broad-based solutions. That’s changing now as consumerism and the need for customization has resulted in employees demanding personalized healthcare benefit plans that are as unique as they are. This brings exciting possibilities for employers.
At The Future of Healthcare: The Age of the Individual, our thought leaders will reveal the key drivers behind the personalization of healthcare, the opportunities these create, and how to shift your organizations’ health benefits strategy from challenge-focused to opportunity-bound.
You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to revamp your health benefits strategy, plan and implement individualized solutions, and stand out with a strong employee value proposition. We’ll be discussing how organizations should:
Business leaders, CEOs, CHROs, Senior HR professionals, benefits plan professionals and healthcare innovators.
PARNELL HOUWELING, PRINCIPAL
Edmonton Office Leader, Mercer Canada
Parnell Houweling is a Principal and a senior consultant in Mercer’s Health business, as well as the business leader in our Edmonton office. Parnell joined Mercer in 2012.
Parnell has more than 20 years of experience in the benefits consulting field. He manages client relationships and helps them to benchmark their benefit plan provisions. He also facilitates the design and implementation of the resulting improved programs. As well, Parnell advises his clients on the administration and governance of their group benefit plans, including the review of contracts and financial agreements, pharmacy management approaches, and claim trends. In addition, he provides advice on wellness initiatives, plan communication, financing approaches and vendor selection.
Parnell’s clients include those with unionized and trusteed arrangements, and those in the private and public sectors. He has worked with multi-employer trusteed plans and related third parties. In all cases, he helps these clients manage their benefit programs and related issues by providing advice on plan funding, design and governance, as well as wellness and pharmacy management.
Parnell graduated from Dalhousie University in 1995 with a bachelor of commerce in finance and human resource management. He is a member of the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
BRIAN LINDENBERG, SENIOR PARTNER
Strategist Leader, Health Business, Mercer Canada
Brian Lindenberg is Mercer Canada’s Health Chief Strategist and a Senior Partner in Mercer’s Calgary office. As Senior Consultant and Client Manager, Brian focuses his efforts on helping articulate and shape the future of the Canadian benefits landscape—to ensure Mercer’s clients fully leverage the opportunities that exist within the rapidly changing benefits environment. With his unique perspective on the changing health vendor landscape and how plan sponsors can leverage technology to deliver added value, Brian is regularly sought out for his strategic advice in helping clients to develop a long term, sustainable approach to their benefit plan arrangements.
Register for Mercer's The Future of Healthcare: The Age of the Individual Event – Edmonton
Date: May 29th, 2018
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (MT)
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