Mercer Canada | Personalized Healthcare Trends – Edmonton, May 29

Mercer’s The Future of Healthcare event series addresses personalized healthcare and health benefit strategies in the age of the individual – Edmonton, Canada

The Future of Healthcare: The Age of the Individual – Edmonton, Canada

29 May 2018  Canada, Edmonton

    • 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:

      • Use data to inform benefit strategies, including decision-making for today and predictive modeling for the future;
      • Implement a total health management strategy that addresses the rising health and wellness issues to measurably improve employee wellbeing, productivity and ROI;
      • Understand the complex vendor market and digital health solutions to identify the right partner for innovative health benefit plans.
    • Business leaders, CEOs, CHROs, Senior HR professionals, benefits plan professionals and healthcare innovators.


      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.


      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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