Personalized Healthcare Trends – Calgary, May 23 | Mercer Canada

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

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Mercer's The Future of Healthcare: The Age of the Individual Event – Calgary, Canada
The Future of Healthcare: The Age of the Individual
Calendar23 April 2018

Demand for personalized healthcare is driving employers to reimagine their health benefit strategies, bringing opportunities to tackle healthcare’s most pressing challenges.

Join us to learn how personalized healthcare is changing how employers approach health benefit strategies. Connect with other business leaders, HR professionals and Mercer's thought leaders to explore The Future of Healthcare.


Date:  May 23, 2018
Time:  Breakfast & Registration:
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM (MT)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (MT)
Contact:   Jennifer Underhill
Location:  Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW,
Calgary, AB T2P 2S6



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.



Calgary Office Leader and Growth Leader, Mercer Canada
Brian Brown is a Senior Partner and Canada Regional Offices Leader, representing the following seven offices on the Canadian Leadership Team: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, London, Ottawa and Halifax. Brian's main responsibilities include client satisfaction and client development. In addition, he serves as Client Manager for some of Mercer's largest clients.

Brian's background includes the design and management of traditional and flexible employee benefit programs. Upon graduating from university in 1985, Brian worked with a major insurance company as a financial underwriter where he gained a strong understanding of risk and funding arrangements. In 1990, Brian began his consulting career and has provided advice to a number of major private sector companies in the retail, manufacturing, finance, professional services, mining and energy sectors. Brian has also worked with public utilities, education institutions and non-profit organizations.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Western Ontario.



Health Business Leader Calgary Office, Mercer Canada

Roland Guerette is a Principal and Senior Consultant at Mercer Canada. He is the Health Business Leader in the Calgary, Alberta office. In his role in Calgary, Roland is responsible for leadership and growth of the Benefits consulting practice. Responsibilities include overall client retention and coordination of Mercer resources across all lines of business to deliver comprehensive client solutions. Roland is also the relationship manager and lead consultant on major accounts in Alberta.

Prior to relocating to Alberta, Roland led the Northern New England Health & Benefits consulting practice in the US. He is a member of Mercer’s North American Healthcare Industry Solutions Group (HISG) and Canadian Health & Benefits Leadership team.

Areas of expertise include benefit strategy/objective setting, flexible benefits, project management, financial analysis and management of benefit plans, total health management employee engagement strategies, voluntary benefits and regulatory compliance.

Roland has 28+ years of experience in the employee benefits field. Prior to joining Mercer, he served as Regional Director for a major insurance company in the US.

Health Business, Mercer Canada

Ian Wilson has over 18 years of experience in the Health & Wealth space in Western Canada.  He is a Principal and consultant in the Health business in Mercer's Calgary office. In his consulting role, Ian assists public and private sector clients with the design and funding of employee benefits plans. This includes evaluating and selecting third party providers, developing group benefits strategies, and aligning plan design and cost management with corporate strategies. He has expertise in drug plan management issues, benefit integration issues and flexible benefit plans.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specializing in finance & human resources, from the University of Saskatchewan. He also has his GBA and RPA designations. Ian has worked for two of Canada’s leading insurers. He was also part owner of Western Canada’s leading benefit brokerages and contributed to its growth before the business was sold to a multi-national consulting firm.


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