Personalized Healthcare Trends – Saskatoon, May 30 | Mercer Canada

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

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Mercer's The Future of Healthcare: The Age of the Individual Event – Saskatoon, Canada
The Future of Healthcare: The Age of the Individual
Calendar24 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 30, 2018
Time:  Breakfast & Registration:
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM (CT)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (CT)
 Jennifer Underhill
Location:  Delta Bessborough
Salon Batoche Room
601 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G8


  • Electric car charging stations: 1, Complimentary
  • Off-site parking fee: $15 CAD daily
  • On-site parking fee: $15 CAD daily
  • Valet parking fee: $20 CAD daily


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.


Regina Office Leader, Mercer Canada

Ryan Duesing is a Partner at Mercer Canada in the Health business and the Office Leader for Regina. Ryan joined Mercer in 2007. Ryan provides group benefit advisory services to clients, focusing on strategies to support their human resources and business goals within traditional and flexible benefit plans.

Ryan has more than 24 years of experience in the benefits field. His background includes the financial management and auditing of benefit programs for clients. He has also assisted in union negotiations and the development of collective bargaining strategies.







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