Executives Jeff Yaniga and Ernie Harris to address brokers and employers on building a better benefits strategy.


July 21, 2015 12:00 PM Central Daylight Savings Time

CHICAGO— (BUSINESS WIRE)—Maestro Health, an all-in employee health & benefits company, will serve as a Gold Level sponsor of the 3rd Annual Private Healthcare Exchanges Conference hosted by Employee Benefit News on July 23-24 in Chicago, IL. Two members of the brand’s executive team have been invited to deliver content sessions regarding key topics affecting the industry today. Unlike other conferences, Maestro Health has brought forth actual employers and brokers to join in their speaking sessions—complementing professional acumen with genuine experience in the disruptive benefits landscape. 

“Private healthcare exchanges are a hot topic in the industry, and many employers are wondering if and how they would benefit their unique business model,” said Jeff Yaniga, Maestro Health Chief Revenue Officer. “Our participation in this premier private exchange event allows us to open the doors of communication among employers and brokers—both large and small—to discuss the real costs and considerations they face in finding a benefits solution to meet their unique needs.” 

On Friday, July 24, Yaniga will lead discussion in a general session titled, “Our Solution May Not Be Yours: Employer Perspective on the Adoption of a Private Exchange.” Lorri Ronis, Director of HR Services at SRA International, will join as a co-panelist, representing the large employer perspective and sharing how year one following the adoption of an exchange has impacted her group. Founder & CEO of The Eastman Egg Company, Hunter Swartz, will round out the panel, discussing the needs of a small, yet rapidly growing fast-casual breakfast restaurant and the unique considerations they face in the post-ACA world of employee health & benefits. 

“The past few years have dramatically changed the business of benefits,” said Ernie Harris, Maestro Health EVP of Business Development. “As with any change, there are those that resist, those that speculate and those that innovate. My co-presenter Russ is a prime example of innovator success.” 

Russell Carpentieri, Managing Director & Partner at Opus Advisory Group, will join Harris on Thursday, July 23 to deliver a session titled “Where Old School Meets New School: The Intersection of Broker Success in this Post-ACA World of Benefits.” This breakout session will challenge the ways in which today’s benefits brokers are approaching and adapting to the changing landscape of their business.

Employee Benefits News 3rd Annual Private Healthcare Exchanges Conference will be held at the Westin River North in Chicago, IL, July 23-24, 2015.


About Maestro Health™

Maestro Health ( is the only technology-meets-service platform delivering the most complete, all-in employee health & benefits management solution for brokers and employers. Our broad client base ranges from small employers to Fortune 1,000 organizations. We offer integrated “one stop shopping” for the employer market, along with private labeled exchange solutions—enabling brokers to brand the offerings as their own. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Maestro Health owns and operates a proprietary private exchange and medical TPA, which allows the streamlined integration of care management to drive down costs for employers. Our business model is built around the belief that employee benefits work better when they work together as one solution.

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