Our CHRO, Sheryl Simmons, is headed to Texas.


When: HR Southwest

When: Tuesday, October 29 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

More Data, Greater Responsibility: Protecting Your Employees’ Information

As healthcare has become the second or third largest expense for most employers, the prevalence of the self-funded plan model has grown significantly, allowing employers and employees to have more cost control and engaging benefits options. As a result, HR departments have access to a significant amount of their employee population’s personal health information (PHI); and with that PHI comes the responsibility to protect it. Gone are the days of operationally separate HR, IT and compliance divisions – now these once-discordant departments are expected to work in tandem to secure, store and manage employee information on an ongoing basis. In this session, participants will walk through everything they need to know about securing employee PHI, regarding compliance, communication and collaboration.

  • Learn to collaborate with IT and compliance to select technology that assists all three in compliance efforts

  • Communicate the urgency of compliance to your organization

  • Leverage PHI data collected to create personalized health, benefits and wellness programs tailored to employees’ individual health and financial needs

See you in Vegas.


What: HR Technology Conference 

Details: Friday, October 04, 2019 from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Hear from our CHRO, Sheryl Simmons.

With many organizations moving to self-insurance, HR now needs access to a significant amount of employee personal health information (PHI) to implement successful health and benefit programs. HR teams, already known for being jacks-of-all-trades, are now also responsible for securing and properly storing this PHI in compliance with regulatory requirements. Gone are the days of siloed HR, IT and compliance divisions — now these disparate departments are expected to work hand-in-hand to secure, store and manage employee information. Sheryl Simmons will walk you through the three “Cs” of securing employee PHI — compliance, communication and collaboration — and why they have become critical to the future of HR. She’ll then outline the blueprint and technologies to use for successfully protecting employee PHI in an age where data security and regulatory requirements are top of mind for the C-Suite.

Check out our session in San Fran.


WHAT: The SIIA 39th Annual National Educational Conference

WHERE: San Francisco Marriott Marquis

WHEN: Wednesday, October 2 from 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Join our client Phoebe Putney Health System and our Chief Growth Officer, Ray West, for their session: Helping Self-Funded Organizations Engage the Unengaged To Create Better Health Plans.

Here’s what they’ll cover:

  • The six ‘stages’ of unengagement and why employees fall into these categories 

  • How employers can use personalized education to optimize engagement with a disengaged audience 

  • Why addressing health engagement issues will ultimately result in better business outcomes 

  • Real-world examples from Maestro Health client Phoebe Putney Health System on engaging the unengaged 

Find us in Pittsburgh.

What: Pittsburgh Business Group on Health Symposium

When: Thursday, September 12

Sheryl Simmons, CHRO

We’ll be hanging out in the Expo Hall, so feel free to schedule an onsite meet up, here. Plus, our CHRO, Sheryl Simmons, will be educating other CHROs and HR professionals on how to get a seat at the C-Suite table at 9:00 AM.

Session Info:
How to Take Your Seat at the C-Suite Table and Maximize It”

Chief Human Resource Officers have unparalleled insight into an organization – they know what makes a company tick and have unique visibility into the core key performance indicators of a business’s success. Therefore, it is essential HR leaders learn how to effectively communicate their insights to have impact in the C-Suite.

In this employer-led session, Sheryl Simmons, Chief Human Resources and Chief Compliance Officer at Maestro Health, will cover why HR needs to have – and maintain – a seat at the C-Suite table to strengthen the core of a business and drive business objectives.

Learn how to:

  • Leverage your organization’s most valuable asset – its people – in the C-Suite

  • Find and analyze the right numbers to tell you story through “people data” and better predict future health outcomes

  • Run your benefits like a business by tapping resources and tools that streamline and personalize employee benefits to support and impact C-Suite goals, including retention, recruitment, productivity and operations

  • Be more strategic and less tactical in the approach to people management

Learn why self-funded captives are here to stay

WHAT: A Web Seminar - Breaking the stereotype: Why self-funded captives are here to stay

DETAILS: Tuesday, August 6 at 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT

It’s the most traditional paradox to ever exist: Your clients want to reduce their benefits costs, but they don’t want the additional risk. If this sounds familiar, their solution may be self-funded captive insurance.

By bringing a captive option to your clients, you can help them control claims and better manage risk. Not to mention, by helping clients make the switch and save on their benefits costs, you can create more stability and easier renewals.

Join these thought leaders as they dive into everything you need to use self-funded captives to your advantage and help your clients move to this approach. Because chances are, if you aren’t bringing the idea to your clients, someone else will.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Understand the different types of captive insurance models so you can help clients find the best fits for their organization

  • Identify the tools you’ll need to help clients transition to a self-funded captive model

  • Hear real-life examples from Everlong on what is and isn’t working in the world of captives

Featured Presenters:

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Learn how to cut through fraud, waste & abuse

WHAT:  A Web Seminar: The hot mess of healthcare: How to cut through the fraud, waste & abuse

DETAILS: Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT

Would you ever pay $800 for an ordinary teddy bear? We didn’t think so. But, you might if a hospital is tacking it onto a medical claim as a “sleep aid.” (Note: we’re not making this up. One of our members received a claim like this.)

As patterns of reckless and negligent billing continue to rise, so in turn will the number of ERISA lawsuits. As employers, you have a fiduciary responsibility for your employees’ plans and it’s essential that you have full transparency into how your healthcare dollars are being spent. In every other industry, there are laws to protect you from the deceit, but the healthcare system seems to get a pass.

Luckily, you don’t have to deal with the mess of healthcare alone. Join these thought leaders as they share how to protect yourself from the fraud, waste and abuse that’s all too common in today’s healthcare industry.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • It’s getting sloppy out there – Why ERISA lawsuits are on the rise & why you need to pay attention

  • Spotting the hot mess – How to identify potential risks of fraud, waste & abuse and feel empowered to protect your company and employees

  • The dream cleaning crew – How to identify forward-thinking partners & innovative strategies to help you provide better benefits at lower costs

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How HR + Analytics will Affect the Future of Healthcare

What:  A speaking session at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

Where: The Las Vegas Convention Center

When: Monday, June 24 from 3:00-4:00 PM

Join Sheryl Simmons, Chief Human Resources & Compliance Officer of Maestro Health, as she explores how employers can leverage data insights to create a more engaged and healthier workforce and realize significant cost savings for your organization

Sheryl Simmons, CHRO

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Techniques and strategies for engaging employees often and effectively via an integrated platform, to motivate them to make the best choices for their personal health

  • Arm employers with valuable information about the health of the workforce, based on data from employee interaction touchpoints

  • Identify the most important and actionable insights from available data – with actions leading to more engagement, better decisions and outcomes, and decreased employer costs

  • Communicate cost savings to the C-suite and take a larger, more strategic role in the organization

Learn more and add the session to your schedule, here.

Creating a benefits strategy with cost-containment solutions

WHAT:  Build the dream: Constructing a cost-containment ecosystem for your organization - A Web Seminar

DETAILS: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT

In the U.S., the annual healthcare spend has reached more than $10,000 per person, with organizations shouldering much of the cost. With no other option, employers are actively looking into cost-saving solutions for their health and benefits programs. But cutting costs doesn’t have to mean sacrificing a better employee experience.

You can create a benefits strategy with proven cost-containment solutions that is a win-win for all involved.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Manage the employee benefits journey – How to simplify the employee experience & protect your bottom line

  • Focus less on the money – How cost-cutting solutions like direct primary care and care navigation can benefit more than just financial goals

  • Avoid legal conflict – How to handle the inevitable balance bill & protect yourself legally

  • It takes a village – How to identify benefit partners that will handle the nitty gritty & have your back

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Find us in D.C.

WHAT: We’re attending the 16th Annual World Health Care Congress (WHCC19)

WHERE: Washington, D.C. at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel


WHEN: Sunday, April 28 – Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We’re thrilled to meet fellow attendees and discuss our transformative (me)SELF-FUNDED BENEFITS. Schedule an onsite meet up, here. Plus, be sure to stay connected by ‘liking’ us on Facebook and following @maestrohealth on Twitter and Linkedin.