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Maestro Health Chief Growth Officer Ray West to Speak at Self-Insurance Institute of America’s National Educational Conference & Expo

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Maestro Health, a leading all-in employee health and benefits company, is pleased to announce a speaking session at the Self-Insurance Institute of America’s (SIIA) 39th Annual National Educational Conference & Expo. Maestro Health’s Chief Growth Officer Ray West will present a session titled “Helping Self-Funded Organizations Engage the Unengaged to Create Better Health Plans,” which will focus on employee disengagement and the impact on organizations’ bottom lines. During the discussion he will be joined by Will Peterson, VP Operations, Phoebe Putney Health System who will provide real-world examples of potential solutions to employee health (and health plan) disengagement.

“As with many things, the reasons that people do not engage with their own health are complex. Lack of engagement is not an easy problem to solve,” said Ray West, Chief Growth Officer, Maestro Health. “Solutions must focus less on quick fixes, and more on the long term. We need to consider why people have not engaged with their health and how to address their individual perceptions in order to encourage engagement and improve outcomes.”

In this presentation, attendees can expect to learn:

  • The six stages of disengagement and why employees traditionally fall into these specific 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 Phoebe Putney Health System on engaging the disengaged

“This topic should be a top concern for employers. Health has a tremendous impact on other areas of a person’s life, including productivity and performance at work, and we often fail to realize how productivity and performance at work affects their personal life as well. By addressing issues that are limiting engagement with one’s own healthcare, employers are bound to see healthier, happier and all-around better employees,” added West.

SIIA’s National Conference & Expo is dedicated to offering education and resources to attendees from all segments within the self-funded marketplace, including self-insured employers, third party administrators, captive managers and advisors, stop-loss insurance carriers, brokers and key service providers.

Presentation details:

  • Title: Helping Self-Funded Organizations Engage the Unengaged to Create Better Health Plans
  • When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Participants: Ray West, Chief Growth Officer, Maestro Health; Will Peterson, VP Operations, Phoebe Putney Health System

For more information, visit the SIIA website:

About Maestro Health™

Maestro Health makes employee health & benefits people-friendly again by delivering an all-in platform that works together to improve the health of employees while lowering costs and administrative burdens for employers. Maestro Health owns and operates the three most strategic components of an effective employee health & benefits program: (me)SELF-FUNDED BENEFITS™, (me)BENEFITS ADMIN 2.0™ and (me)BENEFIT ACCOUNTS™. The flexible solutions are designed and unified on a tech-meets-service platform, maestroEDGE™, so customers can customize their own HR suite based on what works best for their unique needs—all to optimize and simplify the way employees and employers shop, enroll and live with their benefits.

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