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Benefits and Disability Management 2015: From Research to Action

Tuesday October 20 - Wednesday October 21 2015 Old Mill Toronto Toronto, Ontario


“Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no
data at all.”

—Charles Babbage, mathematician, philosopher, inventor

“Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.”

—Daniel J. Boorstin—historian, author

Conference Overview

Babbage and Boorstin got it right. Data does matter and, when used effectively, can help your organization be more productive and cost effective, and more attractive to employees and investors alike.

With benefits costs rising, an aging population, new breakthroughs in specialty medications and the constant need to manage costs, accurate information on which to base your benefits and disability management decisions is essential. This event is your source for that information.

Learn from new benefits benchmarking research!

The Conference Board’s newest benefits benchmarking report will be presented publicly for the first time at this event. This survey of hundreds of Canadian employers will give you a wealth of real-world data and experience to draw upon. Its insights will include:

  • benefit plans priorities
  • costing and funding of plans
  • trends in plan design
  • coverage for current employees and retirees
  • strategies organizations are using around drug plan management

New research on the ROI of specialty medications!

Be the first to benefit from the latest Canadian data on the return on investment (ROI) of specialty medications. This ground-breaking Conference Board study will give you critical insights into the efficacy and cost effectiveness of medications used to treat three prevalent diseases.

Learn how others are maximizing health and well-being, while holding the line on costs.

This year’s conference is rich with evidence-based insights and practical advice, to help you build successful and cost effective initiatives. Employers, thought leaders, and researchers will examine how you can improve your organization’s benefits and absence and disability management practices.

Are your benefits working as hard as they can for your organization?

Top employers will highlight key aspects of their benefit plans, and share their insights on what works and what doesn’t in plan design. We’ll also discuss the latest statistics, the strategic use of data, and how to measure the return on investment of your benefits plan.

Does your wellness strategy address today’s greatest challenges?

The experts will share their thinking on substance use and abuse issues for employers, and options for the return to work by employees dealing with addictions. You’ll also hear about the drivers of drug costs, and opportunities to better manage those costs, and how to engage middle managers in workplace mental health initiatives.


We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

Morneau Shepell Ltd. logo

Johnson Inc. logo

Express Scripts Canada logo

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada logo

Accompass logo

Centric Health logo

Special Contributors

Cigna logo

Data On The Spot logo

Trifit logo

Marketing Partners

Canadian Society of Professionals in Disability Management logo

The Chang School of Continuing Education logo

The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

Full Agenda Available!

Image of the Benefits and Disability Management agenda cover The full agenda for this event is now available!

Bonus Book Offer!

book cover logoThe first 40 registrants will receive a free copy of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol by award winning journalist, Ann Dowsett Johnston, who is also speaking at the 2015 Conference. The book combines in-depth research with Ann’s own personal story of recovery.

Get Your Instant Health Check from Centric Health!

Centric Health nurses will be on hand throughout the conference and breaks to give you instant cholesterol and blood pressure tests. It’s free, fun, and a great way to keep track of your important health indicators.

Centric Health logo

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Sponsor this event!

Don’t miss this chance to showcase your organization to some of the top leaders in the country. To learn more about exhibiting, reception, and luncheon sponsorship, and exclusive sponsor benefits, please contact Rhonda Bradbury at (416) 481-1904 or by e-mail.

View Our Sponsors’ Websites

Morneau Shepell Ltd.
Johnson Inc.
Express Scripts Canada
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
Centric Health

Special Contributors

Data On The Spot
Tri Fit Inc.

Marketing Partner

Canadian Society of Professionals in Disability Management
The Chang School of Continuing Education