Elevated Insights Summit 2024

Join us at Elevated Insights 2024 for an unparalleled in-person gathering hosted at Members 1st Federal Credit Union in Enola, PA. This summit is your gateway to deepening your knowledge in benefits, labor and employment law, and leadership.

Prepare to engage with top industry experts, forge connections with peers sharing your interests, and stay ahead of the curve with the latest developments in the benefits arena.

Our program is meant to inspire and activate your potential with sessions on:

  • Playing it Safe: A Losing Strategy for Senior Leaders
  • What Your PBM Won’t Tell You
  • The Litigation Tea Leaves, What Plan Sponsors Need to Do
  • HR Investigations

This program is PDC Approved with 4 SHRM credits and 4 HRCI credits.  Don’t let this chance pass you by – elevate your benefits insight and discover what lies ahead in your professional journey!

Speakers

Kirsten Yurich

Playing it Safe: A losing Strategy for Senior Leaders 

Kirsten is an experienced business executive, licensed clinician, published author, legislative advisor, and management consultant. She works with local CEOs and executives helping companies improve through executive coaching, peer groups, strategic planning, crisis management, performance improvement and organizational health initiatives. Kirsten is vehement about blending and braiding her training and experience to bring about meaningful and lasting change with her clients. She is passionate about engineering environments where employees and leaders are excited about coming to work every day and develop as high achievers. Serving on multiple non-profit boards, Kirsten is highly involved in the community and improving the lives of vulnerable populations.

Mike Miele, FSA, MAA

What Your PBM Won’t Tell You

Mike is a health care actuary with significant experience in all aspects of employer health and welfare benefits with a specialty in PBM audit and procurement, provider capitation, data analytics, and medical management. 

Mike held many senior leadership positions during the last 12 years at Arthur J. Gallagher including the formation of the National Pharmacy Practice. Prior to joining Gallagher, Mike was the founder of PatientCentrix in 1995. PatientCentrix was a medical management and data management provider which was sold to SHPS Healthcare in 2004. 

Jonathan Segal

HR Investigations

Jonathan A. Segal is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group. He is also the managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute. The Duane Morris Institute provides training for human resource professionals, in-house counsel, benefits administrators and managers at Duane Morris, at client sites and by way of webinar on myriad employment, labor, benefits and immigration matters. 

Previously a litigator, Jonathan’s practice now focuses almost entirely on helping employers meet their business objectives or missions by minimizing legal risk, maximizing compliance and focusing on relationship with business objectives or mission and legal requirements or restrictions.

Panel Discussion: The Litigation Tea Leaves, What Plan Sponsors Need to Do Now

Melissa Mellott

Panel Moderator

With experience in human resources, corporate leadership, administration, medical, and dental, Melissa Mellott is well-equipped to provide a comprehensive range of services to meet any organization’s HR needs.

Melissa specializes in training, development, and performance process improvement, helping organizations to increase efficiency and productivity. With a strong passion for employee engagement and retention efforts, Melissa can help you create a positive work environment that attracts and retains top talent.

Melissa has also successfully supported organizations through mergers and acquisitions, ensuring a smooth transition and minimizing disruption to business operations.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration from Central Penn College, where she graduated Salutatorian of her class. Melissa obtained her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University, where she graduated with honors. She is also a member of Human Resource Professionals of Central Pennsylvania, ABC Keystone, The Manufacturer’s Association, West Shore Chamber, and Lancaster Chamber.

Melissa is the manager of TREW, a local firm providing a wide array of outsourced HR services to companies of all sizes. Partnering with TREW means you can trust that your HR needs are in capable hands.

 

Jed Cohen

Panel

Jed Cohen is a serial entrepreneur whose career has spanned multiple industries including technology, the performing arts, and not-for-profit. His early career began (at the age of eight) when he took to the stage as an actor. Jed made his Broadway debut (at the age of fifteen) and was featured as “Rod McCallister” in the hit movies Home Alone and Home Alone II: Lost in New York.

In 2009 Jed launched RocketHub.com, one of the world’s first crowdfunding platforms, with the aim of empowering people through access to capital. As Co-Founder, Jed and his team scaled the platform to one of the largest in the world and enabled independent artists, entrepreneurs, and scientists to raise millions of dollars to complete passion-projects. RocketHub was acquired in 2015. From there, Jed moved into health-tech, helping to scale Outcome Health past a $5 Billion valuation, before becoming the COO of Venture for America, a national non-profit dedicated to developing the next generation of entrepreneurs. Jed is now Co-Founder & COO of Fiduciary In A Box, a health benefits compliance SaaS platform, focused on fiduciary process and documentation.

Jed is a graduate of Harvard University, where he earned his degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics. He lives just outside New York City with his wife Kate, son Zeke, and little dogs Lucy & Ethel.

 

Justin Leader 

Panel

Justin Leader’s career began at Novartis Pharmaceutical in 2008, transitioning to Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor in 2010, specializing in executive wealth, employer 401K and benefits plans. By 2011, Justin was recruited as VP of Business Development at Special Risk Insurance Services, consulting for many notable fortune 500 clients.

In 2014, he established BenefitsDNA, an objective, independent health and welfare benefit plan consulting firm providing compliance oversight, actuarial services, cost mitigation strategies, and traditional broker services to Group Health Plan Sponsors. As a Certified Health Rosetta Chartered Advisor (8th advisor to join nationally), he’s acknowledged for contributing to healthcare solutions in the U.S. both in policy as well as practice and is an avid supporter of Patient Rights Advocate.

In 2016 Benefit Design Specialists hired Justin, growing their business as well as launching the Keep Its Simple Surgery Card (KISx Card) which reached national recognition, both in clientele as well as the Trump Administration.  The examples set forth in their work, helped shepherd the Hospital Transparency laws into enactment.

In 2020, Justin co-founded Highlight Health as Chief Growth Officer, aiming to make healthcare accessible for insured and underinsured populations leveraging regulations and rules meant to protect healthcare consumers (TIC, NSA, 501r, etc.).  

As a mission driven leader, he and his team are most passionate about fixing healthcare one client, one member and one partnership at a time.  Having trademarked We Fix Your Healthcare™ their mission is one that his team takes seriously.

Justin Leader, a Bedford, Pennsylvania native, holds a Biology Pre-Medicine degree from California University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Exercise Science from the same institution, graduating with high honors. His dedication extends to servant leadership, volunteering in the local community including serving on the PA State Council of SHRM since 2016.  Justin also is an avid public speaker and owner of Leaders Never Quit where he dedicates his time to inspiring others with a message of hope, humor and resilience. He resides in Elizabethtown with his wife, Kim, and two boys, Cullin and Henry.

Julie Selesnick

Panel

Julie Selesnick has been practicing law since 2001, and has over twenty years of experience in complex dispute resolution forums representing plaintiffs and defendants. Julie has a wide variety of litigation, arbitration and mediation practice, including first chair jury and bench trial experience, representing some of the largest companies in the US as well as small companies, labor unions, individuals and classes of plaintiffs.

Julie’s current practice is a mix of class litigation on behalf of individuals, union funds, and employers, and a legal consulting practice advising self-funded health plans and service providers to self-funded health plans on minimizing litigation and regulatory risk; issues arising under ERISA; fiduciary obligations and best practices; and CAA compliance, including negotiating service provider contracts and BAA agreements; drafting plan documents and advising on plan design; helping health plans gain access to participant claims data; helping service providers draft, and plan fiduciaries obtain, § 408(b)(2)(B) compensation disclosures; assisting plans with ensuring their prescription drug data collection and reporting is properly conducted and copies are provided to plan fiduciaries; and ensuring proper review, analysis and drafting of MHPAEA Comparative Analysis reports on non-quantitative treatment limitations.

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