Welcome to Together 2021

Welcome to our 5th annual, Together with Collective Health conference! Our virtual event brings together bold HR and benefits leaders, their consultants and ecosystem partners, forward-thinking c-suite executives, and the drivers of healthcare innovation for a day full of discussion, thought leadership, and activities. Make sure to stick around for our closing keynote session on mental health, featuring renowned actor and mental health advocate, Sean Astin.

Starting on May 13, you can access the first pre-conference session at 9:00am PT (12:00pm ET) in the hub below. The main event will run shortly after from 10:00am - 2:00pm PT (1:00pm - 5:00pm ET). In the meantime, feel free to browse session descriptions, information on speakers, sponsors, and the agenda, as well as resources.

If you’ve made it here first before registering, please visit the home page and fill out the form to gain access to this event hub. Once you’re registered, you’ll use your email to access the hub. If you have any questions about the event or platform, please contact us.


9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PT Customer updates: The value of our ecosystem
Lance Larsen, Collective Health
Sarah Fitzmaurice, Collective Health

Hear the latest on Collective Health's program partner ecosystem and our plans for ensuring the best-in-class digital health solutions experience.
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PT Meet Collective Health
Kirk McConnell, Collective Health

Join us for a "Collective Health 101" session to learn what we do and how we do it— from our member experience to our employer experience and everything in between.
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PT Consultant updates: The value of our partnerships
Kevin Cassidy, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
James Parr, Collective Health
Michael Nikunen, Collective Health

Hear the latest on Collective Health's program partner ecosystem and learn about the next chapter for Collective Health.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PT State of healthcare today
Ali Diab, Collective Health
Kaye Foster, The Boston Consulting Group

Hear from our founder and CEO on what we have learned over the past year and where we’re headed in supporting our customers and members in a post-pandemic world.
10:30 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. PT What's the 'next normal' of healthcare?
Eric Glazer, Teladoc
Lissa Kline, Progyny
Dr. Dana Udall, Ginger
Mohamad Makhzoumi, New Enterprise Associates

The future is here: we are living in a world of modern ease, connected ecosystems, and virtual-first care and people like it, especially after the last year of acceleration towards this model. How employers can embrace this and build their benefits programs to support it while making sure their whole populations are being served.
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. PT Return-to-work strategies post-pandemic
Linda Brady, Boeing
Pat Leckman, Illumina
Dr. Sanjay Basu, Collective Health

Companies learned a lot during the pandemic about what benefits and support their people really needed. It shone a spotlight on disparities in our healthcare system, types of benefits and care navigation that really mattered, and the way to truly support families -- just to name a few. We'll hear from a panel of your peers to understand what they've learned and how they'll use that knowledge going forward to create a more holistic approach to benefits.
11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. PT The real costs of stress and burnout
Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford
Abbie Buck, Collective Health

Now, more than ever before, companies are figuring out that they need to support their people with a new approach. Learn from author and professor, Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer about ways that company leaders can build a culture that prioritizes health and wellbeing for their employees.
12:05 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT How to build more inclusive benefits
Dr. Courtney McCluney, Cornell University
Abbie Buck, Collective Health

Inclusive benefits, diverse and equitable programs, and an empathetic and holistic approach to building human sustainability at work are at the forefront this year. Discover ways we can move forward and affect real change for our people, and our companies.
12:40 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. PT Supporting employee health and wellbeing
Zaina Orbai, The RealReal
Jessica Swank, Box
Scott Murray, Collective Health

Employers should be in the driver's seat when it comes to their people's health and wellness experience. Learn from some of the best companies about how they are addressing the demand, learning to adapt and grow, and seeking a more seamless and meaningful experience for their people.
1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PT Keynote fireside chat on importance of mental health
Sean Astin, Actor and mental health advocate
Alison Worthington, Collective Health

Hear from actor, director, family-man and mental health advocate, Sean Astin, star of Lord of the Rings, Rudy, Stranger Things, Goonies, and more. Sean will share his experience championing the de-stigmatization of mental illness and inspiring others to navigate “the next normal”.