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What you will get

We’ll be hosting all the BEST experts and contributors to our transparent, value-based movement.

A mixture of employers, prospective clients, consultants, collaborators, clinicians, and the industry’s most notable thought leaders will be lending their expertise to three days of solid education and collaboration.

LIVE! Coffee Break, 2-days of professional development tracks, targeted networking events, and finish with our black-tie formal and industry Awards ceremony.

Value Based Consultant Course will be launched, validated and credentialed, for those who want to take their knowledge to the next level.

20+ Speakers
9 Breakout sessions
3 Keynotes


  • 10am – Registration Opens
  • 12-5pm – Value Based Consultant Course – MUST REGISTER (fee)
  • 12-5pm – Exhibit Hall Open
  • 6-9pm – Welcome Reception w / hor d’oeuvres
  • 6-7am – Yoga / Meditation
  • 7-8am – Breakfast
  • 8-9am – Marshall Allen: FIghting Back
  • 9-10am
    • Track A – International Drug Sourcing w/ Bill Hepschern & Mort Jorgensen
    • Track B – Stories from the Primary Care back office w/ Dr. Gold & Dr. Purcell
  • 10-11am
    • Track A – Communication & Engagement Is Paramount w/ Eric Silverman
    • Track B – Direct Contracting w/ Doug Hetherington
  • 11-12pm
    • Track A – Scoping out PBMs w/ Trevor Daer
    • Track B – Gender Dynamics in Leadership w/ Amy Evans & Dave Gieselman
  • 12-pm – Lunch
  • 1-2pm
    • Track A – COVID-related HR Exemptions & Accomodations w/ Dr. Keri Ohlrich & Kelly Guenther
    • Track B – Mastering an RBP Plan w/ Amanda Villanueva, Rachel Miner, 6 Degrees Health (PANEL)
  • 2-3pm
    • Track A – THE Marketing Playbook w/ Megan Chiarello
    • Track B – Client Successes & Failures w/ two E Powered Benefits Clients (PANEL)
  • 3-4pm
    • Track A – Speciality Medications w/ TrueScripts
    • Track B – Inside the Mind of a Hospital CEO w/ Shawn Strash
  • 4-5pm – Break
  • 5-6pm – Happy Hour
  • 6-7pm – Charity Roast of David Contorno w/ emcee Frank MicDroppa (private)
  • 6-8pm – Buffet Dinner
  • 6-7am – Morning Breathwork
  • 7-8am – Breakfast
  • 8-9am – Nurse Deb: A Powerful Medical Management Story
  •  9-10am
    • Track A – Uncovering High Performing Health Plan Partners w/ Brian Klepper
    • Track B – Changing Lives in an Entire Community w/ Aaron Witwer
  • 10-11am
    • Track A – FAPs & RBRs w/ Doug Aldeen
    • Track B – Gathering Small Group & Fully Insured Data w/ Ben Winfield
  • 11-12pm
    • Track A – Co-Consultant Program PANEL lead by David Contorno
    • Track B – Health Plan Analytics: A 2021 Case Study w/ Rhea Campbell & Emma Fox
  • 12-1pm – Lunch
  • 1-2pm
    • Track A – The World is a Stage!  Communicate Effectively w/ Karen Kirkpatrick
    • Track B – The Future of Health Policy w/ Jen Berman
  • 2-3pm – TBD
  • 3-5pm – Break
  • 5-6pm – Opening Reception / Photos
  • 6pm-LATE – Dinner (Black Tie optional) and Awards Ceremony hosted by Nancy Giacolone & Ben Winfield
  • 6-7am – Yoga / Meditation
  • 7-8am – Breakfast
  • 9-11am – LIVE Coffee Break: Doctors vs Insurers
  • 11-12pm – Author Meet & Greet
  • 12-1pm – Lunch w/ farewell grab bag
  • 1pm – Conference END

Meet the

Learn from the best in the field

Dr. Marty Makary

new york times best-selling author of “The price we pay”and leading voice for transparency in healthcare today


Dr. Makary is the recipient of the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award for The Price We Pay. A professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, he has published over 250 scientific articles on the re-design of health care, medical innovation, and vulnerable populations. Dr. Makary has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and is Editor-in-Chief of Medpage Today. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fox News, and USA Today and is a frequent medical commentator.

David Contorno

Founder / CEO
E Powered Benefits

Emma Fox

E Powered Benefits

Aaron Witwer

Director, Population Health & Business Development
E Powered Benefits

Marshall Allen

"never pay the first bill"

Deb Ault

Nurse & President
Ault International Medical Management (AIMM)

Doug aldeen

ERISA Healthcare Attorney
General Counsel
E powered benefits


Jenn Berman

Attorney & CEO
MZQ Consulting

Eric Silverman

Founder, Author, Podcast Host
Voluntary Disruption / #RockstarsRocking

Doug Hetherington

CEO & Program Architect


Bill Hepscher

RxManage USA

Trev Daer

Rx strategist & owner
Granite Peak Analytics

Brian Klepper

Worksite Health Advisors


other Options

We also have room blocks at these nearby hotels

AC Hotel – Phoenix Biltmore

2811 East Camelback Rd Phoenix, Arizona 85016

$289 / night

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Phoenix Biltmore

2630 East Camelback Rd Phoenix, Arizona 85016

$229 / night

Let's Transform the benefits industry

$499 $375 until Dec 1

Interested in sponsoring?  Click the ‘Get Tickets’ button above or contact Emma Fox (

Award ceremony

At the end of the symposium, we will be hosting an award ceremony where we award winners based on your votes for the various categories. The categories this year include:

  • Most Innovative Health Consultant 
  • Most Valuable Health Plan Partner
  • Most Creative Social Strategy
  • Most Outspoken Advocate
  • Best Dressed Consultant 😉
  • Industry Emerging Leader
  • Most Influential Industry Personality
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Most Influential Organization

About us

Most companies struggle to manage the unsustainable cost of health insurance and feel they aren’t getting good value.  

E Powered Benefits exclusively provides value-based, transparent & responsible health plan management for companies by sharing our fees up-front, never taking commissions, and creating provider relationships that incentivize high-quality / low-cost medical providers.

So companies can reduce their health insurance costs by up to 50%, have 100% insight into their costs, and provide better health outcomes to their employees and family members.

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