Tuesday March 29, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Glasbern Inn 
2141 Packhouse Rd
Fogelsville, PA 18051

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LVBCH Employer Forum - 3/29/16 - Glasbern Inn

"LVBCH's Private Exchange in Action -
Today and in the Future

You are invited to attend an educational event titled "LVBCH's Private Exchange in Action - Today and in the Future" sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH), First Niagara Benefits Consulting (FNBC) and bswift. You will learn how the LVBCH Private Exchange can help you reduce benefits costs, simplify benefits administration and empower your employees.  It offers an array of benefit carriers and benefit plan options for employers with more than 100 employees, plus personalized support to streamline your administrative duties and reduce health care costs.  The event will include a demonstration of the technology as well as a panel discussion featuring some existing users followed by a question and answer session. 

 Additional information about the event as well as a list of learning objectives is presented below. 

This is another educational event you do not want to miss!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Learning Objectives 

Learn how forward-thinking employers are leveraging technology to:

  • Streamline employee communications and benefits administration processes
  • Empower employees to make better decisions empirically when selecting benefit coverages for themselves and their families
  • Reduce excess costs associated when employees select more insurance coverage than is required
  • Deliver benefit plan options that truly attract and retain key talent
  • Ease the burden with systematic Affordable Care Act compliance, tracking and reporting
  • Reduce the waste associated with more manual administrative processes
  • Allow employees to more completely understand the full value of their benefits package

Program Schedule

  8:00 am   Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
  8:45 am   Welcome & Introductions
  9:00 am   Presentation & Technology Demo
10:00 am   Panel Discussion / Q&A Session    

10:45 am   Closing Remarks

11:00 am   Adjournment

Featured Speakers

Scott Fair
First Vice President
First Niagara Benefits Consulting

Scott has been with FNBC since 2006 and brings over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources, Benefits Consulting and Benefits Administration disciplines.  He has extensive experience in developing comprehensive benefits plan cost containment strategies, managing complex benefit administration engagements, performing in-depth claims analyses and developing / supporting accountable care programs for several key clients. 

Prior to joining FNBC Consulting, Scott led the PA health and welfare consulting practice for a national benefits consulting firm.  In addition, he held Senior HR positions at TE Connectivity, where he was responsible for the Compensation, Benefits, and HR Service Center functions for their U.S. operations.  Scott received his Master of Arts degree from St. Francis University.


Sharyn McCormick
Assistant Vice President
First Niagara Benefits Consulting

Sharyn has been with FNBC for ten years.  She has over 20 years of experience in benefits consulting and technology.  Prior to joining the FNBC team, Sharyn served as the service and retention manager for several associations’ health plan clients while employed with national consulting firms.  She developed expertise on web-based benefits administration systems while serving as the business consultant for several years on an enrollment site development team. 

Since joining FNBC, Sharyn has served as lead consultant for implementation and ongoing management of FNBC’s Benefits Administration solution, the web-based benefits and human resources administration system powered by bswift, for 23 association and corporate clients.  Sharyn, along with colleagues, currently represents FNBC on the bswift Channel Partner Advisory Board.  She holds a B.S. in Marketing from York College and is studying to earn the CEBS designation through the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.


Don Garlitz
Senior Vice President

Don leads business development and carrier partner relationships for bswift’s marketplace and contributes to the development of consumer-facing technology, including bswift’s Ask Emma decision support tool. Don started as an insurance producer in 1997 and has held various sales, consulting and management positions at FirstWest Benefit Solutions, Beneficial Life and Aflac.

Don also has significant legislative and regulatory experience and received a formal commendation from the Governor of Utah for outstanding work as a consultant to the state while helping establish a multi-carrier, employee-choice small business exchange prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Don has a BS from Brigham Young University.


Registration Information

  • Cost to attend is FREE.
  • This is an EMPLOYER ONLY Event.
  • Space is limited; you must register to attend this event. 
  • Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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