2020 Seminar - September 15

  • 15 Sep 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Washington Athletic Club


  • Registrations received by September 8, 2020
  • Registrations received by September 8, 2020
  • Discount: 10% off for members attending BOTH EBPA & WP&BC registering before September 8.
  • Discount: 10% off for non-members attending BOTH EBPA & WP&BC registering before September 8.


WP&BC Seminar
Tuesday, September 15

IN THE COMING DAYS and weeks, as more information becomes clear, we will share that information with everyone.

The committee has reached out to our speakers, sponsors and the facility seeking potential options to accommodate needs.  

Know that our goal is to offer each and every member and guest an environment without any concerns to your health.  

If you have questions, send email to info@wpbcseattle.org, or call 206.653.7259

The Western Pension & Benefits Council, Seattle Chapter's focus with our 2020 Seminar is to provide benefits professionals with tools, knowledge and new ideas to help pension and benefits plan participants. This year’s seminar will continue to offer key industry updates necessary to stay current as benefits professionals.

Our luncheon speaker is Dave Chase, Health Rosetta.

Immediately following the last session, plan to stay and visit with colleagues, speakers and sponsor representatives at the hosted cocktail reception.

Schedule of Events

10:45 - 11:15 Registration and seating for lunch

11:15 - 12:30 Lunch / Keynote speaker

12:45 - 1:45 Breakout Session 1A | Breakout Session 1B

2:00 - 3:00 Breakout Session 2A | Breakout Session 2B

3:15 - 4:15 General Session

4:15 - 5:30 Sponsors' Reception

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Dave ChaseDave Chase, Creator, Co-Founder & CEO Health Rosetta

Chase leads the vision for Health Rosetta. Health Health Rosetta’s blueprint powers the health plans of your dreams: high quality, trustworthy, local, affordable care -- that you thought had disappeared forever -- from caregivers we know & trust. We free up compassionate, well-trained, community-based caregivers to rediscover love in medicine so they can do what they have always been called to do:

serve their patients not just in disease, but toward their fullest health. A trusted & sacred caregiver-patient bond is built through transparency & openness that equips and empowers patients wherever they can best achieve their unique health goals -- at home or any setting best optimizing their well-being. By avoiding the 50% wasted healthcare spending, we can ensure our caregivers have the independence & resources to address the psychosocial and medical issues their patients face. Human-centered health plans restore health, hope & well-being.

Through best-selling books & The Resident, where Chase serves as a consultant, collateral damage from the Extractive Era of healthcare is highlighted as well as the tremendous successes & opportunities with Health Rosetta-type health plans. The books, writing for various media outlets, TED talk and TV/film have reached over 10 million people with the goal of informing, enraging, empowering and activating a broad grassroots movement designed to restore hope, health & well-being to our communities.

Chase co-founded Avado which was acquired by & integrated into WebMD/Medscape and founded Microsoft's $2B, 28,000 partner healthcare ecosystem.

Outside of work, Chase is an oxygen-fueled mountain athlete.

Credits: NA

Thank you once again to the Employee Benefits Planning Association (EBPA) for co-sponsoring our keynote speaker.

Angela Vogel, Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Kate Tylee Herz, Counsel Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Jenny Haykin, Integrated Leaves & Accommodations Program Manager, Puget Sound Energy

Paul Hogan, Internal Revenue Agent, Employee Plans Specialist

David Lam, PharmDDavid Lam, PharmD, Senior Associate,
Health and Benefits Consulting, Willis Towers Watson

Pharmacy spend accounts for a significant portion of health care costs.

This session will explore trends and new developments in the prescription and specialty drug industry and Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) landscape.

Dr. David Lam is a pharmacy consultant in the health and group benefits practice at Willis Towers Watson (WTW) in Seattle, Washington. His primary responsibility is in providing actionable insights to employers to help ensure a cost-effective and sustainable pharmacy benefit.

Bill Whitman, Thorson McDonald Whitman & Curnutt, PC
Rob Dent, QKA, QPA, Northwest Plan Services, Inc.

Glenn BonciGlenn Bonci, Managing Partner, HR Creative Group

Simple is best. Yet there is something inherent in human nature drives us to make things more complicated than they need to be. Psychologists even have a term for it: complexity bias.

People tend to believe that the more complex solution to a problem is always the better one!

So we make things much more difficult than they need to be. We’re all guilty of this to one degree or another.

Let’s talk about how to get to the real purpose of benefits, how they support the business, and how communications reveal their value. Simply!

This year we are once again pleased to announce a partnership with Employee Benefits Planning Association (EBPA). They will hold their regular breakfast program in the morning. For those who choose to attend both events, we are offering a discount.


Early Registration (by 9/08/2020) Member* Non-Member
WP&BC Event Only (11 am-5 pm) $180 $300
EBPA Event Only (7:45 am-10:45 am) $65 $85
Both Events (10% discount) $221 $347


Registration after 9/08/2020 Member* Non-Member
WP&BC Event Only (11 am-5 pm) $200 $325
EBPA Event Only (7:45-10:45 am) $80 $100
Both Events (10% discount) $252 $383


*Members of either organization receive the member rate and a 10% discount if attending both events.

No refunds after September 8, 2020

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