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HIA-LI Hosts Annual Health & Wellness Conference for Long Island Businesses

Posted on: 28 Sep 16

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island, will host its Annual Health & Wellness Conference providing information and education for all Long Island businesses on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During the opening Executive Breakfast session, an expert panel will discuss leveraging creative healthcare solutions in the Affordable Care Act environment, alternative options and what to expect in 2017. The day will feature an exhibit hall to meet with healthcare and wellness vendors and complimentary seminars providing employee-focused health and wellness guidance and programs. This has become a "must attend" annual event for Long Island business leaders responsible for healthcare strategy and compliance within their organizations. Registration and additional information can be found at

"The HIA-LI Health & Wellness Conference has been designed to assist Long Island business owners with all the information needed to implement beneficial healthcare insurance policies, health coverage and health and wellness programs for their employees," says Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI. "We encourage all Long Island business leaders to come and learn during this one day event about the latest healthcare requirements and programs to benefit employee productivity."

The HIA-LI Health & Wellness Conference kicks off with an Executive Breakfast panel moderated by Christine Ippolito, Principal, Compass Workforce Solutions.

Panelists include:

William McDonald, ESQ, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP

Kevin Dahill, President/CEO, Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Counsel, Inc.

Patricia Flynn, Assistant VP, Norwell Health

Lou Basso Jr., President/CEO, Alcott HR

Brian Bugler, Benefits Consultant, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC

Registration and additional information can be found at 

Event Sponsors:  Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP; CareConnect; Genser Dubow Genser & Cona, LLP; The Sexy Salad; NST; People's Alliance Federal Credit Union; Age Well; Parker Jewish Institute.

Throughout the event, a series of featured complimentary seminars led by industry experts will provide insight and guidance across a wide range of healthcare and wellness topics.

Featured Seminars
"Ancillary Benefits"
Moderator: Len Baldassare, Merrill Lynch
Speakers: Paul Donoghue, Aflac; Michele Samuels, Primerica

This seminar will focus on the Financial Pillar of Wellness, maximizing benefits in a cost-effective manner. Discussion on array of add-on benefits that can complement existing health plan coverage, including retirement plans, life insurance, disability insurance, LTC and voluntary benefits.  

"Sitting is the New Smoking"
Moderator: Annmarie Signoretti, VP MacArthur Territory Sales Manager, Valley National Bank
Speakers: Jonathan Dropkin, ScD, PT, CPE, Senior Ergonomist, Occupational Medicine Dept, Northwell Health; Richard Lee, DPT- Body & Balance Physical Therapy

Gain tangible recommendations about how to make improvements for employees who spend most of the day sitting or most of the day standing, as well as see demos of chair, workstation exercises and stretches that are easy to incorporate into the work day.  

"Workplace Wellness"
Moderator: Dina Morgan, Program Manager, Lifestyle-for-Life, Paradigm Health Services
Speakers:  Jennifer Trakhtenberg, Senior Talent Leader, Clearvision Optical; Melissa Bullock, Business Specialist and Wellness Champion, Apple, Inc.

Learn from Clearvision Optical about their very successful wellness program and how they implemented it, what it looks like and how they get their employees involved. In addition, Apple's Wellness Champion will discuss how employers can leverage technology within their Health & Wellness Program.

"Latest Trends in Workplace Stressors"
Moderator: Eileen Pillitteri, Program Manager, Maurer Foundation
Speakers: Melissa Negrin-Weiner, Esq,. Partner, Genser, Dubow, Genser & Cona, LLP;  
Aoifa O'Donnell, LCSW, SAP, CEO, National EAP

This seminar will focus on the variety of resources available for Elder Caregivers, as well as help available for your employees to recover after critical incidents. Both of these workplace stressors are happening in the workplace and there are resources available to help your employees and have them be "present" at work.  

About HIA-LI
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 30 years, we have been the recognized voice for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. We provide a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Our member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals. We're headquartered in and support one of the largest industrial parks in the United States. HIA-LI programs and events promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, and information sharing and business advocacy. Members benefit from our committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities and business advisory services. For more information, visit or call 631-543-5355.

Terri Alessi-Miceli, 631-543-5355,

MEDIA CONTACT:                                             
Lisa Hazen, Communication Strategy Group; 1-866-997-2424; 

Editor's Details

Mike Wood

Last updated on: 28/09/2016

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