How Employers are Slimming Obesity-Related Health Care Costs

Proven Methods for Reducing Obesity-Related Diseases in Employee Populations

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Employee health care budgets are bursting at the seams. Claims reports are filled with costs associated with obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as musculoskeletal conditions.

How can health care organizations lower rising employee health care costs and obesity-related disease? They can leverage employee health solutions that are cost-effective, scalable, engaging and easy to implement.

Join us to learn from employee well-being leaders about two employee health success case studies and the strategies you can use to reduce obesity-related disease in your employee population. Lee Barnes, a resource consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield and former wellness director for Baptist Health System, will share how BCBSAL used a metabolic syndrome reversal program called Naturally Slim® to achieve major employee health improvements — including a reduction in diabetes risk in 44% of participants. Becky Hall, who manages health and welfare benefits for Oncor Electric and is the former VP of health and wellness at Baylor Scott & White Health, will describe how 43% of Baylor Scott & White employees who participated in Naturally Slim reversed their MetS

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How Baylor Scott & White, Oncor Electric and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama achieved measurable employee health improvements.
  • Strategies employers can use to reduce obesity-related disease in your employee population.

Benefits of a MetS reversal solution that is scalable, easy to implement, cost-effective and engaging.


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Thought Leaders

Becky Hall
Senior Manager, Health and Welfare Benefits and Wellness
Oncor Electric
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With over 30 years of business experience, Becky Hall has the proven ability to effectively manage change and process redesign using her strong communication and leadership skills.

As the health and welfare benefits and wellness leader at Oncor Electric Delivery, Ms. Hall provides the strategic direction and alignment on both short-term and long-term employee benefits and wellness initiatives for Oncor’s employees and retirees.  She provides leadership and guidance to external partners, vendors and internal management to meet the program goals and serve as a benefit advocate for the participants.

Prior to joining Oncor in 2018, Ms. Hall held various leadership positions within Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) for 17 years.  She demonstrated the ability to effectively implement and communicate significant changes in HR programs such as enhanced workforce planning, centralized recruitment structure, employee benefit redesign, implementation of a consumer driven health plan, and outsourcing of HR and Benefit administration.  Prior to BSWH, Ms. Hall spent 10 years at Central and South West Corporation in various positions in investor relations, management consulting, financial analysis and audit.  While at CSW, she played a key role in the merger of CSW with American Electric Power Company both with the communication with the financial community and transitioning the two company’s financial organizations into one.  Ms. Hall began her career with Deloitte and Touche where she consulted with clients in all industries on various business needs.

Ms. Hall received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Lee Barnes
Associate Resource Consultant
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
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Lee Barnes is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She has been at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for 30 years. Currently, she administers and develops their BeWell wellness program for associates. During her tenure, Lee has worked in several roles, including Marketing Account Manager, where she served the needs of employer group customers. Lee has also previously worked as Wellness Director for a Birmingham hospital system.

Lee is an advocate for exercise, art and pets as stress therapy. She enjoys walking, yoga, pottery, and painting, and spending time with her feline rescues.  

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