The Changing Risk Landscape


About this event


The weblink, call details and agenda before the event.

2.0 CE CREDITS on completion of brief online post-session quiz (except in Alberta).


In this session we will explore how to address changes in our landscape that affect your clients and the health, performance and attendance of their employees. You will want to share this with your clients. 

Chair and Moderator
Denise Balch, President, Connex Health

Innovation: Insurance Re-Imagined
Erin Crump, Vice President, Individual and Mental Health, Green Shield Canada

In her presentation on benefits innovation, Erin will examine questions about whether our dollars are being spent in the right places, for the right services and prescription drugs that will bring the most value to plan members and their families. What would our medical and dental plans look like if we started from scratch? Is plan design evolution and plan management headed in the right direction?

Addressing Post-COVID Complications
Stephanie Lue-Kim, Organizational Health Consultant, Canada Life

We are hearing more about ongoing and permanent long-term complications of patients who recover from COVID-19. Providers are learning to adapt to meet the changing landscape, developing new knowledge, skills and strategies. Hear about these new developments to prepare you and your clients for what lies ahead, how this may affect workplace accommodation, and short and long term disability.

Preventing Vision Loss and Impairment
Harry Bohnsack, Optometrist, Bohnsack & Steffler, and incoming President of the Canadian Association of Optometrists 

As our population ages and rates of type 2 diabetes increase dramatically, more Canadians are at risk of vision loss or impairment than ever before. Hear from the Canadian Association of Optometrists about their Don’t Lose Sight campaign and how to ensure your clients have the coverage necessary for the early diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of diseases that can impair vision.

Panel Discussion

Join our panel to take your questions and discuss the changing risk landscape and how plan sponsors, their advisors and payers can work together to deliver the best value for their benefit dollars in today’s environment.

Registration Fees:$50.00 plus HST. Refunds available up to 48 hours before the event, subject to $10.00 processing fee.

Thank you to our Benefits Breakfast Club (BBC) sponsors for their support during COVID-19. Find out who our sponsors are here. Welcome to new supporting sponsors Abbott LaboratoriesCanadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC).

Simplify Prior Authorization

Check the Simplify Prior Authorization microsite,, which is the central resource for developments in prior authorization in Canada, including our recent blog on Prior Authorization and the Patient Impact.

More Podcasts available soon

We’ve been working on new podcasts as we continue our second series. Your suggestions for topics and presenters are welcome. Who do you want to hear from? We love bringing these to you so don’t be shy! Contact Denise at

Benefits Connexion Podcasts - Season 2

Coming soon – Leannne MacFarlane, Senior Director Advocacy and Preferred Providers with Sobeys/MHCSI and Chris Dalseg, Vice President, Strategic Growth and Marketing with BioScript

#13  Patient Navigation and Prior Authorization with Alan Birch, Drug Access Facilitator and Founder, Drug Access Canada

#12  Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Past, Present and Future with Laura Blair, Director of Sales at Express Scripts Canada

 #11 – Why Simplify Prior Authorization? with Bev Herczegh, Pharmacist and Director, The Pangaea Group and Denise Balch, Principal Consultant and President, Connex Health

#10  What's New in Obesity with Dr. Sasha High, Medical Director at High Metabolic Clinic

Thank you to our Benefits Breakfast Club (BBC) and Benefits and Private Healthcare Associate (BPHA) sponsors for making these free podcasts possible.

Find out more information on upcoming podcasts and webinars at