23rd Annual “Best of the Best”

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

“Best of the Best” is a favorite event for proactive employers made possible by the generous support of The Walt Disney Company for the past 22 years. “Best of the Best” showcases effective programs initiated by both self-funded and fully insured employers.


The Florida Alliance invited leading edge employers who have been innovative in their benefit design and contracting to present their successful programs. This year’s topics addressed plan designs to accommodate biosimilars, encouraging employees to reach and maintain a healthy weight, and cost and quality outcomes from early adoption of bundled payments.


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“An Employer’s Approach to Healthy Weight Management”

Susan Campbell, Ph.D.

Health & Wellness Strategist

American Airlines

“Drug Cost Savings:  Incorporating Biosimilars Into Your Benefit Design”

Alex Jung, MBA

Partner/Managing Director



Gaye Fortner, MSN

President & CEO

HC21 Business Coalition

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“The MCSIG Experience:  Bundled Rates, Shared Risk and Best in Class Outcomes”

Michael Laresen, MBA

Executive Director

Municipalities Colleges Schools Insurance Group (MCSIG)

Two awards were presented during the event. The Most Engaged Employer Award was presented to Rosa Novo, Employee Benefits Director, on behalf of the Miami-Dade Public Schools. Also presented was the Wellbeing 100 Award to Beth Curran, Senior Director, Risk Management at Orange County Public Schools, Dianne Howard, Director of Risk & Benefits for the Palm Beach County Public Schools, and Rosa Novo.

This annual event is hosted by The Walt Disney Company