Health and Safety

Teamster Center Services Announces Speaker Line Up for Health & Benefits Expo

October 20, 2015
By Stephanie West

Teamster Center Services will host the 22nd Annual Health & Benefits Expo on Friday, October 30th at the Grand Hyatt New York.  This popular event brings together multiemployer and public benefit plan Trustees and administrators for an opportunity to network and obtain crucial information on the key issues effecting health and pension funds.  More than 50 companies will be showcasing their products and services in the conference’s exhibit hall.

The conference’s educational agenda will open with Healthcare Hot Topics for Multiemployer Plans.   The speaker will be Suzanne Taranto, a Principal and Consulting Actuary with Milliman with over 25 years of employee benefits consulting experience.

Jeffrey Altholz, M.D. will present Department of Transportation Update and the Opiate Epidemic.  Dr. Altholz is the Founder and CEO of Clarity Testing Services, a NY based provider of onsite safety and compliance services to Labor/Management workplaces.  Dr. Altholz is both a Certified Medical Review Officer for DOT drug and alcohol testing and a Certified DOT Medical Examiner (NRCME) for the performance of FMCSA Driver Qualification Exams. 

Specialty and Medical Pharmacy:  How Rx Spend Impacts You and Your Members will be presented by Mostafa Kamal.  Mostafa is the CEO of Magellan Rx Management and leads the company’s strategy and operations with the goal of delivering best-in-class drug management solutions that help clients improve the health of their members.

Mike Reha will present The Need to Make Noise about Hearing at Work: The Case for Greater Fund Focus on the Hearing of their Members. Mike Reha is the Director of Sales and Marketing for EPIC Hearing Healthcare and has more than 20 years of experience in the hearing industry.  

Using Technology to Bring Transparency and Simplicity to the Pharmacy Benefit for Members and the Plan will be presented by Kristin Begley, Pharm.D.  Dr. Begley is responsible for developing strategic relationships for Truveris where she combines her financial and clinical expertise as a pharmacist, focusing on procurement, benefit design, and pharmacogenomics.

Information on the Health & Benefits Expo is available online at or by calling Teamster Center Services at 212-235-5003. You can download the attendee brochure here

October 19, 2015

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