Matthew Ponicall

Senior Vice President, Benefits Executive

Bank of America

Matt Ponicall is a Senior Vice President on the Bank of America benefits team. He is responsible for all programs under the Physical Wellbeing portfolio, including our medical plans, prescription drug vendor, retiree health and several other health and insurance programs. Matt is also responsible for the development of our long-term physical wellbeing strategy as well as the financial management of our plans. Matt has been with the bank for five years.

Prior to that he worked at Wells Fargo as their Benefits Planning and Strategy Manager as well as Willis Towers Watson as a health and welfare consultant where his focus was on benefits strategy, plan management, retiree medical, financial management and merger and acquisition work. Matt has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications from Old Dominion University.

Speaker Questionnaire
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?

What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?

Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?

If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?

How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?

What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

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1 Conference. 3 Moonshots.


Moonshot #1​

Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.​



Moonshot #2​

Reimagine engagement and well-being.



Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​


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