Thomas Sondergeld

Director Digital Innovation

Employer Health Innovation Roundtable

Tom Sondergeld is a revolutionary global executive with proven success transforming the program structure, strategy, and distribution mechanisms with operational excellence at jumbo employers and now the EHIR.

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

Patience and diligence in adversity.

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

Mental health and health equity.

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?

While at Walgreens we moved to the Fully-insured Private exchange and saved 10% of total medical spend the year we moved. Three years later we moved to a self-insured private exchange and, again, saved 10% of medical spending in that year as well.

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

Chronic care delivery, pharmacy spend, flagrant claims spend.

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

Digital healthcare solutions.

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

Building a well-being culture around digital and telehealth care solutions.

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

I assisted with rolling out telehealth solutions at employers that were valuable and filled a need.

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?

Innovation can occur quickly when there are demand and urgency. We learned in 2020 that we can innovate quickly which will carry into the future.

Past Sponsors

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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