Event: HRForum, Health and Wellness: Trends in Employer Sponsored Benefit Programs

Event: HRForum, Health and Wellness: Trends in Employer Sponsored Benefit Programs

According to the SHRM website, if a company correctly implements a wellness program using thorough, company-specific research and planning, the program can be a “win-win” for both the employer and the employees. Wellness programs can benefit employers by: lowering health care costs, reducing absenteeism, reducing workers’ compensation and disability-related costs, reducing injuries and improving employee morale and loyalty.

This forum is designed to provide students an understanding of how, as direct benefit costs continue to escalate, for both the employer and employee (increased premiums, copays, high deductible plans), companies are being required to be more thoughtful and creative about benefit offerings.  As a result, many companies are increasing existing or implementing new Wellness programs as part of the company-sponsored benefits. The keynote speaker will talk about trends in wellness programs and the panelists will provide insight into their individual company program offering.

You will learn:

  • “Best Practices” for creating a Wellness program
  • How to be HIPPA compliant with your wellness offering
  • The difference between “participator” versus “incentivized” programs
  • How to manage an effective Wellness program in a union environment
  • How to build the business case and the importance of executive sponsorship

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Michael Schechter, MD, Partner
Be Well Solutions

Panelists:

Michelle Peterman, HR Generalist
Component Repair Technologies

Amy Robinson, Sr. Benefits Coordinator
Automated Packaging Systems

Heather Hennekes, Director, Global Compensation and Benefits
Vita-Mix Corporation

Mark McLeod, Manager, University Benefits
Kent State University

Today’s Agenda:

1:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m…………………….. Keynote Address
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m…………………….. Panel Session
2:45 p.m. – 3 p.m………………………….  Q&A
3 p.m…………………………………………..  Networking Reception

 

Located in “KIVA” at the Kent State Student Center, Risman Dr., Kent, OH, 44242

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