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Keynote Speakers Announced for MBGH 2016 Wellness & Health Benefit Conference

Click here to register now to come "Rethink Employee Engagement to Drive Better Results" and hear from these national experts on why you must rethink your approach and which strategies work to engage employees and reduce health benefit cost trend!

Shelly Wolff, Health and Workforce Effectiveness Leader and a senior consultant in Willis Towers Watson's New York City office, kicks off the conference addressing the very real disconnect between the health and wellness benefits employers offer and employee perspectives of these same benefits. As Shelly puts it, "While the hot-button issues of stress and obesity remain ever-present, the numerous programs and incentives designed to combat them have failed to effectively engage employees. Employers may find the key to making better progress hinges on looking at these programs through an employee’s eyes.” Shelly will shed light on how employees perceive these benefits and share suggested strategies to help you rethink how you select and implement programs to actually engage your employees.
 

Shelly, with Willis Towers Watson since 2003, provides thought leadership in global health and worker effectiveness and health and work performance research. including innovative engagement approaches that deliver optimal business value. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, she was Health and Productivity Leader for GE for 10 years.

Kim Stroud, Employee Benefits Manager for Manatee County, FL, our luncheon speaker, will share the story of how Manatee County has achieved a -2.3% health benefits trend since 2009. She will share the specific health benefit and wellness strategies they deployed that have resulted in employee engagement rates in the high 90%. Creative benefit designs, health plan and vendor collaborations, incentives, integrated clinical advocacy, and now an onsite clinic are just some of the pieces that have increased employee engagement and resulted in a negative trend. 

Kim has served as Employee Benefits Manager for the past 10 years and was previously the Director of Health and Lifestyle Management for almost six years. Her Masters in Human Development Counseling certainly prepared her to develop a comprehensive program built on engagement and the stages of change. She is a frequent national speaker on how Manatee County has achieved savings and improvements in health without cost shifting to employees.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 6:30 AM

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