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06/19/2017

Tearing Down the Silos: Health Care and Retirement Spending−What Is the True Cost?
06/19/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Kevin Mahoney, Senior institutional consultant, accredited investment fiduciary analyst®, The Mahoney Group of Raymond James
Workplace Application:
You will learn the advantage of viewing employer benefit spending on health care and retirement plans as one pool of spending. 

This session will show how you can reduce long-term health care cost by helping your employees better prepare for retirement. The discussion will center around changing how companies view health care and retirement benefits in silos to a holistic benefits approach. The increased long-term cost in health care due to employees working beyond normal retirement age could be viewed as an unfunded liability. This liability simply replaces an unfunded but quantifiable retirement liability with an ill-defined unfunded healthcare liability. You will learn:

  • How employee retirement readiness or lack thereof impacts corporate healthcare spending.
  • Why breaking down the silo approach to benefits is critical to managing costs and will allow you to make benefit spending decisions strategically as opposed to reactively.
  • Why true retirement readiness matters.
  • How to measure the true cost and benefit of your health care and retirement programs .
  • Why a holistic approach to benefits is good for your company and your employees.
Effective Incentive Plan Design
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Stacey R. Carroll, President, HR Experts On-Call
Workplace Application:
This session will help you understand why and how to implement effective incentive plans for employees at all levels within your organization. 

Research shows that more and more organizations are relying on incentive plans to reward performance and top performers. Is your organization taking advantage of this opportunity? If not, join for this session to learn about smart incentive plan design that has an impact on driving performance and meeting business objectives. This session is intended to provide the basic framework for good incentive plan design and will review real-world examples of incentives at various organization with different industries. You'll leave this session feeling more prepared to build and update incentive plans in your organization. You will learn:

·         The foundation and principles of good incentive plan design. 

·         How to design incentive plans that link directly back to your organization’s strategic goals.  

·         How to identify incentive plans that will be effective within your organization.

The Employee Wellness Dance: Marrying the Art of Behavior Change with Business of Outcomes
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Brad Cooper, MSPT, MBA, ATC, MTC, Chief executive officer, US Corporate Wellness, Inc.
Presenter:
Suzanna Barnett Cooper, Co-founder and chief learning officer , Catalyst Coaching Institute
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to combine the positive nature of behavior change with the business side in optimizing an employee wellness program design. 

As an HR Manager, you believe in the value of wellness, but it can be a struggle to align the art of positive behavior change with the science of producing the necessary outcomes. This session will provide practical ways in which the two can be successfully combined and integrated into an effective “dance” within your organization. At the end of this session you will:

·         Understand the key concepts around the art of positive behavior change in wellness programming.

·         Recognize the importance of a sound business strategy.

·         Be able to identify specific ways in which the two key components can move and flow as one
          in the overall approach to wellness.

ACA and ERISA Compliance: 11 Steps to Avoid (or Survive) a DOL Audit
06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Gary Kushner, CBP, President and chief executive officer, Kushner & Company
Workplace Application:
This session will cover 11 items to review to ensure you have the processes and documentation you’ll need if subject to a DOL audit of your health and welfare plans. 

After passage of the ACA, there are even more requirements that employers sponsoring health and other welfare plans need to ensure they are performing. This session will help you:

·         Learn what the DOL looks for when they do an audit.

·         Learn what you can do to be totally prepared in the event of an audit.

·         Identify the pitfalls that many employers miss when sponsoring plans that can show up on audit.

Exploring the Compensation Data Landscape: Finding the Right Data Puts You Ahead of the Competition
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Mike Metzger, CEO and president, Payscale
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how you can have the right compensation data to help you win the talent war. 

Repeated Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

The compensation data landscape has changed. HR and compensation professionals have more choice than ever in data sources. At the same time, employees are more informed of their market value. For some, this is a shift towards more positive conversations, but it can be scary without the right data to back you up. This session will review trends impacting compensation, overview the growing data market and considerations for selecting sources, and illustrate how organizations use compensation data to forward your business strategies. This session will help you:

  • Get a better understanding of the factors that are contributing to this tight talent market. 
  • Understand the spectrum of sources of compensation data, as well as how to evaluate their usefulness for attendee organizations. 
  • Understand how compensation drives your business strategy as well.

 

Benefits in the Workplace: An Update and Competitive Practices for Impact in 2017
06/19/2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Shonna Waters , Vice president, Research , SHRM
Workplace Application:
This session will discuss common trends on how to use competitive practices and behavioral science to design and evaluate your benefits program to ensure it is meeting the strategic objectives of your organization.  

Each year SHRM conducts a large-scale survey to examine trends in the strategic use of benefits. This survey is used to investigate how organizations are making use of their benefits to enhance their talent management strategies and the lives of their employees. In this presentation, data collected from the survey will be used as a launch pad for describing how you can make better use of competitive practices and findings from behavioral science to make your benefits programs more strategic and impactful. This session will cover:

·         The most prevalent trends in benefits.

·         How your organization can optimize your benefits program. 

True Performance Pay: Evolving Your Company Culture From Base Pay to Comprehensive Variable Rewards
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
John A. Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, President, Rubino Consulting Services
Workplace Application:
You will learn a step-by-step process for successfully designing, implementing and communicating variable reward programs. 

Make no mistake about it: evolving from base pay to variable rewards is significant cultural change in any organization. To do this right, not only must the variable program be designed appropriately, but a number of organizational culture and “environmental” issues must be studied, addressed and resolved --- all within a structured framework. Only with this approach can a new variable reward program for all employees achieve success. You will leave this session with:

  • A variable rewards template that can be tailored to your organization.
  • A practical “working document” that will help you design and implement a successful variable reward plan.
Employee Benefits: Where Strategy Intersects with Compliance
06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Sheldon James Blumling, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will address the importance of employee benefits compliance and an employee benefits strategy. 

Repeated Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.

Like it or not, the administration of employee benefits is a compliance-driven area. However, administering employee benefits in a manner that conveys maximum value is also an important strategic initiative to attract and retain the right talent. This session will highlight those areas where good strategy intersects with strong compliance in a way that furthers both goals. Strong employee benefits compliance protects you from regulatory risks and employee claims. A good employee benefits strategy furthers business objectives by helping you attract and retain top talent. This session will show you how you can may address both of these important initiatives with the same best practices. You will learn how to:

  • Employ the same best practices to further both strong employee benefits compliance and a strong employee benefits strategy.
  • Maximize the strategic value of employee benefits in attracting and retaining top talent within the strict bounds of a compliance-driven area.

 

06/20/2017

Trumping Obamacare
06/20/2017 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
David Lindgren, Senior manager, Compliance & Public Affairs, Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex)
Workplace Application:
This session will emphasize what employer-sponsored health care means under the Trump presidency to help you adapt your group health plans to comply with new and/or proposed changes to the ACA and other benefits regulations. 

For the last seven years employers have been adapting their health plans to comply with the various requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, a law that newly elected President Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace. Trump’s efforts to repeal President Obama’s signature law has ignited a lot of confusion in the market as to exactly what provisions will change and when. The goal of this session is to provide an overview of health care reform initiatives under a Trump presidency and how that will impact you. This session will:

  • Review Trump’s health care reform initiatives during his first 100 days in office.
  • Discuss the outcome of early repeal efforts. 
  • Help you understand parts of the ACA and/or other laws that may be the most difficult to repeal.
  • Provide an overview of the replacement strategy known up to this point.
Demystifying IRS Deferred Compensation Rules: Five Things You Must Know About Code Section 409A
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Todd A. Solomon, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will provide a description of common issuer and traps you may face with respect to deferred compensation arrangements. 

Since its effective date in 2005, Code Section 409A has wreaked havoc on benefit plan sponsors and employees with deferred compensation. Section 409A touches many areas other than executive benefits, including severance, annual bonus and incentive compensation, and expense reimbursements.  This session will present five common situations that regularly come up for HR and benefits professionals that have significant 409A implications. You will learn:

  • The basics of federal regulation of deferred compensation under Code Section 409A and how to spot a 409A issue, including the impact of additional IRS regulations issued in June of 2016. 
  • Which types of arrangements trigger Section 409A and what restrictions may apply.   
  • Strategies for 409A compliance and avoidance. 
  • How to correct and remedy 409A violations in the event they occur or potentially could occur.
Communicating Total Compensation and Benefits to Millennials
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Karl James Ahlrichs, Senior consultant, Gregory and Appel
Workplace Application:
This session will help you understand how to best address your problems with the engagement and motivation of millennials by addressing the underlying communication problems. 

It’s a perfect storm. We have very complicated benefits and total rewards programs, young employees with very short attention spans, and very high standards. This session will provide you with:

  • An understanding of multiple issues on the horizon and a focused discussion on what a modern organization’s compensation and benefits strategies should look like.
  • Based on those strategies, what audiences must be reached, and the challenges of the environment the target audience works and lives in.
  • Ways to address the challenges with advanced communication methods.
  • Specific methods for reaching Millennials from recent survey data from several Organizational Strategy resources.
  • Advanced metrics to measure success (or failure) with.
Employee Benefits: Where Strategy Intersects with Compliance
06/20/2017 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Sheldon James Blumling, Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Workplace Application:
This session will address the importance of employee benefits compliance and an employee benefits strategy. 

Repeated from Monday at 4:00 p.m.

Workplace Application: This session will address the importance of employee benefits compliance and an employee benefits strategy.

Like it or not, the administration of employee benefits is a compliance-driven area. However, administering employee benefits in a manner that conveys maximum value is also an important strategic initiative to attract and retain the right talent. This session will highlight those areas where good strategy intersects with strong compliance in a way that furthers both goals. Strong employee benefits compliance protects you from regulatory risks and employee claims. A good employee benefits strategy furthers business objectives by helping you attract and retain top talent. This session will show you how you can may address both of these important initiatives with the same best practices. You will learn how to:

  • Employ the same best practices to further both strong employee benefits compliance and a strong employee benefits strategy.
  • Maximize the strategic value of employee benefits in attracting and retaining top talent within the strict bounds of a compliance-driven area.
Using an Exchange to Modernize a Benefits Strategy Through Choice
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Rob Harkins, Practice leader, Private Exchanges, National Human Capital Practice , Willis
Workplace Application:
You will learn how consumer-centric technology modernizes benefit enrollment with decision support tools that enable employee choice based on individual need. 

Today's workforce comprises multiple generations with diverse needs. You must develop your exchange strategy to solve challenges in supporting an evolving workforce. Using a private exchange to modernize your benefit strategy - through choice and education - enables you to offer the appropriate benefits to employees while simplifying  administration. It can help your employees take greater responsibility for their buying decisions, become better health care consumers, realize the value of their benefits and derive more satisfaction. This session will:

  • Examine how private exchanges can help consumers navigate choice. 
  • Help you understand why choice is key to a good consumer experience. 
  • Ensure creativity and flexibility in product design and distribution to address the different needs of today's workforce.
How to Really Help Your Employees get Financially Well
06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jeffrey P. Tulloch , Vice president , MetLife PlanSmart®
Workplace Application:
This session will provide you with an indepth perspective of the specific financial needs of a diverse workforce and new ideas to enhance existing programs. 

Managing the effects of employee stress on productivity and retention is becoming an ongoing challenge that companies are facing. By taking a deeper dive with case studies representative of each generation, you will have a better understanding of the different, critical financial decisions and their implications for your employees. This session will help you:

  • Learn how to balance employees' diverse financial needs and providing a cost effective financial wellness program.
  • Better understand the unique financial differences and needs of every generation in today's workforce.
  • Evaluate your current employee financial offerings and receive guidance on where to focus or enhance an existing program.
Exploring the Compensation Data Landscape: Finding the Right Data Puts You Ahead of the Competition
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Mike Metzger, CEO and president, Payscale
Workplace Application:
This session will show you how you can have the right compensation data to help you win the talent war. 

Repeated from Monday at 2:00 p.m.

The compensation data landscape has changed. HR and compensation professionals have more choice than ever in data sources. At the same time, employees are more informed of their market value. For some, this is a shift towards more positive conversations, but it can be scary without the right data to back you up. This session will review trends impacting compensation, overview the growing data market and considerations for selecting sources, and illustrate how organizations use compensation data to forward your business strategies. This session will help you:

  • Get a better understanding of the factors that are contributing to this tight talent market. 
  • Understand the spectrum of sources of compensation data, as well as how to evaluate their usefulness for attendee organizations. 
  • Understand how compensation drives your business strategy as well.
Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Disorder Management in the Workplace
06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise
Presenter:
Jeanne P. Sherwood, RN, CEO, WellAdvantage
Workplace Application:
This session will discuss the impact of sleep deprivation on the workforce and strategies to proactively manage sleep issues. 

While sleep deprivation and disorders have been proven to have a negative impact on worker health, safety and performance, these issues are often managed reactively due to catastrophic injury, errors and poor performance. Solutions such as best practice shift scheduling, modifying workplace environmental factors and creating a sleep awareness campaign will be discussed. This session will help you: 

  • Appreciate the impact of sleep deprivation/disorders on the body and subsequent worker performance. 
  • Gain an understanding of modifiable workplace factors impacting sleep.
  • Explore potential solutions and strategies to proactively manage workforce sleep disorders/deprivation in the workplace.

06/21/2017

SPONSORED SESSION: Daughters in the Workplace: The Forgotten Caregiver
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Paul Hogan, Chairman , Home Instead Senior Care
Workplace Application:
This session will help you understand the challenges facing those caring for senior parents as well as what policies and benefits you can implement to improve your employees’ performance and reduce attrition. 

For the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under the age of five. And, women are disproportionally impacted by this aging trend. It is proven that across all socioeconomic lines, daughters shoulder the majority of the responsibility of caring for their parents as they age. Oftentimes, women are thrust into a caregiving role yet the same accommodations frequently do not exist for her as they do for a new mom or dad. Paul Hogan has a message for you – care for your employees who are caring for their parents as you care for your employees who are caring for small children. Based on his guidelines created as part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Aging, Hogan will share age-friendly workplace principals. For the first time, he will release the Caregiver-Friendly Business Practices, new research indicating the need for these practices and announce major businesses who have signed on. This session will:

·         Help you create a more supportive workplace for caregivers.

·         Introduce DaughtersInTheWorkplace.com, a website that helps working caregivers understand their rights
          and offers materials to help create more supportive workplaces for caregivers.

Telemedicine, Onsite Clinics and Other Newfangled Plan Options – Traps for the Unwary
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Jay M. Kirschbaum, Senior vice president & practice leader, National Legal & Research Group, Willis Towers Watson
Workplace Application:
You will learn what factors to consider in the adoption of telemedicine, onsite clinics and other plan options to avoid compliance traps. 

Employers are adding cutting-edge options to their medical plans such as telemedicine and onsite clinics.They are also expanding other programs such as wellness, and voluntary options like EAPs, Critical Illness and Gap Insurance coverage.  While these benefits all make the plan offering more robust, all of these options have their own twists on compliance. You should include these options in your plans but  also need to be aware of the compliance traps that might arise if they are offered without considering the design options. You will learn:

  • How ERISA, PPACA, the IRC, HIPAA, COBRA and other laws that apply to employer plans apply to these options.
  • What compliance issues apply to such plans.
  • How to structure plan options to avoid those compliance concerns.
A Benefits Communication Case Study: USO Inc.'s Journey to Implement a High-Deductible Health Plan
06/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Heather F. Parnell, CCP, CBP, Director, Total Rewards, World Wildlife Fund
Workplace Application:
You will learn how the USO used elements of strategic communication plan to implement a High-Deductible Health Plan, resulting in 400% of expected year one enrollment. 

Survey sources show that it is becoming more common for small and mid-size organizations to include a high-deductible health plan option in their employee benefits packages. This session will review the strategy and steps USO, Inc. launched and took to adequately inform a distracted, mission-focused, remote workforce, that produced 400% of expected enrollment. This session will help you:

  • Understand what is involved in creating and implementing a strategic benefits communication plan;  
  • Identify the key players and resources most useful in implementing your plan. 
  • Get the results you want.
  • Identfy the tactics, tools and channels that reach diverse geographically dispersed audiences with a small attention spans.
Employee Wellness Reality Check: Most of What You’ve Been Sold Doesn’t Work, So What DOES?
06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Room: TBD
Track: Total Rewards

1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Rosie Ward , Founding partner , Salveo Partners, LLC
Workplace Application:
This session will critically examine wellness efforts to stop wasting time and resources and learn how to more effectively support employee wellbeing. 

Employee wellness has boomed – off of really bad data. Much of what is being sold to employers is not supported by good science. And something needs to be done. It's time to move beyond empty promises, funny math, and outdated programs that waste time and money. This session will reveal the realities of what is and isn't real with employee wellness, why wellbeing matters, and how to effectively foster it in a way that is sustainable. You will learn how to:

  • Identify the realities and “stuckness” of traditional employee wellness programs.
  • What actually contributes to health care costs.
  • The critical link of organizational effectiveness with employee wellbeing.
  • Define a seven-step blueprint that supports thriving wellbeing while also enhancing organizational performance.