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Key Employee Benefits 2019 Outlook & Market Trends

  • July 09, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Avalon Events Center, Fargo ND


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Key Employee benefits 2019 outlook & Market trends

Educational Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Gary Dennison


To register:  Key Employee Benefits 2019 Outlook & Market Trends

Program Summary: 

Rising healthcare costs remain a source of frustration for employers and consumers alike; however, as the market continues to evolve, several trends and innovations are coming forward that will help companies manage those costs and improve worker productivity. Benefit plans are a critical part of an employer’s overall rewards package, especially as the need to attract and retain qualified talent remains high. Ensuring that benefits are competitive and consistent with an employer’s culture while simultaneously balancing costs is a challenge, and many employers need to focus on setting their future goals.

Learning Objectives:  

1. Insurer financial trends

2. Marketplace capacity education

3. Rate and pricing environment

4. ER cost shifting to EE

About the Speaker:  

Gary Dennison is the Senior Vice President of USI Insurance Services. 

As an employee benefits professional, Gary possesses extensive experience addressing employers’ needs and objectives under employee benefits programs. He is actively involved in identifying and implementing cost-effective employer solutions, including defined contribution and consumer driven health care plans. His experience is strong in both the fully insured and self-funded medical programs with an emphasis on alternate funding techniques.

As of late, Gary and his team have been on the forefront of assisting and providing solutions to employers under the new healthcare reform mandates. He recognizes the importance of educating employers on the need for compliance and financial planning under the new era of the healthcare delivery system in the U.S. He works with all industry sectors, including public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Gary earned his Political Science and Economics Degrees from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to joining USI (formerly Wells Fargo Insurance) in 1996, he led the employee benefits division for Rothchild, Bell, and Walseth, a risk management and consulting firm in St. Paul, Minnesota, for three years.

Re-certification Credits:

Approved: 1.0 SHRM credit
Approved: 1.0 HRCI credit


American Style-Hamburgers and Brats

Choice of Salad: Pasta Salad

Served with baked beans and chips


Coffee and Water

Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.

Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $30 charge per meeting.

Student non-members: Please email if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.


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