Presented by Gary Dennison
To register: Key Employee Benefits 2019 Outlook & Market Trends
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.
1. Insurer financial trends
2. Marketplace capacity education
3. Rate and pricing environment
4. ER cost shifting to EE
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.
Wine & Wisdom
To Register: Book Club: Wine and Wisdom
Book: "Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity." by Kim Scott
Book Synopsis: From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. When you become a manager, it’s your job to say it--and your obligation.
Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she worked with a team to develop a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor.
Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. When you challenge without caring it’s obnoxious aggression; when you care without challenging it’s ruinous empathy. When you do neither it’s manipulative insincerity.
This simple framework can help you build better relationships at work, and fulfill your three key responsibilities as a leader: creating a culture of feedback (praise and criticism), building a cohesive team, and achieving results you’re all proud of.
Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author’s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.
Books will be mailed to participants.
Note: Upon registration, all participants will be assessed an invoice to their FMHRA account for $10. We ask that you do not pay this invoice immediately. Following your attendance at the Wine and Wisdom event, the invoice will be removed from your account. If you are unable to attend the Wine and Wisdom event, you will be required to pay the invoice.
Presented by Jonathan Peters, PhD
To register: Gamification for Training and Onboarding: Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice, Engage, and Encourage Employees
Wouldn’t it be great to know how to introduce a gaming dimension into the corporate training programs you design or deliver? What would it look like to include game elements to drive participation, engagement, retention, and to achieve a measurable ROI? This hands-on, presentation takes you through the 5-step process of gamifying a training or on boarding program.
Gamification of real-world training and development is a powerful technique which can motivate people and help generate loyalty to your organization, its products, and its message. At its core, Gamification is about finding the fun in the things that we have to do.
When learning is fun, people remember, apply, and return for more.
• Weave analogies and stories to make the training stickable – so that players remember facts and transfer skills to real world scenarios
• Create the right mix of ingredients and next steps in your learning activities to allow the participants to acquire knowledge and skill
• Identify the game elements (points, badges, leaderboards, etc.) and game mechanics (chance, competition, collaboration, rewards, etc.) you will use
• Construct a consistent, attractive - even charming and captivating - cohesiveness that ties the entire project together
• Answer the question: Is it fun?
Jonathan Peters, PhD, is the Chief Motivation Officer at Sententia. He has spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team members. With Sententia, he applies his knowledge and experience to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification.
Jonathan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he calls Austin, Texas home.