2022 Benefit Trends in an Era of “The Great Resignation”
Competition for talent remains fierce as employers continue to experience high turnover, and job openings are going unfulfilled. Employee expectations are higher than ever with many seeking employers that offer benefits, flexible work policies, and programs that support their financial, physical and emotional well-being. Benefits budgeting will also be a challenge. Employer health plans will continue to be affected by rising healthcare costs. HR professionals have tough work ahead to negotiate the varied challenges of an ongoing pandemic, and decision-makers will need to stay on top of trends in healthcare, compliance and benefits in order to develop thoughtful mitigation strategies.
Program Information/Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
- Craft inclusive benefit strategies to support recruitment and retention efforts
- Adjust to changes caused by increased remote work
- Manage open enrollment in a virtual environment
- Expand access with alternative care
- Implement meaningful population health management to reduce costs
- Navigate the specialty drug dilemma
- Increase retention and hiring by supporting employees’ financial security
1.0 SHRM Credit – PENDING!
About Our Speakers:
Megan Fromm is a Vice President and Employee Benefits Consultant at USI. Megan works with her clients to provide strategic direction, program design, marketing, services and claims advocacy for their benefit programs. Megan has been partnering with clients as a specialty and general broker for 10 years, providing guidance and expertise in research, implementation, and administration of group benefits, with a special focus on middle market organizations. Megan emphasizes a long-term strategic approach to optimizing benefits, in order to maximize the effectiveness of employee attraction and retention efforts. Her expertise includes alternative funding methods, analytic underwriting strategies, carrier relationships and bid negotiations, health and wellness initiatives, as well as innovative ideas and programs aimed at addressing all aspects of employers’ benefit offerings. Prior to joining USI’s Seattle office, Megan specialized in long-term care insurance and has been a respected speaker for groups like SHRM, CEBs, and NAHU throughout the West Coast. On a personal note, Megan lives in Woodinville with her son Cooper (1), husband Alex, and golden retriever Bailey.
Gillian Crismier is a Vice President and Employee Benefits Consultant at USI. Her ultimate goal is to partner with Finance and Benefit Teams in order to design innovative solutions and deliver superior services to her clients. With 16 years’ experience, including nearly a decade with two insurance carriers, Gillian is uniquely positioned to offer her clients a wide array of knowledge and expertise the areas of healthcare, funding arrangement, technology, mental health solutions, and leave management. Her focus is to work together to create solutions around cost, compliance, technology, and communication—in order to establish a strategic, long-term plan customized to your organization. Gillian, along with her Team of experts, analyzes client business issues and challenges leveraging the USI ONE™ Advantage– a proprietary platform integrating analytics, networked resources and strategic planning to deliver highly customized solutions with economic impact. USI is a leading national insurance brokerage and consulting firm delivering customized employee benefits, property and casualty, personal risk, and retirement solutions throughout the United States. On personal note, Gillian is married and has two boys, Liam (4) and Declan (2). She lives with them, and her two boxer dogs in Snohomish.