Morning Preconference Session
Legally Compliant Communications—And the Consequences of Miscommunication
Monday, January 20, 2020 | 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Marilyn A. Monahan
Monahan Law Office
Join this interactive discussion to learn what employers have to do, and what they should do, both to ensure employees understand the terms of their health plan and to limit the employer's exposure to liability. The program will review the disclosure (and distribution) rules in ERISA and other key laws governing health plans, with a particular emphasis on best practices, and how legal requirements have changed in light of the ACA. Common misconceptions and traps for the unwary will be discussed—including a look at the potential consequences of the miscommunication of plan terms.
Afternoon Preconference Session
Creating a Thriving Culture: It's a Two-Way Street
Monday, January 20, 2020 | 1:00pm-4:00 p.m.
Michelle Spehr, M.A., M.Ed., MCHES, CWWPC, CWF
Health and Wellness Consultant
The Benefit Services Group
Rebecca Johnson, MS
Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer
When it comes to creating a high-performing organization that can sustain the test of time, business leaders, HR and well-being professionals often focus on efforts to improve the health and productivity of individual employees. While this is clearly an important part of the equation, developing a thriving organization is a two-way street. Not only do employees need resources and tools that support self-care and are in alignment with the latest thinking on health and human nature, the cultural norms of the organization must authentically support personal and professional well-being. While most HR and wellness professionals recognize this truth, many struggle to lead their organizations away from outdated approaches and into new paradigm approaches.
This preconference intensive will explore the reciproical relationship between individual well-being and organizational health through the lens of a simple framework. It is a workshop experience designed so participants leave with information (data, resource and case studies), inspiration (interactive learning exercises, opportunities for collaboration and space for self-reflection) and practical strategies (actionable takeaways, tools and resources) so they can have greater impact and influence in their organizations and on the lives of those they serve.