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Recorded Webinar, August 12 - 12:00PM - 1:00PM CST

How Healthcare Price Transparency Can Cut Costs and Improve Value

Angelo P Scozia, CEBS, CFP, Willis of Illinois, Inc and Dave Carr, FSA, MAAA, Willis Towers Watson

Organizations are paying almost 250% of Medicare reimbursements for their employees’ health care services. When it comes to health benefits usage and expense, 2021 is likely going to look a lot different than 2020. An analysis published by Willis Towers Watson encourages employers to pay special attention to the impact of COVID-19 on their healthcare spend so they can respond to the rapidly changing healthcare market landscape and shifting needs of their workforce. But what exactly does this look like?

New transparency rules require healthcare providers to provide participants, beneficiaries and enrollees, personalized out-of-pocket cost information for all covered healthcare items and services through an internet-based, self-service tool, or paper form upon request. During this session, our presenters will discuss healthcare price transparency, reference-based pricing and state interventions in health care delivery. Audience members will leave this presentation with a meaningful understanding of why and how to consider innovative healthcare transparency options for their organization. Attendees will learn strategies for harnessing the benefits of increasing transparency in healthcare to reduce benefits spend and increase employee engagement in healthcare.

Learning objectives:
• Understand the new Price Transparency Rules
• Strategies to leverage Reference-Based Pricing
• Learn about State Interventions

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Optimizing your Total Rewards Spend in Turbulent Times

Speakers: Lori Wisper, Managing Director and Julie Ann Merkel, Director, Willis Towers Watson

During 2020, some organizations have been faced with growth at a pace they could never have predicted. Other organizations have been faced with a moderate or severe slump in demand that continues to call for quick decision making and, in some cases, extreme cost containment measures. In whatever scenario you find your business, it is critical to balance the actions necessary due to immediate economic conditions with your organization’s long-term vision for sustainably attracting and engaging talent. Join us to discuss how to evaluate your Total Rewards package considering both long-term and short-term goals and impact on employee experience. We will also discuss creative changes to the Total Rewards package due to the pandemic.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Evaluate strategies for your organizations total rewards package
  • Learn how long-term and short-term goals impact your employees
  • Explore creative changes to your organization’s total rewards package due to the current environment

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Don't Feed the Trolls: Trolling and Online Harassment in Times of COVID-19

Speakers: Heather Imrie, M. ED., Director of Program Development and Efficacy, Catharsis Productions; Gail Stern, Ph.D Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Catharsis Productions

Online trolling and harassment are not new to our society but in these stressful times more prevalent in our lives than ever. With the stress of being at home, worried about health, friends and family and employment social media is an outlet for boredom, comfort, connection, fear and even anger. But beyond the adage "don't feed the trolls" what is the most effective way to deal with bias speech and other harmful comments on our social media pages? This training will review research on trolling and other online harassment, what it is, why folks do it and what are the most effective ways to protect your pages and respond. 

During this webinar attendees will learn:

  • What trolling is and why people do it
  • Where the toxic messaging in many troll scripts comes from 
  • Best practices for responding to trolls
  • Best practices for policies regarding trolls on your pages
  • Examples of how to handle trolling on your pages

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About Heather 

Heather received her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2008 and is currently working towards her PhD in Educational Psychology. She has created and presented sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, hate crime, systems of oppression, victim blaming and bystander intervention training to crisis centers, universities and military installations around the world. She is the creator of various anti-violence programs most notably Got Your Back/The Hook-Up. She is the co-creator of the Force of Awesome Institute, a program that incorporates active coaching and curriculum analysis for violence prevention educators. She has created and implemented anti-sexual violence & bystander intervention training for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Wisconsin and Ohio National Guards and various Colleges and Universities.

About Gail 

Dr. Gail Stern has over 20 years of experience in violence prevention education and advocacy. She is the co-owner and Chief Academic Officer of Catharsis Productions, and is the co-author and co-producer of the interactive, non-stranger rape prevention program Sex Signals, which is presented hundreds of times at universities and military installations each year. Dr. Stern served as a subject matter expert (SME), curriculum developer, and trainer for the U.S. Air Force-wide Bystander Intervention initiative; co-developed a 20-hour peer education program on sexual violence prevention for the USNA; and serves as an instructional leader in Catharsis Productions prevention initiative at Naval Station Great Lakes. Dr. Stern serves as a SME to the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S Marine Corps, U.S. National Guard, and is a highly sought-after speaker at national and regional sexual and domestic violence prevention conferences.

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