711: The Benefits Builder Workshop: Implementation of Responsive Total Rewards | Sessions

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Preconference Workshop
711: The Benefits Builder Workshop: Implementation of Responsive Total Rewards
Additional fee and registration required
In-Person Thursday 09/09/2021 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn about the ever-evolving discipline of benefits plan design and obtain hands-on practice for effective implementation back in the workplace. 

With ROI expectations higher than ever, the task of designing and implementing benefits plans involves walking a tightrope of competing interests. Responding to regulatory, legal, demographic and executive demands in the scope of plan design can be daunting, but the satisfaction of delivering a comprehensive and responsive benefits platform cannot be rivaled. This workshop is a two-part, highly interactive learning experience. In Part 1, you will explore benefits plan design and implementation, reinforcing your knowledge of benefits principles and law through themes such as the multigenerational workforce, well-being program management and development of a company's benefits mission statement. Then, in Part 2, you will immediately apply this knowledge to hypothetical situations in a team-based competition of strategy and tactics related to benefits plan design and implementation. The result of this two-part process is the reinforcement of a working knowledge of plan design schematics, built upon the practical experiences of conflict resolution and mitigation of impediments to total rewards implementation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review ERISA basics.
  • Review the basics of consumer-directed plans and cafeteria plans.
  • Receive an introduction to plan funding methodologies.
  • Review the basics of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Receive an introduction to HIPAA for plan sponsors.
  • Review benefits considerations for the multigenerational workforce.

*Additional fee and registration required.

Nancy Arenas, MPS, SHRM-CP Photo
Nancy Arenas, MPS, SHRM-CP, Associate Director, Talent & Rewards,
Willis Towers Watson
Josepha Gonzales Conway, J.D. Photo
Josepha Gonzales Conway, J.D., Director, Health & Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance Practice Lead,
Willis Towers Watson