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HR Happy Hour 205 – The Health & Benefits Leadership Conference Preview

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HR Happy Hour 205 – The Health & Benefits Leadership Conference Preview

HR Happy Hour 205 – The Health & Benefits Leadership Conference Preview

Recorded Thursday March 5, 2015

Hosts: Trish McFarlaneSteve Boese

Guest: Jennifer Benz

Listen to the show HERE

This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Trish and Steve were joined by Jennifer Benz, Founder and CEO of Benz Communications, and Program Chair for Human Resource Executive’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference, to be held April 8 – 10, 2015 at the Aria in Las Vegas.

On the show, Jennifer shared some of the most important themes and challenges facing Benefits and HR leaders today – health care plan design and reform, employee wellness, (particularly financial wellness), and the importance of educating and effectively communicating with employees on important benefits, wellness, and welfare issues.

The upcoming Health & Benefits Leadership Conference will help HR and Benefits leaders understand these challenges and trends, as well as provide insight and actionable ideas to take back to their organizations immediately. And in what has become a highlight in the young history of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference, once again an exciting, ‘Ignite’ style Ideas and Innovators session will showcase the best, most leading edge, and provocative thinking on health, wellness, and benefits.

Benefits and related spending can be as much as 30% of compensation budget for many organizations. Understanding how, where, and for what goals you are investing such a considerable amount of budget is one of the top priorities for HR and Benefits leaders today. On the show, Jen shared a preview of how the Conference can and will help you as a leader in making these critically important organizational decisions – ones that impact employee engagement, reputation, and retention.

We also lamented again (well, mostly Steve), about the terrible winter weather, Steve shared a slightly disturbing tale of a former neighbor and his snowblower, and Trish offered to talk about Benefits plan design with anyone at any time. We also talked about how cool the word ‘formulary’ is.

You can listen to the show here, or using the widget player below, (Email and RSS subscribers will need to click through, or go to the show direct link)

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Also, listeners of the show who attend the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference can use the registration discount code BOESE15 (all caps), to receive $75 off the current registration rate.

As always, you can listen to the current and all the past shows from the archive on the show page here, on our HR Happy Hour website, and by subscribing to the show in podcast form on iTunes, or for Android devices using Stitcher Radio (or your favorite podcast app). Just search the iTunes store or your podcast app for ‘HR Happy Hour’ to add the show to your subscriptions.

This was a great show, and many thanks to Jennifer for being a part of the fun.

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