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Session #803: The Benefit Builder Workshop: Understanding Design and Implementation of Responsive Total Rewards
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Sunday 06/23/2019 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Learn various approaches and considerations relevant to designing and implementing responsive total rewards platforms. 

Higher-than-ever ROI expectations, competing interests, and regulatory, legal, demographic and executive demands can make benefits plan design and implementation a daunting task, but delivering a comprehensive and responsive benefits platform is a satisfying achievement. In Part I of this highly interactive workshop, you’ll explore benefit plan design and implementation, reinforcing your knowledge; in Part II, you’ll apply this knowledge to hypothetical real-world benefit design situations, in the setting of a team-based competition of strategy and tactics. The result of this two-part process is a stronger working knowledge of plan design schematics, and practical experience with resolving conflicts and mitigating impediments to total rewards implementation.

Learning Objectives:

  • The basics of ERISA, consumer-directed plans and cafeteria plans.
  • An introduction to plan funding methodologies.
  • The basics of PPACA, including reporting and Cadillac tax review.
  • An introduction to HIPAA for plan sponsors, including health outcomes.
  • Benefit considerations of the multigenerational workforce.
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Jason N. Sheffield, Senior technical advisor and managing attorney, Health & Benefits,
Willis Towers Watson
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Tricia Collins-Schmidt, Senior Director, Midwest Health & Benefits Region Leader,
Willis Towers Watson