2023 Annual Benefits Seminar

  • 15 Jun 2023
  • 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Hyatt Place Kansas City, 8741 Ryckert Street, Lenexa, KS 66219


Registration is closed

5 hours of CE credit are available in Kansas and Missouri,
one of which is ethics credit, as well as SHRM credit


7:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am


Effective communication is a critical component of any successful organization, and it is particularly essential in today's workforce, which is increasingly diverse and remote. Alex will discuss how to use targeted communications that cater to differing communication preferences, capture the attention of employees with jargon-free messaging, and keep benefits top-of-mind by creating a year-round communications strategy.

8:50 am - Break

9:00 am

TRANSPARENCY: THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE RISK FINANCINGDaniel Meylan, Senior Vice President Broker Relations, Zelis

The business of healthcare in America is changing.  Recently passed regulations are driving new transparency requirements in every segment of the healthcare industry from providers to insurance carriers, to employers, to brokers to consumers. This presentation will not only examine the laws and regulations but will look at how those changes will impact healthcare delivery in the near term and for the future generations of healthcare consumers.

9:50 am - Break

10:00 am

ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE – Lacey Bowen, Wellbeing and Engagement Consultant, and Tammie McCoy, Engagement and Wellbeing Account Manager, CBIZ

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the significance of mental health in the workplace.   As a result, there has been a surge in awareness and efforts to prioritize employee wellbeing. This presentation aims to examine mental health concerns in the workplace and equip leaders with the tools to promote mental health initiatives tailored to their employees' specific needs. By fostering a culture that values mental health, organizations can effectively encourage proactive measures focused on prevention, early intervention, accessible care, and inclusivity.

10:50 am - Break

11:00 am

DENTAL BENEFIT DESIGN AND TRANSFER CONSIDERATIONSGreg Cain, Director of Sales, Principal Financial Group

This session will discuss types of dental plans along with design considerations. Controlling costs and adding enhancements, as well as transfer considerations, will also be discussed.

11:50 am - Lunch

12:10 pm

2023 COMPLIANCE CHALLENGESRory Kane Akers, J.D., Vice President, Senior ERISA Compliance Attorney, Lockton Companies

This session will discuss the compliance challenges from COVID-19, price transparency, mental health parity, the ACA and notable court cases.

1:00 pm - adjourn

                        ** Must be a current member of EBPA to receive the CE credits.**

** 48 Hour cancellation policy **

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