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    July Chapter Meeting (Breakfast) - Renew Your Benefits Like a Rockstar: A Benefits Renewal Strategy Session

    Date: July 11, 2017, 8:00am – 9:30am
    Southwest Washington SHRM
    Royal Oaks Country Club
    8917 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.
    Vancouver, WA 98662
    Members and/or Partner Organizations: $25.00 / Non-Members and/or at the door: $35.00
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    July Chapter Meeting (Breakfast): Renew Your Benefits Like a Rockstar: A Benefits Renewal Strategy Session

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    7:45 am - Doors open
    8:00 am - Breakfast served
    8:30 am - Presentation
    9:30 am - Meeting Closes

    Have you ever touted to potential employees about the amazing benefits your company has only to hear they are disappointed when they learn the full measure of what you offer?  Or perhaps your company actually has amazing benefits but employees don't know what's available or take advantage of them?  Perhaps you dread "benefit renewal time" because it is frustrating for a variety of different reasons?  

    Then join this session!  

    In this dynamic breakfast, our speakers will guide and enlighten attendees with various benefits renewal strategies, including:  

    * Understanding benefit trends and cost drivers

    * Negotiating with your carriers

    * Strategies employers are using to successfully control health spending

    * Focusing on value and quality in order to impact the underlying cost of care

    * Personalizing the experience to better engage employees in caring for their own health

    * Innovations for attractive and sustainable benefit programs


    Jennifer A. Chisholm, MPH, Principal
    Jennifer joined the Portland Mercer team as a lead consultant for Employee Health & Benefits. She brings to the organization extensive experience in health plan strategy and management and has worked on the carrier side in the areas of traditional medical and consumer driven plans, and managed behavioral health plans, including self-funded and fully insured products.

    Jennifer has built strong client relationships across many business segments from mid-market groups to jumbo self-funded employers. Her background in project management, systems implementations, and business analysis, in addition to her knowledge of health plan operations, enables Jennifer to effectively support her clients through complex transitions and ongoing carrier relations. Jennifer is committed to her clients and passionate about helping them find the right solutions to support their business goals while supporting their employees.

    Jennifer has a bachelor degree in Psychology from Boston University and a Master in Public Health from UCLA.

    Randy Dickman, Principal
    Randy is a principal at Mercer Employee Health & Benefits in Portland, Oregon. He is responsible for consulting within the financial services group. He has been in the industry for 33 years.
    Randy has been with Mercer for 24 years. He joined Mercer in 1991, but between 2008  2010 he took a position at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield managing their national accounts, including some of their largest Taft Hartley, union and governmental accounts.

    At Mercer, he has served on the Actuarial Finance Group committee and has been a speaker at many Mercer events. Prior to 1991, he was an underwriter at Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Blue Shield of California and BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.

    Randy graduated from Portland State University with a BS degree in Biology. He is a licensed Life and Health agent.