How to drive better engagement
and ROI from wellness plans
Business Insurance webinar sponsored by Aon
Available for On Demand Replay
Originally Recorded: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Employers increasingly recognize that wellness programs are an effective way to improve the health of employee populations, while also having a favorable impact on the cost of health care benefits.
Wellness programs not only can help reduce costly health care risks, but also can result in higher productivity, reduced absenteeism and lower disability-related expenses. These wellness benefits are not limited to the largest employers, but also can be achieved by mid-sized and smaller organizations.
Join this free recorded Business Insurance webinar at your convenience. Sponsored by Aon, you will to hear the expert panel explore how employers can design and implement a wellness program that achieves strong engagement among employees as well as measurable ROI to demonstrate the value of wellness programs to senior management.
Paul Landgraf is Director of Human Resources Services for Guardian Industries Corp., based in Auburn Hills, Mich. He joined Guardian—a leading worldwide manufacturer of float glass, mirror, and automotive and building products, with 18,000 employees on five continents—in 2001 as Director of Employee Benefits and Health. Prior to that, Mr. Landgraf was Director of Compensation, Benefits, and HRIS for Titleist, FootJoy and Cobra Golf/Acushnet Company, a division of Fortune Brands. He started his career at Metropolitan Life, working on underwriting, large group administration, and contracts, and later joined Aon Consulting in the company's Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices. Recently, Mr. Landgraf has worked on the development of an integrated health care database, to be used for health risk assessment and to identify disease management initiatives, as well as perform statistical analysis of ROI in Guardian's HealthGuard wellness program. He has spoken about employee engagement in wellness initiatives at many national and regional events. Mr. Landgraf is a graduate of the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
Meg Mosher is Vice President of Human Resources for SmartPractice in Phoenix. She has worked more than 25 years for SmartPractice, which sells to healthcare professionals throughout the world with a major emphasis in Dentistry and Dermatology. SmartPractice is an international company with offices in Calgary, Tokyo and Denmark, in addition to corporate headquarters in Phoenix. As Vice President of Human Resources, Ms. Mosher oversees 500 employees worldwide. She is passionate about wellness, heading up the company's wellness strategies for more than 22 years. The company's wellness program—S.H.A.P.E. (SmartPractice Health and Awareness Program for Employees)—has slowly evolved over the last 22 years incorporating all areas of health and well-being.
Thomas Parry is President of the Integrated Benefits Institute and serves as IBI’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition to directing IBI’s activities, he also is heavily involved in IBI’s research program. Most recently, he directed research on a study analyzing the impact of linking medical care and disability data, and directed research on how Chief Financial Officers link workforce health to business outcomes. He also was principal investigator on a national survey of employer current programs and future plans to manage health and related productivity, and on research examining the linkage between non-occupational health care episodes, disability and productivity outcomes. Before co-founding the Integrated Benefits Institute, Dr. Parry served 11 years as Research Director at the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. Dr. Parry received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.
Moderator Matt Dunning is associate editor of Business Insurance, based in New York, and a contributing editor of BusinessInsurance.com's Mid-Market Executive channel. Matt holds a B.A. in English with a minor in journalism from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and co-founded the college's arts and entertainment magazine, Generator. Prior to coming to New York in 2008, he worked as a staff reporter for a handful of titles under the Gatehouse Media New England umbrella. Matt joined Business Insurance as an associate editor in April 2011.
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