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    Monthly Chapter Meeting: Making Benefits a Win/Win for Employers and Employees

    Date: February 9, 2022
    Akron Area SHRM
    Akron Hilton Garden & Streamed virtually via Zoom

    7:30am - Registration Opens
    8:00am - Networking & Breakfast
    8:20am - Announcements
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
    $25 Members, $35 Non-Members, $15 Students, $15 Members-in-transition, $20 Virtual
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    Making Benefits a Win/Win for Employers and Employees

    Employers are juggling cost increases, benefit plan designs and their long-term strategy to offer competitive health insurance to retain and attract talent in a very competitive market.  By understanding how carrier underwriting formulates rates and the trends used to determine those rates can put you at a competitive advantage.  In this presentation we will discuss those items along with utilizing alternative solutions to make your benefits program a win/win for you and your employees.  We will also discuss the negative impact employees have on your plan when they misuse their benefits and why educating your team on a regular basis, making them better consumers of their healthcare, can have a positive impact to the entire group.

    Matt Baker has over 15 years of experience working with organizations in the fully insured and self-funded market.  Matt has several years of experience in benefit strategies, employee benefits, compliance, contract negotiations, alternative funding methods, benefit design and ancillary products.  Matt specializes in helping employers with employee engagement, financial performance and compliance.

    Before joining the firm, Matt worked for a regional TPA and Health Insurance Company in Canton where he managed a self-funded book of $97 million with a 98% retention rate.  Matt also worked with employers on benefit strategies to control costs and identify group needs.  Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University.  He is on the BBB of Akron Board, Advisory Board for Westfield Bank, past President of Medina SHRM and sits on the Board of Medina County Economic Development Corporation and their Member Care and Programming (Chair)Committees.



    Thank you to our February sponsor!




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