June Chapter Meeting - Dinner Meeting
MEETING LOCATION: Hidden Creek Country Club (located at 1711 Clubhouse Road, Reston, VA 20190)
June 19, 2013
How to Use Benefit Trend Information to Develop a Competitive Benefit Program
Stephanie Thornwell, SPHR and Rebecca Fuller of The Insurance Exchange
This session will focus on two areas of managing Employee Benefit programs. We will open with a brief background on health care today and its impact on employers’ decisions on the type and extend of their employee health care programs. We’ll discuss a direct approach to incorporate the new laws with current practices and what to expect from using actuarial services to come up with cost scenarios.
The second area of focus will be on the importance of data and information. HR professionals constantly hear that they need to understand their employee data, metrics and know how to use that information to earn a seat at the “decision table.” By understanding the data that can be obtained through employers’ insurance claim information, HR professionals can better build relevant benefit programs for their employees. By understanding trends and benchmarks, Benefit Managers can assist their organization in being competitive in the hiring marketplace.
• Participant will have the opportunity to examine regional and national benefit benchmarking information so that they can see where their organizations fall; and thus determine their competitiveness in the marketplace in terms of hiring and retaining talent.
• Participants will discuss the impacts Health Care Reform has on designing and managing their benefit programs.
• Participants will learn how to assess the needs of their employees as well as consider their organization’s strategic objectives in order to provide more relevant benefit solutions to their employees.
About Our Speakers:
Stephanie Thornwell, SPHR
Stephanie Thornwell heads the Employee Benefit Accounts Service Team for The Insurance Exchange. She is licensed in life/health insurance and along with her 18+ years of experience in Human Resource Management, she brings the agency a comprehensive understanding of the issues that are important to our clients’ success. Since earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Ms. Thornwell’s experience has been as a Human Resource practitioner in the Federal, as well as commercial, IT government contractor arena.
Ms. Thornwell’s experience includes an operational knowledge of various corporate initiatives such as ISO and CMMi Quality Programs, Succession Planning, Leadership Training and Development, Benefit Administration, Employee Relations and Conflict Resolution.
Ms. Thornwell is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management and has been certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute since 1998.
Rebecca Fuller has been working in the Insurance and Marketing Industry for 10+ years. Prior to coming to the Agency, Ms. Fuller worked in the Real Estate Industry for over 5 years acting as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of residential property. She holds a Life and Health License as well as her Property and Casualty License. She is in the process of continuing her growth in earning her Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
Ms. Fuller is the Manager of the Marketing Department and heads up the technology and resources provided by the agency, including running the annual Mid-Market Health Benefits Survey.
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
5:15 – 6:00 pm Registration and Networking
8:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner and Announcements
7:00 – 8:00 pm Program
8:00 – 8:10 pm Door Prizes/ 50-50 Raffle/ Wrap-Up
Where: Hidden Creek Country Club
1711 Clubhouse Road, Reston, VA 20190
Online Registration Price:
MEMBERS - $35, NONMEMBERS - $55.
Payment by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX,
Discover) is available online and is our preferred
method of payment. Avoid
the line, pay online! Payment by credit card
(VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover), check, or cash
is also available at the door.
Walk-in Registration Price:
MEMBERS - $45, NONMEMBERS - $65.
Payment by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX,
Discover), check, or cash is available at the door.
Avoid the line, and increased registration fee -
& pay online!
No shows will be billed unless a cancellation
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
is received by 5:00 pm Friday prior to the meeting.
This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR
Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has
HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for
For more information, visit www.hrci.org.
Foundation 50-50 Raffle
Each month we raise funds for the SHRM
Foundation with a 50-50 raffle. Tickets are
$1.00 each or 7 for $5.00. The winner gets 50% of
the total collected and 50% goes to the Foundation.
Donation: Dulles SHRM continues
to support the needs of the Embry
Rucker Shelter for the homeless in our community.
Their highest needs are cash and gift cards to local
area stores (like Target) - amounts in $10, $15