Understanding and Developing Health and Productivity Strategies for the Changing Workforce



Presenters: Heidi Bimrose and Tori Weeks, Prudential

Original Program Date: September 2019 (available for on-demand viewing through January 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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As workers remain in the workforce longer, employers are increasing dealing with the challenges of allowing employees the opportunity to bridge the gap to retirement in a healthy manner, rather than using disability as a means to retirement.

As we age, physical and cognitive function declines, and there is a small body of research that suggests employees may self-modify their tasks to remain as productive as they once were. To expand this body of research, Prudential performed a quantitative and qualitative study of older workers with a primary focus on workers over the age of 50. The quantitative portion reviewed five years of disability data to verify previous incidence and duration trends. The qualitative portion of the study interviewed employees over the age of 50 to explore how they do their work differently today than they did 10 to 20 years ago. In this program, Heidi Bimrose and Tori Weeks of Prudential's Health and Productivity, Analytics and Consulting practice will share the study findings and provide tools and an approach for building a program to maintain the skills and experience of older workers.

Learn about our speaker About the Presenters: Heidi Bimrose is regional director of Prudential Group Insurance's Health and Productivity, Analytics and Consulting (HPAC) practice in Nashville. She consults with customers to address benefit concerns through providing analytics that identify data-driven solutions in coordination with designing and implementing policies and practices that impact employee health and productivity and minimize absence. Bimrose’s previously held positions as a director of health and productivity and as a vocational rehabilitation consultant, as well working for over 10 years as a director of disability services and ADA coordinator at universities in Illinois and Tennessee. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS), and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).

Learn about our speakerTori Weeks, CEAS, is the director of Prudential Group Insurance's HPAC practice, west/central premier region. She has an extensive background in HR and works alongside customers’ HR teams to help with all aspects of lost time and absence management (data gathering, lost time trend analysis, industry benchmarking and overall ongoing plan management, measurement and return to work/stay at work development). Prior to joining the HPAC team in 2018, Weeks directed the integrated absence management and vocational services and unemployment program for the Ohio State University’s Office of human resources. She has more than 24 years of experience in benefits services, including retirement, executive compensation, deferred compensation, workers’ compensation, family and medical leave, disability management, and unemployment benefits. Among her accomplishments, she designed and developed the university’s transitional work oolicy for its 55,000+-member workforce, which saved the university $4.2 million within its first year.

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Recertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

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This webcast is sponsored by Prudential



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