How Top Organizations Use Renewal to Modernize Their Benefits



Presenters: Kristina Buzin and Lars Heemskerk, League

Original Program Date: October 2018 (available for on-demand viewing through January 2019)

Program length: 60 minutes

The days of renewal being just a one-hour meeting are quickly disappearing. That’s because HR leaders from top organizations are now demanding much more value from the process.

More importantly, they want the benchmarking information they need to make informed decisions and drive their benefits strategy. Wondering how they do this?

Group benefits experts Kristina Buzin and Lars Heemskerk from League will take you behind the curtain to teach you how to get the most value from your renewal, including:

  • Cost benchmarking simplified: How to gauge if your benefits costs are in line with your competitors
  • How to compare your target loss ratio vs. your actual loss ratio
  • How to use key metrics to to determine if funding alternatives (self-funding, modular design, spending accounts, etc) are right for your organization
  • Benefits benchmarking: How to determine if your benefits package is competitive within your industry
  • How to spot concerning employee health trends and adjust course in renewal
  • The top renewal mistakes to avoid and the critical questions to ask your broker

Learn about our speaker About the Presenters: Kristina Buzin is a benefits consultant at League, a modern health benefits partner looking to empower employees with their health. She is a strong advocate for consumer-driven health care and has worked with many large organizations to execute that vision. Buzin has prior experience consulting at Aon and other national firms, where she developed her expertise in strategic planning, renewals, financial modeling, plan design review, health care reform and compliance.

Lars Heemskerk is a benefits consultant at League. In this role, he uses his extensive knowledge of current products and relationships with carriers to build competitive benefits strategies that meet the specific needs of each organization. His philosophy centers around simplifying the benefits experience for both employers and employees by utilizing cutting edge technology and the latest benefits trends. Heemskerk has spent the past 10 years in the insurance carrier industry, working with a variety of brokers and consultants, inclduing Cigna and Evolution Healthcare

Recertification Credit

Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM, as well as recertification from the HR Certification Institute (general credit). Note: A previous version of this program took place in September. You cannot claim credits for both programs. 

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by League



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