Navigating the open waters of Voluntary Benefits –
How to set the right course for success

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ropes & Gray | Prudential Tower | 800 Boylston Street | Boston, MA
Cost: $95 Members | $140 Non-members

Register Now or call 781-684-8700 for assistance

Program Description:

Modernizing benefits is an ongoing concept that must keep pace with the changes in your organization, the evolution of your workforce and market innovation.  Offering more choice (e.g., Voluntary Benefits) or changing the way benefits are delivered could be a significant step forward.

There are at least 3 main considerations for a successful Voluntary Benefits Program:

  1. Choice:  Voluntary options offer greater choice and flexibility in addition to core protection to help meet the preferences of an increasingly diverse workforce. Initiatives that go beyond traditional offerings to address employees’ physical, emotional, financial and social well-being should be considered as part of any modern benefits program. Offering choice is important, but too many products can create an overwhelming experience for your employees, so right balance is key.  Thoughtfully aligning the benefits portfolio with business strategy, desired culture, the talent value proposition, market norms and employee preferences achieves a purpose-driven program.

  2. Administration/Technology:  Benefits technology has created opportunities to improve the employee experience and the administration of benefit plans. Not all products fit on a technology platform or with an employer’s administrative capabilities.  It is important to understand how to most effectively enroll and administer products to create a seamless experience for all.

  3. Communications:  Many employees spend more time reading and researching the purchase of a big screen tv than understanding what is available for themselves and their family during annual enrollment.  Communication before, during and after the annual enrollment is key to employees making the right choice and leveraging the benefits. 

    Companies that offer purpose-driven programs and effectively leverage communications and benefits technology to treat employees like customers tend to have employees who are more engaged with their benefits, make better choices, and value their benefits commensurate with what companies are spending.

Attend this program to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the voluntary market, integration with core benefits and how to select the right mix for your organization.

  • Learn the importance of the enrollment and administration of voluntary products.

  • Hear ideas around the communication of voluntary benefits to maximize employee engagement.


Julie Johnson - Director, Voluntary Benefits, Willis Towers Watson

Jamie Garret
- Associate Director, Voluntary Benefits, Willis Towers Watson

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the voluntary benefits market, beyond just the products. Register Now!

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NEEBC programs may qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit. Participants must determine if the program aligns with "CEBS Content Domain."