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    November Meeting - GHI and Employee Benefits

    Date: November 11, 2020, 11:30am – 1:00pm
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    In today’s highly competitive business environment, it’s more important than ever to develop an employee benefits program that attracts and retains the best talent while simultaneously managing risk and controlling expenses. But that’s a challenging combination when you face rapidly rising medical costs, changing healthcare legislation, and conflicting expectations from senior management, employees, human resources, and finance.

    In this presentation, we will discuss some key factors that affect the value your employees (and employer) get from your benefits program. Topics will include:

    • Group Health Insurance: What Options Are Actually Out There?
      • Insurance Carriers & Third Party Administrators (TPA’s)
    • Employee Benefits Brokers/Agents/Consultants
      • Best In Class Services & Resources
      • Broker Fees & Price Range
    • Emerging Employee Benefits Strategies

    Also, check out this video before the presentation:

    About the Speaker:

    Rick is an Employee Benefits Consultant in USI’s Wichita, Kansas office. He joined USI in April of 2019 after spending 16 years at IMA Financial Group in their employee benefits department as a Strategic Account Executive. He began his insurance career in 1998 as a multi-line insurance agent with Kansas Farm Bureau. Continuing into his insurance career, Rick ventured into the employee benefits arena by serving as an Assistant Underwriter Trainee/Group Marketer with Willis from 2001 to 2003. Rick earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Kansas State University, and holds licenses in Life & Health and Property and Casualty.

    During the last 19 years in the employee benefits industry, Rick has a proven track record of identifying problems, developing innovative solutions and implementing successful cost containment strategies to help employers lower their overall employee benefits spend and expand on their current benefits offerings. Rick’s expertise includes all areas of employee benefits including plan design benchmarking, alternative funding arrangements, health plan budgeting and funding, prescription drug consulting, health and welfare plan governance & compliance, population health management and carrier/vendor negotiation. Rick has a vast amount of experience working with employers in many different industry sectors including:

    • Municipalities (Cities and Counties)
    • Schools (USD’s and Colleges)
    • Manufacturing
    • Construction
    • Non-Profits
    • Healthcare
    • Associations
    • Oil & Gas
    • Legal Groups
    • Service & Hospitality


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