TITLE OF SESSION
Effective Benefits Program Design
1. Review current benchmarks to aid in effective program design
2. Learn best-practices in effective program communication
3. Discuss common pitfalls in plan management
This presentation will teach participants key concepts in effective benefits program management. We will review current benchmarks and provide a framework for competitive benefit plan design by industry. Then, we will discuss the most effective strategies and resources for communicating your program to employees. Finally, we will discuss some common pitfalls in plan management, and how to navigate around them. Participants will gain a solid understanding of which approaches are most likely to be effective for their organization and the questions to ask as they pursue their selected strategy.
Kate Bang currently leads a talented team of professionals to deliver exceptional service and support to employers managing employee benefit programs. Under Kate's leadership, USI Insurance has experienced extraordinary growth in the Cleveland market. Prior to assuming this role, Kate also served USI Insurance as Vice President, Senior Account Executive, and as an Employee Benefits Consultant. She has extensive new business development and client management experience in the employee benefits industry. Kate believes strongly in the use of long-term strategies and individualized solutions for her clients' benefit plans and uses the extensive array of USI resources to provide sensible, affordable, and effective solutions.
Kate has authored articles for local publications and delivered benefits presentations to local, national, and international audiences. Prior to joining the agency in 2004, she was responsible for the establishment and growth of an employee benefits division for an Akron-based insurance agency.
Kate graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and earned an MBA in Systems Analysis from Baldwin-Wallace College. She also earned the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) Designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and Wharton School of Business in 2003.