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9/17: NCEBC Open Enrollment Best Practices

Aug 25, 2009

Open Enrollment Best Practices: Insights to Better Communication PLUS Reform Update!

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 17, 8:00am to 12:00pm

SF Marriott Union Square

Come for breakfast and a full 3 CE Unit morning!
NCEBC is partnering with NCHRA to present the “Open Enrollment Best Practices” program that will include fresh ideas, tips and hot button issues needing special attention. In addition, learn the latest online enrollment trends and other technology features that can enhance this year’s open enrollment process. PLUS -- Since Congress has yet to introduce a formal bill and the situation is constantly changing, there will be an update about the Health Care Reform from a policy expert.

The program will feature continuing education (CE) credits and the following:
Communication: The Key to Successful Open Enrollment
Employees want more education and support from their companies while social media is dramatically changing their expectations for how, when and where they access information. Find out how top companies approach benefits communication, as well as tactical tips you can use to communicate benefit cut-backs and cost increases.
Jennifer Benz, Founder, Benz Communications

Online Enrollment: The Wave of the Future
Discover the benefits of an online enrollment system, including self-service, cost-savings and employee flexibility. You’ll learn the steps involved in reviewing, selecting and implementing your own system, as well as tips for maintaining a personal touch with your population using online enrollment.
J. Beca Tomcho, Regional Vice President, ClearBenefits, Inc.

Benefits on the National Stage: The Impact of Health Care Reform
Want to know the latest on health care reform? We do too! Congress has yet to introduce a formal bill, yet the situation constantly changes. Discover recent developments and identify how major components, such as government-run insurance, health insurance "exchanges" and other market reforms will impact products, premiums and distribution.
Tony Mader, Health Policy Director, WellPoint, Inc.

About the Presenters:
  • Jennifer Benz is an award-winning communications consultant and writer. Her firm, Benz Communications, specializes in employee benefits and health care communication. Jen is a contributing author for Employee Benefit Adviser and Workforce featured blog Benefits Buzz and has published articles in many industry publications, including many on social media and how it applies to employee communication. She helps clients use Twitter to educate employees about benefits and HR and uses it to promote her business and share resources. You can follow her at
  • Beca Tomcho joined ClearBenefits in 2005 bringing a wealth of benefits and insurance experience with her. She began her tenure with the sales team but soon joined the management team to broaden the education, marketing/sales and broker partnership opportunities nationwide. During this time, she has played a critical role in management of key client and broker relationships. Her primary duties include sales, marketing/branding strategy, broker relationship building and training, coordination of multiple entities including interface efforts with benefit carriers and internal technical teams, developing communication programs that provide service and support to clients and their employees regarding system related matters.
  • Tony Mader serves as Health Policy Director for WellPoint, Inc, the parent company for Anthem Blue Cross of California and 13 other Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans across the U.S. He manages public policy development and coordinates with the company’s Government Affairs staff on legislation and regulation impacting the business. Located in Sacramento, he is responsible for state issues in California, Nevada, and Colorado, with an emphasis on the individual market and health care reform initiatives. Before to coming to WellPoint, Tony served as a Budget Analyst for the California State Department of Finance, working on the Medi-Cal program, and focused primarily on cost-control initiatives and legislation impacting the program.


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