October Monthly Educational Luncheon

Written by Welcome on October 31, 2018
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Date(s) - 10/31/2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Golden Valley Golf and Country Club


“How to Stay Out of the CEO’s Line of Fire:  How a Project Premortem Can Reduce Employee Benefit Project Risks”

Hud Peters, Director of Health & Benefits Consulting – Willis Towers Watson

Please join us on October 31st as Hud Peters, Director of Health and Benefits Consulting at Willis Towers Watson, shares his insights and recommendations for more successful benefit project planning.

All projects have an inherent risk of failure, especially employee benefits projects.  And no one likes to get a painful call from their CEO when something goes wrong.  Sensitive communications issues, confidential data flows, communication of rates/contributions, and diverse plan details and rules all mix to form a toxic pool of risk for any Benefits Director. As published in 2018’s 2nd Quarter issue of Benefits Quarterly, Hud recommends that a simple tool and process called a project premortem be used to effectively mitigate and manage employee benefit project risks.  The article is a clarion call to the employee benefits industry to better design, implement, and deliver well-run benefits programs with limited risk.

While most employee benefits projects use sound project management processes, the reality is that most do not spend enough time at the beginning to assess project risk and actually do something about it BEFORE something goes wrong.  This typically results in anywhere from minor to major project failure, with a potentially costly and painful result to the organization and you and your benefits team.  A project premortem takes little time (which is its only real cost) and can be employed by any organization of any size.  Hud’s presentation will combine theory with practicality in teaching the steps to a successful project premortem.

About the presenter:
Hud Peters is a Director of Health & Benefits Consulting in Willis Towers Watson’s Minneapolis office with over thirty-five years of benefits experience in plan sponsor and consulting environments.   Prior to his current role he oversaw health and welfare benefits for the 4th largest employer in Ohio with 45,000 plan participants.  Throughout his career he has worked to design and implement successful benefit strategies in organizations of all sizes.  He holds the CHC, CEBS and CEBS Fellow designations in addition to a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) certification. One of his passions is ensuring that employee benefits projects are well run because “bad benefits delivery hurts everyone.”

Insurance Continuing Education Credits Have Been Applied for in the State of Minnesota.
IF APPROVED, 1 Credit Hour Will Be Available.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
11:15am – NEW! Registration and Networking Meet & Greet
11:30am – Lunch
11:55am – Chapter Welcome
12:00pm – Speaker Presentation

Golden Valley Golf and Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Current TCISCEBS Chapter Member Fee – $35.00
Non-Member Fee – $50.00
(If registered by Friday, October 26th. After this date, an additional $5.00 fee will be applied)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

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