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Building Equity into Your Employee Health Plan Design: How to Take Action in 2021

Webinar • Thursday, April 08, 2021 • 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET | Qualifies for 1 CAE Credit 


Diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) have become major workplace priorities, especially for associations and nonprofits. A key step in building equity is to revisit your employer-sponsored health benefit plan. 

Traditional insurance plans have premiums, deductibles, copays and coinsurance that frequently create barriers to care and use of services. 

Replacing these barriers with a more equitable plan can improve the health and well-being of your workforce …and your organization. Start now with guidance from experts on plan design for associations and nonprofits.

Register now for Building Equity into Your Employee Health Plan Design: How to Take Action in 2021.

In this one-hour executive conversation with experts from Nonprofit HR and Nonstop Administration & Insurance Services, Inc. you’ll explore how—and why—to use your health plan to advance DEI. 

Intentional steps toward meaningful change. You’ll learn how to reevaluate your current plan in terms of equity. You’ll also explore a first-dollar coverage plan’s potential for reducing costs and improving employee health benefits. You’ll also learn how to implement such a plan. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on specific steps you can take to build health equity into your employee health plan design, including:

  • Why health equity is foundational for correcting and eliminating workforce inequities 
  • Deliberate steps leaders can take to address health inequity within their organization
  • How to redesign your health plan with first-dollar coverage to reduce costs and improve employee benefits
  • Immediate recommendations for taking action in four key health benefits areas: coverage, education, planning and partnership

Executives will come away from this webinar ready to provide better health benefits for less, control skyrocketing health insurance premiums and advance health equity across the organization.

Register now for Building Equity into Your Employee Health Plan Design: How to Take Action in 2021.

Meet Your Webinar Leaders

Derreck Smith 
Derreck is passionate about creating people-focused strategies and programs that retain employees, maximize performance and strengthen teams. He is currently responsible for the development and growth of relationships with nonprofit industry associations through authentic connections and educational content. Derreck is working hard on acquiring SHRM-certification in Spring of 2021 and has facilitated more than 100 presentations on health benefits in the nonprofit workplace.

Eric Salyers
As a Senior Consultant in Nonprofit HR’s Total Rewards Practice, Eric Salyers provides advanced subject matter expertise, advice, insight and strategic-level guidance to our clients for the full suite of employee benefit plans. Eric is a highly skilled thought partner in auditing benefit plans to ensure compliance. Providing guidance on bringing plans into compliance in all areas of employee benefit law; including ERISA, PPACA, IRS, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA, and ADA/ADAAA is also among his core capabilities. From assisting new organizations with developing and implementing employee benefits to implementing benefits administration systems, Eric is focused on developing processes for improved efficiency and administration.

Antonio Cortes, PhD
Antonio L. Cortes, PhD, Senior Consultant for DEI at Nonprofit HR, has over a decade of experience as an applied Industrial/Organizational and Business Psychologist in the nonprofit sector. In his current role, he functions as a senior advisor on methodologies to assess, plan and improve approaches to incorporating DEI into organizational operations. Areas of practice include Organizational Equity Analysis to uncover blind spots in operations which lead to inequities, Strategy Development to solve unique organizational issues in the DEI space, Global application of DEI concepts for multinational organizations and much more. 

Who Should Attend

This webinar is of value to associations and nonprofits. Executive-level attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Human Resources

Don't wait, register your entire team today!

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