October 13, 2015 Dinner Presentation
Jennifer Bagley and Kent Evans
Health as a Serious Economic Strategy
Join us on October 13, 2015 at the Christiana Hilton at 5:30 pm for a dinner presentation by Jennifer Bagley and Kent Evans from USI on the topic of "Health as a Serious Economic Strategy".
The era of consumerism in medical benefits has done little to curb overall expenses – aside from simply shifting costs to employees. Employer investments in participatory wellness programs have generally correlated to very little returns, either in cost reductions or healthier employee populations. Since benefit costs will rise and fall on a population’s underlying health, it’s time to consider health a serious economic strategy. This session will challenge senior level HR executives to develop policies that help change employees’ behaviors related to their health, with the following learning objectives:
• Top conditions by prevalence: chronic conditions may affect a small percentage of an employer’s population, but generally represent the highest costs. Understand and identify affected member population, whether employee, spouse or dependent.
• Incentivize behavior that drives member interaction with primary care physician –early intervention significantly reduces long term costs
• Implement a targeted disease management program and use data to evaluate the program’s effectiveness and provide future program direction. Measure savings in annual premium reductions, and also long term trend.
• Develop a program that engages employees and bends an employer’s cost curve, while maintaining EEOC compliance
Kent Evans, CBC, Employee Benefits Practice Leader, Delaware
As the Employee Benefits Practice Leader for USI Insurance Services in Wilmington, Delaware, Kent Evans is responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of consulting services, assisting with strategic planning, and overall relationship and account management, including project management, vendor relations, communications, and compliance. He provides mentorship and training to further the development and advancement of his team members.
Kent is a graduate of Kutztown University with a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Finance. Beginning his career with John Hancock Financial Services, he has been a licensed insurance representative since 1990 and has worked as a licensed agent, Team Leader, Managing Representative, and was co‐principal of an agency. Since 1994, through mergers and acquisitions, he has spent his career with Health Select, Zutz Insurance, HRH, Willis, and USI.
Practicing insurance in multiple states, Kent has received his Chartered Benefits Consultant (CBC) and Disability Income Specialist (DIS) professional designations. He is also a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters.
With a passion for health care, Kent has been involved in the national political debate over Universal Health Care and served on both a federal Universal Health Care committee with former President George H. W. Bush and the Medical Society of Delaware Universal Health Care task force as a technical specialist. He has been invited to speak at numerous state and local Health Care Reform events, as well has been a guest on television and radio stations for segments involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Jennifer Bagley, Vice President, Employee Benefits Practice
Jennifer Bagley works with her clients in the middle market to strategically align corporate business initiatives with employee rewards programs. Her specialty is the creation of customized strategies that integrate the right
mix of voluntary benefits with core medical plans to achieve robust coverage for employees while meeting business objectives for cost and enrollment. She has made a study of fulfillment and communication tactics that maximize employee engagement in the enrollment process.
Starting in retirement plan and flexible benefit consulting, Jennifer has worked in the employee benefits arena since 2003. She has developed expertise in designing multi‐dimensional benefit programs for business leaders, financial executives, and employee benefits teams that help drive employee retention and recruitment initiatives. She has been a licensed representative since 2007 and has been with the Delaware firm since 2013.
Jennifer graduated from Mary Washington University with a B.A. in Economics. She is licensed in multiple states and currently enrolled in the curriculum for the Chartered Healthcare Consultant (ChHC) professional designation at The American College. She proudly serves on the Leadership Council of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement
Delaware and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Delaware Society of Human
Resource Management. She was also named to Delaware Today’s Women in Business in 2011.
Jennifer resides in Newark, Delaware, with her husband and two daughters
Laurie Sample, Chapter Administrator