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    Focus on Benefits--How Employers Stay Competitive

    Date: April 11, 2017, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Workforce Development Center
    874 Collins Road
    Jefferson, WI 53549
    Included in Membership, Students: Free, Non-Member: $10/person
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    April Chapter Meeting

    Focus on Benefits — How Employers Stay Competitive

    Date:  Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
    Time: 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast & Networking
              7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Announcements & Sponsor Highlight
              8:00a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Speaker
              9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Q & A Session
    Location: Workforce Development Center
                     874 Collins Road

                     Jefferson, WI 53549
    Speaker:  Keith Michalak, AON
    Sponsor: Providence Home Lending

    About the Presentation  
    Pharmacy Trends Continue to Remain Elevated Please come learn some of the emerging trends of this industry.
    With the introduction of Sovaldi, pharmacy costs have dominated the headlines. News outlets broke a series of stories outlining one-off generic drugs with staggering annual price increases. 
    Furthermore, there is concern over the introduction of a new class of high cholesterol drugs, PCSK9s, and that these drugs may increase pharmacy costs substantially similar to the Hepatitis C drug rollout. As of early 2016, the impact of these drugs has been negligible due to limited indications for use; however, there still remains industry concern about broader use of these drugs which are significantly more expensive than statins. We expect higher pharmacy trends to continue with high single digit prescription drug trends over the next few years. 
    In addition to the specialty drugs, we also see higher pricing emerging with the generic and brand manufacturers. 
    About the Presenter
    Keith Michalak, H&B Consultant Keith brings over 10 years of business consulting and relationship management experience working with organizational stake holders responsible for improving employee health strategies. His specialty is understanding client goals and introducing the right resources and tools to help his clients achieve those goals. 
    He assists plan sponsors with managing spending for employee benefits, strategizing their offerings to satisfy various employee populations, as well as, managing the impact on business and financial results. 
    Keith's expertise includes a deep financial understanding of health care and costs, strong carrier relationships combined with effective negotiating skills, and the ability to provide practical, no nonsense, and actionable advice in the face of complex variables.
    Education: Keith attended Milwaukee Area Technical College with pursuit of Marketing Communication and Business Management associate degrees. 
    Experience: Keith has a strong background on wellness and education. Through company communications, he encourages employees to make smart choices. Using a team approach he helps employers to become a sphere of influence.
    His diverse speaking experience also allows him to share real-life stories and illustrations as he will educate, motivate and engage employees at open enrollment meetings, lunch-n-learns, and health fairs.
    He has worked with a variety of clients in numerous economic sectors, public sector, auto, manufacturing, technology, nonprofit, scholastic plans, services, life science, and retail.
    Personal: Keith lives in Grafton WI and spends his summers coaching youth baseball. He also coaches youth hockey in the winter months. Active member of Junior Achievement Wisconsin.
    Cost to Attend
    Member and Non-Member Cost:  $10.00 per person Student Cost:      FREE
    Please register using the following link or Click HERE.   Registration deadline by 12:00 pm, on Monday, April 10th 

    This program has been submitted for approval for general re-certification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program has also been submitted for approval for SHRM recertification credit.