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A Santa Cruz Business Breakfast
Wendy Lynch, Ph.D.
One of the “13 unsung heroes changing healthcare forever.” - Forbes Magazine
How Benefits Costs are Killing Your Company
Saving Your Business and Your People
Thursday, July 11th
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Chaminade Resort & Spa
1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz
$20 - reserved seat/breakfast/conversation
Seats are Limited - Please Register by Monday, July 8, 2013
About the Business Breakfast
Have we got your attention? We hope so. The title is not an exaggeration. If your company is like most, the burden of benefit costs is threatening its survival. Death may follow a slow, lingering process of innovation starvation when benefits costs reduce critical investment in personnel or product development. Organization death may also occur in a sudden loss of market share when expenses eventually prevent your products from being price competitive. Either way, fast or slow, companies that keep traditional benefits will die.
Dr. Lynch will present a lively and interactive conversation demonstrating how compensation and benefits designs have as much influence on employee health (and personal health management) than any health education or behavior change program. Attendees will hear examples about how to connect pay, time-off, consumer-directed plan design and performance measurement to optimize business outcomes and motivate employees. Using illustrations of incentives and benefits design, Wendy will explore how the current employer-sponsored healthcare system creates perverse incentives that actually discourage healthy behaviors and encourage benefits utilization.
Participants will learn how to:
- Align incentives to increase employee performance
- Design compensation and time off policies to optimize attendance and retention
- Structure health benefits such that costs are reduced and consumerism increases
About Dr. Lynch
For almost 30 years, Dr. Wendy Lynch has been making the connection between human and business performance. Her career has included roles as faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, senior scientist at Health Decisions International, and principal at Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
Dr. Lynch was most recently named by Forbes as one of “13 unsung heroes changing healthcare forever.”
Dr. Lynch has applied her skills in research design and evaluation to several pivotal studies in the fields of health management, productivity assessment and human capital management. A nationally-recognized speaker and author, Dr. Lynch is co-author of two book: "Aligning incentives, Information and Choice," and “Who Survives?”
Now Dr. Lynch runs her own consulting firm and serves Co-director of the Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care at the Altarum Institute. Dr. Lynch has her Ph.D. in research and evaluation methodology from the University of Colorado at Boulder
When & Where
InterWest Insurance Services
InterWest has been a trusted insurance partner since 1910. We offer a full range of business and personal insurance products and services. With more than $500 million in premiums purchased on behalf of our customers every year, and representing over 75 insurance companies, we make our clients' financial care and growth a priorit