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Wellness Program Engagement: Why These Benefits Aren’t Being Used—and What You Can Do About It

Wellness Program Engagement: Why These Benefits Aren’t Being Used—and What You Can Do About It

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Wellness Program Engagement: Why These Benefits Aren’t Being Used—and What You Can Do About It

Live Webinar: Friday, April 27, 2018

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn why many wellness program benefits aren’t being used—and what you can do to change that.


It’s generally accepted that a healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. Plus, fewer sick days equals lower costs for employers.

So how can you encourage employees to take advantage of the wellness programs you offer without throwing away money on things they have no interest in?

Some companies actually require participation in company-sponsored wellness programs to reduce the cost of health premiums. This may seem like overreach to some workers, who may be resentful that they have to pay more for health insurance just because they refuse to enroll in the workplace wellness program. This practice can raise legal compliance issues as well.

A better approach is to determine the right mix of benefits for your particular workforce, communicate them well, and encourage (not require) employees to use them. Join us for an all-new webinar on April 27 and learn how to execute this plan.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use “big data” and surveys to find out if employees are aware of what benefits are offered, and learn what benefits they’re actually using
  • Review current wellness and other benefits, and evaluate their fit with your employee population
  • Determine if your wellness and other benefits need to change to meet the needs of your employees
  • Create unique ways of communicating with employees about available benefits
  • Provide information on why the benefits offered are actually beneficial—for instance, mindfulness training or employee assistance programs
  • Make an interactive poll or game to find out if employees know what’s available
  • And much more!


About Your Presenters:

Karl AhlrichsKarl Ahlrichs
Senior Consultant
Gregory & Appel

Karl Ahlrichs, SPHR, is Consultant and Business Developer for Gregory and Appel. He has broad experience in senior level problem solving, with proven skills in handling complex organizational issues with uncommon sense. Mr. Ahlrichs is a national speaker and author who joined Gregory & Appel after serving as a founding partner of ExactHire, a human resources services firm. He also served as a Senior Consultant for Professional Staff Management. He was in business development in the Indianapolis office of Marsh & McLennan, and Vice President of Right Management Consultants. Mr. Ahlrichs facilitates an invitation-only roundtable for Indiana CFOs, and was the program chair for the Indiana Society for Human Resources Management annual conference for more than a decade. He is a member of HRPDA, SHRM, the American Society of Training and Development, and the Association for Psychological Type. He is president of the Indiana Chapter of the National Speakers Association, and was named the SHRM Human Resource Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana. Mr. Ahlrichs has presented at the National SHRM Conference for 10 consecutive years.

Jen HauckJen Hauck, PHR, SHRM-CP

Communications Specialist
Gregory & Appel

Jen Hauck serves as a communications specialist for Gregory & Appel. She is responsible for managing multiple communication portals, overseeing benchmarking processes, creating and formatting a variety of content and developing multi-faceted communication initiatives for both clients and their employees. Jen has an extensive background in human resources, writing, editing, and publishing. Ms. Hauck’s past experience with group benefits includes one year as a Customer Service Agent at Gregory & Appel and four years of employee benefits management as the Director of Human Resources for a local university-affiliated non-profit. Prior to and during her ventures in HR, she explored her passion for writing. She enhanced company-wide communications and composed six technical and/or procedural manuals over her nine total years at the non-profit organization. In addition, she has two years of experience working with Pearson Education, performing project editor and freelance proofreading functions. Ms. Hauck graduated summa cum laude from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in English and Writing. She also holds her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, her SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification and has been a member of both the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).

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