Hit the benefits engagement highway

Mark your calendars for April 9, 2024. Our third annual Engage event is coming to a computer screen near you, and you won’t want to miss it. Join fellow HR and benefits pros as they share open enrollment best practices, tips for benefits communication strategies, and what they’re prioritizing in the coming year.


Crank Up The Radio!

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the ride of your life at Engage 2024.

At this full-day, virtual event, we’re handing you a complete roadmap so that you can confidently take the wheel this open enrollment. Hop in the car for educational sessions featuring real HR pros and industry leaders, and stay for a bit of fun sprinkled throughout.

You’re sitting shotgun! At this year’s event, we’ll:

  • Point out the mile markers you should hit to make this year’s open enrollment successful

  • Help you avoid common benefits communication potholes

  • Show you how to prepare aging employees for the exit lane—with Medicare or retirement guidance

Top 3 Reasons to Watch:

1 Swap stories from the road with your peers

2 Leverage data from our 2024 HR Priorities Report

3 Snack on strategies to level up your open enrollment communication

Meet the 2024 Speakers

Emily Dobbins

Communication Strategies at Woodruff Sawyer

Katie Stokes

Sr. Client Service Executive at Marsh & McLennan Agency

Stephanie Milazzo

Senior Manager, Payroll & Benefits at Merz Therapeutics

Beth Bejoian

President at MTA Benefits

More speakers will be announced soon!


Session 1Opening Keynote: Focusing on the Moments that Matter in the Employee Journey

Chief People Officer at UKG

Let’s kick off the day with an empowering keynote led by Pat Waders, CPO of UKG. Pat is an inspirational thought leader on every aspect of HR and HCM, including talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention, authentic leadership, and fostering employee engagement to drive the bottom line.

Brian Dickens, CHRO at University of Tennessee

Shelley Colón, SVP, People + Culture Business Partners & Talent Acquisition at SiriusXM

Erich Kurschat, HR Consultant & Founder at Harmony Insights LLC

Moderated by Amanda Lannert, CEO at Jellyvision

Belay on! Join HR and benefits leaders as we climb to new heights and navigate the twists and turns of 2023. Your ropes instructors (a.k.a. panelists) will discuss priorities, roadblocks, and people management strategies…Race ya to the zipline!

Maddison Grigsby, Director, Benefits and Rewards Communication at Gallagher

Grab your (metaphorical) bow and arrow. Our targets? Inclusive communication, emotional intelligence, and HR “marketing” best practices. Effective benefits communication requires a steady hand and sharp focus. But don’t worry, our expert instructor will have you crafting messages that hit the mark and resonate with your audience in no time.

Katie Richards, Senior Benefits Analyst at Corewell Health

Matthew Pettit, Manager of Benefits at Wawa, Inc.

Get ready to unleash your inner artist. We’re hosting three micro-presentations sharing unique, tried-and-tested open enrollment tactics. Because just like making arts and crafts, promoting open enrollment takes creativity and imagination to truly shine. Presenters will paint the full picture! No smocks required; we’ll supply the glue guns and glitter.

Josh Hansen, Total Compensation & Training Manager at City of Bloomington

Anne Burkett, National Practice Leader & Workforce Solutions at USI Insurance Services

Christine Pabst, Director, Employee Benefits at American Electric Power

Moderated by Alex Muehl, SVP of Customer Operations at Jellyvision

How can you ensure everyone in your organization, from new fresh-faced recruits to wise retirees, has a positive and inclusive experience with their benefits? It ain’t always a walk in the woods! In this session, we’ll explore how to create a multigenerational benefits program that inspires and engages employees at every stage of life.

Kristen Weeks, SVP, Strategy, Corporate Development & Partnerships at Accolade

Dana Hamerschlag, COO at Jellyvision

Moderated by Sam Kina, SVP, Data Science at Jellyvision

AI may be taking over the world, but our employees are still looking for human connections at work—especially when it comes to navigating those tricky benefits questions. In this session, we’ll show you how to design a colorful employee experience tapestry that leverages the power of technology while strengthening real-life relationships—without letting the colors run.

Wema Hoover, Global DEI Leader & Former Global Head of DEI at Google

Before we close out our day at camp, don’t miss this inspirational keynote with Wema Hoover, a culture and DEI expert who has dedicated her career to serving as a catalyst for change and as a transformational leader.

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“This has been the most enjoyable virtual day I have attended this year! Love the theme, puns, details, variety of presenting styles, and the speakers/topics have been wonderful and practically helpful.”

2023 Event Attendee

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