Next #HBLChat to explore importance of employee benefits, communication

As we prepare for an exciting Health & Benefits Leadership Conference this April in Las Vegas, we want to open the dialogue between speakers and attendees through our monthly twitter chats.

We had a successful conversation with the American Benefits Council on topics ranging from how the SECURE Act and repeal of the Cadillac tax will impact HR to speculations on how the election could change the employee benefits playing field.

And while policy can change the way employers approach their employee benefits strategies, it’s imperative employees are engaging and making better informed decisions during open enrollment.

Jen Benz

But benefits communication must be more than simply a box to check off in HR’s open enrollment strategy. It’s a year-long dialogue that must be had. So, we invite you to join us for our next Twitter chat at noon Feb. 26 with Jennifer Benz, senior vice president and communication leader of employee benefits at HR consulting firm Segal Benz.

Our chat will be in advance of Benz’s presentation at the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference, where she will discuss what’s working well today to engage employees and drive action, as well as what’s to come–and how to plan now so you can stay ahead of the curve.

Related: More about our Health & Benefits Leadership Conference

Follow along in the conversation with us on Twitter using the hashtag #HBLChat and share your knowledge and insights with the benefits and HR community.

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The conference will feature eight new and reimagined tracks–all aimed at addressing some of the biggest challenges facing HR and benefits leaders. They are:

  • Hot benefits to attract and retain talent
  • Rethinking healthcare in changing times
  • Keeping employees engaged
  • Helping employees boost financial health
  • Improving employees’ overall wellbeing
  • Being a better benefits leader
  • Staying compliant
  • Tech solutions that work

Registration is now open for the conference. To sign up, visit, and in the meantime, we’ll see you on Feb. 26 for the #HBLchat Twitter chat!

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Nick Otto
Nick Otto is HRE’s former senior digital editor. He is a professional communicator with more than a decade of demonstrated accomplishments in newspaper and trade publishing. He has spent the past five years covering the employee benefits space and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.