The Hidden Value of Voluntary Benefits Webinar

Webinar (June 30, 2021) 

In the booming post-pandemic economy, businesses will face new obstacles. Voluntary benefits can help employers overcome specific workplace challenges to contain business costs and risks.

In this pre-recorded webinar, employee benefits experts Sharlyn Lauby and Colonial Life's Pat McCullough uncover the hidden value of voluntary benefits, using practical examples from the construction, manufacturing and service industries. You’ll learn how leveraging voluntary benefits can help to:

  • Recruit and retain workers in the face of a tight labor market
  • Lower employees’ healthcare costs and promote wellness
  • Reduce workplace safety risks and occurrences of workers compensation claims
Graphic of Colonial Life's "Voluntary benefits 101" guide.

Free Guide — The Buyer’s Guide to Voluntary Benefits

Now more than ever, we’ve seen how critical voluntary benefits are in helping employees be prepared for life’s unexpected challenges. 

About the speakers

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Sharlyn Lauby

President, ITM Group Inc., author of HR Bartender

Sharlyn Lauby is the author of HR Bartender and president of ITM Group Inc., a Florida-based training and human resources consulting firm focused on helping companies retain and engage talent. Prior to starting ITM Group, Sharlyn was Vice President of Human Resources at Right Management Consultants, one of the world’s largest organizational consulting firms. She has designed and implemented highly successful programs for employee retention, internal and external customer satisfaction, and leadership development. Publications such as Reuters, The New York Times, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal have sought out her expertise on topics related to human resources and the workplace. Sharlyn launched HR Bartender to provide a “friendly place for everyday workplace issues.” It’s been recognized as one of the Top 5 Business Blogs read by HR Professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is the author of the best-selling books Manager Onboarding: 5 Steps for Setting New Leaders Up for Success and The Recruiter’s Handbook: How to Source, Select, and Engage the Best Talent.

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Patrick McCullough 

Patrick McCullough is a director of market development at Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, where he is focused on developing cost-effective benefits and enrollment services. With over two decades of leadership and market development experience, he is part of a unit that evaluates and strategically refines benefits programs to help clients achieve their business objectives. He recently worked with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) on its research study on the impact of out-of-pocket health plan costs on reported workplace accidents and has been cited in several industry publications including Employee Benefit News, School Business Affairs, US Mayors Magazine, and The New York Times

Reducing workers’ comp claims with voluntary benefits

A simple benefits strategy 

Businesses with above average on-the-job injuries can leverage voluntary benefits to reduce their risks of workers’ compensation claims.