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    Myths & Misconceptions About Employer Health Plans

    Date: April 10, 2019, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM
    Great River Energy (17845 East Highway 10, Elk River)
    Enter Great River Energy off US Highway 10 in Elk River. When you enter, turn right and go through the gate. Follow road up the hill, stay to the left. Signs will direct you to WGO and Main Reception. Once parked, proceed to Door #91. If you arrive late and the door is not attended text 651-600-2533 and a GRE employee will come and open the door for you.
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    North Star SHRM will be hosting a seminar titled: Myths & Misconceptions About Employer Health Plans.  It will be held at Great River Energy (17845 East Highway 10, Elk River) on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 8 am to 9:30 am. All North Star SHRM members are invited to attend.  In addition, all Elk River, Monticello, and I-94 West Chamber members are invited to attend.  There is no cost to attend.

    The target audience for this seminar is HR professionals and any small business owners.  Although many popular ideas about medical plans are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or over simplified to the point of being false or misleading.  A favorite among attendees, this seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and detrimental consequences.


    • Why you should trust the solutions the industry is providing for increased costs
    • Why your spouses don’t cost what you think and why spousal programs don’t work
    • Why your medical plan is managing the wrong population’s health

    This seminar will be presented by: Josh Rydberg, Senior Underwriting Consultant from Hays Companies in Minneapolis. 

    As a Senior Underwriting Consultant and national resource, Josh designs and implements financial management strategies for clients across the country.  He also develops, maintains, and delivers financial tools and methodologies that assist in the effective management of employer-sponsored health plans.

    Josh routinely provides internal and external education on unique opportunities for groups to improve health plan structure.  With a distinctive presentation style, he illustrates the impact of pricing and consumer purchasing behavior on both employers and members.  This simplification of complex theories creates actionable results that often vary from current industry trends.

    Through extensive expertise, which includes pricing many lines of insurance, Josh devises and communicates winning medical plan strategies.  His background also allows him to engage with clients that are interested in evaluating enterprise risk and cost.