The Skills Surge: How Aetna Fused Financial Wellness
and Education to Drive Performance | FS4
Kay Mooney, Vice President of Employee Benefits and Well-being, Aetna
Patrick Donovan, Senior Vice President of Education Advisory Services, Bright Horizons
Thursday, April 5 | 1: 30 - 2: 30 p.m.
Aetna has unlocked a new way to fuel benefits innovation. By applying a financial wellness lens to its
education and career-development benefits, it is opening new doors for employees, accelerating the
pace of learning and driving significant business results. By offering new forms of learning, removing
financial barriers and supporting employees with student loan repayment, Aetna has empowered
thousands of employees to pursue higher education while boosting confidence in their ability to meet their
career, financial and lifestyle goals. At the same time, it is measuring the retention, career mobility and job
performance gains unlocked by this approach. Come learn about Aetna’s multi-year strategy, including
the business drivers, implemented programs and key talent metrics that help inform future investments.
Identify best practices for adapting education benefits to meet emerging business needs
Discover benefit-communication techniques that maximize interest and boost recruitment
Explore the business impact that have resulted from these programs
Work/Life: It’s About Time! | BU1
Carol Sladek, Partner and Work-Life Consulting Lead, Aon Hewitt
Wednesday, April 4 | 2 - 3 p.m.
The average American worker feels stressed, rushed, overcommitted, out of time, exhausted and pulled in
too many directions. As a result, employers are looking for innovative ways to provide time off and flexibility
to meet employee needs while driving business results — all while facing an increasingly complex legal
environment of paid-sick-leave rules. Carol Sladek will delve into the changing needs and motivators of
today’s workforce and examine innovative programs such as PTO banks, workplace flexibility, unlimited PTO
and paid parental leave that you can use to better attract, motivate and retain talent.
Review research on the workforce mind-set regarding time-off
Explore market practices and innovative employer strategies in time-off
Strategize specific steps to review time-off programs for your workforce
Developing the Plan Sponsors’ Policy Agenda | BU2
James Klein, President, American Benefits Council
Thursday, April 5 | 9: 15 - 10: 15 a.m.
For too long, benefit plan sponsors have had to play a largely “defensive” game — resisting or, at a
minimum, accommodating new legislative and regulatory requirements. What if the employer community
took the “offensive” and developed an agenda to which the policymakers needed to respond? James
Klein will share a number of ideas that, if adopted, could create a more favorable environment for
employers to sponsor and administer benefit plans. You’ll get to share your reactions and suggest steps
Congress and agencies could take to improve the employee-benefits system.
Brainstorm approaches for addressing legislative challenges regarding health and benefits
Define the pros and cons of different approaches that can be taken
Understand how legislative and regulatory policies tie directly into your own benefits agenda