Ignite HR Roundtable: Benefit Plan Trends, Tips and Everything in Between

Hosted by AssuredPartners

(Virtual Event)




Tuesday, August 30, 2022 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM






Join us on August 30th for an informative session on the latest happenings in the world of employee benefits.We asked resident benefit experts Brad Johnson, Tally Neofotist, and Chris Bayer if they could simplify what employers need to know about the many trends and ideas being pitched to HR. They accepted the challenge and promised to make the session beneficial to HR professionals of all levels of experience. 


In addition to gaining a well-rounded understanding of the latest trends, participants will walk away with ideas and examples they can use in their organizations.  As a teaser, attendees will be among the first to learn the key highlights the 2022 AssuredPartners “Share to Compare Benchmarking Survey”. In addition, timely information will be shared about managing pharmacy spend, employee communication trends, and much more!


About the Presenters

About Brad Johnson:  Brad is past president of GRHRA and is a popular speaker on employee benefit issues.  Brad is a Vice President in the Employee Benefits division for AssuredPartners and serves as a Benefit Consultant for many area employers.  In his 25+ year career in benefits, he has served in a variety of roles including insurance underwriter, benefit analyst, as well as author of various benefit studies.  He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has earned too many industry designations to bore you with.   Most importantly, Brad enjoys using humor and his unique presenting style to make the complex world of benefits simple, understandable, and ideally – interesting!


About Tally Neofotist:  Tally is the 2022 Iowa SHRM State Conference Sponsorship Co-chair and has served as the Marketing, Sponsorship, and Social Media chair of our chapter.  Tally is a benefits consultant with AssuredPartners.  Her background includes bringing creativity and fun to every project she touches – whether it’s creating memorable employee communication pieces using the latest technology, spicing up a compliance training, rolling out an online enrollment platform, or helping an organization solve a challenging problem.  She is a graduate of Briar Cliff University and has worked in the insurance industry the majority of her professional career.   


About Chris Bayer:  Chris is a Vice President and Shareholder at AssuredPartners.  Over the last 19 years, Chris has worked alongside employers to design and implement employee benefit strategies. HR Professionals and CFOs look to Chris and the AssuredPartners team when they want to control cost and improve the employee perception of their benefit program with the focus of becoming a high-performing organization.   Chris graduated from Judson University in Elgin, IL in 2004. He worked in the voluntary benefits industry, as a sales associate and sales manager, for 13 years before joining the AssuredPartners team. Chris earned his CLF® designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA in 2014 and his REBC® designation from The National Association of Health Underwriters in 2018. Chris and his family reside in Galesburg where he is a member of Galesburg’s Noon Lions Club and Past Chairman of The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors





12:00PM - 1:00PM Tue 30 Aug 2022, Central timezone

Virtual Event Instructions:

Look Who's Coming:

Rhonda Harksen
  Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Chris Bayer
Kim Bennett
  The Family Credit Union
Nicholas Hanna
  Ascentra Credit Union
Rachel Gustafson
  R.I.A. Federal Credit Union
Alyssa Rice
  St. Ambrose University
Taylor Goebel
  Vera French Community Mental Health Center
Brian Monroe
Jessica Cantrell
Renee Stolmeier
  Genesis Health System
Tracy Schwind
Theresa Arth
Lea Ann Dies, SHRM-SCP, PHR, ACC
Sara Clark
Elena Reddersdorf
Kirby Vyncke-Hughes
Amy Griffin
Elizabeth McCredden
Katy Joyce
Amanda Baugous
  Augustana College
Lauren Kress
Taylor Goebel
  Vera French CMHC
Andrea Ryckeghem
Lauri Flanagan
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Joanna Miller
Julie Janecek
Tasha Phillips
  Muscatine Power and Water
Matt Rednour
Kelly Carnes
Michelle Harrell
Sarah Wallace
Mary Jones
Laura Flanagan
... a total of 33 guests.
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