WINDSOR, Conn. April 6, 2023 — Leaders attending the LIMRA 2023 Workplace Benefits Conference will discuss how increasing employee expectations, digitization, and a looming recession impact the workplace benefits market. Recent findings from a LIMRA-EY study show that 74% of employers believe a potential recession will affect their employee benefits packages. Thirty-seven percent of employers are strengthening their benefits packages to support their employees.
“The benefits industry is transforming right before our eyes. Developments in technology, regulations, the economy, and the workforce are creating a new set of dynamics that present both challenges and opportunities,” explains Sean O’Donnell, LLIF, senior vice president of member relations and head of workplace benefits, LIMRA and LOMA. “This year’s conference aims to connect, inform, and inspire leaders from across the industry as we address these changes and explore the new world of work and a world of opportunities.”
The conference will feature the View from the Top executive panel where executives will share their perspectives on the most important topics affecting the future of workplace benefits. Moderated by Phil Trzcinski, director of distribution strategy and execution for Transamerica, panelists include Colin Bradley, president and chief executive officer of Winston Benefits, Inc.; Todd Katz, executive vice president of group benefits for MetLife; and John Stanley, senior managing director of employee benefits for Transamerica.
Additional general sessions for the Workplace Benefits Conference include:
- Sean O’Donnell will provide an industry overview of the workplace benefits industry highlighting growth, key opportunities and challenges.
- Jessica Strieter Elting, director of political and public affairs for Aflac Federal Relations, will examine the evolving legislative landscape affecting workplace benefits. Attendees will gain an understanding of how changing laws could affect their organizations.
- Patrick Leary, corporate vice president for workplace benefits research for LIMRA and LOMA; and Chris Morbelli, principal for life and group transformation for Ernst & Young will provide insight into the 2023 Harnessing Growth in Workplace Benefits Attendees will learn what factors influence the industry and how they can harness more growth in the workplace benefits market.
Attendees can attend concurrent sessions covering the 2023 Benefits and Employee Attitude Tracker, evolving broker responsibilities, personalized benefits choices, talent challenges, scenario planning, technology, DE&I and workplace wellness.
The conference will be held May 2 ‒ 4 in Newport, Rhode Island. The event attracts more than 250 executives and professionals responsible for developing, marketing and distributing group and workplace/voluntary benefits, including life, disability, critical illness, and other plans.
For more information on LIMRA’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Conference, including registration and agenda, visit https://www.limra.com/en/events/conferences/2023/2023-workplace-benefits-conference/#overview.
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