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March Monthly Meeting

March 21, 2018
11:00 AM CDT to 1:15 PM CDT
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Delivering Low Cost, High Value Benefits

Employers are often so focused on the bottom line that they take a "penny wise, pound foolish" approach to managing cost. It's time to shift our thinking from "what is the lowest cost" to "what is the highest value".  Here is a case study of how a Fortune 500 company began innovating in the benefits space to reduce cost and expand benefits offerings, resulting in 97% employee satisfaction scores.

Caroline Nakamura, CEBS, SHRM-SCP



Caroline Nakamura oversees the strategy, design and delivery of the Crown Castle benefit plans leading a team of employees in the Houston and Pittsburgh offices.  Caroline’s primary focus at Crown Castle is to attract, retain and engage talent by providing high-value, cost-effective benefits that are easy to understand and use, for employees at every stage of life.

With experience in a wide range of health and welfare benefits and qualified and non-qualified plans, Caroline began her benefits career consulting for clients in the energy, technology, and healthcare industries.  After moving from consulting to corporate benefits, Caroline has lead, restructured and repositioned several teams to be value-adding business partners, while playing an influential role corporate M&A activities.

Caroline attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and recently obtained the designation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.





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