July 2016 Wisdom Workplace Webinar

Rethinking Employee Benefits - New Solutions For Today’s Challenges

Thursday, July 28, 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Significant shifts are happening in workplace benefits. As a result, employers, employees and brokers will need to reframe their approach and rethink their responsibilities. The Guardian Workplace Benefits Study reveals a substantial disconnect between employee and employer perspectives regarding the employer role in providing insurance and retirement benefits.

Given their reliance on workplace benefits, it's not surprising that employees (69%) believe their employers have a responsibility to offer core insurance and retirement benefits. While fewer employers (42%) believe it is their "responsibility" to provide benefits, our research shows employers remain committed to offering affordable benefits that meet their employees’ needs.

And more so than last year, employers are demonstrating a renewed focus on improving employee satisfaction and helping employees make the right choices for their financial needs. As employers face growing challenges in attracting and retaining the best talent (especially younger workers) and as employees take on greater responsibility for funding and choosing their benefits -- getting the enrollment experience right has never been more important. Companies that are not re-thinking their approach to benefits communication and enrollment are missing a critical opportunity to address the wellbeing of their workforce as well as improve perceptions about the value of their benefits package.

Please join us for this informative webinar that will examine the following challenges and opportunities for today’s employers and employees:

  • Building financial security for working Americans
  • The role of benefits in addressing workforce wellbeing
  • Revolutionizing the enrollment experience
This webinar has been submitted for 1.5 re-certification credit hours from the Human Resource Certification Institute.
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Video Recording

Michelle Walker

Presenter: Michelle Walker Regional Practice Leader – Worksite Benefits Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America

Prior to joining the Guardian team, Michelle began her insurance career at Humana where she held two positions during her tenure - Worksite Voluntary Benefits Specialist in Small Group Sales (2-99) followed by the same role for Large Group Sales (100+) in Illinois. She quickly realized the value of this niche market within the insurance world and decided to make a career working specifically with these benefits. Now, as one of seven Regional Practice Leaders nationally, Michelle overseas the sale and implementation of Guardian’s worksite lines across Guardian’s Midwest sales offices. She also participates on various projects and leadership boards within the company, constantly working to improve upon the product line as well as the partnerships and processes that effect these benefits.

Michelle holds a BA in Advertising and Public Relations with a Marketing Minor from Loyola University in Chicago, IL.

Sponsored by:


UBA Strategic Partner

Gene Lanzoni

Presenter: Gene Lanzoni Assistant Vice President Group & Worksite Marketing – Thought Leadership Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America


As Assistant Vice President – Marketing, Gene Lanzoni leads thought leadership marketing and research programs in support of Guardian’s Group & Worksite business. Gene has nearly 30 years’ experience as a marketing and research professional as well as broad experience in the financial services industry. He previously served as Vice, Global Market Research at Prudential Financial and Vice President of Market Research, for U.S. Business at MetLife.

Gene is currently Vice Chair of the Group & Worksite Benefits Committee for the Life Insurance Marketing Research Association (LIMRA) and serves on research committees for the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), and the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI).

Gene holds a bachelors degree in Marketing and Communications from The College of New Jersey.