August 2021 Chapter President Update

08/12/2021 8:50 PM | Anna Mitchell (Administrator)

The last time SESHRM members met in person for a monthly meeting was February 2020.   It’s crazy to think of the impacts COVID has had on our personal and work lives.  The SESHRM Board has made the decision it’s time to come back and enjoy the networking that really only happens in person.  As I mentioned last month, you are able to attend virtually if attending in person doesn’t work.    It will be our first real test drive so please be patient with us. 

Our August meeting will be presented by Rachel Gackle, Employee Benefits Consultant with Marsh & McLennan Agency.   She will discuss the importance of effectively managing out benefit packages.  And to do so we need to keep a pulse on current business trends and advancements in the health care delivery system, and how this impacts our employers. As health plan costs continue to outpace inflation, strategies shift toward cost containment: Uncertainty appears to be at an all-time high—about the ACA, about COVID and vaccinations, about access to health care and affordability. What are some smart ways for employers to contain health care costs? How can technology and digital health be used to improve access and drive down costs? 

Keep in mind….there will be no monthly meeting in September because of the State Conference being held in Sioux Falls on September 15th – 17th.  I am super excited for all of the keynote and breakout sessions!   Get registered today!

I hope everyone is having a nice summer and have had a chance to take time with your family. 

Mary Jo Vance, SHRM-SCP

SESHRM President


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