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    Open Enrollment! Are Open Enrollment Communications Creating Anxiety? 5 Steps to Cure Your Panic

    Date: September 13, 2017, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    See below for prices
    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    Open Enrollment!  Are Open Enrollment Communications Creating Anxiety?  5 Steps to Cure Your Panic.

    This presentation will focus on:

    • Reinforcing the importance of an engaged workforce and the benefits of engagement
    • Enrollment planning – the five steps to success
    • Goal Setting
    • Understanding your People
    • Enhancing and prioritizing your message
    • Delivering the information at the point of need – how your employees want it
    • Creating Engaging Material
    • Tools & Resources

    Presented by: Jennifer Ortmeyer, Vice President | Employee Benefits Consultant at HUB International

    Jennifer Ortmeyer is an experienced Employee Benefits Consultant with over fifteen years in
    the insurance industry. Jennifer began her career working for a local insurance carrier
    before transitioning over to working as an account manager for a large brokerage firm and then
    as a benefits consultant and partner of an independent regional brokerage firm. As a benefits
    consultant for HUB International, Jennifer is able to offer her clients the expertise and personalized service of a local broker with the resources of an international company.

    Through a Total Risk Approach Plan, Jennifer provides her clients with strategic solutions
    on how to control costs, maximize their benefit dollars and maintain a quality work force while
    easing their administrative burden. She has experience in designing and implementing high
    deductible health plans funded by health savings accounts, self funded plans and fully insured
    plans. In addition, Jennifer provides guidance and strategies to her clients to help them navigate
    the complex requirements of Health Care Reform and ERISA.

    Jennifer is active in her community and has served as a past board member of the Whatcom
    Literacy Council and has volunteered with Junior Achievement. Jennifer is the mother of two
    active kids who keep her busy with sports, clubs and other activities. When she is not busy
    with them, you can find her training for and competing in half marathons. 

    Please register by 5:00pm, September 11th

    Register Here


    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We offer the option to pre-pay, using Eventbrite.  You will not be charged anything additional to pre-pay using your credit card - just click on the link on the registration confirmation page (after you register) and you will go to the payment pay on Eventbrite.

    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

            *Mt. Baker SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is pending approval for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    *This program is pending approval for 1 General HRCI credit

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

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