October 7, 2020
School schedules nationwide have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many districts opting for virtual or hybrid classes this fall. Mental health concerns are mounting, as employees exhaust both their time-off banks and reserves of resilience – and face increasing financial fragility.
In this program, thought leaders from the mental health and benefits space will explore key findings from a recent survey showing how U.S. employers are reacting to complexities caused by school closures, rising mental health challenges and the potential impacts to benefits enrollment season. They will also share best practices for how organizations can support employees during this fall and into 2021.
M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, McLean Hospital and Professor, Harvard Medical School
Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chief Scientific Officer at McLean Hospital, a world-renowned psychiatric hospital in Boston, and a professor at Harvard Medical School. His work focuses on translational research bridging molecular neurobiology in animal models with human genetic and epigenetic research on emotion, particularly fear and anxiety disorders. He has published over 300 manuscripts ranging from genetic basic molecular mechanisms of fear processing to understanding how emotion is encoded in the brain across animal models and human patients.
Vice President, Global Total Rewards, Unum
Rob Hecker is currently the Vice President of Global Total Rewards, responsible for Unum’s health, medical and retirement plans, well-being strategies and compensation and rewards programs. Prior to moving into his current role, Rob was the Vice President of National Client Group Services, responsible for developing client service delivery strategies for Unum’s 2000+ employees customer segment. His areas of responsibility included client management strategy, new customer implementation, premium collections, contract services and administrative management services. Rob’s previous business experience includes Vice President of Unum’s Leave Management Center, Vice President Voluntary Claims Operations and Vice President LTD Benefits. Prior to joining Unum, Rob was employed by Holiday Inn Corporations as a labor relations specialist and Director of Human Resources. An active community leader, Rob has served on the boards of the Unum Charitable Foundation, The Chattanooga Y-ME Breast Cancer organization, Chattanooga Humane Educational Society and Unum’s United Way leadership council.
August 27, 2020
As employers update or expand their leave benefits for the new future forged by the coronavirus pandemic, what are the key best practices they should keep in mind? In this webinar, four thought leaders in the benefits and leave management space share their expertise.