Employee Benefits: What Employees Are Looking For and What Schools Are Offering



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May 2, 2018 • 3 PM ET

One of the most frequent questions from Benefit Administrators (Business Manager, HR, CFO, School Head) at schools is “what are other schools doing?”. Since the Affordable Care Act has been implemented, many schools have had to make significant changes to the benefits offered to employees and in doing so are questing whether or not they are staying competitive.

Controlling costs is also a top concern. In an effort to manage and maintain bottom-lines, schools are looking for creative ways to maximize dollars and still offer programs that are important to the faculty and staff—which is changing as millennials become the larger percentage of school's employee base. Balancing cost concerns with newly desired benefits of a different generation, schools are looking for comparative insight.

This webinar will take a look at common questions asked from administrators responsible for creating benefit portfolios, normative health care costs and popular benefits, the interest in wellness programs and the impact on policies, and what services collaboratively create competitive employee programs.


  • Health care cost and design
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee programs

Run Time:
Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with15 minutes designated for Q&A.

Who Should Attend:

This Webinar is for Business Managers, Benefits Specialists, HR, CFO, and School Heads.

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Ron Gates

Senior Field Adviser, ISM Insurance Inc.


Ron is a Senior Field Adviser for ISM, working with schools in NY, NJ, PA, DE and WV.

Current Role

Ron joined ISM in 2005. He developed the Pennsylvania Independent School Health Insurance Consortium in 2008. This organization helps schools save on significant expenses and provides them data previously unavailable.

In September 2009, he developed a private plan alternative to the NJ State Temporary Disability Plan to save schools money and create a more favorable tax situation for employees. He also holds the designation LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellowship) earned in 1990 by teaching several insurance courses, primarily to new professionals in the insurance industry.

Prior Experience

Ron began his career in insurance and financial services in 1988 with The Prudential, holding several management positions within the company. In 2000, Ron joined the Pennsylvania School Board Association as Director of Marketing for employee benefits, where he managed eight school-specific programs and worked with the administration and school boards to manage their employee benefit portfolios.


Ron is a graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh PA, with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

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