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Beyond Open Enrollment: Keeping Benefits In Focus Year Round

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Beyond Open Enrollment


Ever wonder why, despite offering fantastic benefits, employees seem to forget about them after open enrollment?

Join us for an enlightening session where we’ll unravel the mystery behind sustaining engagement with your benefit plan. We’ll focus on the mindset shift, effective communication tactics and continuous wellness programs crucial for ensuring your workforce not only remembers and appreciates their benefits, but uses them throughout the year.

Event Recording:

Event Presentation:

Beyond Open Enrollment: How to Keep Health Benefits in Focus Year Round

Event Handout:

Monthly Benefits Communication Calendar

Program Overview:

10:00am – 10:05am CT Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Melina Kambitsi Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Marketing, The Alliance
10:05am – 10:50am CT Presentation

  • Lauren Winans, CEO and Principal HR Consultant, Next Level Benefits
10:50am – 11:00am CT Q & A and Closing Remarks

  • Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D., The Alliance


This event has been approved for CE credit by HRCI, SHRM, and OCI. You must attend the entire webinar from 10:00AM to 11:00AM CT to receive CE credit through OCI.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. The Alliance is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® This event is approved by the WI Office of the Commissioner of Insurance for licensees under the course topic Principles of Accident and Health insurance.

Claim CE Credit: To request SHRM & HRCI CE credit, email events@the-alliance.org.

The system must record you actively viewing the course in its entirety in order for you to be eligible to claim CE credit for this course. Failure to view the entire telecourse (as noted in the start and end times listed on this page) will result in a denial of CE credits for this course.


Lauren Winans

Lauren Winans

CEO and Principal HR Consultant, Next Level Benefits

Lauren Winans is the CEO and Principal HR Consultant for Next Level Benefits, an HR consulting practice offering access to HR professionals for both short-term and long-term projects. With nearly 25 years of HR and employee benefits experience, Winans possesses a deep expertise of HR best practices and what resonates with employees. Her insights have been featured in several media outlets such as BBC News, USA Today, US News and World Report, and NBC News.

Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Marketing, The Alliance

Dr. Melina Kambitsi joined The Alliance in 2017 and leads the teams responsible for membership growth and retention. Dr. Kambitsi comes to The Alliance from Network Health in Milwaukee and Menasha, Wisconsin where she was chief sales and strategy officer. In this role, she was responsible for sales and underwriting, strategic planning, product development and risk-based contract analytics. Dr. Kambitsi currently serves on National CooperativeRx’s Board of Directors.


February 27
10:00 am - 11:00 am