2021 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Crucial Considerations for the Changing Workplace

Jennifer NelsonTools & Tactics, Webinars

Wednesday, Nov. 17

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

There is no doubt that our workplace is in the midst of a permanent shift. Strategic employers are working to understand the shifts and get out ahead. New leave laws, COVID-19 ramifications, mental health, and family commitments have all impacted daily productivity within the workforce. These factors have led to a dramatic increase in the percentage of employees absent from work on any given day. Tracking, managing, and predicting absenteeism rates is now more important than ever as companies of all sizes rethink their workforce strategy.

This session will explore how these evolving megatrends can affect actuarial tables and alter models used to predict absence, disability, and time off. You will gain an understanding of the newest data points your organization needs to be tracking to understand and manage your productivity, and you’ll leave armed with a better understanding of the future of the workforce.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the current state of workforce absence and the latest emerging trends.
  • Identify the critical role actuaries can play in predicting future absence rates.
  • Discover the newest data points employers should be tracking to better understand workforce and productivity implications.


Paul Hitchcox
Chief Actuary, ADL

Paul has worked in the employee benefits field for more than 38 years and currently serves as chief actuary for Trion, providing actuarial services including risk analysis and valuation. He is skilled at disability and life actuarial methods, product design, underwriting, and pricing for both individual and group products. He specializes in the risk dynamics of the healthcare and high tech sectors, family leave and FML utilization, and workforce absence database management. He oversees a staff of one actuarial assistant, handling over two dozen Fortune 500 clients.

Greg Norton
Practice Leader, ADL
Greg Norton has 28 years of experience in the group insurance industry and serves as Trion’s national account practice leader. Greg works closely with the local Trion consulting teams in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago on several key national accounts. When not consulting clients, Greg manages and directs Trion’s consulting strategy which ensures best practices are shared throughout the national accounts organization. He also manages Trion’s senior level relationships within the vendor community.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

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Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. 

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