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Transform Wellbeing

Elevating wellbeing programs

Health and Benefits|Inclusion and Diversity|Total Rewards|Wellbeing

February 8, 2021

Day 1: Virtual Conference Recordings

Sharing powerful wellbeing transformation stories, speakers in this session explore the multidimensional tools, resources and vendor programs that successfully support the needs of a diverse workforce and their families.

Microsoft Corporation

Speaker: Fred Thiele, Vice President, Global Benefits and Mobility

Wellbeing is so vital to the Microsoft mission that it is a pillar in the organization's Employee Value Proposition “The Essentials,” along with community, flexibility and growth.

Our environment of trust allows us to learn and try new things. Taking care of employees is taking care of the business.”

Fred Thiel
Vice President, Global Benefits and Mobility, Microsoft

Experience the Microsoft wellbeing journey from the 1990s through the present. We learn why Microsoft considers wellbeing to be essential to its culture and business, and how it has evolved in key phases over the last ten years. We also explore why full support from the CEO and CHRO has been vital to building a culture of trust, and underscores management expectations of "Model, Coach, Care." Of particular interest is Microsoft’s response to supporting wellbeing through the pandemic, with onsite services, programs to support employee flexibility and enhanced communication between managers and employees.

Moderated by: Regina Ihrke, Willis Towers Watson


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Speaker: Amanda Creel, Senior Vice President Corporate Wellness & Benefits Specialist

BBVA, a banking franchise of 10,500 employees, shares its "Wellthy for Life" program in this compelling case study that shares the power of good planning. With naming tied to its banking and financial services industry, this program has thrived with a heavy focus on communication, branding, customization and rewards. Using a hub from Virgin Pulse, the program has evolved from a physical wellbeing program to one that's more integrated, enjoys strong employee engagement and is easily accessible to employees. Featured employee success stories have added value in engaging others.

Moderated by: Kirstie Settas Jones, Willis Towers Watson


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Allina Health

Speakers: Kristyn Mullin, Vice President Total Rewards,
Jeanine Miakotina, Benefits Manager
Holly Buck, Director of Employee Benefits

Allina Health, a Minnesota and Wisconsin health care system, has evolved its wellbeing journey from a focus on reducing health care costs to total population health improvement to its "Alignment with Whole Person Care" culture. We learn how Allina Health leveraged leadership interviews, employee listening and data analysis to help develop wellbeing objectives and strategy. The organization then brought this strategy to life through a new wellbeing experience available to all employees, with technology to simplify and communicate the program. We hear how Allina Health is driving a forward focus on flexibility and agility as it continues to refine its programs.

Moderated by: Lindsay Stortz, Willis Towers Watson


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Transform Wellbeing - Elevating wellbeing programs


Wellbeing Leader, North America

Kirstie Settas-Jones
National Leader for Health Management Practice

Senior Director, Talent & Rewards

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