Kristi Savacool is CEO of Aon Hewitt, the global HR solutions business of Aon plc. Aon Hewitt serves more than 20,000 clients around the world across more than 100 solutions. Her firm was the No. 1 fastest-growing brokerage with at least $50 million in large-group revenue in EBA's 2016 rankings with 20.79% of growth year-over-year.
She leads a team of more than 35,000 professionals in offices across six continents that collaborate with organizations to solve their most complex challenges in talent, retirement and health. Savacool is responsible for setting the firm’s strategy, sponsoring relationships with its largest clients and overseeing its operations. Under her leadership, the firm is continually developing innovative solutions, including Aon Hewitt’s pension risk transfer and delegated investment consulting offers and the Aon Active Health Exchange, the industry’s largest private health exchange solution for active employees.
Principal and consulting actuary
Conduent HR Services
As a principal with Conduent HR Services, Stuart Schulman was instrumental in the development of Pension Risk Navigator, an interactive plan management tool that enables plan sponsors to monitor the effectiveness of their retirement program in real time, specifically targeting their unique concerns.
Mobile computing devices will soon become the preferred platform for most people, as the technology improves and the workforce becomes more tech-literate, believes Schulman, adding that employee benefit portals will need to be more and more accessible using smartphones and tablets.
And, “as firms enter broader global markets, distinctions between on-shoring and offshoring will begin to disappear as connectivity improves and teams work together globally,” he says. “Coordinating benefits across multiple jurisdictions, cultures and languages will become an enormous technological challenge.”
Senior Wellness Consultant
Within the past year at EPIC, Craig Schmidt has been hitting the wellness grindstone hard, building the company’s employee benefits specialty consulting practice, developing content for client-facing webinars, educating staff on wellness productivity planning and writing a whole chapter in EPIC’s wellness playbook tool for internal account teams. He will continue this as new regulations come into play in 2017.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, "final regulations issued by the EEOC reinterpret ADA standards for voluntary wellness programs. For programs offered on or after Jan. 1, 2017, the rule requires any wellness program that involves medical inquiries to be reasonably designed, and the rule also specifies a reasonably designed wellness program must not be designed mainly to shift costs onto employees based on their health," according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.