In the September 2019 issue Global Employee Benefits at Gallagher, Interview – Leslie Lemenager and LeAnne Stefl Global Business Travel Insurance by Albatros – Dr. Tobias Winkler, Marcel Petschek 2019 Transatlantic Conference Report The History of Pooling at Generali – Marc Reinhardt, Andrea Valacchi, Thierry Mestach

The Future of Work addresses megatrends transforming the labor market The 2019 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook released in October 2019 takes a look at new evidence of changes in job stability, underemployment, and the share of well-paid jobs globally, and discusses how policy creates implications with respect to how technology, globalization, population ageing, and other megatrends are transforming the labor market in OECD countries. The report discusses

Global immigration services firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (Fragomen) in October 2019 released the 2019 edition of its Worldwide Immigration Trends Report. Among the key takeaways of the report that covers Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America: Migration has fueled a resurgence of nationalist political movements and anti-immigration policies. Many countries will continue to struggle to develop the technology necessary to

Brussels-based lobby CBBA-Europe in October 2019 announced its Annual Conference, to be held on November 13 and 14, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium. This year’s conference theme is “The New Social and Employee Benefits’ Environment between Challenges & Innovation”. November 13 is about Pensions and Investments (9am – 5pm) November 14 will deal with Healthcare, mental health and other benefits (9am – 12 noon). Participants include E.U. Institutions, EIOPA, OECD,

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) in October 2019 launched its Wellness Intelligence Tool (WIT), a digital service that helps organizations estimate potential medical cost savings resulting from changes in employee behaviors and lifestyles. The tool helps organizations quantify the impact that behavior change could have on the health and productivity of employees. The tool was developed by MAXIS GBN in partnership with actuarial consultancy Habits at Work. Integrated

Next Insurance, a digital insurance company that focuses on small businesses, in October 2019 raised USD 250m from Munich Re. The Palo Alto, California-based, 3-year old startup became a licensed insurance carrier, shedding its brokerage business model, in August 2018. The capital raise will fund the development of new products and of customer initiatives. Next Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products, including including general liability; professional liability;

The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP), in October 2019 announced the final program of its Annual Conference. The 2019 edition of the event is devoted to the Interaction of the Social Dialogue with the Paritarian Model: Added Value in a Changing Labor Market. The event will take place in a convenient half-day format in the morning of 06 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The venue is the Square

Aon in August 2019 issued a white paper entitled Prevention is Better Than Cure, which addresses the growing awareness of employee wellbeing. The paper encourages employers to understand the business rationale behind employee wellbeing in order to help gain best outcomes. The Aon white paper shows that 95% of employers see a correlation between employee health and performance, and believe they have a role in trying to educate and

MAXIS Global Benefits Network in August 2019 announced the appointment of Aaron Brown to the new role of Regional Manager UK & Ireland. Aaron will be reporting to David Schupak, Regional Director, Western Europe, Middle East & Africa, and leading a team of seven employee benefits experts who work with MAXIS GBN’s strategic partners (brokers, consultants and local member insurers) to develop employee benefit solutions for UK and Irish

Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) in October 2019 announced the promotion of Christian Keller to Head of the newly created Marketing and Distribution department, based in Luxembourg. Christian previously was the Regional Manager EMEA – Central Europe for GEB. His earlier positions were with Allianz and included Regional Director Germany/ Switzerland/ Austria and southern Europe at Allianz Global Benefits; CEO of My Finance Coach Stiftung, an Allianz subsidiary; Managing Director

Aon in October 2019 announced it has developed services to fill gaps identified in the UK’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) provision. Mental Health First Aid courses are commonplace in workplaces throughout the UK, yet research from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) highlights serious pitfalls for employers who wish to implement MHFA without a wider strategy or who do not take the care of the MH

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) in October 2019 announced that its OneClient service now provides access to a new suite of interactive dashboards and web applications to help multinationals identify employee benefits spending and healthcare priorities that aid decision-making and cost management. One of the key new features of the OneClient portal is an interactive pooling dashboard that allows multinational pooling clients to better understand their pool performance

The Randstad Workmonitor Global Report has been released for Q3, 2019, revealing the latest local and global trends in mobility over time. The report shows data relating to migration, diversity, job satisfaction, and job change appetite, as well as personal motivation based on a rotating set of themed questions. Some highlights of the report include data that shows: 64% of respondents would consider emigrating if they can improve their

Global broker Gallagher in September 2019 announced the appointment of Antonia Feldman as a Senior International Benefits Analyst in Gallagher’s Research & Publications department. She will be working on GVISOR with focus primarily on the EMEA region. She has experience in global employee benefits and has previously worked as a Market Intelligence Research Associate and Global Benefits Researcher for Willis Towers Watson. She began her career as Communications Specialist

Global Employee Benefits at Gallagher, Interview Leslie Lemenager and LeAnne Stefl – Global Business Travel Insurance by Albatros – 2019 Transatlantic Conference Report – The History of Pooling at Generali

German IT firm Retarus announced the appointment of Valeska Spindler as HR Manager International, based in Munich, Germany. She joins Retarus from broker Profion where she worked as HR & Benefits Consultant for international corporate clients, after starting her career in the same company as Executive Management Assistant and Consultant for HR Services. Valeska holds a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in International Business from Hochschule Heilbronn, Germany, with a

Aleksandra Klaic in September 2019 joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as head of Global Rewards, based in Geneva, Switzerland. She joins the ICRC from Sanofi where she was Head of Compensation and Benefits for the Consumer Healthcare division; M&A and Head of Benefits for the Asia, Japan-Pacific, AMEE (Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe), and Latin America regions; and International Benefits Manager. Prior to Sanofi,

Internet registrar and web hosting firm GoDaddy in September 2019 announced the appointment of Yasemin Sezgin as their new Director Compensation & Benefits EMEA, based in London, UK. Yasemin joins from Fox International Channels where she was Director Compensation & Benefits for Europe & Africa. Prior to Fox, she worked for Yıldız Holding as Head of Global Reward and HRIS; Goodyear Lastikleri as Compensation & Benefits Manager; Nestle Turkey

GBV’s Editor, Eric Muller-Borle, interviews Leslie Lemenager, President, International for Gallagher’s Employee Benefits Reward, Communication and Wealth Division, and LeAnne Stefl, Practice Leader, Multinational Benefits & Human Resources Consulting, on the company’s global mobility and consulting strategy, employee benefits and wellbeing and several other topics, including: How they are tackling the growing importance of employee wellbeing through the long-term value proposition of holistic employee benefits components. How Gallagher’s knowledge-based approach (IBIS Academy and Institute, Center of Excellence, and GVISOR) is gauging market needs and strategic shifts on a global level. How its “Three areas of wellbeing” are the future of employee benefits and mobility. How they view Brexit in their international strategy. How trends in employee benefits and legislation impact client needs.

Representatives from Europe and North America met for the 11th Transatlantic Conference from Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, June 21, 2019 in the small hamlet of Bolton Landing in the Adirondack Mountains region of upper New York state. This edition of the annual Transatlantic Conference was hosted by the U.S. National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) and co-organized jointly by the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP), the Multi-employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO), and the World Pension Alliance, chaired by PensionsEurope for the day devoted to pension topics.

Part of the Generali Group, Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) is a leading business line focused on providing solutions in the space of employee benefits for multinational corporations. With a network presence in more than 130 countries and around 25% market share, GEB offers an broad range of services and products that multinational employers may need for their workforce and their families, from locally admitted policies to cross border arrangements for mobile employees and expatriates, as well as the most sophisticated employee benefit solutions at a local level including multinational pooling and Reinsurance to a captive.

GBV interviews Tobias Winkler and Marcel Petschek of Albatros and discusses the changing face of employee benefits within the Lufthansa Group, trends in the travel industry, performance metrics and indicators and the road ahead. What role does Albatros (Delvag) play and how does it work within Lufthansa Group? Global Benefits Vision: Could you describe Albatros today? What is its role within Lufthansa, what it does, how it’s organised, where it

Caroline Bohan in September 2019 was promoted Associate Director, Compensation and Benefits, at Dublin, Ireland-based Jazz Pharmaceuticals. She previously was Senior Manager, Compensation and Benefits, at Jazz. Earlier in her career, she worked for Deloitte Ireland as Reward and Benefits Manager; Boots Ireland as Reward Manager; Novartis as Regional HR Services Expert in Dublin;  Alkermes as Compensation Analyst and Systems Administrator; Elan as HR Associate, Compensation & Benefits; Bank

For its landmark 50th edition, the 2020 IBIS Academy will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 11 to May 15, 2020. Further details will be announced shortly and in the meantime a contact form is provided for any inquiries.   Looking forward to covering the event, this publication cannot resist the temptation to list all 49 previous venues: 2019 Milan, Italy 2018 Berlin, Germany 2017 Cannes, France 2016

Gallagher in August 2019 announced the appointment of Christine L. Hoehne, GPHR, CEBS as Area Senior Vice President in Global Benefits & HR Consulting. She joins Gallagher from Swiss Life Global Solutions where she was Vice President and Regional Director at Swiss Life Network. Previously, she had worked for Arthur J. Gallagher as Area Vice President, Multinational Benefits & HR Consulting for the Western Region; Lockton as Assistant Vice

Saudi insurance carrier Tawuniya in September 2019 announced the appointment of Sulaiman Al Amri as Head of Brokers Management and International Partnerships. Sulaiman joins Tawuniya from Willis Towers Watson where he was Executive Director for Riyadh and Jeddah; Branch Manager in Riyadh; and Health and Benefits Manager in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Previously, he worked for AXA as Customer Service Manager in Riyadh; American Express as Unit Head Corporate Service

Save the date ! Europe Day of the German construction industry 2019 The German provident fund for the construction industry, SOKA-BAU, on the afternoon of Tuesday 5 November 2019 organizes its “Europe Day 2019”, a half-day conference on “Vocational training for a digital labor market”. In addition to the requirements for sustainable vocational training, the reorientation of the European Social Fund (ESF) program will be a focus of the