Controlling Costs with Innovative Benefit Design: SafeAuto’s Hi-Gear Integrated Health & Wellness System

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
Attend this session to learn how you can implement the same health & wellness strategy that helped SafeAuto Insurance Company reduce costs by more than 20%.
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SafeAuto Insurance Company enacted their own version of healthcare reform at the employer level based on an executive mandate from SafeAuto’s leadership team. Miller will share how she and her team successfully changed healthcare status quo by implementing aggressive health risk reduction, an innovative plan design, and a value-based prescription drug program. The Hi-Gear system that resulted took employee engagement to new heights and has truly created a lasting culture of health.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

April Miller


April Miller is an experienced leader who founded the Human Resources Department at SafeAuto when it was just a small insurance company in the private sector. Over the course of 16 years, she developed the Human Resources Department and team into a multifaceted unit and took that expertise to the boardroom. SafeAuto is has now moved into 14 states and is continually growing into new states each year.   

April Miller began her career with SafeAuto Insurance Company as a Customer Service Representative in 1994. In March of 1995, she was promoted to Human Resources Manager and in August 1996 to Vice President of Human Resources and Company Secretary. April currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of Human Resources since 2005. April graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in English. Prior to joining SafeAuto, April had over 10 years of management and human resources experience.

Some of April’s recent achievements at SafeAuto include transitioning the employee benefit plans in order to integrate health and wellness into the everyday business plan of the organization, improving the financial performance of the company’s 401k plan, updating HRIS, LMS and PMS software programs, and improving corporate employment risk.
April is very active in the Ohio community. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and is on the board of directors for the Ohio Literacy Network. She continues to further her education by taking postgraduate human resources management classes. She received her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation in 2006, is certified for the Hogan Assessment Systems and the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i).

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HR Credit
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