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    Chapter Program - "Designing an Effective and Financial Responsible Wellness Program"

    Date: November 21, 2017, 8:00am – 9:00am
    HRMA of Northwest Missouri
    Innovation Room
    518 S. 6th St
    St Joseph, MO 64507
    ph: 800-447-1083
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    HRMA of Northwest Missouri Presents:

    "Designing an Effective & Financially Responsible Wellness Program"

    November 21, 2017
    7:45 am - 8:00 am - Breakfast Buffet & Registration
    8:00 am - 9:00 am - Program

    Innovation Room
    518 S. 6th St
    St Joseph, MO 64507 

    Program Description:

    Join us for a look at creating a wellness program that is effective for your employees and financially responsible enough to save money for everyone. We will look at how to design your benefits contribution stratetgy in a way that is sustainable and aligned with your company's goals. 

    Presenter Information:

    Kent Friend, Strategic Benefits Consultant

    Kent joined Bukaty Companies with 30 years of experience building, running and consulting for companies ranging from small to Fortune 500. Being  president of four  corporations, he understands what it takes to design an employee benefits program that is attractive to both employers and employees. With his talents in the finance and operations world, Kent works diligently to provide solutions across the many services Bukaty can assist companies and executives with — group health, HR consulting, HIPAA compliance, COBRA administration and payroll, to mention a few. 

    By keeping the client’s needs as the driver, Kent implements a strategy that allows his clients to stay focused on what they do best. Kent prides himself on working closely with clients to obtain the best employee benefits package at the most competitive price. His knowledge of the employee benefits arena, and drive to stay educated on the best strategies available, ensures his clients have the most current industry information on which to base a decision. He has clients coast to coast and international. The last year his new clients have been averaging a savings of over $1,600  per employee per year… while the industry is going up double digit.

    He sits on the University of Kansas Neuroscience Council, he is founder of two charity events for Alzheimer’s, and is founder of the Children’s Hearing 5k/10K run. He also is the Healthy Aging Coalition of Kansas City’s Board Expert on Insurances and related finances. Kent was invited to Washington DC to help Congress resolve the  mortgage crisis and financial issues, lets you know the level of his ability to work with government entities. Kent has sat on two PTA Boards and is past President of a high school Booster Club. Being  extremely active and living a healthy lifestyle, he ran in 56 Five K’s last year…. He also owns a  horse ranch  where he holds many Civic Charity events.

    Kent graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, with a combined degree in Marketing/ Management/Public Relations. Licensed in Life/Health/Property/Casualty/ Long Term Care


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    Recertification Information:

    HRMA of Northwest Missouri is recognized by SHRM to offer 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for this event for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.

    This program will be submitted for 1 General PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification credit through


    • Members: $10.00
    • Guests: $15.00

    In support the SHRM Foundation, we will be holding a fundraiser and drawing at this event. Please bring your donation dollars to contribute to this worthy cause. 

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