DC SHRM August Education Program: Benefits Equity

Date(s) - 08/04/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


DC SHRM August Education Program: Attracting & Captivating Diverse Talent Through Benefits Equity Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., ET | Zoom Meeting

Presented by Cassandra Rose – Lead Partner, DEI Practice – Meritarc
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 a.m., ET

RECERTIFICATION CREDIT: This program is approved for 1 hour of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.


Nearly half of the U.S. population has employment based health insurance coverage. Thus employers are critical in helping to close the health equity gap by creating quality access to health services and promoting health literacy.

Employee Benefits can be a key deciding factor for potential employees who are choosing their next workplace and a morale booster for existing employees, especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). However, organizations that do not provide equity and education through benefits offerings, will fall short of decreasing the disparity of health outcomes for BIPOC employees and their families.

In this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • What are the 5 Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).
  • Why Employee Benefits Equity must be a key area of focus within a DE&I strategy
  • How to create policies and practices that support health access and literacy.

NOTE: This session will be recorded and shared with ALL registrants, regardless of live attendance.
Interested in the content, but have a scheduling conflict? Register in advance to receive the recording – regardless of live attendance!


$15 Members

$30 Nonmembers


Registration includes access to Zoom webinar and recording.

Refund Policy:  Refund requests must be made via email to info@dcshrm.org. No refunds will be provided for this event after July 28.



Cassandra Rose is the Lead Partner of the DEI Practice at Meritarc, a human capital software company and provider of advisory services, specializing in financeial services, fintech, and consulting firms. Mertitarc’s job architecture, performance management, and reward tools anchor business strategy in all people processes.

Having previously held roles at multibillion-dollar global brands and unicorn startups, Cassandra has developed proven strategies which improve understanding across diversity dimensions, embed equitable practices, and enhance workplace cultures of belonging.

Cassandra has over 15 years of HR experience and is certified as an SPHR and SHRM-SCP, with a Master’s Degree in HR and Employment Relations & Certificate in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. She is a proud member of the Forbes Human Resources Council and Human Capital Foundry.

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