Keynote Speaker

Every summit needs great presenters, and that’s exactly what the WorkPartners Broker Summit will offer. We’ll look at how managing human capital costs by integrating data and services such as absence, EAP, and wellness can boost engagement and outcomes. We’ll also reveal our new, cloud-based benefit administration platform and discuss how our advanced analytics and data aggregation strength supports all our solutions and helps clients address high-cost/high-risk populations in their workforce.

Read on to learn about our keynote speaker:

Carol A. Harnett, MS, GBDS

Carol A. Harnett, MS, GBDS

Carol Harnett is a widely respected consultant, speaker, author and trend spotter in the fields of human resources, employee benefits, health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health.

Carol is the president of the Council for Disability Awareness – a non-profit organization with a mission to conduct research and education that helps consumers, employers and advisors understand the importance of working adults maintaining an income stream when they need to leave the workplace due to illness, injury or life events, including the birth of a child.

She authors the employee benefits column for Human Resource Executive with over 150,000 regular readers in the human resources industry, and hosts the podcast: The Financial Health and Income Network. She also maintains a selective consulting practice for employers and insurance carriers.

Carol is an active member of a public-private partnership (Moving to Value) to bring value-based health and insurance design to employers and the State of Connecticut. She also advises the Board of Directors of Disabled Sports USA after serving on the board for six years.

Carol held key positions in the insurance industry as the Vice President and National Disability and Life Practice Leader for The Hartford, and The Prudential's Director of Resources and Rehabilitation Services. She also led the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation’s industrial medicine division.

Carol received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Chemistry from St. Peter’s College and a Master of Science degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Rutgers University."