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FREE webinar: Demystifying Disability Benefits

June 3, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: June 3, 2021
Event start time: 2:00pm Newfoundland Time (9:30am Pacific Time)
Location: Online
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Bret Loge, B. Comm. (Hons.), GBA, CPHR, CHS, SHRM-SCP, Principal – Benefits, Pension & HR Consultant, ENCOMPASS
Jessica Gobran, BA. Psych, CEBS, Director Disability, Group Solutions, People Corporation
Managing Short & Long Term Disability can be a huge challenge and understanding the disability renewal process can be a mystery. Join us as we unpack the difficult world of managing disability programs.This hour is not for the disability dabbler – it’s for those who want a deeper dive for the MORE and the BEST that your leaders are expecting of you.We will explore the untold carrier angles, learn the complex underwriting arrangements, clarify confusing definitions – then give you creative program structures, claims management solutions along with active tools to help manage these critical programs.

PLUS! We will be explaining how the current state and COVID-19 pandemic impact on claim trends is ongoing.

In this presentation, you will learn:


  • Understand the impact of Covid 19, current disability trends and new technology and strategies for minimizing disability costs without reducing the employee support for when they need.
  • You will become a walking disability dictionary!
  • Gain a full understanding of how Short & Long Term Disability Programs can be structured – hopefully perhaps better than your current plan. Pro’s / con’s of self-insuring / salary continuance.
  • Obtain a full understanding of how insurance carriers make disability claims decisions along with how the carrier’s renewal process works.
  • Learn how to manage complicated claims.

Who should attend:


  • HR Professionals responsible for Disability Management
  • HR and Finance Professionals responsible for Group Benefits
  • Everyone who is interested in becoming fully proficient as they support and / or lead their organization’s WCB, Short & Long Term Disability programs
Format: Live Online – Zoom Webinar
(All login information will be sent to you via email the day prior to the session. Please check your junk/spam folder if it has not come through to your in-box.)
2:00pm – 3:00pm Newfoundland Time (9:30 – 10:30 am – Pacific Time – Vancouver)


Registration for this webinar must be done through the CPHR BC & Yukon registration website.

The process for registration is as follows:

  1. If you are a current member of CPHR-NL please contact administration at [email protected]  for your exclusive discount code to take advantage of this free webinar for members.
  2. Once you have obtained your code you must register through CPHR BC & Yukon. The link for registration can be found at the top of this page or here. If you do not have an account you must create one to register for this and any other FREE webinars offered through CPHR BC & Yukon. 

Both registration and payment are required for every person attending this webinar. Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to [email protected].

Note: If you have not received your login access information the day prior to the webinar date, or for inquiries regarding online workshops, please email or call 604.684.7228.

About the presenters:

Jessica GobranJessica Gobran, BA. Psych, CEBS, Director Disability, Group Solutions

Jessica brings many years of progressive experience working in disability management both short and long term, rehab and workers compensation. She has worked with clients, public sector and carrier (auto and group). Her experience ranges from managing disability teams, consulting and assessing claims, working with WSIB and coordinating return to work efforts.

Jessica holds an Honours BA Psychology Degree from York University, is a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), and has a York-Seneca Rehabilitation Certificate. She is finishing her CEBS this year.

You will enjoy Jessica’s style as she slices through the minutia to pin point the key issues that need to be addressed and does so with solutions along the way. Great mind, great presenter.

Bret LogeBret Loge, B. Comm. (Hons.), GBA, CPHR, CHS, SHRM-SCP, Principal – Benefits, Pension & HR Consultant

Bret is the Principal at ENCOMPASS and earned his commerce degree from the University of Manitoba, majoring in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. Since 1990, Bret has worked in the HR profession and received his Certified Human Resources Professional (CPHR) designation in 2001. His Group Benefits Associate (GBA) and Canadian Health Underwriters designations are benchmarks for industry specialized education. His experience in union and non-union, as well as for profit and non-profit environments has developed his ability to solve various HR challenges using creative insight.

This webinar is complimentary to all CPHR NL members. Register early to avoid disappointment!
Registration Fees

Registration Deadline:
 JUNE 1, 2021






Fees and/or agenda are subject to change without notice.

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June 3, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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