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Carol Harnett

Speaker | Writer | Health/Disability Consultant | Trendspotter | Corporate Storyteller | Employee Benefits Communicator

Location
Hartford, Connecticut Area
Industry
Think Tanks
Current
  1. Council for Disability Awareness,
  2. Guidepoint Global,
  3. Dow Jones
Previous
  1. World Congress,
  2. Health and Performance Innovation Institute,
  3. Integrated Benefits Institute
Education
  1. Rutgers University-New Brunswick
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Background

Summary

Carol A. Harnett, M.S., GBDS
Benefits Columnist, Human Resource Executive
Co-Founder, Friends at Play
Chair, Health and Performance Innovation Institute

Carol Harnett is a private-label consultant as well as a speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health. She strategizes with a confidential list of employers, insurance companies, consultants, and health and disability industry organizations on customized methods to address employee-related health and disability.

Carol’s approach focuses on decreased or maintained benefits costs, improved employee performance, corporate profitability, and innovation-within-reach projects. Carol is also a clinical physiologist with broad experience in sports medicine, physical medicine and industrial rehabilitation.

Carol writes the Benefits column for HR Executive and now includes social media navigation in her consulting practice. You may follow Carol on Twitter via @carolharnett or http://twitter.com/#!/carolharnett and YouTube on the Work.Love.Play.Daily Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/CarolHarnett).

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 currently chairs the Health and Performance Innovation Institute Board and sits on the Boards of Directors of the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation and Disabled Sports / USA as well as numerous industry boards and think tanks.

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.

Common name misspellings: Hartnett Hartnet Harnet

Specialties:Keynote Presentations, Writing, Innovation-Within-Reach, Health and Productivity Management, Value-Based Health, Corporate Storytelling, Wellness, Prevention, Sports Medicine, Industrial Medicine.

Publications

In Praise of Those Who Finish Last(Link)

LinkedIn
November 2014

After I completed my fourth Bataan Memorial Death March last year, a headline ran through my head. If you're a writer, you understand this experience. As I waited to board my first of two flights home the next day, the same header passed through my brain again: In Praise of Those Who Finish Last.

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HR Lessons from Ebola(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
November 2014

In light of the recent Ebola scare, employers might be well-served to revisit their policies and procedures—and preparing in advance for the next potential epidemic.

The Focus was on Millenials This Week(Link)

Tiny Letters
November 2014

There was a parade of information passing before us this week on Millenials. And most of it was about their financial status.

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Empathy is Needed in Employee Benefits(Link)

LinkedIn
October 2014

October 2014 marks my fifth anniversary as the benefits columnist for Human Resource Executive®. Anniversaries are often points of reflection for me and, as I put this 65th edition to bed, I can’t help but ponder the past and speculate on the future.

At an Employee Benefits Crossroads(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
October 2014

Some employers – those that understand today's health-and-benefits model isn't working -- are beginning to take a new approach, one that goes beyond insurance products and under-utilized programs to offer workers the real-life help they need, right when they need it.

Working with Wearables(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications

Tech giant Apple's long-anticipated introduction of its smartwatch threw wearable technology into the headlines again. But while there’s no denying the value of these devices in capturing meaningful healthcare data, some serious questions surrounding their true effectiveness remain.

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The Other Side of Melanoma - Print edition(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
September 2014

My dermatologist’s number appeared on my mobile phone’s caller I.D. as I headed toward the George Washington Bridge. A series of headlines sped through my brain as she launched into the reason for her call: Biopsy Results! Only 0.024 mm. Stage 1a Melanoma ... .

Underground Benefits Conversations(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
August 2014

The time has come for HR executives and other leaders to take private discussions public, which may accomplish several positive things, including spirited debate, innovation and helping younger colleagues join the conversation.

Disability Insurance: The Biggest Benefit is Education(Link)

Life & Health Advisor
September 2014

New data from the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) spotlights a dichotomy for financial advisors: More employers are offering long term disability coverage, yet fewer workers have long term disability (LTD) benefits.

Rethinking Your Approach to Voluntary Benefits(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
July 2014

It appears employers have moved in droves to include voluntary product offerings as part of their overall employee-benefits strategies. Here are a few things to consider as you evaluate the many and varied options out there.

Benefits Forecast(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
July 2014

Janet McNichol, HR director at the Rockville, Md.-based American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and I were speakers at both the Human Resource Executive® Health & Benefits Leadership Conference in March and the World Health Care Congress in April. We discuss our experiences in the Q&A below.

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The Other Side of Melanoma(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
June 2014

On the five-year anniversary of her cancer diagnosis, our benefits columnist uses her own experience to remind employers of the importance of disability insurance.

A Private-Exchange Checklist(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
June 2014

Consider this your "everything you ever wanted to know about private exchanges" list. Use it as your guide to important considerations before your organization makes the move.

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The Price of Survival (print version)(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
June 2014

The print version of my column on critical illness insurance.

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The Benefits Stories of Our Lives(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
June 2014

Employee benefits communications, particularly around open enrollment, include myriad techniques from choice architecture to regret lotteries. But, what might be missing from the analysis is the benefits stories from employees’ lives.

If I Were 22 I'd Drive Faster and Take More Chances(Link)

LinkedIn
June 2014

It's clear that many of us received a request from LinkedIn to write a post entitled, If I Were 22. Since the best advice I ever read for graduating university seniors was the Chicago Tribune columnist, Mary Schmich's, piece re-titled, Wear Sunscreen, I should embed the link, check the "assignment completed" box and call it good.

Thriving After 7 Days Off the Social Media Grid(Link)

LinkedIn
May 2014

I'm an experimenter by nature. It's no wonder I spent six years of my life studying biological chemistry, mathematics, physiology and biophysics. While I loved my classes, I thrived in the lab. I received a kind of vicarious thrill from setting hypotheses and testing them.

Employee Benefits Forecast(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
May 2014

While the spring HR-related conferences showed there's still a heavy employer focus on the Affordable Care Act and employee health, companies are starting to bridge the gap that’s existed between mental and physical -- and even financial – health.

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5 Life Lessons from 5 Years of Self-Employment(Link)

LinkedIn
April 2014

I've been working in my own business for the last five years. My work largely focuses on helping employers, insurance carriers, health care start-ups, and health and disability organizations understand how the health, absence and disability industries are morphing; and what these organizations can do to maintain or improve employees' health, lifestyle choices and/or benefits selections. I've also taken on the challenge of ghost writing two books for people with brand-name recognition.

The combination of speaking, writing and consulting on strategic initiatives has taught me several things about people and life in general.

Private Exchange Designs Continue to Morph(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
April 2014

There is a long consideration list to review before making the move to a private exchange. If you don't like the current blueprint for exchanges, express your opinion and wait. Things may shift again soon.

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World Health Care Congress Twitter Feed (#whcc14)(Link)

Storify
April 2014

I have the opportunity to speak at and participate in a good number of public and private conferences every year on health care and related topics such disability and absence management, critical illness, and the like. By far, the 2014 WHCC audience was the brightest, best-informed group with whom I've had the privilege to spend time.

Mindfulness Comes to Work - Print Version(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
April 2014
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In Praise of Those Who Finish Last(Link)

Storify
March 2014

I completed another Bataan Memorial Death March yesterday at White Sands Missile Base, New Mexico. It took 13 hours and 13 minutes for my partners and me to complete the course.

When you finish among the last – as I’ve done in three of the four Bataan marathons I participated in since 2010 – you have plenty of time to make observations. Before the soreness creeps out of my calves, I wanted to capture and share some of those thoughts.

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Twitter Feed from HRE Health/Benefits Leadership Conference(Link)

Storify
March 2014

Thought leaders, industry experts and HR executives gathered in Las Vegas, NV from March 16th through the 19th to have conversations that no one is publicly having about the workplace.

Why I March in the Bataan Marathon - by Carol Harnett(Link)

Storify
March 2014

Many people ask me why I do this - especially this year since I'm recovering from a stress fracture in my right foot. The only answer I can give is, "I can do this, so I must do this."

'Survival Entails a Price'(Link)

Human Resource Executive/LRP Publications
March 2014

Thirty years after its creation, critical-illness insurance can still play an important role in protecting employees when a medical disaster strikes.

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Mindfulness Comes to Work(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
February 2014

Mindful living is one of the top ten trends for 2014 and beyond. Business leaders such as Aetna’s Mark Bertolini are bringing mindfulness meditation practices to high-end gatherings such as the World Economic Forum as well as the workplace. Mind-body programs may help employers address employee stress and improve the workplace culture.

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Staying Above the Fray - by Carol Harnett (print version)(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
February 2014

This is the print version of my October 2013 Human Resource Executive employee benefits column.

In an age of incivility, here are some pointers HR and benefit leaders should keep in mind as they attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff as far as benefits, health and wellness are concerned.

The Opening Bell(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
January 2014

In preparation for her closing-session presentation at HRE's Health & Benefits Leadership Conference in March, Carol Harnett invited Jen Benz to review the employee-benefits highlights of the past year and project what the landscape will look like in 2014.

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Disability Can Instruct(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
December 2013

Almost all of us will encounter disability at some point in our lives. And, while each of us will cope with it differently, there's a common lesson to be learned from the experience.

Making Work Mentally Healthy(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
December 2013

The print version of my online column called Stress, Envy and Mental Health in the Workplace.

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Vision Benefit Breaks Out of Its Silo(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
November 2013

At least one benefit provider is now giving vision practitioners access to its patients' pertinent medical histories and, in turn, sharing the vision-related caregivers' results with the larger healthcare system.

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Staying Above the Fray(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
October 2013

In an age of incivility, here are some pointers HR and benefit leaders should keep in mind as they attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff as far as benefits, health and wellness are concerned.

Stress, Envy and Mental Health in the Workplace(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
September 2013

HR leaders are key to creating and sustaining functional, psychologically healthy workplaces.

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Is the Time Right for Private Exchanges? - Print Version(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
September 2013

Benefıts By Carol Harnett/Benefits Columnist Private health-insurance exchanges date back to the mid- 1980s, when Nortel financed the International Medical Exchange in Louisville, Ky. In November 1999, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted "a better than 50 percent chance that we will see a defined-contribution system in Medicare by 2010" in its HealthCast 2010 report.

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Civil Disobedience Comes to Employee Benefits(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
August 2013

From the classroom to the campus to the workplace, ethics, privacy and coercion are certainly tough themes to address, but nonetheless necessary.

The Changing Culture of Employee Benefits(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
July 2013

Despite advances made over the past few decades in the arena of health and our ability to influence people's behaviors, we largely don't seem to apply those lessons in the workplace.

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Is The Time Right for Private Exchanges?(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
July 2013

There is so much to consider and address before moving your health insurance – and potentially other benefits – to a private exchange. A whole host of deciding factors includes whether a defined-contribution health or benefits plan makes sense for your organization, whether ancillary benefits should be included, and much, much more.

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Brilliant Mistakes(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
June 2013

Does sound HR leadership have a greater impact on employee health, absence and performance than wellness programs? If the unexpected results of a particular research project are any indication, the answer is an unequivocal "Yes."

Lesson from My Mother (Print Version)(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
June 2013

My mom died.

I’m sharing this information with you for several reasons; the primary being that my mother was an educator and encouraged me to talk about any lessons I learned from her experiences.

Employee Benefits Lessons from My Mother(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
May 2013

There are several practical things HR leaders can do to help employees reflect on life's death and dying phases -- both their own and the lives of those they love.

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Disrupting Pharmacy Benefit Management - Print Version(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
April 2013

A look at how Truveris, GoodRx and Medication Management Systems are disrupting pharmacy benefit management services.

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The Next Step in Pharmacy Benefit Management(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
February 2013

Pharmacy benefit management is expanding beyond the focus on higher co-payments and moving employees to generic prescription drugs. Several new-to-market vendors are bringing fresh perspectives and solutions to the business. Carol Harnett is a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of employee benefits, health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health. Follow her on Twitter via @carolharnett and on her video blog, The Work.Love.Play.Daily.

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In the Aftermath of Sandy Hook(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
January 2013

The recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has stimulated a broad discussion of gun-control laws and the inadequacy of mental-health treatment in the United States. But we'd be remiss were we not to also consider the workplace implications – and the need to provide employees with a safe place to work.

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Factors to Consider When Offering Preventive Health Screenings(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
December 2012

HR executives face myriad challenges when research questions the validity of employers' preventive screening practices. Bob Merberg from Paychex Inc. explores this topic in a back-and-forth exchange with Carol Harnett.
Carol Harnett is a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of employee benefits, health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health. Follow her on Twitter via @carolharnett and on her video blog, The Work.Love.Play.Daily.

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Is Beer In the Workplace an Employee Benefit?(Link)

Human Resources Executive
June 2012

Providing beer to employees is one of the more atypical employee benefits, but it does say something about the company's culture and the employees who will thrive there. HR leaders - Mark Torres of The Rubicon Project, Nate Randall of Tesla Motors and John Foster of Hulu - discuss their benefits philosophies.
Carol Harnett is a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of employee benefits, health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health. Follow her on Twitter via @carolharnett and on her video blog, The Work.Love.Play.Daily.
June 4, 2012

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Playing Games at Work(Link)

Human Resource Executive
July 2012

HR leaders who want to add "gamification" techniques to their programs need to begin by focusing on their objectives, which are usually based on company goals. One key to using it effectively is to put layers on top of what already exists.

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The Things We Think and Do Not Say(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
July 2012

HR and benefits executives are being tasked with delivering solutions in short timeframes that will deliver substantial reductions in costs or definable metrics such as employee absence. But, unguarded debate and an honest discussion of successes and failures in the business world have never been the norm, our benefits columnist reports. She says a new day is dawning, but can we handle the truth?
Carol Harnett is a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of employee benefits, health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health. Follow her on Twitter via @carolharnett and on her video blog, The Work.Love.Play.Daily.

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Is Beer at Work Beneficial?(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
August 2012
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Playing Games at Work - Interview with Adam Wootton of Towers Watson(Link)

Storify
August 2012

CoHealth hosted its third Checkup live radio broadcast on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 12 pm EDT. Our featured guest was Adam Wootton, director of social media and games at Towers Watson. Among many initiatives, Adam is the creator of Swift-ee - a game that educates employees about their benefits.

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Grappling with Long-Term Care Insurance(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
September 2012

Carol Harnett is a consultant, speaker and writer in the fields of employee benefits.

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What Employee Health Means Beyond the Balance Sheet(Link)

Prezi.com
August 2012

Closing keynote presentation given at Alliant-ClearPoint employer/partner event in Seattle, WA on August 17, 2012.

The Bias of Optimism(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
August 2012

A reliance on standard practices may not be limited to healthcare and may indeed extend to human resources and employee benefits. So is it time for HR to take a look at its standard practices, question them and study the issues with a rigor that relies more on experimental design than case studies and surveys?
Carol Harnett is a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of employee benefits, health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health. Follow her on Twitter via @carolharnett and on her video blog, The Work.Love.Play.Daily.

Creating an Unlimited Paid-Time-Off Policy(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
September 2012

When crafting an unlimited paid-time-off policy, HR leaders need to assess important variables including how workers use and carry over their paid-time-off, and the size of their long-term staff.
Carol Harnett is a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of employee benefits, health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health. Follow her on Twitter via @carolharnett and on her video blog, The Work.Love.Play.Daily.

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Should We Be More Like the French?(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
October 2012

While the French model for national healthcare may have its flaws, the benefits to Americans -- improved diets, more walking and more social interaction -- could survive a transatlantic translation.
Carol Harnett is a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of employee benefits, health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health. Follow her on Twitter via @carolharnett and on her video blog, The Work.Love.Play.Daily.

Should PTO Be Unlimited? (print)(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
November 2012

Carol Harnett is a consultant, speaker and writer in the field of employee benefits.

Telework is Good for Business(Link)

Human Resource Executive / LRP Publications
November 2012

Superstorm Sandy brought devastation to many East Coast-based organizations. Employers with telework programs, however, weathered the storm better than most. Carol Harnett is a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of employee benefits, health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health. Follow her on Twitter via @carolharnett and on her video blog, The Work.Love.Play.Daily.

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Preventive-Screen Considerations(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive - Print Version
January 2013

Last month, I found myself following the controversy surrounding the release of a New England Journal of Medicine-published observational study questioning the impact of screening mammographies on advanced breast cancer incidence and associated death rates. I was reflecting on how employers might respond to these research results. So, I invited Bob Merberg, the employee health and wellness manager at Rochester, N.Y.-based Paychex Inc., to participate in an exchange with me on this topic.

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Does unlimited vacation mean all work or all play for NYC employees?(Link)

New York Post
May 2013

This is Linley Taber's column. I was simply quoted.

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Loosening the PTO Rules(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
July 2013

This is Kristen Frasch's article. I am simply interviewed.

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A Brilliant Mistake (print version)(Link)

LRP Publications / Human Resource Executive
July 2012

Does sound HR leadership have a greater impact on employee health, absence and performance than wellness programs? If the unexpected results of a particular research project are any indication, the answer is an unequivocal "Yes."

The Future of Work and Benefits(Link)

Dow Jones Content Lab
July 2013

Handout for presentation at Workplace Benefits Mania conference in Las Vegas at the Aria in July 2013.

Free food at work is on the rise - but not everyone's happy(Link)

New York Post
January 2014

This is Linley Taber's article for which I was interviewed.

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Skills

  • Leadership
  • Employee Benefits
  • Healthcare
  • Strategy
  • Public Speaking
  • Disability Insurance
  • Wellness
  • Insurance
  • Employee Wellness
  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Interviews
  • Consulting
  • Personnel Management
  • Thought Leadership
  • Health
  • Executive Management
  • Disabilities
  • Health Insurance
  • Newsletters
  • Analytics
  • Coaching
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • Corporations
  • Writing
  • Fitness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Education
  • Healthcare Consulting
  • Managed Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability Management
  • Leave of Absence
  • Workers Compensation
  • Lifestyle
  • Corporate Storytelling
  • Conference Speaking
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Seminar Speaker
  • Speakers
  • Healthcare Strategy
  • Wellness Initiatives
  • Leaves Of Absence
  • Disability
  • Keynote
  • Benefits
  • Health and Productivity...
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Consulting
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Experience

President

Council for Disability Awareness
– Present (5 months)Virtual

The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) is a non-profit organization committed to informing and educating the working consumers about the widespread risk of disability, and the financial impact it can have on them.

In my role as president, I will build upon the foundation laid by the organization, continue the CDA's research (including, the annual long-term disability claim review and consumer research) and expand efforts in other arenas.

Advisor

Guidepoint Global
– Present (11 months)Virtual

Provide short-term consultations -- usually one-hour phone calls -- with identified or anonymous clients with specific questions in my areas of expertise.

So, if you have a quick question for me, this is a service that might be useful for you.

Freelance Consultant

Dow Jones
– Present (1 year 5 months)Remote

Provide freelance services to Dow Jones and its affiliates.

Co-Host, CoHealth radio show & tweet chats

CoHealth
– Present (3 years)Virtual

The CoHealth Checkup radio show is a 30-minute broadcast on all things in and around employee health, wellness and employee benefits. Carol Harnett and Fran Melmed co-host the monthly program with interesting and well-known guests such as BJ Fogg, Ron Kessler, Bob Merberg and Dee Edington.

CoHealth Checkup is featured on the Blog Talk Radio website (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cohealth-checkup) and is ranked in the top 2% of all Blog Talk Radio's shows.

Curator and Co-Chair

TEDxSimsbury
– Present (4 years 3 months)

Benefits Columnist

Human Resource Executive Online
– Present (5 years 3 months)

Executive Committee, Board Member

Disabled Sports / USA
– Present (5 years 7 months)

Co-Founder

Friends at Play
– Present (5 years 8 months)

Conference Chair, 4th Annual Prevention & Wellness Congress

World Congress
(3 months)Greater San Diego Area

I'm privileged to be the conference chair for the 2014 Prevention & Wellness Congress. The agenda includes stellar talent such as Alexandra Drane (Vulnerability Index), Soeren Mattke (RAND), Dee Edington (Edington Associates), Bob Merberg (Paychex) and Julie Krause (Microsoft).

Board Chair

Health and Performance Innovation Institute
(5 years 8 months)

Board Member and Research Advisory Committee

Integrated Benefits Institute
(1 year 5 months)

Executive Advisory Board Member

Disability Management Employer Coalition
(5 years 5 months)

Vice President, National Disability & Life Practice Leader

The Hartford
(12 years 9 months)

➢ Board Member: Integrated Benefits Institute, Disability Management Employers’ Coalition, Institute for Health and Productivity Management.
➢ Speaker: Created and delivered over 100 presentations every year, including keynote presentations for the Disability Management Employer Coalition Annual International and Behavioral Risk Conferences, National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference, National Business Group on Health Conference on Health, Productivity, & Human Capital, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Conference, Worldwide Employee Benefits Conference.
➢ Co-Chair: Disability Think Tank: Disability Management Employer Coalition. Workplace Warriors: The Corporate Response to Deployment and Reintegration, November 2007.
➢ Co-Chair: Disability Think Tank: Disability Management Employer Coalition. Extreme Productivity: Are Your Employees Hitting the Wall? November 2008.
➢ Co-Author / Editor: White Paper: Workplace Warriors: The Corporate Response to Deployment and Reintegration, November 2007.
➢ Co-Author / Editor: White Paper: Extreme Productivity: Are Your Employees Hitting the Wall? November 2008.
➢ Researcher: Led four-year prospective study on the potential impact of employee assistance programs (EAP) on disability claim experience. Results published and presented, July 2007.
➢ Creator: The Hartford’s analytic consulting unit. Results improved The Hartford’s book retention of premium by two points.
➢ Creator: The Hartford’s proprietary disability duration guidelines (32,000 guidelines) and triage-based short-term disability claims model.
➢ Creator: The Hartford’s external medical director service.
➢ Creator: The Hartford’s claim discussion model and claim SOAP note process.
➢ Consultant: Social Security Administration disability claims process.
➢ Consultant: Fortune 500 companies on employee benefits and health / disability strategies.

Advisory Board Member

Institute for Health and Productivity Mangement
(12 years 4 months)

CEP Practice Board, including Founding Board Member

American College of Sports Medicine
(7 years)

Board of Directors, including Chairperson

The McKenzie Institute USA
(7 years)

The McKenzie Institute's worldwide mission is to research the causes of spinal and extremity disorders of the human musculoskeletal system and their subsequent diagnosis and treatment generally and in particular applying the philosophies and treatment as devised by Robin McKenzie. The philosophies and treatments are known throughout the world as "The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy™."

Director, Resource & Rehabilitation Services

Prudential Financial
(2 years)

Director, Industrial Rehabilitation Services

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitiation
(2 years)

Certifications

Group Benefits Disability Specialist - GBDS

The National Underwriter Company, License N/A
– Present

A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior(Link)

Coursera Verified Certificates, License NA
– Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Board Member, Executive Committee

Disabled Sports USA
– Present (5 years 2 months)Health

Disabled Sport USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.

Opportunities Carol is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Carol cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Health
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Carol supports:

  • Disabled Sports USA
  • High Fives Non-Profit Foundation

Education

Honors & Awards

- 2013 Highest-rated speaker at HRE Health & Benefits Leadership Conference, Las Vegas
- 2013 CoHealth Checkup radio show in overall top 2% of BlogTalkRadio's 15,000 programs
- 2010 Top 8 finalist for Institute for the Future Roy Amara prize for best health idea
- Partnership Award, Disability Management Employer Coalition
- Judy Tilbor Leadership Award, The Hartford
- President's Award, The Hartford

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