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Lifelong Tigers: Shannon Patrick

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Lifelong Tigers: Shannon Patrick

presented by Shannon Patrick '86, '10A


This webinar was recorded on September 17, 2020.



Description of this Webinar:
This webinar will review and cover material relative to what new employees might expect to experience when they enter the job market and the benefits they may be offered from prospective employers. Attendees will learn that compensation is so much more than just a paycheck, as employers use fringe benefits to attract and retain a quality workforce. Learn the importance of participating in these benefits early in your career as a means to accumulate retirement income resources.

Learning Objectives of this Webinar:

  • What are High Deductible Plans and Tax Advantaged Side Accounts?
  • What's a 401(k), and how can it benefit you?
  • What other benefits can employees expect to receive? (Dental, Vision, Life, etc.)
  • What is a Defined Benefit Plan and how does it work?

About Shannon Patrick '86, '10A:
Shannon Patrick is the senior field representative for members in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska with the Insurance & Financial Services department of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). As such, he presents NRECA’s group insurance and pension plans to association members and assists them with the implementation of their employee benefits programs. Before joining the field staff, Shannon worked for 24 years with Cooperative Benefit Administrators, Inc. (CBA) and the NRECA Member Contact Center. Shannon managed the Member Contact Center from 2002 until he joined the field staff in early 2011. He graduated with his bachelors' degree from Doane College in 1986 with a double-major in math and business administration, and returned to Doane to obtain his Master of Arts in Management in 2009.