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July 25, 2023
Partner Presentation

The Equity Problem You Didn’t Know You Had: The Health Benefits Crisis in the I/DD Workforce

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2:00pm-3:00pm EST

An inspiring and informative presentation on solutions to the health benefit crisis currently facing the I/DD workforce.

Employee health benefits in America are in a sorry state of affairs, and the organizations that employ direct support professionals are, unfortunately, no exception to the rule. More than half of American workers were enrolled in high deductible health plans in 2022—plans so inadequate that half the people enrolled in them were forced to defer needed health care due to prohibitively high costs. These aren’t benefits, they are detriments: to your employees and their families, and by extension, to the I/DD community.

This isn’t only a recruitment and retention issue, it’s an equity issue—a subject of paramount importance, as anyone in the I/DD space knows. So join this conversation with Nonstop Administration & Insurance Services, Inc.; an employee health insurance advisor; and ANCOR member, TSE, Inc. Get ready for a much-needed wake up call, followed by some innovative solutions to provide your workforce the kind of health benefits they deserve.

In this session, participants will learn:

  • Deliberate and intentional steps to address employee health benefits inequity within your organization.
  • Why it is essential to improve organizational health equity for direct support professionals, and the direct data link on the outcomes of the I/DD community.
  • The critical impact employee benefits have on DEI and workforce health.

Attendees will view a pre-recorded version of this session, with opportunities for follow-up and engagement.


  • Derreck Smith, Community Engagement Manager, Nonstop Administration and Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Suzette Frith, COO, TSE, Inc.
  • Doug Golub, President, MediSked
  • David Melby, Vice President, NFP