The Excellence in Benefits Award, presented annually by Employers Health, seeks to recognize an individual who has made meaningful impact in the field and/or delivery of employee benefits. Nominations for the 2020 award are closed and the winner will be announced at the Employers Health Annual Meeting on November 19, 2020. Only benefits professionals from EH member organizations are eligible to win, but nominations can be submitted by anyone.

Award Objectives
To recognize contributions of an outstanding individual in the field of employee benefits.

Evaluation Process

The evaluation process will be as follow:

  1.  All submissions will be anonymous (e.g., submitter and company information redacted).
  2. All submissions will be reviewed and scored and by an evaluation panel. The panel will rank submissions based on their contribution to the delivery of employee benefits.
  3. The highest-ranking submissions will be evaluated by the Employers Health Evaluation Committee to determine the winner.

The nomination process is currently closed. Learn more about past recipients below.

Past Recipients of the Excellence in Benefits Award

2019 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner, Rachelle Firestone of Kenan Advantage Group Learn more about the 2019 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner, Rachelle Firestone of Kenan Advantage Group.

 

2018 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner, Violet Vernon of Aerojet Rocketdyne Learn more about the 2018 Excellence in Benefits Award winner, Violet Vernon, senior manager, human resources at Aerojet Rocketdyne.
2017 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner, Jessica Ward  of Designer Brands Learn more about the 2017 Excellence in Benefits Award winner, Jessica Ward, benefits manager at DSW.