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Excellence In Benefits Award

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 2024 award are now closed. The 2024 recipient will be announced at the Annual Benefits Forum on Wednesday, March 6.

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 2024 award are now closed. The 2024 recipient will be announced at the Annual Benefits Forum on Wednesday, March 6.

Evaluation Process

The evaluation process will be as follows:

  • 1. All submissions will be anonymous (e.g., submitter and company information redacted).
  • 2. All submissions will be reviewed and scored 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.

How To Submit

Only Employers Health clients are eligible to be nominated, but nominations by non-clients are encouraged. Nominations for the 2024 award are now closed.

General Information

For both nominator and nominee, please provide name, title, company,  email address and affiliation.

About The Nominee

Describe why the nominee should be recognized and the impact he/she has made in the field/delivery of employee benefits (500 words or less).

Achieved Outcomes

Examples include improved health outcomes, realized savings, innovative ideas. Please be specific about the level of cost savings, process improvement, etc. Outline the achieved outcomes in 500 words or less.

Industry & Civic Contributions

Please provide details on any contributions the nominee has made to advance the profession of employee benefits and/or the betterment of the overall workplace and/or community.

Supporting Documentation (optional)

Feel free to provide any additional information or documentation that will be helpful to the review panel regarding nominee. Supporting information can be emailed to [email protected].

2022 Excellence In Benefits Winner

Learn more about the 2022 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner, Heather Beal of Jo-Ann Stores, LLC.

Learn more about the 2021 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner, Christopher vanNatta of the Timken Company.

Learn more about the 2020 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner, Theresa O’Callaghan of Kaman Corporation.

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

Learn more about the 2018 Excellence in Benefits Award winner, Violet Vernon, senior manager, human resources at Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Learn more about the 2017 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner Jessica Ward, benefits manager at DSW.

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2022 Excellence in Benefits Winner

2021 Excellence In Benefits Award Winner

2020 Excellence In Benefits Award Winner

2019 Excellence In Benefits Award Winner

2018 Excellence In Benefits Award Winner

2017 Excellence In Benefits Award Winner