employee benefits News

Vanessa Kinney, Hylant VP in Columbus, Ohio, Among ’40 Under 40′

Insurance brokerage firm, Hylant, announced that Vanessa Kinney, vice president, employee benefits team leader, is a Columbus Business First “40 Under 40” recipient. Now in its 25th year, the 40 Under 40 award program honors the best and brightest leaders in Central …

BenefitMall in Dallas Names Gomes Executive VP, Benefits Sales

Dallas-based BenefitMall, a provider of employee benefits, human resources and payroll products and services, has reappointed Michael Gomes as executive vice president, Benefits Sales Division. Gomes will be responsible for all benefits sales and services, including group, self-funded, senior and individual in …

Aon Buys International Benefits Brokerage Portfolio of Mayfair Group

Aon plc announced it has completed its acquisition of the international health and benefits brokerage portfolio of Mayfair Group, a solutions provider to Indian multinational companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Aon now will assume responsibility for all …

New York Passes $153B Budget Including Workers’ Comp Reforms

The New York State Senate in April passed its $153 billion 2017-2018 state budget that includes reforms to workers’ compensation in the state. These reforms serve to help businesses, local governments and not-for-profits save money while also enhancing protections for …

Starbucks in China Provides Health Cover for Workers’ Parents

Starbucks Corp. will provide Chinese workers with health insurance that extends coverage to their parents, a unique offering by the coffeehouse chain that may be used by more than 10,000 people to treat conditions such as cancer, heart disease and …

Holmes Murphy Adds Marchino to Dallas Benefits Team

Holmes Murphy & Associates has hired Jeff Marchino as a senior consultant for employee benefits in its Dallas office. Marchino joins the team with more than two decades of experience in the insurance industry. Marchino will work closely in the business …

With Growth of the Gig Economy, States Rethink How Workers Get Benefits

As more and more Americans hold nontraditional jobs that don’t have benefits attached — think freelance graphic designers or Uber drivers — cities and states are exploring ways to ensure those workers still have access to workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, …

Houston’s Insgroup Acquires Benefits Firm, The Fawcett Group

Houston-based Insgroup Inc. (Insgroup) has acquired The Fawcett Group (Fawcett), a firm specializing in employee benefit plan brokerage and consulting to emerging and mid-market businesses, as well as not-for-profits. Jan Fawcett-Heilman, owner of The Fawcett Group, joined Insgroup as a …

Ohio-Based HORAN Promotes Bogdan-Powers, Adds Cheesman

Cincinnati, Ohio-based employee benefits and wealth management firm, HORAN, has promoted Valerie Bogdan-Powers to chief business development and client relations officer for HORAN’s Health Benefits Department, and appointed Keith Cheesman as to chief operating officer for HORAN Securities. Bogdan-Powers joined the …

USI Acquires Austin-Based Employee Benefits Firm, Ball Peoples

USI Insurance Services (USI) has acquired Ball Peoples, an employee benefits advisory firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. Since 1975, Ball Peoples has been providing employee benefits for clients throughout Central Texas and across the Southwest. The employees will remain at …