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Aegis Risk LLC | Benefit Advocates, Inc. | Businessolver | Cognoa
ConnectYourCare | Gall​ag​her | Inspera Health | ​ Telligen | Transamerica | Vanguard

Aegis Risk LLC 
Ryan Siemers, CEBS
Aegis Risk LLC
218 North Lee Street, Suite 306
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 778-6520
Fax: (703) 548-4399
Aegis Risk is a specialty consultant and broker focused on medical stop loss, health reinsurance and related risk management strategies. We seek solutions for large employer benefit plans and other risk-bearing health entities. We partner directly with employers and providers, as well as other brokers and consultants.

Our Value:
Our in-depth knowledge of catastrophic medical claimants and their coverage solutions exceeds that of most benefits advisors – who only cover it occasionally. We obtain the greatest value in protection from this unique risk, while your primary broker or consultant remains focused on the rest.

Our Services:
Core services include stop loss plan design, as well as carrier marketing and selection. Our expertise and relationships provide highly competitive renewal quotes, including top-rated carrier options not available to other benefits consultants and brokers.

Upon placement of stop loss, we provide ongoing claims monitoring and reimbursement filing - providing peace of mind in using a carrier external to your claims administrator or health plan.
For larger organizations with multiple divisions and/or profit centers, we can structure an internal risk pool paired with a higher, less costly stop loss deductible - further lowering your total expense.

Our historical perspective as health care benefit consultants uniquely prepares us as relevant advisors to ACO’s and other emerging risk-bearing entities as they consider the potential shift of catastrophic claimants to their liability.

Learn More:
Contact us today to discuss our approach, including a complimentary, no-commitment review of your coverage. We partner with employers as well as other brokers and consultants.

Benefit Advocates, Inc.

Mary Kesel, CEBS
Benefit Advocates, Inc.
514 South Stratford Road, Suite 301
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
(336) 721-2029
Fax: (336) 722-5494

In today’s complex and competitive healthcare market, you need a strategic business partner who understands your challenges and delivers competitively priced benefit solutions. To help you meet those challenges, Benefit Advocates provides health/benefit advocacy services to large and small employers nationwide.

Time is Money-Every hour you spend managing complex benefit issues is time lost to core business activities. Likewise, time lost for employees spending hours trying to resolve benefit issues is lost productivity.  We are a seamless extension of your benefits team, an industry leader you can rely on to free up internal resources. Whether we help your employee find lower-cost generic drugs, resolve complicated claim issues or help your working seniors navigate Medicare, we are your one-stop benefits support solution just a phone call away.



Michelle Lockhart, PHR, SHRM-CP
Strategy Practice Leader - Carrier and Partner Relations
1025 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA  50265
(515) 358-3735

Founded by HR professionals, Businessolver delivers market-changing benefits administration technology supported by an intrinsic and unwavering responsiveness to client needs. You can trust Businessolver to take care of you and your employees with a configurable and secure SaaS platform and a culture of service, all aimed at total and measurable success and your complete delight. We'll help you maximize the investment in your benefits program, minimize your exposure to risk, engage your employees with our easy-to-use solution and full suite of communication vehicles, and empower them to use their benefits wisely and control their costs and yours.


Marty Solomon
Regional Vice President of Sales
2185 Park Boulevard
Palo Alto, CA  94306
(617) 306-4715

Cognoa is a digital behavioral health company that supports employees who care for young children (between the ages of one and eight). Cognoa offers a solution to one of the root causes of employee stress - the challenges of a raising a young child. All employees caring for young children have concerns that can lead to worry, distraction, and lost time at work.  From common concerns like sleep and tantrums to more significant concerns, like autism and ADHD, it is hard to navigate where to start, where to find trusted, reliable advice and how to best support the unique needs of their child.

Cognoa empowers parents and caregivers by giving them a personalized roadmap for their child and access to expert advice from child development specialists. Cognoa’s clinically validated assessment provides a full picture of a child’s developmental strengths and opportunities against age appropriate milestones and can identify signs of more significant delay such as ADHD and autism.  Based on the assessment results, Cognoa recommends simple activities employees can do at home with their child and provides additional care guidance, if needed.


Kristin Kwajewski
Vice President, Sales
(403) 204-3110

Tom Trautwein
Vice President, Sales, New England
(720) 471-4195

ConnectYourCare is one of the largest and the most responsive providers of uniquely featured consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) solutions, including health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), retirement health benefit account administration, COBRA and commuter programs. The plans we offer are fundamentally different—providing features like flexible funding and financing options as well as better strategies for driving adoption and guiding usage.

Our approach to consumer-directed care is rooted in creating better, more efficient connections among the people who provide benefits (employers, health plans and financial institutions), the people accessing health care services (employees/members) and the people who deliver health care services (doctors, nurses, technicians and other providers).

We believe there is a unique solution for every company. And we don’t stop working until we connect you with the perfect one—a solution that simplifies administration, delivers significant ROI and leaves employees feeling positive about their future.

How can we help you?


Pat Haraden, CEBS
Area President
116 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02116
(617) 351-6054

The ability to deliver comprehensively structured compensation and employee benefits solutions to clients is Gallagher’s signature in the marketplace. Often, those clients also cite their experience of that delivery — the way we do business together.

Services include program design and delivery, administration, and ongoing analysis and evaluation that keep your programs calibrated with your expectations. Our areas of expertise are Health & Welfare, Human Resources & Compensation, Voluntary Benefits, Healthcare Analytics, Retirement Planning Executive Benefits, Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Advisors, and Multinational Benefits & Human Resources.

Inspera Health

Lee Murphy
Chief Executive Officer
Inspera Health
701 Warrenville Road, Suite 250
Lisle, IL  60532
(630) 444-2024

For over 20 years, Inspera Health has been fueled by a mission to create positive health outcomes and to reduce risk for people living with multiple chronic health conditions.  Our laser focused approach addresses a void not covered by disease or care management services.  Through a series of validated metrics, we help organizations measure their investment and impact of health improvement on these high cost claimants.

Telligen Health & Well-Being

Troy Cook
Vice President
1776 West Lakes Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(888) 323-8431

Telligen knows for our clients to be successful, they need an experienced partner that can adapt to their needs and deliver solutions to achieve their goals. We have spent more than four decades working in every aspect of healthcare. Our expertise directly translates into more innovative and impactful approaches to solving our clients’ healthcare challenges. In turn, our clients’ members and their families will receive the quality of care they need and our clients’ can realize true measurable results.

At Telligen, we engage all individuals wherever they are on the Spectrum of Health, delivering solutions tailored to their specific needs. We pride ourselves on the fact that we don't work with cases and numbers - we work with people. And that starts with caring about each person's unique situation and health challenges so that together, we can truly improve health outcomes, happiness and life.

Telligen’s tailored solutions provide high touch and high value resulting in health plan savings and improved member health outcomes. We offer URAC accredited utilization management, case management and disease management solutions with an advanced health data analytics and data management platform, tailoring to our clients’ needs and seamlessly integrating with other vendor partners. In addition, we offer specialized solutions based upon identified client data trends which may include: wellness, oncology management, transplant management, end state renal disease, high risk maternity management, care transitions, emergency department programming and more.

For more information on Telligen Health & Well-Being, please contact Troy Cook at


1801 California Street
Denver, CO  80202

Transamerica provides a new perspective on insurance, investments, and retirement. We believe that promoting the wealth + health of your workforce can deepen loyalty and make it easier to attract top talent. In addition to our suite of popular employee benefits, Transamerica provides unparalleled knowledge and support to help employers promote a healthier and happier workforce.

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Vanguard Pension Solutions

Michael Litz, CIMA®
Regional Director
Pension Solutions
Office: (610) 669-2579

At Vanguard, helping our clients achieve investment success is our sole purpose.  Our client-owned structure has allowed Vanguard to offer investments and advice at costs consistently among the lowest in the industry.

Vanguard is a leading investment manager and advisor to pension plans. Our investment solutions are used by approximately 780 pension clients with over $52 billion in assets entrusted to Vanguard.  Whether a plan is open, frozen, closed, or considering termination, we help clients define achievable goals and provide sophisticated investment solutions.  Our focus and discipline empower clients with expertise and resources vital to achieving pension plan objectives. With the right support, you can move your plan toward full funding—and reduce its impact on your bottom line.

You can find that support at Vanguard.

Connect with Vanguard® > > 877-722-9491