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Aegis Risk LLC | Benefit Advocates, Inc. | Businessolver | Gallagher | HMS

Mayo ClinicThe Prudential Insurance Company of America| Work Partners | ​Zywave

Ryan Siemers, CEBS
Aegis Risk LLC
218 North Lee Street, Suite 306
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 778-6520
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

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.




Erica Vasquez
Corporate Events & Tradeshow Manager
1025 Ashworth Road, Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(303) 512-6688

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


Molly Sandberg
Practice Area Marketing Manager
2850 Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, IL  60008
(630) 285-4164

Better. It’s something all organizations strive for. Better outcomes from better performance. But how do you get there? Gallagher Better Works℠ is a comprehensive approach to benefits, compensation, retirement, employee communication and workplace culture that aligns your people strategy with your overall business goals. It centers on the full spectrum of organizational wellbeing — strategically investing in your people’s health, talent, financial wellbeing and career growth at the right cost structures to support a multigenerational workforce.  Gallagher helps you develop and sustain this destination workplace culture, where people can thrive and perform at a higher level--optimizing your annual talent investment and mitigating organizational risk to maximize your profitability. Best of all, you gain a competitive advantage as a workplace that simply works better.




David Messing
Senior National Sales Director
5615 High Point Drive Ste 100
Irving, TX 75038
(469) 284-6092 

HMS advances the healthcare system by helping healthcare organizations reduce costs and improve health outcomes. Through our industry-leading technology, analytics and engagement solutions, we save billions of healthcare dollars annually while helping consumers lead healthier lives. HMS provides a broad range of coordination of benefits, payment integrity and population health management solutions that help move the healthcare system forward. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @HMSHealthcare.

Mayo Clinic

Cheryl Nienhuis, CEBS
Director, Complex Care Program
Contracting and Payer Relations
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
(507) 266-5290

Dana Baker
Director, Complex Care Program
Contracting and Payer Relations
Mayo Clinic
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(507) 266-5290

About Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, comprehensive care to everyone who needs healing.  Learn more about Mayo Clinic at

The Mayo Clinic Complex Care Program offers managed access to Mayo Clinic's high-quality, cost-effective care for individuals with serious and complex medical conditions. In other words, helping you minimize costs while getting patients exactly the care they need.


The Prudential Insurance Company of America

80 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068

Provider of group benefits and services since 1916, Prudential Group Insurance delivers benefit experiences that help create and protect financial wellness against the financial challenges of unavoidable risks.


Beth Stutzman
Senior Director, Business Development
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 454-8380

WorkPartners is an innovative health, wellness, and productivity company that partners with clients across the U.S. in transforming the well-being of their workforce. Driven by advanced data analytics, our integrated end to end workforce solutions help organizations maximize employee engagement, lower healthcare costs, and improve employee health.

For more information visit


Whitney Waters, CEBS
Technology Advisor
10100 West Innovation Drive, Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 918-0484

Zywave leads the insurance tech industry with the most expansive portfolio of sales management and client delivery solutions available. Through its deep expertise and unparalleled content offering, Zywave provides partners with solutions that deliver business efficiency, effectiveness and insights. More than 5,300 brokerages worldwide—including 97 of the top 100 U.S. insurance firms—use Zywave solutions to enhance client services, achieve organic growth, and promote greater health, wellness and safety.

More information can be found at