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Peter Bandarenko to lead New Market Development

Peter Bandarenko

We are pleased to announce today that Peter Bandarenko has joined Spring as Senior Consultant and Head of New Market Development.

Peter brings over twenty five years of group insurance industry experience.  He is a proven employee benefits, captive and product development capabilities with a strong background in technical sales, sales management and product development, in both the insurance carrier and broker/consulting fields.

Prior to joining Spring, Peter held various positions within Prudential, The Hartford and MetLife, as well as Dye & Eskin, Inc., an independent insurance and benefits planning firm.

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Karin Landry Spring Consulting Group

Recently, Spring Managing Partner, Karin Landry, presented a web session on the benefits of employee benefit captives and the process for gaining a prohibited transaction exemption from the US Department of Labor to fund employee benefits in a captive.

As you may know, the Exemption Process (EXPRO) has been on something of a hiatus for a couple of years, but recently, Intel was approved to fund their life and accidental death and dismemberment in their existing captive. This approval, coupled with Coca-Cola’s exemption approval, seems to indicate that EXPRO may be on the way back.

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DMEC conference 2014 imageWe are happy to announce that Spring Senior Consultant and Head of Clinical Strategies, Kimberly Mashburn and Tricia Engfehr, Director of Human Resources at Memorial Health System, have been selected to present at this year’s Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual Conference.

This year’s DMEC conference will run from August 11-14 at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas.

The title of Mashburn and Engfehr’s presentation is “1800 NOT@WORK: Implementing a True Total Absence Management Program.” It will focus on Memorial Health System’s successful efforts to manage all leaves of absence through an effective strategy setting program and process re-design project managed by Spring.

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JWLW_ATT_logo-01We are happy to announce that, for the second year in a row, Spring is a sponsor of the Judson Women’s Leadership Workshop to be held on June 26th at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Atlanta.

The workshop’s purpose is to develop leadership skills for the target audience of women collegiate athletes and young professionals.  Topics include a number of informative and helpful career-building sessions including “Taking Control of Your Career”, “Effective Use of Social Media” and “Developing Your Personal Brand.”  There is no charge for college students to attend and only $55 for young professionals.

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ada compliance webinarWe are happy to announce that Spring partner, Karen English will be a co-presenter in an upcoming informational webinar hosted by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).

English will be presenting with Marti Cardi, VP, Legal & Chief Compliance Officer of Reed Group. The focus of the session will be the recent employer study conducted by Reed Group and Spring on ADA administration and compliance and what the results mean to businesses. The presenters will look at ADA-related mistakes that employers commonly make and best practices that businesses can adopt to ensure they are ADA compliant.

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Karen English, Spring Consulting Group

Karen English, Spring Consulting Group

Spring Partner, Karen English, will be participating in an upcoming panel on “The Do’s and Don’ts of Leave of Absence Administration” presented by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).

Karen will be joining a panel that includes representatives from Raytheon, L.L. Bean and Delhaize for a presentation that will cover the following topics:

  • -Understanding the key aspects of the current trends in leave of absence (LOA) administration
  • -Identifying LOA administration options
  • -Brainstorming different strategies and options with other companies
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George Gosner Spring Insurance GroupSpring Insurance Group CEO, George Gonser, will be participating in a panel on “Complying with Health Care Reform” presented by the New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC).

The morning-long event will take place on May 22nd at the Waltham Woods Conference Center in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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RIMS conferenceWe are happy to announce that Spring Senior Consultant, Ryan Ralston will be a presenter at this year’s prestigious RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition.

RIMS is one of the largest annual industry conferences, attracting more than 350 exhibitors and 9,000 risk management and insurance professionals. This year’s event will run from April 27-30 and will take place at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

Ralston will join a panel discussion titled,  “Operating Your Captive as a Business” that will explore the creative use of insurance captives as revenue generating profit centers. The panel will explain how money generated from insurance operations, in addition to premium savings from captive, could be reallocated to sustain risk management education and staffing within your organization.

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