Category Archives: Spring News

vermont covered bridge photoConventional wisdom is that things in the business world slow down a bit in the summer. Between great weather and vacations, things are pretty quiet these days around many companies.  Not so much at Spring!

As we enter August, we are beginning what may be one of our busiest months of the year with a number of new projects kicking off and two major industry conferences in the middle of the month.… Read More

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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.… Read More

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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.… Read More

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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.… Read More

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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.… Read More

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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.… Read More

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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

The meeting is open to DMEC and non-DMEC members and will be held at the Prudential offices in Portland, ME on May 22nd.… Read More

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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.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know that George is a leader in the health care reform education movement and a trusted advisor to Spring clients on all things related to the Affordable Care act (ACA).… Read More

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