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Platinum Resource Partner


Contact: Sarah Linville
Manager, Chamber & Association Engagement
Phone: 313-495-3869
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit mutual insurance company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCBSM provides health benefits to more than 4.7 million members residing in Michigan in addition to employees of Michigan-headquartered companies residing outside the state. The company has been committed to delivering affordable health care products through a broad variety of plans for businesses, individuals and seniors for more than 80 years. Beyond health care coverage, BCBSM supports impactful community initiatives and provides leadership in improving health care. For more information, visit bcbsm.com and MiBluesPerspectives.com

Platinum Resource Partner


Contact: Kurt Ogrodzinski
Phone: 616-785-8580 Ext. 110
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Corporate Live is an event production company with the capacity to provide complete audio-visual services for events of any size throughout the United States.

Our areas of specialty include audio, video, lighting, live streaming, staging, and rigging services. We have the right people and equipment on hand to produce 50-person corporate meetings, up to full-out productions for 100,000 of your closest friends! When it comes to producing conferences, fundraisers, concerts, trade shows, community, and corporate events, the experience and knowledge of our team is what truly sets us apart.

Corporate Live works with a diverse roster of notable nonprofit, academic, governmental, corporate, and entertainment-related clients. Our travels over the last 25+ years have brought us to virtually every major conference hall, arena, stadium, and large event space in Michigan. If you want a trusted and reliable partner for your organization’s next event, give us a call to discuss how we can help make your show a huge success.

Platinum Resource Partner


Contact: Brian Christy
Phone: 248-502-1107
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Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), is one of the leading employee benefit brokers and consultants in the U.S. Our full range of benefit services includes strategy, plan design and management, financialplanning, actuarial, data analysis and benchmarking, retirement brokerage and consulting, and human resource services. Gallagher’s trusted experts bring new ideas, innovative tools and world-class compliance capabilities totailor benefit solutions to our clients’ unique business objectives and employee needs. Our custom solutions ensure benefit programs perform better so businesses perform better. To learn more, visitwww.ajg.com

Platinum Resource Partner


Contact: Sharon Ragland-Keys
Franchise Owner
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Sharon Ragland-Keys is the Franchise owner of Jovie of Ann Arbor formerly, College Nannies, Sitter and Tutors.

Since 2009, Jovie of Ann Arbor has been providing customized childcare bene? t solutions for companies and their employees. Our mission, Building Stronger Families, and our experience in delivering high quality, engaging childcare within employer-sponsored programs allows Jovie of Ann Arbor to customize, coordinate and deliver programs that meets the unique needs of your company.

Your employees will have the peace of mind that their loved ones are in good hands in the comfort of their own homes and your company bene? ts from enhanced productivity, employee satisfaction and retention.

Based in Southeastern Michigan, we are part of the largest, most complete in-home childcare resource in the U.S.

Platinum Resource Partner


Contact: Andrew Kersjes
Phone: 616-430-2404
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At RecogNation we believe that Every Moment Matters. Whether you're celebrating the first day or the last, shouting great successes from the rooftops, or recognizing the little moments in between. We believe that inspiration flows from appreciation - making each person feel valued, connected, and a part of something bigger than themselves. Because it is in these moments that we unlock the meaning in work, the power of relationships, and the positive energy that accelerates success.


AVAILABLE SPEAKERS:

Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Andrew Bishop, CRP - President of RecogNation
  • High Performing Team Leadership
  • Employee Communications & Engagement
  • Employee Engagement
  • Culture
  • Retention Strategies & ROI
  • Employee Recognition Strategy
  • Innovative Reward Solutions
Andrew Kersjes, CRP – Employee Experience Partner
  • Employee Communications & Engagement
  • Employee Engagement
  • Culture
  • Retention Strategies & ROI
  • Employee Recognition Strategy
  • Innovative Reward Solutions
Tricia Huizinga, PHR, SHRM-CP, CRP – HR Director
  • High Performing Team Leadership
  • Employee Communications & Engagement
  • Employee Engagement
  • Culture
  • Retention Strategies & ROI
  • Employee Recognition Strategy
  • Innovative Reward Solutions
Platinum Resource Partner


Contact: Greg Coyne
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For over 25 years, we have been providing sales training, management, and leadership training to individuals and companies resulting in greater levels of personal and professional success.

Gerry Weinberg & Associates strives to provide world class business consulting and training in leadership, management, sales and customer care by challenging the status quo in which limits success for frustrated privately-held and public companies.

Based in Southfield Michigan, we have trained hundreds of business professionals using a blend of personal experience and nationally proven sales training and leadership techniques.

Our broad client base includes individuals, entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes in over 200 different industries and professions.

Platinum Resource Partner


Contact: Heather Merrick
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Platinum Resource Partner


Contact: John Rogers
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For nearly 35 years, we have delivered insightful solutions and best-in-class service to family offices, institutional investors and corporate leaders locally and around the country. We believe that institutional consulting means serving as an extension of your leadership team to help make investment decisions that address the challenges you face and help build a strong financial future. Our collaborative approach is unlike most other advisory teams. We combine a highly disciplined process with thought leadership and close communication, defining the Gold Standard for institutional consulting services. Not only do we follow best practices, we create them.


AVAILABLE SPEAKERS:

Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Gary W. Jbara CRPS®, CIMA®
  • Investment Management
  • Executive Compensation Plans
  • Corporate Retirement Plans (Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution/401(k)
Mark J. Rogers CIMA®
  • Financial Wellness Programs
  • Investment Management
  • Executive Financial Services
Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Sonja Parkinson
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Amy Cell founded this consulting firm in March 2015 following her role as Senior Vice President, Talent Enhancement for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Having recognized that employers need affordable, reliable recruiting and HR services, she chose to dedicate her experience, passion for people, and vast network to help fill that need.

Amy Cell Talent has grown to a team of amazing people that provide customized HR, recruiting, and career coaching services. They have helped hundreds of employers find incredible people and have provided HR support to organizations that want to outsource their payroll and Human Resources services, or need help with short-term people-related projects.

Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Tyrone Jordan
Phone: (586) 446-3511
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At Brown & Brown, our guiding principles include building our team with the highest quality people and delivering innovative solutions and superior service. If you are a highly complex multinational company, an individual or anything in between, our experienced teams can help you view, analyze and purchase insurance efficiently. You will receive the personalized, dedicated service you deserve while leveraging the exceptional capabilities and peace of mind expected from a top brokerage to help protect what you value most.

Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Dave Scott
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Delta Dental of Michigan is a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a nationwide system of independently operated dental health service plans. Delta Dental contracts with four out of five U.S. dentists to provide more than 62 million people nationwide with quality, cost-effective programs and services.

As the state’s largest dental benefits carrier, Delta Dental of Michigan offers a full range of individual and group dental plans for 5.1 million people. Through education, philanthropy and advocacy, Delta Dental of Michigan is bringing oral health within reach for Michigan children and adults. As Delta Dental, we do dental…Better.

Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Dennis Beste
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Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Jeff Hoekstra
Phone: 248-894-6123
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In 1998, Greenleaf Trust was established as Michigan’s first independent trust-only bank. We are headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan with offices in Traverse City, Bay Harbor, Birmingham, Grand Rapids, Midland, and Delaware. We have specialized disciplines in wealth management, trust administration, and retirement plan administration. Managing and sustaining our clients’ wealth from generation to generation is not a sideline; it’s our sole purpose. In total, we are responsible for over $17 billion of client assets. We provide retirement plan services to over 150 clients, with approximately $1.3 billion in assets and over 20,000 participants. Greenleaf is structured to remain private into perpetuity (we can never be sold or acquired). We are committed to maintaining a culture under which clients experience a highly personalized and professional level of service.

Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Olga Kovtun
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HRPro/BenePro is a provider of Total People Solutions, specializing in HR and Benefit Advisory and administrative services. HRPro/BenePro divides its services into four areas: 1) Full service HR Consulting and ongoing tactical support; 2) Benefit advisory and consulting services; 3) HR administration including HRIS support systems and Payroll; 4) Benefit administration including COBRA, HAS, FSA and billing card enrollment services. We offer first class service and technology. We listen to clients’ needs and then develop personalized strategies to meet them. From dedicated Account Managers, easy to use technology, to compliance expertise, HRPro/BenePro delivers

  • Pay your people, accurately and on time (Payroll)
  • Manage information on your employees (HRIS)
  • Provide access to health care, dental and vision (Benefits)
  • Direct programs that attract, reward and retain employees (Human Resources)
  • Get rid of administrative headaches so you can spend your time building relationships with your employees!


AVAILABLE SPEAKERS:

Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Kris Powell
  • Employee benefits
  • Creating great corporate culture
  • Building a great team
Rebecca Dioso
  • Employee Communications, Relations and Engagement
  • Managing Performance
  • Succession Planning
  • How to take a small company big time
Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Mary Jo LeFevre
Phone: (248) 822-0315
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How do you know you’ve made the best decision when it comes to your company’s employee benefits offerings?

With continued pressure from healthcare inflation, increasing compliance needs, and tighter budgets (to name a few), Hylant understands the challenges employers face.

No matter your company’s size, our employee benefits experts can help you tailor the program that will work best with your unique business and goals.

At Hylant, we solve important business issues:

  • Cost: By keeping you market-competitive without breaking the bank with your employee benefits program.
  • Compliance: We keep you up to date on the ever-changing regulatory environment - protecting you from fines and penalties.
  • Administrative Complexity: We serve as an extension of your team. We’re at your right hand in wading through the challenges of effectively administering your plan. We act as a liaison to your employee benefits carriers and vendor partners to resolve issues.
  • Engagement: “Where the rubber meets the road.” Employee benefits is the second-largest employee expense. We work with you to create benefits value to ensure your employees and families fully recognize the value of the benefits or programs you provide.

OUR MISSION: To strengthen and protect the businesses, employees and communities of our client family by embracing them as our own.


AVAILABLE SPEAKERS:

Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Marianne Farley
  • Self-funding Basics (Self-funding 101)
  • Self-funding – Beyond the Basics (Self-funding 201)
Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Marty Peltier
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Lake Michigan Credit Union, “LMCU”, was originally founded in 1933 as Grand Rapids Teacher’s Credit Union. Over the last 90 years, LMCU has expanded to serve over 520,000 members in 65+ branches across Michigan and Florida. Decades of steady growth, strategic mergers and the addition of several major service lines has transformed LMCU to the largest financial institution headquartered in West Michigan.

As Michigan’s largest credit union and one of the nation’s leading credit unions, we offer award winning products and services to meet our member’s financial needs. We are proud of our past, thrilled with our present and couldn’t be more excited about our future!

Silver Resource Partner


Contact: Stacey O’Keefe
Phone: 616-281-6615
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Who is the Lighthouse Insurance Group?

  • #1 West Michigan employee benefits firm for the last 5 years per Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • Largest independently owned insurance agency in Michigan
  • Local Michigan agency with over 60 employees specializing in benefits
  • Established in 1960

Strengths of working with Lighthouse as your agency:

  • Over 50,000 employees covered for benefit plans
  • Leading insurance agency in providing benefits, property/casualty & other specialty insurance products – ONE STOP SHOP
  • Onsite nurse or medical clinic capabilities
  • Relationship with medical captive – provide unique medical solutions
  • Proprietary benchmarking data
  • Client services can include – member management with carriers, compliance, wellness programs, robust reporting including ACA reporting
  • Retiree support - group life retiree buyouts, group retiree medical coverage


AVAILABLE SPEAKERS:

Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Eve Rogus & Stacey Platz
  • Employee Engagement
  • Workforce Re-Engagement
  • Tools to Connect Employees
  • Unified Messaging
  • Changing Message from Financial Report Out to Employee Engagement/Impact
Glen Van De Venter & Jessica Proctor
  • Managing Plan Costs
  • HCC
  • Drugs
  • Transparency Tools
  • Data Analytics
Jason Nickel & Katherine Johnson
  • Well-Being
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Financial
  • Social
Shamus O'Keefe
  • Plan Alternatives
  • Reference Based Pricing
  • Captives
  • Plan Designs
  • Value Based Drugs
Stacey O'Keefe & Joe Biermacher
  • Employee Time Away from Work
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Infertility Leave
  • Adoption Leave
  • EAP
Zach Haan & Anne-Marie Reid
  • Voluntary/Additional Benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Patient Advocacy Models
  • BTA
  • Legal
  • Fertility Treatment
  • EAP
Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Brenden Ritter
Phone: 616.286.5515
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About Lockton - Lockton Companies is the world's largest privately held insurance brokerage firm, providing insurance, risk management, employee benefits and retirement services. What makes Lockton stand apart is also what makes us better: independence. Lockton’s private ownership empowers its 10,750 Associates doing business in more than 140 countries to focus solely on clients’ risk and insurance needs. With expertise that reaches around the globe, Lockton delivers the deep understanding needed to accomplish remarkable results.

Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Kathryn MacRae
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Marsh McLennan Agency’s (MMA) approach to group benefits and risk management is people-centric. We help organizational and HR leaders maximize the potential of their business by maximizing the potential of their people.

Our multi-discipline team comes to the table prepared with ideas about how to tackle each organization's unique challenges, addressing health & benefits, culture & wellbeing, diversity & inclusion, retirement, and safety needs. We'll share the national and global resources and capabilities of the Marsh & McLennan network - one of the largest insurance brokerages in the world. And they'll follow all the way through, turning insights into action.

We're here to help you build a robust benefits plan. To attract the best talent. To elevate and retain your employees. To turn chaos into growth - and to strengthen your bottom line.

How do we do this? It's in our nature. Our team is incredibly smart and driven. Driven to use their intelligence to make a difference, to do what they do best every day, for an extraordinary organization and to work with colleagues who share their gifts and values. We believe in the possibilities of people.

Notable Numbers:

  • MMA’s Michigan team has an incomparable client service ratio of no more than 2.50 clients per employee.
  • Our overall client satisfaction rating is 98%
  • Our client referral rating is also 98%
  • Our 15-year controlled client retention rate is 97%
  • Our workplace has been recognized consistently over 14 years by the Detroit Free Press, Crain’s Detroit Business, and the Best & Brightest organization
  • Our growing team has offices in Troy, Grand Rapids and Livonia.


AVAILABLE SPEAKERS:

Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Gary Abernathy MBA, CDP
  • No One Size Fits All: Incorporating DE&I Thinking Into Your Wellbeing Strategy
Susan Morgan Bailey MS, CIC®, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
  • Building Energy For Your Mission: Thrive Habits For Purpose-Driven Leaders
  • No One Size Fits All: Incorporating DE&I Thinking Into Your Wellbeing Strategy
Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Delaney Morgenstern
Phone: 402.889.2645
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Physicians Health Plan (PHP) is owned by two of Michigan's top health systems, University of Michigan Health (90%), and Covenant HealthCare (10%) and for more than 40 years, has been providing the people of Michigan access to high-quality, cost-effective care.

PHP offers individual plans, small and large group plans, and Medicare Advantage plans.

Medicare Sales
Tonya Sundermann
Tonya.Sundermann@phpmm.org

Commercial Sales
Deb Wallace
Deborah.Wallace@phpmm.org

Gold Resource Partner


Contact: Stephanie Moore
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For nearly 30 years, Troy, Michigan-based Ulliance has been helping companies create a culture of total well-being through comprehensive programs that improve business by enhancing people’s lives.

THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Well-being Programs
  • Training & Development
  • Outplacement Services
  • Organizational Development
  • Incident & Crisis Management
  • Whether employees are struggling with depression, financial or family issues, substance abuse, harassment, or a myriad of other problems, thousands of employees seek support and solutions through Ulliance Life Advisor consultants every year. We can assist your employees as well.

    Gold Resource Partner


    Contact: Nikki Taylor-Vargo
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    For more than 90 years, Wayne State University Law School has produced creative, motivated leaders who have shaped the modern face of society through remarkable contributions to law, business and education.

    Our Master of Studies in Law degree is specifically designed to help professionals build their knowledge of law relevant to the HR field. Classes are 100% online so students can learn when it's convenient and apply new skills immediately to their careers.

    Gold Resource Partner


    Contact: Dennis Beste
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    Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 121,000 students nationwide and has more than 186,000 graduates in all 50 states.

    Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education.

    In just 23 years, the university has become a leading influence in the development of innovative workforce-focused approaches to education.

    WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.

    Silver Resource Partner


    Contact: Laney Jakstys
    Phone: 312-438-0614
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    In 1989, Behavioral Health Systems recognized the need to address the full-range of mental health and substance abuse-related services. For more than 30 years, BHS has managed behavioral health through a 50,000-member preferred provider organization (PPO) to employers nationwide. BHS’ advantages include the open network PPO model, ensuring maximum freedom of choice, continuity of care for individuals accessing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits and needing long-term treatment and the fee-for service approach, which provides maximum cost savings and coverage flexibility. BHS programs include:

    Behavioral Health: Solutions for all mental health, substance abuse and EAP needs. Under the “carve-out” program, BHS seamlessly integrated its services for employers and their members. Enhanced programs include Behavioral Comp Management and Rx Management.

    EAP & Work-Life: Tailored work-life solutions include BHS’ stand-alone EAP services; Wellness First, a program to support each employer’s unique goals; and robust education/training services. BHS’ well-being programs assist employees in managing personal issues while maintaining focus at work.

    Drug Testing: Safety First, BHS’ drug testing division, conducts pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and return-to-work drug screening. All claims processing, MRO, billing and management reports are provided through one source. The program can be stand-alone or integrated with BHS.

    How Can We Better Serve You?

    We are always looking for ideas and suggestions to add greater value with our resource partner program. If you have any thoughts on how how we can help you achieve greater success, please reach out today!

    Greg Coyne
    MISHRM Resource Partner Director
    resourcepartners@mishrm.org

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