2HB Broker Laurie Miller Recognized as a 2019 Employee Benefits Power Broker

Laurie Miller
2HB Human Resources & Benefits Solutions, Rockford, Ill.

Laurie Miller, President, 2HB Human Resources & Benefits Solutions

When Kaney Aerospace acquired a company twice its size, the benefits challenges were substantial. The organization needed to find a less expensive benefits program that didn’t sacrifice benefit levels or providers; bring a paper enrollment process online; and communicate the program to and assimilate newly acquired employees.

It was quite a task, but Laurie Miller was more than capable.

Miller got Kaney a free online enrollment system, assisted HR with assimilation and negotiated an employee benefits package that retained all benefit levels plus added additional coverages. Kaney Aerospace saved more than $200,000 on its medical plan and got a two-year rate guarantee on the benefits and network.

“The customer service is phenomenal,” said Dawn Johnson, HR manager at Kaney. “She has a great team in place that is there to answer all our questions. She is not afraid to work on our behalf with our vendors.”

When Miller began working with Arachnid 360, a manufacturer of electronic dart games, she noticed quickly that the company did not have stop/loss coverage in place.

“The policy triggers if an employee has $25,000 in expenses. It doesn’t take a whole lot to go over that threshold with major surgeries or something else major that occurs within the year,” said Deb Baggs, controller at Arachnid.

“It made us sleep a lot better once we knew the coverage was in place,” she said.

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What is a Power Broker?

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Our goal is to broadly recognize and promote outstanding risk management and customer service among the brokerage community.

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