Alliant Broker Craig Harper Recognized as a 2020 Employee Benefits Power Broker
Craig Harper, Senior Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services
Only brokers and consultants who keep up with the times can provide truly exceptional service; brokers like Craig Harper.
“I have been doing benefits for 35 years and am always amazed at all the new or changing regulations that are coming out,” said Dave Gilbertson, director of total rewards for Long Term Care Group. “Craig understands our concerns on compliance. He always has our back.”
Staying up-to-date takes hard work, which is why Harper performs private equity-level due diligence analysis on his clients’ employee benefit programs and consults subject matter experts to identify trends before they become trends. But trends in one industry or one location aren’t necessarily trends in the next. Solutions must be tailored for each client.
“Craig is very versatile with risks solutions,” said Gilbertson. “We are a very demanding customer, and Craig is finding solutions other brokers cannot obtain. [Alliant is] also nationwide, as are we, so they are familiar with all the geographic anomalies.”
And if change is one constant, anticipating the unexpected is another. But Harper’s clients don’t mind. “You always feel like you’re their only client as they take care of whatever crisis pops up, yet still complete the scheduled projects,” said Gilbertson.
As another client sums it up: “Craig distinguishes himself in terms of industry knowledge, customer service. He is tenacious when it comes to working with carriers to achieve the best pricing.”
What is a Power Broker?
A Risk & Insurance Power Broker® is an individual who stands out among their peers for the exceptional client work they delivered over the past year. While brokers play many key roles in the insurance industry and risk profession, a Power Broker® award recognizes problem solving, customer service and industry knowledge.
Our goal is to broadly recognize and promote outstanding risk management and customer service among the brokerage community.
Who selects the winners?
Power Brokers are selected by risk managers based on the strength of the testimonials they provide to a team of 15 Risk & Insurance editors and writers.