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BI seeking nominees for 2007 award in employee benefits


Business Insurance is inviting nominations for its 2007 Benefit Manager of the Year® award.

The competition seeks to recognize excellence and innovation in employee benefits management. Any full-time employee of a corporation, nonprofit organization or government entity who oversees or administers employee benefit functions is eligible for the award. A nominee need not manage benefits as a sole responsibility but must be a full-time employee of the organization.

An independent panel of judges will score nominees on how well he or she:

c Solved one or more major problems for his or her employer.

c Innovatively applies benefit programs to his or her organization's needs.

c Effectively uses benefit programs to help control costs.

c Exhibits leadership in achieving change within his or her organization.

c Established an effective system for communicating benefit programs to employees.

c Skillfully administers benefit programs through application of technology.

c Develops in his or her career and promotes advancement of the benefits profession.

The value or generosity of specific benefits will not be judged; the award is intended to honor outstanding performance in managing and administering employee benefit programs overall.

The highest-scoring candidate, as determined by the judges, will be named Benefit Manager of the Year® and will be profiled in the Sept. 17, 2007, issue of Business Insurance.

The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2007.

To nominate a candidate for Benefit Manager of the Year®, please download a form at or request one from BI Editor Regis Coccia at