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Business Insurance is inviting nominations for its 2007 Benefit Manager of the Year® award.
The Benefit Manager of the Year® 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 each nominee 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.
As determined by the judges, the highest-scoring candidate, will be named Benefit Manager of the Year® and will be profiled in the upcoming Sept. 17 issue of Business Insurance.
The panel of judges will in- clude representatives of employee benefit consulting firms, brokerage firms, health insurers/managed care organizations, benefits industry vendors as well as prior winners of the award.
Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by a supervisor, colleague, broker, consultant or service provider, but the nomination must be accompanied by a letter from a superior who is familiar with the candidate's work.
The deadline for nominations is June 1.
To nominate a candidate for Benefit Manager of the Year®, please download a nomination form at www.BusinessInsurance.com/BMOY or request one from BI Editor Regis Coccia at firstname.lastname@example.org.