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BI extends deadline for 2007 benefit award


Business Insurance has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2007 Benefit Manager of the Year®.

The competition seeks to recognize excellence and innovation in benefits management. Any full-time employee of a corporation, nonprofit organization or government entity who oversees or administers benefit functions is eligible.

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

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

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

  • Effectively uses benefit programs to help control costs.

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

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

  • Skillfully administers benefit programs through application of technology.

  • 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 issue of BI.

Judges will include representatives of benefit consulting firms, brokerages, 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 extended deadline for nominations is June 22, 2007.

To nominate a candidate, please download a form at