Kathleen is lead account manager for GCG’s brokerage clients. In this capacity Kathleen markets client risk to insurance carriers, conducts price and plan design negotiations with carriers on behalf of the client, performs the analysis of the competing bids and makes recommendations based on the client’s specific situation.
Kathleen joined GCG after founding her own benefits consulting organization, AXIS Benefits Consultants, in 1995. Before that, she had an eight year stint managing the Group Benefits Division of AIC, Inc. (later part of USI Holdings). Prior to that Kathleen held senior account manager positions in the group benefit divisions of both Cigna and Aetna. Kathleen has more than 20 years’ experience negotiating group benefit contracts and analyzing all facets of benefit plan designs. Her professional certifications include the IBIS International Benefits Program, the UIC Entrepreneurial Studies Program, the University of Madison, Aetna’s Managed Care Council, and Cigna’s Group Benefit Series.