Important Updates & News
Patty Houpt
A Message from Patty Houpt 
Executive Director, NEEBC

   Happy Spring to all of NEEBC's members and friends.  We have enjoyed seeing many of you at our winter programs, and hope to see even more of you in the next few months.  We would love your feedback on our new mobile-responsive newsletter format, so please send your comments to Kindly click the icons at the top of this newsletter to add/like NEEBC on your social sites.
   Our program evaluations consistently demonstrate the value of a colleague's invitation to attend an event.  Please share our postcards with your office mates, and our email blasts have a "Forward to a Friend" option.  A friendly invitation provides positive experiences professionally and personally!
   We continue to expand our program offerings in terms of topics and delivery.  We have our first Total Rewards for Executives program on May 4, and we are offering more webinars.  The April 28 webinar is:  A New Benefits & Rewards Frontier for a New Age of Talent Management.  Join us for valuable networking and professional development, and we always appreciate your ideas on how we can continue to improve to meet the needs of our membership.
   We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Employee Benefits Summit on Friday, June 10 at the Newton Marriott.  It is the "must go to event" of the year.  Navigating the Total Health Revolution will provide leading-edge insights and strategies to prepare for the changes and challenges ahead for health care delivery.  Register TodaySponsorExhibit
Member Briefs - Kudos to All

NEEBC welcomes 150 New Members in the past five months. 

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Accolades to Dolores Mitchell, Executive Director, GIC, who will be retiring after three decades with the state employee health plan.  She was honored by Charlie Baker, who has been Mitchell's boss as Governor and as the Secretary of Administration & Finance. Baker also worked with her as a vendor during his time as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  Baker said, "I can say with high confidence that you always treated everyone exactly the same."  Former Governor Michael Dukakis said, "I can't think of a better person who has graced our presence in state government."

Mark Clermont has been appointed President of Provant, a national leader in workplace well-being that partners with businesses to build cultures of wellness, health and productivity.

Shea Coakley, Co-Foudner, LeanBox, invites Human Resources, Benefits, Facilities, Office Managers and employees to a free PERKS Event to explore and discover the best and easiest employee PERKS for your office - fun and free stuff.

David Guadagnoli
, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester, was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in two categories:  Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Tax Law.  Sullivan & Worcester was ranked "Metropolitan Tier 1" in U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" in Employee Benefits Law.

Susan Glover, Client Relationship Manager/Director, Corporate Wellness for Corporate Benefit Advisors, will be presenting, "What's Stressing Your Employees Out?" at the Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit.

Jane Holland
is now Benefits Director at WGBH.

Liberty Mutual
welcomes Sari Kalin, Senior Health Benefits Consultant, to their Corporate Benefits team.  She is co-author of Eat Well & Keep Moving.

Mim Minichiello
is now President of New England Employee Benefits Practice for HUB International New England.

Sam Mitchell was promoted to President of Sentinel Benefits Group.

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. has been selected as one of Boston Business Journal's "Healthiest Employer for 2016."

Sargent & Associates,
a health management company, recognizes
Denise Tafone, Health Coach, in receiving her WELCOA faculty status designation, and Melissa Bodi, Health Coach, who completed her certification in Health Coaching Fundamentals.

George M. Thompson, Esq., Director of Client Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at Marsh & McLennan Agency, has been named as one of "Massachusetts Leaders in the Law" by Lawyers Weekly for his outstanding professional accomplishments. George's innovative solutions, practical business and legal skills, exemplary work ethic, and positive attitude earned him this notable honor.  
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Tufts Health Plan announces two new appointments:  Dean Bushey
has been promoted to Vice President of Sales & Client Services, and
Jim Delisle has been promoted to Director of Sales & Client Services, leading the Rhode Island market.

Heather Weeks, has joined Marathon Health as Vice President, Market Development, bringing over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors.  Marathon Health was named one of the "Best Places to Work" by the Vermont Business Magazine.

Debra Wein, CEO of Wellness Workdays, will be speaking at Columbia University's webinar "Workplace Wellness and Employee Engagement," Cornell University's "Symposium for Women in Healthcare," and Harvard University's "Building a Culture of Health:  A New Imperative for Business."
Program News & Quick Links
Applications and supporting materials must be postmarked no later than April 1. NEEBC has awarded over $165,000 to date.  Questions?  Email

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