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Insurance Broker & Owner
Mark Holland began his professional career as a small business owner at the age of 17. He later entered the insurance industry as an agent in 1994 gravitating to specializing in worksite marketing, benefit communication and electronic enrollment. Using his business and entrepreneurial skills, Mark became a founding partner and CEO of BenCom®. During this time, he managed the development of proprietary tools, processes and technologies that helped employers communicate and enroll their employee benefit programs. Over the years, these tools have been used by numerous national public companies, state governments and even major insurance carriers.
Mark is regularly recognized in national press and trade journals. He has been featured on CNBC and Bravo’s World Business Review, Benefit News, Benefit and Compensation, as well as others. His newest venture, BenefitHelp™ is centered around an innovative approach in using the latest technologies to improve the health care and benefits industry. BenefitHelpTM has brought on several national customers and again introduced new technologies the marketplace.
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Employee Benefits & Administration
Accounts & Communications
Medical & Physician Advocate
As a credentialed and experienced professional, Dr. Leopold brings a breadth of knowledge as a consultant and client advocate. He is an industry thought leader in medical costs, employee benefits, and health and productivity. He works with employers using data analytics to help identify trends and identify medical cost solutions.
Dr. Leopold’s book on the future of employee benefits, The Benefits Edge: Honing the Competitive Value of Employee Benefits, has been described as a blueprint for benefits in the decade of healthcare reform. He also is the author of A Year in the Life of a Million American Workers, an almanac of absence data, and a frequent contributor to industry journals.
The former National Medical Director for MetLife, Dr. Leopold also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Lockton Benefit Group and the National Practice Leader for Health Outcomes at Willis Towers Watson. He received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, his master’s in public health (MPH) from Boston University, and his MBA in Health Care from The Wharton School.
Medical & Care Management
Deborah Ault is the Founder and President of Ault International Medical Management (AIMM), the industry’s premier medical utilization management firm. AIMM is the only medical management firm to have its cost-savings results reviewed and validated by the prestigious Validation Institute. Using evidence-based clinical practice standards, AIMM offers a complete care management package to manage employee healthcare to improve health care quality for patients so that claims costs of their self-funded health plan are well controlled. AIMM has its own team of physicians and on-site professional nurses, who ensure “best practices medicine” and respond to health-related issues.
A nationally respected expert in medical management, Ault pioneered the “proactive,” “day-one, dollar-one”, and “progressive patient-centric” models of medical management. She is the creator of the Patient Centric Comprehensive Care Management, or P3CM™ (patent pending), a proprietary platform for medical utilization management that uses evidence-based, best-in-class clinical criteria and standards.
A registered nurse for 30 years, Ault took her extensive nursing experience in ER, ICU, Doctor’s Office, Home Health, and Telephone Triage with her into Care Management. Her work has been published in industry publications and she is a sought-after speaker. Ault received her nursing degree from Marion Technical College, her Bachelor’s in Business/Math from The Ohio State University and her MBA from Concordia.
Compliance and Legal
Jennifer Berman is CEO and co-founder of MZQ Consulting, LLC a benefits compliance and ACA reporting firm. She is an Employee Benefits attorney specializing in ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, IRS Code, the ACA, and other wellness plan rules and statutes. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Jen has become an expert on health care reform developments and frequently serves as a speaker and commentator on a wide variety of health care reform and employee benefits issues, especially ones related to the Affordable Care Act.
She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In 2014-2020, she was named a Maryland Rising Star in the area of Employee Benefits/ERISA by Super Lawyers. Jen earned her executive MBA at Loyola University Maryland in 2019.