Magazine article Risk Management

Profiles in Employee Benefits: Spreading Influence

Magazine article Risk Management

Profiles in Employee Benefits: Spreading Influence

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Rather than moving from risk management into benefits, Eva Goodrich, the manager of benefits and risk management at Centi Electronic Corporation (CEC) of Mason, Ohio, crossed the bridge from the benefits side. Eva went to work at CEC in 1956 where she started in personnel (now human resources), working as a stenographer and a recruiter before transferring to benefits and risk management in 1974. The change must have agreed with Eva as she has been in risk management since then and Business Insurance named her risk manager of the year for a small corporation in 1985.

CEC has always combined benefits and risk management but has left plan administration to human resources. Eva is responsible for property/casualty, auto and health insurance, workers, compensation and safety. The pension plan administrators also report to her. CEC's employees may participate in managed care or a standard plan with higher out-of-pocket costs and copayments. Benefits are also more limited if employees use a physician outside of the network. Eva is excited about a new plan they have put in place that would allow some employees to have unlimited lifetime benefits. …

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