Employer Associations White PaperFor employers, providing employee benefits has always been accepted as an essential way of attracting and retaining employees.  At the same time, funding employee benefits has proved to be a high-risk complex task, fraught with unpredictable cost inflation, frequent changes in legislation and now the emerging confusion of healthcare reform.

Individual organizations have to maintain full knowledge of the rapidly evolving employee benefits market and unless they have thousands of employees, they cannot leverage the economies of scale to manage costs and keep their benefits under control.

Associations are able to provide a variety of valuable services to their members from representation to sharing of best practices and innovation. Many associations also look to ways in which they can use the purchasing power of their group to provide relevant goods and services at lower cost. This joint purchasing is often one of the most valuable benefits the association provides. At a time when costs are under increasing scrutiny, savings made via these arrangements are seen as a useful way to offset association fees.

In our latest free Spring white paper, titled “Employer Associations: Leveraging Buying Power to Create Cost-Effective Employee Benefit Programs,” our Senior Partner John Cassell takes a look at the basics of employer associations and offers up a few case studies based on some of his past experience with them.

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John Cassell

John Cassell

Senior Partner at Spring Consulting Group, LLC
John Cassell is the Senior Partner at Spring Consulting Group. He is responsible for the strategic focus of the firm and for corporate development. John has over 25 years experience in the health care and financial services sector. John is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has contributed articles and papers to a number of publications and journals. He is an associate of the Royal Society of Medicine. Previously, John was a partner in Watson Wyatt from 1997-2003. During this time, he set up and ran the employer health care consulting practice in the UK and headed health care industry consulting globally. Most recently he was Executive Vice President of Watson Wyatt’s US Insurance and Financial services consulting practice.