With more than forty years of experience in the hospitality and employee benefits industries, we are the strong strategic partners you need to propel your people, business, and profits.
We believe that health care costs are escalating because there is no transparency or cost accountability in the current system and that regulatory compliance under the Affordable Care Act is complex. We also believe that existing plan designs do not account for the unique nature of the hospitality industry and work force, which reduces the opportunity to provide programs that treat associates like family.
Our core purpose is to challenge the status quo and entrenched interests of the health care industry and to support the hospitality industry by offering:
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Fred is a hospitality veteran and serial entrepreneur with more than three decades of experience in and around the hospitality industry. Fred has financed several billion dollars for hospitality investment projects and managed hotel and restaurant investments in a variety of roles, including owner, manager, and asset manager. Previous successful ventures include TIG Global, now the hospitality interactive services arm for Oracle, and HotelMe, a hospitality online review platform that encompassed 10,000 participating hotels and restaurants. He also co-founded one of the largest hospitality consolidations in China. Fred holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, an undergraduate degree from the United States Naval Academy, and served in the Navy Special Forces.
John is a seasoned and proven benefits advisor and consultant with extensive experience in benefits program strategy, design, and implementation. Previously, John led AON’s initiatives in the hospitality vertical. In this position, he supported national and global clients, including 15 major hotel organizations as well as several clients with diverse and part time employee bases. John’s 15 years of benefits consulting extends to benefits legal compliance (particularly ACA and ERISA), in advocacy/benefits outsourcing , carrier procurement, carrier negotiations, plan funding, financial analysis, MEC and Cadillac tax reporting, and overall results measurement.
Bob is the Chairman of Hotel Development Partners (HDP), a leading private equity ownership group in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining HDP in late 2014, Bob was the Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International, where he oversaw Global Lodging Services, The Ritz Carlton, and shared reporting responsibilities for Marriott’s four continental operating divisions, a role spanning nearly $13 billion in revenues and 4,000 hotels across 20 lodging brands in 75 countries. Previously, he served as Marriott's Group President of the Americas with oversight of more than 3,000 hotels and 120,000 associates. His global experience includes staff and executive oversight in strategy, sales, marketing, brand management, operations, architecture and construction as well information resources for Marriott on a worldwide basis.
Henry is a well-known strategy consultant for domestic and international HR issues. He is also a licensed attorney. Previously, Henry served as Corporate Vice President of HR and Shared Services for a Fortune 100 company, here he managed the company’s numerous benefit programs, labor relations, vendor management, and corporate compliance for the 225,000 active and retired employees. Henry is also on the Executive Committee of the American Benefits Counsel (ABC), Co-Chairman of Trustees for the International Association of Machinists 401(k) and pension fund, a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits, a board member of the ERISA Industry Committee, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown. Henry was previously a law partner at Jenner & Block in Chicago and consultant with Mercer focusing on benefits and ERISA.
Alan is the Vice President of Human Resources at Loews Corporation, a New York based firm which comprises Loews Hotels and several subsidiaries encompassing 20,000 employees and $14 billion in revenues. He is a sought after speaker and author across the hospitality industry for his expertise around personnel management, HR, benefits design/implementation, and wellness. Alan is also known for his successful use of the Affordable Care Act to reduce healthcare costs by increasing workforce commitment to healthy living practices. He is the president of JobsFirstNYC, a non-profit organization focused on job placement for 200,000 unemployed young adults in New York City and former President of the Board of Just One Break, Inc. (JOB), focused on the employment of disabled citizens
Joel V. Brill, MD FACP is an executive clinician with 30 years of experience providing strategic leadership and medical oversight to large data-driven health organizations. He is skilled in strategy, development and implementation of innovative health programs, products and payment systems, with extensive experience in clinical practice and research. Dr. Brill is known for his expertise in value-based bundled and episode payments, coverage and reimbursement of new technologies / diagnostics / pharmaceuticals, predictive modeling and patient engagement. He has held management positions with several managed care companies and risk-bearing provider organizations, and is the chief medical officer of Predictive Health, LLC.
Lynn is a nationally recognized health care leader and a Senior Member of Epstein Becker Green (EBG) in Health Care and Life Sciences, a top-tier recommended law firm. Lynn is also the Founder and President of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry. She has over 35 years of experience advising clients about federal, state, and international health law issues. Her clients include health care providers, payers, and financial services firms that support the health care industry. Accolades include "Top 25 Women in Healthcare" and "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" from Modern Healthcare, The Best Lawyers in America© (2006 to 2015) and the Washington, DC Super Lawyers list (2007 to 2015) in the healthcare field.
Scott is a well-known employee benefits advisor and attorney and formerly CEO of the the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) where he represented the interests of America's largest employers regarding the retirement, healthcare, benefits, and compensation interests of their employees. Before ERIC, Scott was Of Counsel to Covington & Burling, Director of Government Affairs for Aon Consulting, and a senior member of AT&T's law department. He has over 40 years of experience in the field, has testified numerous times before Congress and various regulatory agencies, has written extensively about benefits and ERISA, and speaks regularly at conferences and conventions.
Our nationally recognized team brings you a breadth of experience leading and managing benefits for Fortune 500 companies, leading hospitality firms, technology firms focused on hospitality, and with leading law firms with exclusive health care and ERISA focus. We’ll strategically deploy the right talent and the right solutions to meet your hotel or restaurant’s health care and benefits needs.
Hospitality Benefits' financial-literacy platform uses the latest technology to teach associates about complex money management concepts that are important to wellbeing. Our concierge onboarding process takes the burden off you to educate associates about their plan options, while still letting employees know they are being taken care of and getting expert support and guidance to make better decisions about their medical care, costs and quality.
The Hospitality Benefits Marketplace provides you with preemptive cost-containment solutions to ensure you manage your population appropriately to achieve improved health for your associates. Some of these integrated solutions include Centers of Excellence, financial wellness, targeted communication, telemedicine, and aggressive claims management.
We provide population-risk stratification so you can accurately identify effective cost-management strategies to keep your people as healthy as possible. Then, ensure the health of your plans by using our hospitality benefits Benchmarking Database—allowing you to see where your plans sit compared to like-sized companies and the industry as a whole. Finally, lean on our ACA compliance and management software to streamline your compliance efforts and fulfill reporting requirements.
We’re always looking for talented and passionate professionals to bring their expertise to our team. Are you a hospitality and/or employee benefits specialist in search of your next role? We want to hear from you!