TOLEDO, Ohio, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hylant Group, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms in the nation, announced today the launch of its Health & Wellness Strategies Practice. The announcement was made by Jerid Baxter, Hylant Group's Health & Wellness Strategies Practice Leader.
"Today's employers are faced with considerable workforce challenges – rising health plan costs, aging employee populations, and productivity concerns," said Baxter. "Hylant is driving managed solutions for companies seeking relief."
Baxter, an industry veteran with over 20 years of wellness experience, is leading the Practice. He holds a graduate degree in public health, is a two-time Toledo "20 Under 40" award nominee, served in various state and regional positions for the Association for Worksite Health Promotion, and was Associate Editor for Worksite Health's Ideas That Work.
"Rising health care costs are challenging companies of all sizes," said Baxter. "Our dedicated wellness coordinators work with our clients' internal teams to manage wellness programs, provide tools and resources, analyze metrics and drive savings. One specific way we are helping companies is by improving the overall health of their workforce."
"We are excited about this opportunity and by the continued interest in the market for effective Health & Wellness Strategies," said Lisa Hawker, Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits at Hylant. "Continuing to build the Practice and enhance our services strengthens our ability to be strategic advisors to our clients, reinforces our competitive edge, and further positions us as an industry leader."
Hylant Group, awarded Best Places to Work in Insurance for three consecutive years by Business Insurance Magazine, is a full-service insurance brokerage with 12 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee, and employs more than 570 employees. As a member of the Worldwide Broker Network, Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits consultation, loss control, healthcare management and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals. Hylant is one of the largest privately held brokerage firms in the United States and serves a wide variety of clients locally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please contact Tammy Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hylant.com.
SOURCE Hylant Group