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GCG Employee Benefits Insurance


Cory Friedman, CBC
Vice President, Benefits Consulting
2016 IBA Young Gun Award Recipient

T 847 457 3041

Brent Rosen, CBC
Vice President, Benefits Consulting

T 847 457 3179

GCG’s Veterinary Specialty Employee Benefits Practice is led by Brent Rosen and Cory Friedman. With over 15 years of combined experience, and more than five years as AAHA’s preferred-provider program for employee benefits, we understand the unique needs of veterinary hospitals and staff.

Working with hundreds of animal hospitals throughout the country makes GCG unique among other brokerage firms, and allows us to provide proprietary information to our veterinary clients, better understand the insurance needs of your team members, and uncover creative solutions for your hospital.

We work hard to uncover opportunities and implement the right solutions for your hospital.

Employee Benefits Strategic Planning We believe they key to a successful and sustainable employer-sponsored health plan is proactivity, and that an employer’s value perception is maximized when employees receive the appropriate benefits. Our unique Blueprint Process targets and delivers outcomes that are achievable, helping veterinary practice owners and operators identify goals and build a strategic plan around getting from where you are today, to where you want to be.

Customized Employee Benefit Solutions for Your Practice Team Our focus is to deliver unique, targeted, and effective solutions to the challenges faced uniquely by veterinary hospitals, dedicated to understanding your population demographics, their needs as it pertains to employee benefits, industry trends, and the adoption of best practices.

Education has, and always will be, the foundation for GCG’s client service model and one of our key differentiating factors. For our clients, GCG provides education in two different focuses: Employer and Employee Education. GCG delivers ongoing education to our clients’ leadership and management teams, including, but not limited to:

  • Legal and compliance updates (topics may include ACA, FMLA, DOMA, or ERISA)
  • Legislative briefs and webinars
  • Benefit administration training and support

Employee education is critical to long term cost control. The most effective way to reduce claim costs is to avoid unnecessary claims and/or turn big claims into smaller claims. Employees that are educated and engaged are smarter when making health care purchasing decisions.

Compliance Administration of health and welfare benefit plans has grown more complex. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and ERISA have brought focus to health and welfare benefit plans, while other laws, such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), protect employee rights, making plan administration and compliance more challenging than ever. Our process helps to identify areas in which your practice is exposed, and our turnkey solutions make it easy to implement and ensure compliance.

Administration and Technology Our team understands that you want to focus on practicing veterinary medicine, not managing your employee benefit program. Finding process efficiencies and streamlining the administrative process frees up HR time to focus on other objectives. GCG’s enrollment solutions allow you to better manage and automate HR and benefits enrollment.

Benefits for HR

  • Improved communication
  • Instant access to data
  • Streamlined benefit shopping experience
  • Employee engagement
  • Keep your current payroll vendor!

Benefits for Employees

  • Easy access to HR information
  • Intuitive benefit enrollment
  • Paperless on-boarding
  • Employee self-service
  • Mobile access

If your practice is already a GCG Client or when you become one – you will also have access to the value-added program described below. Use of this complimentary service is a great way to further leverage your practice resources. For more information on ThinkHR™ please contact Cory or Brent by phone or email.

ThinkHR™ GCG’s ThinkHR is a cloud-based platform of integrated HR resources and training supported by live HR experts, acting as an extension of your HR team.

ThinkHR Live
  • Team of HR experts, PHR and SPHR professionals with over 200 years of HR experience collectively, to answer your questions and provide assistance
  • Live Support from 8am – 7pm (central) M-F
ThinkHR Learn
  • Training solutions that develop employees and ensure compliance
  • Access to over 200 training courses, including: safety, customer service, harassment, HIPAA, and more!
ThinkHR Comply
  • Resource center for all of your workforce issues
  • Search answers to over 150,000 previously asked questions
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