Hospitality Benefits hires new VP of benefits and client management

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Hospitality Benefits, a hospitality marketplace for employee benefits, well-being and ACA compliance, appointed industry benefits leader John Eriksen to the Hospitality Benefits team. 
 
Eriksen is a nationally recognized leader in the hospitality benefits space with over 20 years of experience. He previously led the hospitality vertical at AON Hewitt supporting national and global clients, including 15 hotel organizations and $1 billion in hospitality benefits spend. 
 
Eriksen’s years of benefits consulting experience extends to legal and regulatory compliance (particularly ACA and ERISA), advocacy/benefits outsourcing, carrier procurement, carrier negotiations, plan funding, financial analysis, MEC and Cadillac tax reporting and overall results measurement. In addition, Eriksen has acquisition and divestiture experience working through the issues surrounding the integration of benefit programs within the hospitality space. Throughout his career, Eriksen has maintained a 100 percent client retention rate.
 
“John’s extensive benefits knowledge, hospitality experience, and proven results are unmatched in our industry and that makes him a natural fit with the Hospitality Benefits team,” said Frederic W. Malek, founder and CEO of Hospitality Benefits. “In addition to his professional achievements, John’s approach to life, his sense of vigor, his integrity and personal drive to get the job done right is a strong weapon being used to benefit our clients.”
 
“Hoteliers continue to face escalating health care costs and being with an organization who has an exclusive focus on the hospitality industry and benefit costs will allow me to play a major role in bringing the hospitality industry together to reduce costs, to provide greater value for our associates and to remove some of the stress faced by most HR professionals.” Eriksen said. “Coming to Hospitality Benefits was a perfect match for me.”

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