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Employee Benefit Adviser Publishes Ranking of The Top 50 Benefit Brokers

December 17, 2014, NEW YORK – Employee Benefit Adviser, a SourceMedia brand, today released the first-ever independent ranking of the 50 largest employee benefit brokers based exclusively on the commissions and fees the firms generate from health and welfare benefit insurance policies at large-group employers.  Mercer, with commissions and fees of $190 million, is the No. 1 firm on the list of Top 50 Brokerages; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s benefit division placed second, with commissions and fees of $159 million. Willis Group, with $128 million, USI Insurance Services, with $115 million, and Lockton Cos., with $112 million in commissions and fees, rounded out the top five.


“The Top 50 Brokerages provides an objective view of who the leaders are in the employee benefits space,” said Elizabeth Galentine, Editor-in-Chief of Employee Benefit Adviser. “The listing is sure to become an important tool for employee benefit decision-makers as they strive to give their workers the best benefit options.”

 

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Learn How miEdge Turns a Cold Call Into A Warm Hand-Shake!

Finding the right prospect can be a challenge and always seems to take too much time. Let's face it, prospecting isn't what most of us want to spend our time on, but it is the most important activity required to grow and maintain your business.

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Employee Benefits 5500 Prospecting Profile-Mike Loncono

miEdge Case Study - Mike Loncono, Senior Vice President, HUB International Gulf South Limited

Finding the right prospect can be a challenge and always seems to take too much time. Let’s face it, prospecting isn’t what most of us want to spend our time on, but it is the most important activity required to grow and maintain your business.

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Expanded Service Provider information now included in the miEdge 5500 employee benefits prospecting system

miEdge expands Self-funded plan data for all subscribers!

New Boston, NH – February 20, 2014, miEdge™ the premiere provider of 5500 employee benefits prospecting data announced today the expansion of data and search filters for self-funded plans. Reported self-funded plan information has historically been difficult to locate and analyze. miEdge now incorporates the additional plan coverage data into its patent pending search engine technology to quickly identify which companies are currently involved in self-funded programs as part of their employee benefits coverage.

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miEdge & Wrangle, LLC Deliver Critical Form 5500 MEWA Filing Updates To Subscribers

Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWA) Updates Critical to Insurance Brokers

New Boston, NH – January 30, 2014, miEdge™ the premiere provider of 5500 employee benefits prospecting announced today updates to its subscriber resource center.  miEdge subscribers now have access to the information about changes to the reporting requirements for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWA) to the Department of Labor.   All MEWAs need to file a Form 5500 regardless of the number of enrolled participants in a plan, showing compliance for filing the Form M-1 by March 1, 2014.

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Over 60% Of The Top 100 Insurance Brokers In The US Are Now Using miEdge

5500 Employee Benefits Prospecting System Used to Increase Growth

New Boston, NH – November 6, 2013, miEdge™ the premiere provider of 5500 employee benefits prospecting announced today that 60 percent of the nation's top 100 Largest Insurance Brokers, as reported by Business Insurance-Special Report, July 15, 2013, use the miEdge prospecting system to maximize broker prospecting and business growth. miEdge provides an impressive set of features to research employee benefits data available from the Department of Labor.

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miEdge Endorsed by Benefit Advisors Network

5500 Employee Benefits Prospecting System For BAN Smart Partners™

New Boston, NH – October 14th, 2013 miEdge™ the premiere provider of 5500 employee benefits prospecting is pleased to announce Benefit Advisors Network endorsement for their Smart Partner™ members. miEdge provides real-time 5500 health & employee benefits information to insurance agents, brokers, carriers and consultants.

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miEdge™ Partners with Wrangle, LLC

The miEdge Subscriber resource center expands with miCompliance.

New Boston, NH – June 17, 2013, miEdge™ the premiere provider of 5500 health & benefits data to insurance professionals, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Wrangle, LLC, a premiere ERISA 5500 reporting and disclosure company. As their official 5500 compliance information partner, Wrangle 5500, LLC will regularly contribute to the miEdge subscriber resource center.

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HIU June 2013 - A Prospecting Tool Every Agent Should Have

Outside-the-Box Products, by Kyle Hodges, RHU, REBC, CBC, The Brokers Broker

Hopefully, you have been working to change your business model and start moving into larger groups and self-funded accounts-i.e., where there's less governmental disruption. Over the past year, I have tried to use this column to bring new companies to your attention that can help you do just that. This month's spotlight company, miEdge™, is another tool that will help you reach this market faster and easier.

Sometimes a new product is introduced into a market and the reaction is an unabashed WOW. Innovation can be a funny think, like taking an existing idea or concept and improving it by leaps and bounds. When I was a broker, I used to try to find the right prospects to go after. The more information you know before going in, the better your chances. I would find valuable information from different websites such as FreeErisa.com, Judy Diamond, etc. You can find out things like who the current agent is, how much commission is paid, who the insurance carriers are and what lines of coverage they buy. It used to blow me away to find some brokers were getting paid $200,000 or more from one account.

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miEdge CTO, Richard Lowney Teams with Laconia Harley Davidson & NH Motor Speedway to Reach Fundraising Record

"Most Money Raised for Charity in 24 Hours by a Motorcycle Parade"

New Boston, NH – May 31, 2013 Richard Lowney, miEdge CTO, is working with Laconia Harley-Davidson and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) to create a new Guinness World Record for "most money raised for a charity in 24 hours by a motorcycle parade." The combined efforts of Laconia Harley-Davidson and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) promise to make the 90th Anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week even more historic. Participants will have the unique opportunity to ride around the New Hampshire Motor Speedway track, continue on a police escorted, scenic 32 mile non-stop ride around the Lakes Region, set a new Guinness World Records title and most importantly, raise significant funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of New Hampshire.

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