SCIHRA March 2020 Breakfast Meeting


March 11, 2020
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
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Bloomington Convention Center
302 S. College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Are you up to date in the employee benefits world?

It is no mystery that employee benefits are a key driver in recruitment and ensuring job satisfaction. A big part of HR is the challenge of attraction and retention, while your benefits are the ‘magnet’ that attracts the talent you seek.Join the experts from JA Benefits to discuss emerging employee benefits trends in compliance, reporting, benchmarking and more.


   Jeff Neal | Partner, Senior Benefits Consultant

Jeff Neal began his career with JA Benefits in 1993 as a college intern. He became a full-time employee upon graduating from his university in 1994. In the beginning, he worked primarily as a Career Agent with the Indianapolis L ife Insurance company, offering life and annuity policies, before being offered – in 2000 – an opportunity to become a partner with the firm.

Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana University Southeast and has an extensive expertise in employee benefit consulting and planning.


   Chris Johnson | Partner, CEO

As Partner, Chairman and CEO of JA Benefits, Chris splits his time between consulting and overseeing operations of the firm.  His role as benefit advisor includes consulting on employee benefit programs, wellness and disease management, employee advocacy, consumer driven health plans, pharmacy, and worksite benefits programs.

Chris focuses on the overall management of the firm, new business development, delivery of services, and client satisfaction. He believes in being a strategic partner for every client he serves and looks for ways to share his extensive experience in both fully insured and self-funded medical and ancillary product plan arrangements. His clients value his personal attention, timeliness, and depth of knowledge.

Chris attended Marian College, now Marian University, in Indianapolis, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Business and Economics. He also minored in Management Information Systems. While at Marian College, Chris was a recipient of the National Honors Scholarship awarded for Academic excellence.


     Jaren Hornbeak | Benefits Advisor

Jaren brings a fresh perspective on effective communication, problem-solving and active listening skills to team JA. In his time at JA, Jaren has specialized in client education and solutions, where he sees the impact that benefits have on employees first-hand.

As for education, Jaren received his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Hanover College where he was a member of the Business Scholars Program. Jaren is also a Licensed Producer of Life, Accident, and Health Coverage and has his Health Plan Navigation Certification and HIPAA Privacy Certification.


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