Michael Engelhardt

Vice President, Benefits Consulting | Employee Benefits
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Having specialized in Health & Welfare for over 20 years, Michael has designed an approach that is truly unique. He’s designed an approach to benefits that leverages the principles of LEAN, to improve efficiencies and drive greater outcomes for his clients.

At a time when employers often change carriers to improve pricing or benefits, Michael helps his customers maintain their current programs and enjoy both improvements in costs and benefits.  He does this by leveraging the numerous Advanced Healthcare Strategies, that he’s continuously vetting out and validating as part of the AHS Vertical at The Alera Group.  The less obvious outcome of his services is Michael ultimately helps to reduce the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), for the employees and dependents of his clients, and supports their journey towards Health Equity.

In addition to his market knowledge from over 20 years in the insurance industry, Michael is a regular speaker on a wide range of industry related topics, including cost containment strategies, healthcare captives, benchmarking and underwriting strategies. His client-centric service model is supported by best-in-class analytics, communications, legal, actuarial and technology deliverables.

Michael is the President of the Chicagoland chapter of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, is a past Board Member of the Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Board, where we served as Chairperson. He lives in Sugar Grove with his wife and four children, enjoys an active lifestyle and is an avid Illini Sports fan.

Education: B.S. Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign