Among the latest inductees to the Worksite Marketing Hall of Fame is Chris Martin, president of Combined Worksite Solutions. The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals for their contributions to the voluntary employee benefits industry.
The Workplace Benefits Association recently announced Martins selection to its Hall of Fame, and his induction will take place at a special Hall of Fame Luncheon on Wednesday, July 29 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas as part of Workplace Benefits Mania 2015.
Inductees are selected by their peers based on their career achievements and contributions to the voluntary benefits industry, according to the association. According to its annual U.S. Voluntary/Worksite Sales Report, conducted by Eastbridge Consulting, new business annualized premium from voluntary sales was $6.89 billion in 2014, up nearly 4% from 2013 sales.
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As president of Combined Worksite Solutions, which is the workplace voluntary benefits division of Combined Insurance, Martin is responsible for providing leadership and management of the business. That includes strategic planning, sales growth, market development, producer relations and operations.
Prior to joining Combined Insurance in June 2011, Martin had nearly 20 years of experience in management and development of worksite-style businesses. He spent 17 years at Trustmark, a life and health insurer and employee benefits provider, where he served as executive vice president responsible for voluntary benefits, self-funded medical administration and new growth venture businesses.
Martin holds a bachelors degree in economics from Yale University and a master's of management in marketing and organization behavior from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Violino is a freelance writer.
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