Mayer is vice president of data analytics for WorkforceTactix, based in Spark, Md. He serves the mid-Atlantic region, offering expertise on health and welfare planning, voluntary benefits, executive benefits, retirement planning, wellness, HR compliance and professional services, payroll outsourcing and property and casualty insurance. Mayer’s book of business consists of 75 corporate clients and generates more than $7 million in annual premium. Mayer, 33, has been with WorkforceTactix, formerly Group Insurance Solutions, for six years. 

6:00 a.m.

Time to wake up. Coffee is prepped, so I just flip the power switch on. The baby is crying. I get her up, cleaned, dressed and place her in a pile of toys while I work on the toddler. She gets Cocoa Krispies today while I have some oatmeal and coffee. The three of us are off to daycare.

9:00 a.m.

I’ve been at work about 30 minutes, just enough time to take a quick peek at emails. Nothing too pressing … some service issues that the account managers for each group can handle. I’m off to my first meeting. We are talking with a vendor partner about some proprietary solution concepts that will tie our self-funded data-analytics division with services aimed at driving at-risk members to appropriate services, closing gaps in care, and creating incentives for participation within the program.

10:00 a.m.

Good first meeting. Our vice president of account management and I will now be interviewing a potential new hire. Lots of applicable industry experience. Not sure exactly where in the organization she would fit, but we will talk more about that later on, I am sure.

11:00 a.m.

My 11 00 a.m. meeting is our large group meeting. The consultants, account managers, and subject matter experts that deal with each of our self-funded clients meet bi-weekly to stay up to date on the current issues, initiatives and projects we’re working on in this market segment. It’s invaluable we know what each other is working on with these clients and know what each division has to get done in the coming days and weeks.

12:00 p.m.

Oatmeal and coffee, according to MyFitnessPal app, is only 130 calories. Needless to say, I am hungry. Most people have brought their lunches today, so I’m running to Subway. I’ve lost close to 50 pounds this year, so the “Jared” jokes are kicking in. Nothing extreme — just using the food tracking app and doing P90X3 with the wife every day. Today is day 79.

1:00 p.m.

I’ve recently engaged a new data warehouse vendor for our self-funded (and some fully insured) clients that allows me to do my magic — analyzing claims data to identify cost drivers, risk factors, lifestyles, conditions, etc. that are driving current and future costs for our clients. I’m working on updating our monthly profit and loss for our clients to integrate with the data I can extract from the warehouse — an effort to automate the process and allow me more time for my forensic analysis work. I’ll spend a few hours cleaning that up.

3:00 p.m.

Profit and loss is looking good. A client wants to tie specific preventive screening services to premium incentives (prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer), so I’m using software to create mail-merges for members that are overdue to have had the screenings. Will send out targeted communications to those members reminding them of the incentive and services they should be seeking.


Have to run to the supermarket for some salad ingredients for dinner. Have had chicken in the crock pot since this morning.

8:00 p.m.

I don’t know why I didn’t eat salad more often when I was overweight. It’s delicious and filling. Kids are clean and in bed. The wife is in bed with the TV on. Just wrapped up my workout … MMX is a beast. Time to shower and unwind.

10:00 p.m.

In bed. TV is on HGTV. As soon as the wife is most assuredly asleep I will rectify that. My iPad is out and I am bouncing between emails and checking my busted NCAA brackets. Looking on LinkedIn to see if anyone posted any interesting articles. I think tomorrow… I… might… zzzzzz...

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