AIA, Alera Group Welcomes Bill Straw as Senior Vice President

AIA, Alera Group is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Straw as Senior Vice President in our employee benefits practice.

Bill combines his long-standing business experience with a passion for people. Bill will serve as an executive consultant on large employer clients and will enhance AIA, Alera Group’s already strong analytical capabilities by bringing to bear his actuarial credentials and capability. Bill will also participate with the new business development team bringing AIA, Alera Group’s unique GameChanger portfolio to additional self-funded employers.

“We are enthusiastic about Bill joining our team! His healthcare and actuarial experience, passionate and collaborative nature make him an excellent addition to our AIA, Alera Group team as we continue to focus on innovative solutions, a culture of collaboration and providing stellar service to our clients,” said Julie Cave, Senior Vice President, AIA, Alera Group.

As a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in actuarial science, Bill also holds a Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designation, along with a state of Pennsylvania producer license for accident and health, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and recently achieved his Health Rosetta Associate Advisor Certification. Bill comes to AIA, Alera Group after a long and successful career at Highmark where most recently he served as Vice President of Market Underwriting. Bill helped build a strong, results-oriented team providing underwriting and client consulting support for large group clients representing 2.3 million plan members and over $2 billion in premium revenue.

Besides enjoying his career, Bill resides in Bethel, PA with his wife and two sons and has served as Chairman of the Bethel Township Planning Commission since 2013.

About AIA, Alera Group

AIA, Alera Group provides the best of both worlds – national scope combined with local service. Our mission is to transform the client experience by providing a greater depth and breadth of resources, innovative thinking, and constant collaboration while maintaining strong local relationships.

AIA, Alera Group is also a founding member of Alera Group, ranked a top 20 independent insurance agency in the U.S. Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and consulting firm created through the merger of over 50 like-minded, high-performing, entrepreneurial firms across the United States. Our nationwide resources coupled with our local roots and focus enable us to deliver exceptional client experiences and the best possible outcomes – positively impacting our clients, employees, and the communities where we live and work.

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