Bomgar, the worldwide leader in secure, enterprise remote support solutions today announced that its founder and CEO, Joel Bomgar, is the recipient of CDHC Solutions' annual CEO Leadership Award. Each year the publication, the official magazine for The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, names industry "superstars" that exude outstanding health and benefits management solutions, including the CEO Leadership Award.
Joel was selected for this year's honor due to his commitment to providing innovative healthcare options and making employee benefits a top priority, even in the midst of a struggling economy. Joel and his fellow winners, nominated by the field at large, are recognized by CDHC Solutions for improving their business by committing to the health and wellness of their employees. Others profiled in this year's "Superstars" issue include Whole Foods' John Mackey, Dennis Triplett of UMB Healthcare Services and Dr. Stephen D. Neelman of Health Equity. Joel's story, along with these winners and additional honorees, can be accessed online at theihcc.com/en/publications/superstars.
"I am a firm believer in paying it forward and that businesses can go from good to great by taking risks," said Joel Bomgar. "During the start of the recession in 2009, most companies started slashing employee benefits such as health premiums and 401k match. At Bomgar, I made the decision that we weren't going to do that because I believe the company's biggest asset is the employee base, and slashing benefits would certainly not send employees that message. Cutting benefits was tempting, but not doing so was a risk I was willing to take. In fact, in the last five years, Bomgar has increased its health-related benefits."
Linda Benedict, director of human resources for Bomgar, says Joel Bomgar is a CEO like none other when it comes to keeping employees happy, and she stands by his firm belief in paying it forward. "Joel Bomgar is a superstar when it comes to supporting employee benefits. When I first joined the company in 2008, it was one of my first initiatives to review the overall employee benefits package to identify ways in which we could improve what was currently being provided and offer additional perks for our growing employee base. Today we offer a PPO and HDHP/HSA plan, with the latter being the plan of choice for our employees. What makes our HDHP/HSA option so attractive is the fact that, not only are the premiums lower, but Bomgar contributes to an employee's HSA at the rate of what Bomgar would be saving in premiums."
In addition to online, all CDHC Solutions issues are also available in print to subscribers and members of TheIHCC.com/.
About CDHC Solutions
CDHC Solutions Magazine - As the official publication for The Institute, each issue is focused 100% on innovative health and benefit management solutions as an advocate for health care consumerism. The collective voice heard within the articles, company profiles and suggestions for solutions helps stakeholders make better decisions about health care programs. Available in digital and print.
About The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism
The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism is the only multi-platform, collaborative environment focused exclusively on innovative health and benefit management. It's a place for employers, solution providers, brokers, advisors, consultants, human resources and benefits managers, C-suite executives, financial management decision makers, TPAs, executives and administrators of regional health plan providers to LEARN, CONNECT and SHARE through The Institute's publication, CDHC Solutions Magazine, its bi-annual live conference The FORUM, and its online community at TheIHCC.com. As a catalyst for the growth of the health care consumerism movement, The Institute deepens the conversation and collaboration between its invested stakeholders.
Bomgar (bomgar.com) is the worldwide leader in secure, enterprise remote support solutions. The company's award-winning solutions enable organizations to improve IT support efficiency by securely accessing and managing virtually any system - Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, BlackBerry, the iPhone, iPad and most versions of Windows Mobile, regardless of their location. More than 6,000 companies across 65 countries have deployed Bomgar's enterprise-class solutions to rapidly transform their IT support functions and significantly improve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction while dramatically reducing costs. Bomgar is privately-held with offices in Jackson, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Paris and London. In 2011, Bomgar was named one of the fastest-growing technology companies in America by Deloitte, and one of America's fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine.