Our Experience Is Your Solution
The consultants for American Fidelity Administrative Services, LLC (AFAS) that would assist you have over 50 combined years of experience providing a broad range of legal, actuarial, and administrative support for health and welfare benefit plans. We can help you apply best practices aimed to create a compliant and competitive health and welfare benefits program. We would welcome an opportunity to make our expertise available to you.
Our Consulting Professionals
Chantel Sheaks, Health and Welfare Plan Consultant for AFAS will be the primary Consultant working on this engagement. She is responsible for providing practical solutions to employers relating to their health care plans, with an emphasis on the implementation of Health Care Reform. Before coming to AFAS, Chantel established the government relations unit of Buck Consultants, working on employee benefit legislative and regulatory matters on behalf of Buck and its clients. Chantel previously served as the Legislative Counsel for Tax and Benefits at Workplace Flexibility 2010, an Alfred P. Sloan Initiative at Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining Workplace Flexibility 2010, Chantel was a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery in the law firm’s Employee Benefits Department. Chantel is a nationally known expert on Health Care Reform and often speaks on its impact on employers and individuals. She also is regularly cited as an expert for several major news and industry publications. Chantel graduated from Northeastern University School of Law and is admitted to the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Virginia bar associations.
Che Yi is a Senior Health and Welfare Plan Consultant for AFAS. He has 20 years of experience advising plan sponsors on their benefits program. Throughout his career, he has helped organizations evaluate their plan design, explore funding alternatives, develop pricing, and model financial alternatives. Che utilizes a data-driven approach to develop practical solutions for plan sponsors. Che has a diverse consulting background, having worked for Mercer, Deloitte & Touche, and Towers Perrin as a Health and Welfare consultant. He has worked with employers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Che graduated from Loyola Marymount University, with a degree in Finance and has completed graduate courses in Health Informatics from Brandeis University. He is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and a Professional in the Academy of Healthcare Management. He holds his life and health license, and consultant license in the states which he advises clients.
Susan Relland is the Vice President and CEO AFAS. One of her primary responsibilities is creating Health Care Reform educational resources for customers and monitoring developments in the law. Prior to joining AFA in 2010, Susan was an employee benefits attorney with the law firm of Miller & Chevalier in Washington, DC, where she advised companies on health and welfare plan design and compliance issues, and was an active participant in the Health Care Reform legislative debate. Before joining Miller & Chevalier, Susan was a health and welfare plan consultant with Ernst & Young’s Human Capital practice and served as the Health Policy Legal Counsel for the American Benefits Council. Susan is a recognized expert on Health Care Reform and does extensive writing and public speaking on health and welfare plan matters. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas and Tulane Law School, and is a member of the Texas and District of Columbia bar associations.
Brian Rossen is a Health Care Reform Consultant with AFAS based out of California. He has been with American Fidelity since 2001 and worked as an account manager for American Fidelity Assurance Company in Central California prior to specializing in Health Care Reform. In his current role, Brian’s concentrated focus is helping employers and union groups understand their responsibilities and choices arising from Health Care Reform, and assisting them with strategy decisions and implementation. He also spends a significant amount of his time making presentations on how the requirements impact both employers and employees. Brian is a graduate of California State University Fresno, with a degree in International Business.
Monica Schermier is a Health Care Reform Consultant with AFAS. Her exclusive responsibility is helping employers with Health Care Reform: she monitors developments in the law, makes presentations to association groups, and works one-on-one with employers to help them understand the rules, develop their strategies, and assist with compliance. She has been with American Fidelity since 2010 and worked as an account manager for American Fidelity Assurance Company in Indiana prior to specializing in Health Care Reform. She holds a BSN in Nursing from Indiana University and has 15 years experience in healthcare management, pharmaceuticals, and patient care.
Kelli Personette is a Health Care Reform Consultant with AFAS. Her exclusive responsibility is helping employers with Health Care Reform. Kelli monitors developments in the law, makes presentations to association groups, and works one-on-one with employers to help them understand the rules, develop their strategies, and assist with compliance. Prior to coming to American Fidelity, Kelli has worked in the Public School setting by placing children in Learning Disabled and Emotionally Handicapped placements. She has also worked in the Medical Device Field helping with Health Care Reform in the medical market. Kelli holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Psychology and Sociology and has over 15 years of experience in health care management, pharmaceuticals, and patient care.
Jessie Loeffler is a Health Care Reform Consultant for AFAS with the primary responsibility of educating and assisting current and potential client groups on the implementation of Health Care Reform. Prior to her current role, Jessie worked as a Field Training Specialist for American Fidelity in the Association and Worksite Division for four years, serving as a liaison and educator for sales representatives throughout the country. Before joining American Fidelity, Jessie received her Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Neither AFA nor AFAS provide tax or legal advice. AFAS Consultants provide information for plan sponsors about health and welfare benefit plans but do not provide guidance on specific insurance products, we can provide a referral to an insurance agency if you would like assistance implementing or revising an insurance product.
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