Employee Benefits Programs
Director of Employee Benefits Programs
Health & Dental Pool Underwriting, Rate Development, Trend and Utilization Analysis, Billing and Claims Coverage and Eligibility Issues, Benefit Design Alternatives, Employer/Employee Benefit Plan Education, Wellness Programs and ACA Compliance & Analysis including but not limited to Transitional Reinsurance Fee, PCORI Fee, W-2 Reporting, Cadillac Tax, SBC Documents and Employer Mandate Reporting Requirements.
Biography of Brian Lavallee
Brian joined The Trust as Employee Benefits Specialist in 2012 and was promoted to Director of the Employee Benefits Programs in 2014. Prior to joining The Trust, Brian worked for many years as Manager of Large Group Underwriting at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to The Trust's Health and Dental Pools' underwriting process. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a Concentration in Applied Actuarial Mathematics, from Bryant University.
Life Insurance Program Administrator
Cynthia M. Hamilton
All Life Insurance matters including: Premium Information/Quotations, Changes in Plans and/or Benefits, Billing Problems and Errors, Coverage Questions, Plan Document Requests, Member/Employee/Standard Insurance Liaison, Death Claims, Premium Waiver Claims, Accelerated Death Benefit Claims
Biography of Cynthia M. Hamilton
Cynthia joined The Trust in 2016 as Life Insurance Program Administrator. Prior to joining The Trust, Cynthia worked for many years in a number of Underwriting capacities at Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, most recently as a Large Group Senior Underwriter. She also worked as an Underwriter for Sun Life Financial. Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bryant College with a Major in Financial Services.
Employee Benefits Consultant
Katie L. McGrath
Health & Dental Pool Underwriting, Rate Development, Trend and Utilization Analysis, Billing Support, Benefit Design Alternatives, Wellness Programs and ACA Compliance & Analysis including but not limited to Transitional Reinsurance Fee, PCORI Fee, W-2 Reporting, Cadillac Tax, SBC Documents and Employer Mandate Reporting Requirements.
Biography of Katie L. McGrath
Katie McGrath joined The Trust in 2014 as Employee Benefits Underwriting Analyst and in 2016 became Employee Benefits Consultant. Prior to joining The Trust, Katie spent more than 12 years in the Underwriting Department at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, most recently as a Senior Underwriter. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Minor in Economics from Providence College.
Benefits Program Associate
Cheryl N. Hamilton
Life Insurance Enrollments and Change Requests, Registration for Trust Events
Biography of Cheryl N. Hamilton
Cheryl has been with The Trust since 2003. In her current position as Benefits Program Associate, Cheryl provides support to our Life Insurance as well as Health and Dental programs. Cheryl had also previously worked as Claims Assistant for The Trust’s Property/Liability pool. Cheryl graduated from The Katherine Gibbs School.