Photos of Rachel Miner's son in the hospital During the closing BEN Talks at the BenefitsPRO Broker Expo, Rachel Miner shared details and photos about her son’s medical journey. (Photo: Thomas Phillips/ALM)

Reducing health care costs for employers and improving care outcomes has become the core of benefits brokers’ business, so much so that they’ve become a driving force in the disruption and reform of the health care industry. But for some, it’s more than just numbers, results and happy clients; it’s personal.

In the closing “BEN” Talks at this year’s BenefitsPRO Broker Expo, three industry professionals shared their “Why.” Thrive Benefits’ Rachel Miner, The Benefit Group’s Jim Blacheck and E Powered Benefits’ Emma Passe shared their personal stories, offering just a glimpse of what drives them to do what they do every day.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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