Megan Zimmerman After a several-year stint working with on-site and near-site clinics, Megan Zimmerman was ready to move into the role she was born to play: health plan designer. (Photo: Paulius Musteikis)
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The 2021 Broker of the Year will be announced at the BenefitsPRO Broker Expo, August 16-18 in San Diego. The winner will be further profiled in our September issue. 

It is perhaps symbolic that Walker Forge, a heavy industrial employer in Milwaukee, was among Megan Zimmerman’s first clients when she changed her business model. The alliances she forged at the 350-employee company opened her eyes to the reality of designing and implementing an affordable employer-sponsored health plan that provides better care at lower cost for its members.

Zimmerman, a finalist for the 2021 Broker of the Year, is vice president of Employee Health & Benefits at Marsh & McLennan’s Milwaukee office. She landed in the benefits world after a journey that took her around its edges, offering keen insight into the components of employee health care. When she joined Walker Forge’s health plan management team as a consultant, she found herself among like-minded revolutionaries ready to reinvent employee benefits.

Related: The pandemic’s effect and how brokers can help clients reduce health care costs

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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