SOURCE: Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

June 11, 2012 16:26 ET

Chris Reynen of Alliant Insurance Services Wins National Employee Benefits Consultant Award

Reynen Named a Winner in the Competition Held Annually by Risk & Insurance Magazine

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - Alliant Insurance Services (, the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that Chris Reynen, Vice President in the New York City office of its Employee Benefits Group, has been named a winner in the 2012 Top Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year Award competition held by Risk & Insurance magazine.

Reynen was cited for his work in first winning the benefits account of a large New York City-based real estate owner/manager and then helping the client to recover approximately $22,000 in long-term disability overpayments and retooling its benefits program to achieve significant savings.

A key part of Reynen's overall benefits strategy for the client included changing the company's long-term disability coverage from an employer-paid benefit to a voluntary benefit, thereby avoiding a taxable event if a covered employee went on disability. The resulting savings enabled the client to improve its overall employee benefits offerings, including the addition of employer-paid vision coverage, without increasing its total benefits budget.

In addition to the award for his client benefits work, Reynen also was named a Responsibility Leader® as "a mentor and a leader" in the disability benefits category for his long personal involvement in a variety of community organizations and charitable activities.

"Chris Reynen is highly deserving of this prestigious benefits award," stated Richard Fleder, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Alliant's Employee Benefits Group. "His work for this particular client not only resulted in a major savings for the client, it provided better and more comprehensive healthcare coverage for its employees without increasing the overall benefits budget. In addition, the out-of-the-box thinking, professionalism, and hard work demonstrated by Chris and his team on the benefits side of the business, opened the door for Alliant to pitch and win the client's substantial property and casualty business."

"Chris's selection as a Responsibility Leader® is an accurate reflection of his priorities in life and the importance he places on giving back to the community and helping others who are less fortunate," Fleder said. "Despite his busy professional schedule, Chris is able to find time to support a wide range of organizations and charitable causes. His selfless contributions to his community are truly an inspiration to those fortunate to work with him at Alliant."

About Alliant Insurance Services

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers' compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to some 20,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company's web site at:

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