Hylant Group Names New Health & Wellness Practice Leader
Industry veteran Jerid Baxter to lead specialty group focused on health risk management
TOLEDO, Ohio - November 29, 2011 - Managing health-related risk is more complex than simply teaching your workforce how to count calories in and calories out. That's why Hylant Group, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms in the nation, has hired wellness professional Jerid Baxter to lead its growing Health & Wellness practice. In this role, Baxter will be responsible for designing and implementing programming and building the tools and resources that help Hylant Group clients curb rising healthcare costs by improving the overall health of their workforce.
Baxter brings more than 20 years of health and wellness expertise to the family owned insurance brokerage. Prior to joining Hylant Group, he developed and piloted innovative health and wellness programs at Healthways, Inc. He also worked in a number of leadership positions at Harris HealthTrends, Inc., a Toledo-based provider of nationwide health management services. Baxter has a bachelor's in health promotion in prevention/rehabilitation programs from Central Michigan University and a master's in public health with an emphasis in administration from Medical University of Ohio.
"The services offered in our Health and Wellness practice group are not transactional in nature," said Lisa Hawker, Executive Vice President and Employee Benefits Practice Leader of Hylant Group. "They are trusted advisors for our clients and Jerid brings a wealth of experience and leadership to this team."
Baxter, a certified personal fitness trainer, is a two-time Toledo "Twenty Under 40" award nominee. He is a charter member of the Northwest Ohio Wellness Professionals Association and serves on the American Red Cross health education committee for the Greater Toledo Area Chapter.
Founded in 1935, Hylant Group is a full-service insurance brokerage with 12 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee, and employs more than 570 employees. As a member of the Worldwide Broker Network, Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits consultation, loss control, healthcare management and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals. Hylant is one of the largest privately held brokerage firms in the United States and serves a wide variety of clients locally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please visit www.hylant.com.
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