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Lockton welcomes new employee benefits expert in Charlotte

Craig Baum to advise on employee advocacy and benefits solutions 

Craig BaumCHARLOTTE, N.C., June 20, 2018- Craig Baum has been in the employee benefits business for nearly two decades and joins Lockton to advise clients on employee benefits strategies.  Baum will lead a team of employee benefits Associates as a new unit manager in Lockton’s Charlotte office while also strategizing with clients on benefits goals.

“Craig has a proven track record for successfully advocating for solutions that improve the overall health of employees and the employer’s bottom line,” said Gary Hartnett, employee benefits practice leader. “His vast experience in health and benefits consulting will be invaluable to our clients, and to the growth and success of our team.”

Baum most recently worked at Mercer as a senior health and benefits consultant. He collaborated with employers to find wellness programs that encouraged employees to make healthier decisions resulting in a happier workforce and cost savings.  He assisted in reducing healthcare costs without shifting those costs to employees by using employee advocacy tools and more specifically personalized prescription drug guidance. Employers also benefited from Baum’s ability to recover settlement dollars for third party medical costs that were originally paid for by a benefits plan.

Baum began his career at Aon Hewitt in 2001 where he was the overall project manager for multiple Fortune 100 clients. During his time there, he helped negotiate more than $3.5 million in savings on fully insured plans for a client.

He graduated from Millikin University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and in 2008 graduated from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University with an MBA.

Lockton’s Charlotte office is located at 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 510, Charlotte, NC 28210 and can be reached by calling 704-556-4100.

About Lockton

Lockton is a global professional services firm with 6,500 Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown to become the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker by helping clients achieve their business objectives.

For nine consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update/

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