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Why should I join NEBAF? How will it benefit me?

Membership in NEBAF gives you:

The inside track into employee benefits trends, through custom reports that are available exclusively to NEBAF members. If you join NEBAF, you’ll receive full access to the NEBAF library and its more than 30 cutting-edge reports. These reports contain new and critical information to keep you up-to-date on industry trends.

The opportunity to share your honest, unbiased, confidential, and anonymous feedback with benefits providers so that they may develop products and services that better meet the needs of executives and consultants in the employee benefits field.

Insight into what your peers are doing — so you can benchmark your performance and improve your understanding of industry best practices.

Eligibility to receive other rewards, such as books, discounts, and opportunities to earn cash compensation or contribute to charity for participation in information exchanges.

If you are a consultant or broker, other benefits to you also include:

Timely dissemination of crucial, tailored information about what carriers and other benefits providers are developing that you can use to introduce new products and services to your clients.

Intelligence about what employers are currently offering, and considering offering in the future, to their employees, which you can use to benchmark your clients and help refine your marketing strategy.

If you are an HR professional, other benefits to you include:

Timely dissemination of crucial, information about what carriers and other benefits providers are developing that you can use to introduce new products and services to your employees.

Intelligence about what Brokers/Consultants are recommending to their clients, which you can use to benchmark your company’s benefits strategy and offerings.

What will membership in NEBAF require from me?

Participation in two to four information exchanges per year. There is no cost to join NEBAF.

What is an information exchange?

A confidential on-line or telephone executive consultation, interview, or survey.

In general, active members spend less than an hour participating in these exchanges during the entire year.

Who is behind NEBAF?

The Center For Strategy Research, Inc., (CSR) is NEBAF’s primary sponsor. CSR, a leading provider of business-to-business research to the financial services industry, is a frequent presenter at several leading market research and financial services industry events.

For more information about CSR, visit its website at www.csr-bos.com.

What happens if I join NEBAF but I can't participate in an information exchange at a specific time?

We understand that you’re busy. We hope that you will take part in every information exchange to which you are invited. But you may opt out of any particular exchange.

However, you will not be eligible to receive the specific report that is generated as a result of the exchange at the time of publication (although it will become available to the entire membership at a later date through our Library.)

Finally, if there is any financial incentive, such as a cash honorarium, an Amazon gift card, a best-selling business book, or a charitable contribution associated with a specific information exchange, you’ll miss the opportunity to earn that.

How did you get my name and why am I being invited to join?

You were selected as one of a small number of Employee Benefits professionals to be invited because of your experience in the benefits community.

We invite Employee Benefits executives, including Brokers, Consultants and Human Resources leaders who have come to our attention because of:

  • The company or company bases they serve,
  • Their experience (including tenure, industry, and specific product expertise), and
  • The range of benefits with which they have experience.

If you haven’t heard of NEBAF, we probably heard of you through:

  • Your prior conference attendance or presentation experience,
  • Information on file with various benefits providers and insurance carriers, and
  • Information from certain databases (such as Judy Diamond).

How do I know that joining won't mean a lot more work, or just more spam?

CSR (NEBAF’s primary sponsor) is committed to ensuring your complete comfort with and confidence in joining NEBAF. Therefore, CSR will:

  • Not invite you to participate in NEBAF information exchanges more than five times per year.
  • Not require participation in any certain number of exchanges.
  • Maintain total confidentiality within each exchange, so that no other member knows your views on any topic under discussion.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards in gathering, using, and safeguarding customer information that is entrusted to us. Read more in our privacy policy.
  • Promptly follow up each dialogue with promised reports, incentives, and updates.

I have other questions. Whom do I contact?

Email service@nebaf.org.

Or call Marissa Glowac at The Center For Strategy Research: 617.451.9500.

Or go to the Contact page and complete a form with your questions or comments.

How do I sign up?

Please join here.