Chris Hogan

Executive Vice President & Principal

Chris is a solution-oriented insurance professional with 30 years of experience working with employers on benefit plans and alternative funding analysis. He develops long-term strategies to save money for employers and employees, simplifies implementation and increases wellness program participation. Throughout his career, Chris has been instrumental in product development, financial analysis, marketing management and sales training.

He is a speaker at business and industry events and is a member of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Leadership Trust.

Professional Experience
BENEFIT COMMERCE GROUP, Scottsdale, AZ        2011-Present
Inc. 5000 4-Time Honoree; Healthiest Employers Since 2014; Best Places to Work 5-Time Honoree
Executive Vice President & Principal – Part of Alera Group, this firm specializes and is a thought leader in employee benefits. Largest and most experienced benefits team in the area, providing clients with advice, advocacy and results.
• Proven record of sustainable strategies to help clients, their employees and families save money on health plans. Typical client has saved $10,000+ per employee over a 5-year period, without reducing value of benefits.
• We make life easier for our clients’ HR teams, focusing on employee communication, engagement and HR technology to help them recruit and retain productive workers.
• Over 200 client awards for wellness and benefit programs in past 5 years, including: Wellness Council of Arizona and Healthiest Employers.
• We conduct annual Arizona Employee Benefits Benchmarking Survey.
• We are Title Sponsor of Phoenix division of Accelerent, a business development organization.

CIGNA HEALTHCARE (NYSE:CI)        2008-2010
(CIGNA acquired Great-West Healthcare in 2008)
Vice President of Sales.  Handled sales operations for Select Segment in Arizona and Nevada.
• Directed activities for the growth and retention of healthcare business, targeting employer groups up to 5,000 lives.
• Responsibilities included product development, client service, training and management of sales personnel.

GREAT-WEST HEALTHCARE        1989-2008
Regional Sales Manager. Over the course of 19 years, progressively promoted to higher levels of responsibility and management.
• Regional Sales Manager, based in Phoenix. Region included New Mexico and Las Vegas areas. 1997-2008
• Top performing office on national ranking for 4 years.
• Producing Manager, based in Phoenix area. 1995-1997
• Account Executive, based in Washington, D.C., covering the mid-Atlantic market. 1989-1995