Brad Barron, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Brad Barron

Brad Barron

Brad Barron became involved in the health insurance and reinsurance industries in 1983 and was active in the procurement of reinsurance treaties and insurance carrier capacity for third-party distributors, as well as the development and distribution of specialty insurance products. In 1986, in addition to his insurance-related duties, he founded CLC as a manufacturer of various types of legal and financial benefit programs. By 1992, the building and managing of CLC became his sole business focus.

CLC’s programs have become the legal, identity-protection and financial assistance component for approximately 150 employee-assistance programs and their more than 15,000 employer groups. Through these relationships, nearly 20,000 people each month are accessing CLC’s programs, which are available to more than 25 million employees throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. In 2002, Barron led the company through the acquisition of a technology vendor that has enabled CLC to better manage its ever-expanding network of more than 8,000 independent law firms. Today, this technology has become the platform that enables CLC’s customers to experience a lasting positive impact in their financial lives through the My Secure Advantage (MSA) one-on-one money-coaching and financial wellness program. The MSA program possesses the distinction of a multidimensional learning format to appeal to the different learning styles of American adults.

Barron serves on the advisory council for the Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation, the leading nonprofit devoted to bringing financial literacy to the workplace, and on the board of directors for Bayside Church, in Granite Bay, CA.

Recent Articles by Brad Barron

Was Your Data Taken in Experian Breach?

A breach to one of Experian‘s servers – discovered on Sept. 15 – has resulted in 15 million compromised records with personal information like names and Social Security numbers. The breach included information about T-Mobile customers from as far back as 2013. Here are the details and action steps you can take if you think […]

New Worry on ID Theft: Tax Fraud

Statistics on identity theft show that tax-related fraud causes billions of dollars of financial harm, but tax fraud assistance may or may not be included in identity theft protection products. For comprehensive coverage, an identity theft protection service must include tax fraud assistance. What is tax fraud? Instances of tax fraud could involve… Phone scams […]

Why Credit Monitoring Isn’t Enough

Having credit monitoring instead of identity monitoring is like putting a security system in the elevator but not in the whole office building. The scope of security is limited and leaves the workforce vulnerable. Thus, understanding how monitoring programs differ, how they work and why it matters is critical for safeguarding your identity. Why should […]

My Employee Is a Victim! Now What?

The difference between a victim of identity theft who does have coverage and a victim who doesn’t is monumental, and the costs (time, money, health) affect not only the victim but also his productivity in the workplace. It is vital that an employer understands the necessity of an identity theft protection plan, and which types […]

The Cost of Fraud in the Workplace

Identity theft in the workplace and the expensive consequences are affecting more and more companies each year. One in three businesses were affected by data breaches last year, and the number of identity theft victims continues to grow. As the threat increases, it’s important to understand how identity theft happens, how it affects a company […]

Credit Reports Are Just the Beginning

Credit reports are a vital part of identity theft discovery and resolution, from revealing fraudulent transactions to removing errors and repairing a victim’s reputation. While that makes monitoring your credit reports for suspicious activity a valuable exercise, credit monitoring is reactive, not proactive. People who are considering using an identity theft protection service should make […]

A Holistic Approach to ID Protection

The devastation resulting from identity theft correlates with the fact that it infiltrates every part of a victim’s life: robbing them of time, privacy and money; possibly requiring both legal and financial action; and affecting victims mentally, physically and emotionally. When someone becomes a victim, so many facets take the toll that victims need a […]

Identity Theft Services Explained

As thieves discover more and more ways to steal personal information, it is critical that people use identity theft protection services that involve a wide security sweep of all personal identifiable information and high-risk activity. The marketplace for identity theft protection now includes all kinds of monitoring services and features. Make the best choice by […]

New Wellness Plans: for Employee Finances

Employee wellness programs no longer just mean healthy office potlucks, pedometers and stress balls. These days, more companies are rolling out wellness programs focusing on the financial health of their employees. The change in tack comes as American workers are struggling to keep their financial houses in order. Companies are acting because financially stressed workers can […]

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