John Connell, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



John Connell

John Connell

John Connell is responsible for the leadership and overall growth and success of EPIC’s employee benefits consulting operations across the Western U.S. Before joining EPIC, Connell spent 26 years in consulting, management and leadership positions with Jenkins Insurance and Leavitt Group.

He was appointed president of employee benefits in 1995. Previously, Connell was a senior benefits consultant with Rollins Burdick Hunter (now a part of AON Consulting). Connell started his career as a sales consultant with Canada Life Assurance.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration and an MBA in finance from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA.

Recent Articles by John Connell

Move Workers’ Comp Out of the Silo

Over the last three-plus decades, employers have grappled with dramatic increases in healthcare and workers’ compensation costs, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Workers’ compensation costs climbed more than 40% just in the last five years in California, according to the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary. At the same time, […]

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