Employers need to build a better bridge between workers' comp and LTD to better manage the common ground between them – the employee’s health.
Heather Garbers is responsible for driving voluntary benefit strategy at HUB International.
She partners with the HUB Consulting Practice to engage employees with custom benefit, enrollment, and communication solutions. Her carrier-agnostic strategy allows HUB to truly partner clients with the best solutions for their strategic initiatives and their employees' needs.
Garbers is a certified voluntary benefit specialist (CVBS) and the president of the advisory board for the Voluntary Benefits Association. She has also been recognized as a leader in the industry, including as recipient of Employee Benefit News 2015 Voluntary Advisor of the Year Award, and was named one of the "15 Women in Insurance You Need to Know" by LifeHealthPro in March 2016.
Prior to joining HUB International, Garbers was a voluntary sales executive with a regional brokerage and regional sales manager and training specialist with a carrier. Overall, her insurance industry experience spans 17-plus years.
Garbers earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has completed the "Women in Leadership" certificate with Cornell University.