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Nonprofit HR, a full-service consulting firm with offices in Washington, DC and Chicago, IL, announced today the creation of its Employee Benefits Practice. The company also announced the promotion of Julie Gallion, PHR, to head the new division.

“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has many of our clients and colleagues in the nonprofit sector reviewing their employee benefits practices and policies,” said Lisa Brown Morton, President and CEO of Nonprofit HR. “While helping our clients assess their short and long-term needs, we have identified a gap between internal benefits plan management and benefits broker services that is costing organizations efficiency and money. There is a strong need for additional benefits planning and support.”

The firm’s new employee benefit consulting services include benefit needs assessment and philosophy development; audit and compliance services; benefits plan implementation and ongoing administration. Other services include forensic benefit reviews and analysis, competitive benefits assessments, and broker review/selection.

“Every organization, regardless of size, should thoroughly audit their benefits plans and administration periodically to make sure they are investing appropriately and in a way that helps attract and retain the talent they need to advance their missions,” said Morton. “Additionally, with the advent of ACA, ongoing administration and compliance will become increasingly more complex and nonprofits will need the guidance and counsel of experts in the benefits field.

For more information about Nonprofit HR’s Employee Benefits Services click here.

About Julie Gallion

Julie Gallion, PHR, is a Senior Human Resources Consultant with Nonprofit HR. Julie has strong roots in the nonprofit community with over 14 years of human resources experience.

Before joining Nonprofit HR in 2005, Julie provided human resources guidance and support to The Ocean Conservancy, AECOM (formerly Frederick R. Harris) and the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative. While at Nonprofit HR, she has consulted with such organizations as the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the Association of American Law Schools, American Society of Hematology, and Equality Florida. Julie holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute and offers leadership in the area of employee benefits management, plan design, and compliance. She is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and currently represents the firm with the Small Employer Alliance for Affordable Health Care Options.

Julie also currently participates in the Employee and Employer Choice Working Group. The working group is charged with recommending to the Washington, DC Health Benefits Exchange Board (HBX) what types of benefits should be available in the District’s healthcare exchange.

Click here to learn more about her work at Nonprofit HR concerning the creation of the DC HBX.

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