As a Senior Consultant in Nonprofit HR’s Total Rewards practice area, Eric Salyers provides advanced subject matter expertise, advice, insight and strategic-level guidance to our clients for the full suite of employee benefit plans. Eric is a highly skilled thought partner in auditing benefit plans to ensure compliance. Providing guidance on bringing plans into compliance in all areas of employee benefit law, including ERISA, PPACA, IRS, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA and ADA/ADAAA, is also among his core capabilities. From assisting new organizations with developing and implementing employee benefits to implementing benefits administration systems, Eric is focused on developing processes for improved efficiency and administration.
No matter the engagement, his goal is to consistently deliver compliant solutions that align with each client’s benefits philosophy. Prior to joining Nonprofit HR, and throughout his career, Eric has held several Benefits Management roles with small, family-sized businesses and large nationwide organizations. His experience spans benefits and retirement plan administration and compliance, vendor management, and ancillary/worksite and leave benefits. Eric has a long-standing passion for HR systems, significant experience in full-cycle implementation of HRIS systems and analyzing existing systems for maximum configuration. Nonprofit HR clients benefit from Eric’s ability to align his benefits administration knowledge with his technological skills, which always results in dynamic revisions to the employee experience, awareness and understanding of benefit programs.
Eric has also gained specialist-level experience in the functional HR areas of payroll and compensation, as it frequently interlinks with benefits administration.
Outside of work, Eric is a classically-trained pianist, a talent that stems from his love of the fine arts. He is involved with several nonprofit arts organizations and genuinely recognizes their great value in propelling the arts forward. A continuous learner, Eric is currently studying Risk Management and Insurance at Eastern Kentucky University.
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“When our organization was in the planning process to spin off from our fiscal sponsor and build our independent 501c3 infrastructure, Eric was a huge support for our team in the full cycle process for implementing a brand new benefits program. This included wraparound support from start to finish, including needs assessment and strategy meetings, the request for proposal process to identify a broker that would suit our needs across all lines – insurance, fringe, 403b and general liability, broker interviews and selection, and the transition to set up, implementation, open enrollment and staff communications. This was a successful process and Eric was like an extension of our team for several months, providing support, guidance and subject matter expertise when we needed it. It was a pleasure to work with Eric and the Nonprofit HR team!”
—Sara Blumenfrucht, Director of People Operations, Alliance for Safety and Justice