28 June 2022Executive Appointments

Risk Strategies appoints new employee benefits leader

Specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has announced Jason Ellison has joined the firm as employee benefits leader at its National Health Care Practice.

Ellison joins Risk Strategies with more than two decades of hands-on experience leading teams that help clients design, fund, and administer their employee benefit programs. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, he most recently served as area senior vice president of Gallagher’s Health and Welfare Consulting business. While at Gallagher, he served on its National Healthcare Practice leadership team as well as its National Innovation Advisory Group. Before Gallagher, he was a principal and senior consultant at Mercer and previously held various leadership positions at UnitedHealthcare.

“We are thrilled to have Jason join the Risk Strategies family,” said Bob Dubraski, Risk Strategies chief growth officer and national health care practice leader. “His leadership and expertise in this national role for employee benefits, focusing on the health care industry and other areas of the benefits business, will allow us to grow our existing team and the business.”

In his role at Risk Strategies, Ellison will focus nationally on coordinating the resources of two of the firm’s largest national practices to better service clients – employee benefits and health care – while developing processes to expand this model to other business segments.

Ellison has extensive experience in the health care industry, including working with for-profit and non-profit hospital and health systems, multi-specialty physician organisations, and national surgical facility operators. His client work involves almost all areas of employee benefits and reward strategies, population health, compliance, network optimisation, direct-to-employer strategies, and acquisition due diligence.