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Employee Benefits

The benefits team at Hickok & Boardman is committed to helping you build a smarter workforce, one that will both understand and appreciate the benefits you offer them and do so in the most cost effective way possible. Our team of advisors can help determine a benefit strategy that fits your needs and culture and funding options that suit your financial position and risk tolerance. Be it health, life, disability, personal spending accounts (HRA, FSA, HSA, etc.), voluntary worksite benefits or various administrative services such as COBRA and 5500 preparation we can help you optimize, design and fully vet vendor choices.


The world of employee benefits has evolved dramatically over the last several years and so has our company. Defined contribution strategies and alternate approaches to funding health benefits, including group captives , need to be a part of any strategic planning discussions.  New ways of communicating and enrolling employees demands an understanding of new benefit technologies. A proliferation of employment laws and regulations emanating from the Affordable Care Act requires close attention to compliance. And managing the cost growth of your benefits below the average unsustainable trends requires an employee engagement strategy . We have invested in experts in all these areas to differentiate the results we can produce for you on the benefits you rely on to attract and retain employees. We encourage you to learn about these complimentary practice areas on this website.


Whether it’s delivering a custom financial report, to benchmarking your benefits using your own information, or benchmarking against other companies using information derived from the State’s largest Vermont Benefits Survey, or explaining benefits to your employees, the information and communication we deliver is clear, concise and informative.


Our process of taking the time to understanding your unique needs, as well as those of your employees, allows us to deliver customized solutions that are both cost effective and smart. Our service team becomes an extension of your HR and Finance departments and we are able to bring our subject matter experts in as your needs arise. Let us help you build that smarter workforce and allow your organization to thrive.

Our Practice Leaders

Our benefits team is comprised of 15 experts whom support our customers in various capacities. They are led by Tom Rugg and Sally McKenzie.


Principal / Senior Vice President

Tom joined Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence in 2001.Tom’s original duties centered on financial management of some of the firm’s largest accounts. In this...

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Principal / Senior Vice President

Sally joined Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence in 1999 as a Client Manager and in 2002 was promoted to Senior Client Manager. On January 1, 2013, she also assumed...

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Call us at 1-802-488-8726.