| Responsibility Leader®: Chris Reynen
T&H Benefits LLC - Alliant
New York, N.Y.
Category: Disability Benefits
A Mentor and a Leader
Chris Reynen, vice president with T&H Benefits LLC - Alliant in New York, recently discovered that one of his clients had paid too much in long-term disability premiums over the four-year term of the benefits contract. After an audit of the benefits program, Reynen helped the client recover as much as $22,000 in overpayments.
Benefits consultants like Reynen are why Alliant Insurance Services, one of the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firms, decided to buy T&H Benefits in early 2011. And when it comes to extracurricular activities outside of work, Reynen is tough to beat.
He's served on the church council of the Advent Lutheran Church in Wyckoff, N.J., for eight years, supporting charities such as local food shelters and Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit dedicated to refurbishing homes for families in need of shelter.
Reynen, who is active in the Boy Scouts and the organization's mentoring programs, has also participated in Disabled Sports USA. The organization sponsors events for disabled Americans, including war veterans.
For several years, Reynen has participated as a captain for the New York MS Bike Tour, a 100-mile bicycle ride. He's been personally responsible for raising an average of $3,000 a year over the last few years for the multiple sclerosis research fundraiser.
Perhaps no more activity is more hands on with regard to improving the lives of those around him and minimizing risk than Reynen's volunteer participation in the Community Emergency Response Team in Bergen County, N.J.
CERT provides help ranging from natural disaster preparedness to storm clean-up, crowd control and event management.
It is examples of efforts like these that make Reynen, a 1991 graduate of the University of Vermont, stand out.