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William Laughlin

Vice President, Data Analytics

Responsibilities
William Laughlin is Vice President and Manager of Data Analytics. He is responsible for overseeing Conner Strong & Buckelew’s data team while ensuring a highly integrated and organized data and analytics process. Laughlin has over 20 years experience in health and benefits consultancy, underwriting and data analytics and has worked with large, complex employers and plan sponsors.

Background
Laughlin joined Conner Strong & Buckelew in 2014 with many years of experience in the group benefits industry. Prior to Conner Strong & Buckelew, Laughlin was a Senior Underwriter and Team Leader in the Large Market segment for Trion, including clients with 500 to 15,000 lives. He was responsible for the financial underwriting and data analysis of all lines of coverage and funding arrangements for his clients, as well presenting strategies to deal with PPACA. Laughlin also mentored and trained junior underwriters and was actively involved in the development of financial tools and resources for client financial reporting, strategic forecasting, carrier negotiating, merger/acquisitions and new business. Laughlin and his team were responsible for client revenue in excess of $7 million.

Prior to Trion, Laughlin held positions with Quaker Chemical Company in HR/benefits, as a lead consultant at Aon Consulting and began his career at US Healthcare.

Education
Temple University - Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Business Law

Professional Designation
Pennsylvania Accident and Health, Life and Fixed Annuities License

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William Laughlin