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Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 60169, United States
March 12, 2011

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Barbara E. Nicosia________________________________________________

**** ********* ****

Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169

847-***-**** Home

847-***-**** Cell


Consultant for many mid to large sized corporations in need of my extensive

communication and educational skills and my background in Health/Life Insurance

to educate their employees on the company’s Core Benefits and enroll the

employees into the new benefits to be in place the following year. May work alone

or as part of a team from as little as two weeks to four months on site with as many

as 15 to 40,000 employees.


Organization Development – Owned and successfully operated enrollment

company from June 1990 to December 2002.


Kenneth Young Center Elk Grove

Village, IL.

Seniors Assistant 2010 -


• Data Entry – Inputted intakes (client going from hospital or rehab into a

nursing home) into system for billing purposes. Put nursing home screens

together to fax over to nursing home(s) requesting info on new patient(s).

Kept files in order of month client was interviewed. Photo coping and filing

client information to State of Illinois for payment.

Interactive Benefit Communications, Inc. Arlington

Hts, IL.

Vice President 1990

• Consulted with and served as a technical liaison between business, industry,

government, and union officials.

• Executed daily operations of running a successful business.


Researched job and worker requirements, structural and functional

relationships among jobs and occupations, and occupational trends.

Wrote, designed and produced power point presentations on the necessity of

communicating employee benefits.

Provided advice on the resolution of classification and salary complaints.

Was instrumental in retaining clients through communication.

Prepared occupational classifications, job descriptions and salary scales.

Trained and managed 62 enrollment specialists and achieved significant

improvements in their productivity.

Planned, developed, evaluated, improved, and communicated methods and

techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training


Trained insurance producers in educating employees on their core benefits.

Planned and developed curricula and materials for training programs and

conducted training.

Supervised and managed enrollers for various sized corporations and


Performed multifactor data and cost analyses that were used in areas such as

support of collective bargaining agreements.

Supervised 62 employees, scheduled work hours, resolved conflicts, and

determined salaries.

Observed, interviewed, and surveyed employees and conducted focus group

meetings to collect job, organizational, and occupational information.

Successfully managed a 62-person team to reenroll employees of Cook


Evaluated job positions, determining classification, exempt and non-exempt

status, and salary.

Successfully handled numerous enrollments.

Developed, implemented, administered and evaluated personnel and labor

relations programs, including performance appraisal, affirmative action and

employment equity programs.

Structured and maintained a team of enrollers.

Advised managers and employees on state and federal employment

regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies,

personnel procedures and classification programs.

Spearheaded enrollment efforts.

Analyzed organizational, occupational, and industrial data to facilitate

organizational functions and provided technical information to business,

industry, and government.


Sold voluntary insurance plans to employees of various corporations and


Assessed need for and developed job analysis instruments and materials.

Served as liaison for employers, including educating their employees and

offering voluntary insurance plans to fill in gaps.

Ensured company compliance with federal and state laws, including

reporting requirements.

Restructured and improved employee benefit plans.

Spoke at conferences and events to promote apprenticeships and related

training programs.

Responsible for enrolling all employees into benefit(s) package.

Advised staff of individuals’ qualifications.

Responded to written and telephone requests for enrollments.

Advised in preparing and maintaining personnel records and handbooks.

Researched and recommended insurance products to benefit employer and

employees using payroll deduction products.

Negotiated collective agreements on behalf of employers and workers, and

mediated labor disputes and grievances.

Represented insurance companies in insurance products.

Prepared reports, such as organization and flow charts, and career path

reports, to summarize job analysis and evaluation and compensation analysis


Purchased and maintained office, equipment, supplies and whatever else it

took to keep a business going.

Prepared research results for publication in form of journals, books,

manuals, and film.

Purchased software, maintaining effective inventory control.

Reviewed occupational data on Alien Employment Certification

Applications to determine the appropriate occupational title and code, and

provided local offices with information about immigration and occupations.

Provided personalized service to employers and employees.

Worked with the Department of Labor and promoted its use with employers.

Provided direction and assistance to employers and their employees on

Researched employee benefit and health and safety practices and

recommended changes and modifications to existing policies.

Presented and expedited solutions to core benefits.

Administered employee insurance, pension and savings plans, working with

insurance brokers and plan carriers.

Prepared and processed applications each month, volume depended on

number of employees seen.


Benefit Communications, Inc.

Nashville, TN.

Benefit Counselor, Consultant


Impact Enrollment Solutions

Hampstead, MD.

Benefit Counselor, Consultant 2006

& 2009

Enrollment Advisors Birmingham,


Benefit Counselor, Consultant


Uivers AKA Tandem Benefits Orange County,


Benefit Counselor, Consultant


National Enrollment Services

Northbrook, IL.

Benefit Counselor, Consultant


First Benefits Group Rockford,


Benefit Counselor, Consultant


Innobenefits Dallas, TX.

Benefits Counselor, Consultant



Roosevelt University Chicago,


Certified Financial Planning


Batuta HIPPA Academy

Certified HIPPA Professional and Security Specialist


Licensed in Accident/Health, Life insurance


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