The Segal Group and Benz Communications have joined forces to expand both firms’ leading benefits and HR communication work. The Segal Group is the largest and oldest privately held employee benefits and HR consulting firm in the U.S. Benz Communications is a nationally recognized HR/benefits communications agency and one of the largest women-owned firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The new group, called Segal Benz, combines the expertise and resources of both firms, with headquarters in New York and San Francisco. We are a 58-person team, helping a remarkable group of organizations create truly meaningful outcomes for their people.
By joining Segal, we are able to expand into 2 important areas—personalized communications and compliance. We now provide personalized statements for total rewards, retirement programs, health benefits, executive portfolios, and more. Plus, we have a team of masterful SPD and plan document writers.
We continue to support our clients with all their benefits and HR communications needs, from strategy to year-round engagement. This includes rigorous strategy and planning work, branding, creating custom websites and portals, developing employee surveys and leading focus groups, managing vendor communications, and creating and deploying communications across every channel. We’re always experimenting with new channels and perfecting the traditional ones.
As the largest and oldest privately held consulting firm in our space, The Segal Group is focused on providing unbiased advice that helps propel organizations forward. And as an employee-focused and employee-owned firm, it focuses on creating a workplace that supports its team in the same way we do.
The firm was founded in 1939 as the Martin E. Segal Company. Throughout its history, Segal has helped organizations explain and promote health benefits, retirement plans, insurance programs, compensation, financial services, and other human resources programs. Many widely accepted benefit practices are innovations that were first conceived, designed, and introduced by Segal.
Today, the company provides employee benefits and human resources consulting on the full range of health, retirement, and human resources-related issues for multiemployer, corporate, nonprofit, and public-sector clients. Segal is unique in its field as a result of its deep expertise in 4 distinct markets: corporate, nonprofit, multiemployer, and public sector (local, state, and federal governments and other public-sector entities).
The Segal Group has just over 1,000 employees in 25 cities in the U.S. and Canada. The Segal Group includes Segal Consulting, Sibson Consulting, Segal Marco Advisors, and Segal Select Insurance.
Our team is unique. We blend the deep industry experience and expertise that’s typical of a large consulting firm, with the creativity and employee focus of a marketing agency. Learn about our team.
We’re honored to have our client work recognized by some of the most distinguished industry organizations, among them:
- Eddy Award, Pensions & Investments, 2019
- Eddy Award, Pensions & Investments, 2019
- Honorable Mention Employee Communications Award, Ragan, 2018
- Excellence & Innovation Award, Pensions & Investments and DCIIA, 2018
- Best Website or Intranet Design & Usability, Employee Benefit News i-COMM Awards, 2011
- Communicator Awards Honors of Distinction, International Academy of the Visual Arts, 2012 and 2008
- Silver Quill Excellence Award, International Association of Business Communicators, 2008
- Honorable Mention Signature Award, Profit Sharing Council of America, 2008
We have also won numerous Apex, Hermes, and Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts awards for communications campaigns with our clients: Realogy, Massachusetts Laborers Health and Welfare, 4th District IBEW Health Fund, University of Idaho, L3 Technologies, BMW, Signature Healthcare, and Intuit.
Our client partners, Melanie Miller of Ardent Health Services, and Rosemary Arriada-Keiper of Adobe, were named Healthcare Consumerism Solutions Superstars by the Institute of HealthCare Consumerism in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Our client partner Sarah Lecuna of Intuit was named an industry Game Changer by Workforce magazine in 2014, an honor our Communications Leader Jen also received in 2013.