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Jason Haas

Senior Vice President

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We are excited to have Jason Haas join our organization and lead the Multiemployer Practice.

He brings 10+ years of benefits consulting experience to multiemployer health and pension plans, and has a track record for developing and maintaining deep, successful relationships with Labor and Management Trustees, Attorneys, Administrators and other co-professionals. Jason couples his relationship skills with tremendous industry knowledge and consistently brings ideas and solutions for his clients to consider. Jason arrives at Horton from one of the largest actuarial consulting firms in the multiemployer market, and we look forward to coupling his experience with flexibility on pricing and services for clients and prospects to consider.

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Jason Haas is a Senior Vice President, dedicated to client management and new business development for both Horton Benefits Solutions and Horton Risk Advisory Solutions. He leads a team of Taft-Hartley actuarial and underwriting experts dedicated to delivering unique and market-leading tools to collectively bargained health and pension plans. He is a licensed Life & Health and Property & Casualty Producer, arming him with the tools needed to serve clients in the multiemployer market across the Midwest.

In this role, Jason will provide innovative benefits consulting advice to Boards of Trustees, business owners and employers around all aspects of health plan management including plan design, vendor management, forecasts, budget projections, rate setting, data analytics and compliance. Jason will also work closely with Horton’s Risk Advisory team to help grow its middle market presence in bringing Property & Casualty solutions to Taft-Hartley benefit funds (fiduciary liability, fidelity bond, cyber liability and employment practices liability insurance), construction, manufacturing and Local Union Hall and Apprenticeship Training Facilities.

Jason brings 10+ years of industry experience to The Horton Group and has built a strong reputation in the benefits world. He is known for earning the trust of prospects and clients, developing deep relationships and strengthening those relationships by regularly providing new industry knowledge and solutions for his clients.

Before joining Horton, Jason worked at a large benefits consulting actuarial firm specializing in Taft-Hartley benefit plans. He consulted to multiple building trades and labor funds around the country, such as the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Plumbers and Pipefitters, Iron Workers and Electrical Workers, on self-funded and fully insured health and welfare plans, and defined benefit plans ranging from 500 to 50,000 lives. Today, at Horton, Jason continues that effort and consults to multiemployer plans in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He advises health and welfare clients on self-funded risk, fully insured arrangements, asset and reserve targets, expense and trend management, budget projections, plan design, vendor management, RFP analysis (medical, pharmacy drug and ancillary benefits), wellness and population health. He also advises retirements plans on issues of investment return risk, plan design and funding projections.

“My relationships, experience and team supporting me helps me target Taft-Hartley prospects, of any size, with the ability to show large-scale industry knowledge and solutions for clients to help them understand financial projections, curb costs and maintain benefits for their participants, retirees and families. Labor and Management Trustees, as well as Co-Fund Professionals, I believe, have quickly seen how Horton can compete in the multiemployer space, with our ability to drive strategy, lead overall plan management, better help Trustees understand the financial facts and make decisions, all at a competitive price.”

Working at a large consulting firm opened the door to many wonderful opportunities for Jason – but the most memorable of these experiences include having his clients thank him for his consultative guidance.

“We are excited about the immediate success and further potential growth of the Multiemployer Consulting Solutions practice at Horton. We believe the Taft-Hartley industry has entered an interesting time, both with Trustee turnover, and succession challenges in the Professional community. Clients who have onboarded with us recently, have given us a simple: ‘Thank You’. Sometimes, if you just listen and pay attention to the details, it can go a long way towards developing a trusting relationship. Listening and attention to detail is exactly what we plan to keep doing and a skill in which we always strive to better.”

Outside of the benefits industry, Jason was a former all-state high school basketball player in Pennsylvania and went on to lead his prep school team to the New Jersey state championship game. From there, he earned a full basketball scholarship to Stanford University, where he was a Pac-10 conference champion, played on the #1 nationally ranked team and earned All-Academic Pac-10 honors twice in his college career. Jason’s wife, Samantha, was an All-American volleyball player at Penn State University and Big Ten Conference Champion. Jason and Samantha currently reside in Wheaton, Illinois with their two children, Ford and Frankie.

Fact File:

Education
  • Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA): Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Professional Designations & Licensing
  • Life & Health Insurance License
  • Property & Casualty Insurance License
Professional Background
  • The Horton Group
    • Senior Vice President (August 2022 – Present)
  • Segal
    • Vice President, Senior Consultant (April 2016 – August 2022)
  • MedExpert International, Inc.
    • Executive Vice President (October 2014 – March 2016)
Industry & Community Involvement
  • UFCW Local 227 Charity Foundation (Louisville, Kentucky): Board Member