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April 7, 2017
ACI's SVP of Concierge Services Cathy Leibow explains how unique benefits contribute to Great Place to Work culture at leading companies.
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April 6, 2017
Congratulations to Ryan Fay, ACI's Chief Global Information Officer, for being a recipient of this year's Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit Adviser’s Technology Innovator Awards.
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March 6, 2017
ACI's CEO Dr. Ann Clark shares the top 5 benefit trends in 2017 - including people-first initiatives, convenience and flexibility, and the importance of company culture - and shows how best places to work improve employee retention, engagement and performance.
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January 19, 2017
ACI Specialty Benefits is honored to be awarded the 2017 Seal of Distinction from WorldatWork. This prestigious award is a mark of excellence designed to identify organizations with a strong total rewards portfolio that deliver a positive workforce experience.
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November 3, 2016
Ryan Fay, Global CIO for ACI Specialty Benefits, shares his top three guiding principals and lessons learned to help the modern CIO make a big impact in CIO Review.
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October 26, 2016
ACI's president Erin Krehbiel was featured on the Huffington Post blog with an article for National Work and Family Month. She writes about mom-shaming and how women can define their own success.
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October 11, 2016
Cathy Leibow, SVP of Leverage Concierge and work-life industry pioneer, was featured on the Huffington Post blog with an article for National Work and Family Month. Cathy shared the lessons she has learned about work, family and life.
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September 15, 2016
ACI president Erin Krehbiel shares with Incentive Magazine readers best practices for Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that will allow companies to build program awareness, increase utilization, and deliver a strong benefit return on investment.
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September 7, 2016
In a new press release, Reliance Standard announced partnership with WellVia to offer telehealth services to employers through a unique integrated platform with EAP services through ACI Specialty Benefits.
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August 31, 2016
"With the rise of Millennials in the workplace and 24/7 work-life blending, employees expect much more from employers than a paycheck. Businesses are tasked with recognizing and addressing ever-changing workforce needs, and supporting employees both personally and ...
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August 24, 2016
Erin Krehbiel explains in Employee Benefit Adviser that a contemporary EAP offers a wide range of creative perks and innovative services to support employees and family members in all aspects of life. However, the basic, “free” EAP is likely missing five key compon...
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August 24, 2016
New Serious Games Industry article outlines how employers can work with ACI Specialty Benefits to drive employee engagement on benefits utilization and corporate initiatives such as 401(k) education, health reimbursement arrangement completion and open enrollment.
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August 22, 2016
High-quality EAPs are strategic partners, working collaboratively and continuously with human resources and other company stakeholders to promote a happier, healthier workforce by making services visible, responsive, and management-friendly.
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August 19, 2016
"One company, ACI Specialty Benefits of San Diego, has incorporated game theory extensively throughout its recently launched employee benefits portal. This strategy is also known as “gamification,” which simply means incorporating elements of games in non-game sett...
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August 5, 2016
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits and ICYA, was invited to be a guest on the Live Well Radio Hour on ESPN 1700's Real Talk San Diego! Live Well San Diego is a county initiative designed to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans, with...
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July 25, 2016
Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (RSLI), a leading group insurance carrier specializing in employee benefits solutions, has selected ACI Specialty Benefits to provide comprehensive employee assistance program (EAP) and resource-referral services.
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July 22, 2016
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, has been chosen as a qualified nominee for San Diego Magazine's 2016 Woman of the Year, out of hundreds of applicants. As a qualified nominee, Dr. Clark will be included in the September issue of San Diego M...
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July 21, 2016
ACI Specialty Benefits welcomes Tim Mutrie as Vice President of Marketing and IT. A recognized leader in advertising, marketing and business development, Tim has more than 15 years of experience in cross-functional teams, managing direct reports, strategic planning...
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July 5, 2016
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Levy as Adjunct Professor at National University in San Diego. Levy is a graduate of San Diego State University and received an MBA from National University.
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July 3, 2016
James Harris, who recently joined ACI as the Senior Vice President of Business Development, spoke with Business Insurance about his new role, his industry outlook, and a little bit about his personal life.
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June 27, 2016
HR Dive recently shared an article on "Why employee concierge services may be useful for today's workforce," prominently featuring Erin Krehbiel, ACI Specialty Benefits, and Leverage Concierge.
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June 27, 2016
HR.com posted Erin Krehbiel's recent article on the up-and-coming trend of errand running employee benefits, with a helpful FAQ and testimonial from Leverage Concierge.
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June 23, 2016
Erin Krehbiel shared her thoughts on the evolution of work perks and the new benefit that managers and brokers can't overlook - errand running.
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June 20, 2016
Erin Krehbiel's recent article on Errand Running perks was featured in the June edition of Employee Benefits Excellence Essentials.
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June 6, 2016
Workforce unveils the 2016 EAP Hot List in a special report discussing the shortcomings of "free" bundled EAPs.
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June 3, 2016
In Incentive Magazine, ACI Specialty Benefits clinical consultant Natalie Nibler discusses how to recognize, remedy and prevent workplace burnout.
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May 31, 2016
Natalie Nibler, clinical consultant for ACI Specialty Benefits, was interviewed in an Employee Benefit News exclusive on the topic of workplace burnout.
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May 25, 2016
Erin Krehbiel, president of ACI Specialty Benefits, recently shared her thoughts and advice on the topic of working mom guilt on BenefitsPro.com.
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May 24, 2016
Out of a total of 351 workplaces from across the country, ACI Specialty Benefits was chosen as a recipient of the 2016 When Work Works Awards. The awards honor organizations with notably effective and positive workplace cultures.
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May 20, 2016
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits and founder of the International Chair Yoga Association (ICYA), was honored by San Diego County Library with a certificate of appreciation. Dr. Clark and ICYA provide the Del Mar Library with weekly chair yoga classes.
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May 13, 2016
International-Connection.com is an online suite of resources and content specifically tailored to international employees, students and family members.
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April 28, 2016
Dr. Ann Clark's latest business guidebook aims to reduce the high rate of turnover for expatriate employees, improve cross-cultural adjustment, and alleviate costs to global organizations.
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April 25, 2016
In HR.com's Benefits and Wellness Excellence, ACI Specialty Benefits clinical consultant Natalie Nibler discusses burnout, a physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress.
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April 20, 2016
Ryan Fay, the global CIO at ACI Specialty Benefits, brings more than a decade of Executive IT expertise to audiences around the globe.
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March 8, 2016
Ryan Fay, CIO of ACI Specialty Benefits, was named one of CXOTalk's 20 most influential CIOs on social media in 2016.
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March 1, 2016
ACI Specialty Benefits president Erin Krehbiel weighs in on modern EAPs and the trending concierge benefit service in an article about non-insurance workplace perks in Benefits Selling Magazine and BenefitsPro.
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February 15, 2016
In the February 2016 edition of CVS/pharmacy's wellness newsletter, a recent article from ACI Specialty Benefit's Senior Wellness Manager was featured.
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February 10, 2016
On CIO.com, Ryan fay discussed his role in proactively identifying and solving business issues at ACI Specialty Benefits.
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February 10, 2016
Erin Krehbiel’s latest blog headlines Employee Benefit Adviser, sharing keys to workplace happiness and productivity.
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February 3, 2016
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, is bringing yoga to the world through the International Chair Yoga Association (ICYA). The Del Mar Times recently visited one of Dr. Clark's classes at the Del Mar Library and asked her about her vision for ...
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February 1, 2016
In the February 1st edition of the San Diego Business Journal, Adora Horton was photographed at the SDBJ Book of Lists party representing ACI Specialty Benefits CEO Dr. Ann Clark's new initiative, the International Chair Yoga Association (ICYA).
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January 27, 2016
Ryan Fay, CIO for ACI Specialty Benefits, explains ACI’s take on data management and the expanding role of IT in CIO Review.
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January 22, 2016
Julian Varela, ACI's Senior Wellness Manager and champion of all things fitness, spoke to Successful Meetings about the worst pitfalls to avoid when implementing a wellness program in the workplace.
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January 11, 2016
WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, is proud to announce the recipients of the Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction Award. The award is designed to identify organizations leading the change in today’s global workplace by creating and i...
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December 15, 2015
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, explains to Benefits Magazine readers that contemporary Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) should serve as a tool for employee engagement.
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December 14, 2015
Employee Benefit News features ACI president Erin Krehbiel's popular blog, explaining to readers how to handle the hectic holidays at work and home.
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December 11, 2015
Corporate Vision Magazine announces ACI as a winner of the 2015 Consultancy Awards, highlighting and recognizing companies who provide top quality advice and support.
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December 7, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits was included in Benefits Selling Magazine/BenefitPro's 2016 Buyers Guide under the category of Additional Service Providers.
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December 1, 2015
In the first segment in the series of Leading Edge Design Group’s #LEDGTalks videos, founder Todd Boucher talks with ACI CIO Ryan Fay about what defines the Modern CIO in the economy of “now."
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November 28, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits president Erin Krehbiel was honored by San Diego Business Journal as a finalist of the Women Who Mean Business Awards, and was featured in the November 30-December 6, 2015 issue of SDBJ.
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November 17, 2015
Ryan Fay, CIO of ACI Specialty Benefits, discusses the value of virtualization for SMBs in a new article in BizTech.
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November 15, 2015
Michael Willett, who recently joined ACI as a senior business development executive, spoke with Business Insurance about his new role, his industry outlook, and a little bit about his personal life.
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November 12, 2015
Michael Willett, new business development executive for ACI Specialty Benefits, was featured in Detroit's premier business journal, DBusiness.
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October 26, 2015
Employee Benefit Adviser features ACI president Erin Krehbiel's popular blog in the "Be Advised" section.
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October 12, 2015
Cathy Leibow, SVP of Leverage Concierge and work-life industry pioneer, was featured on the Huffpost Business blog. Cathy discussed what her children taught her and work-life balance, and the origin of Leverage Concierge.
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October 6, 2015
In InformationWeek's Network Computing, Ryan Fay, CIO of ACI Specialty Benefits, explains his company's transformation to a fully functioning IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) cloud environment. ”You really have to get people to stop looking at technology as a means to an en...
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September 28, 2015
In an article about EAP utilization and effectiveness, ACI president Erin Krehbiel discusses the new product MacroLife and how gamification and integration can take the traditional EAP to the next level.
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September 23, 2015
Leverage Concierge, a division of ACI Specialty Benefits, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire dock3, a privately owned company that provides concierge services.
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September 23, 2015
Leverage Concierge, a division of ACI Specialty Benefits, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire dock3...
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September 5, 2015
The Del Mar Times featured the recent news that the Del Mar Library will feature a free, weekly Chair Yoga class led by Dr. Ann D. Clark at noon on Wednesdays.
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September 2, 2015
ACI's CIO and tech guru Ryan Fay was a featured speaker at VMworld 2015, sharing his thoughts on vRealize Operations, scaling and CloudOps, as well as ACI's journey with VMware.
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August 28, 2015
MacroLife and ACI are prominently highlighted in HR Magazine’s “What’s New” section, featuring the latest movement in HR-related products and services.
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August 28, 2015
Beginning September 9th, Del Mar Library will feature a free, weekly Chair Yoga class led by Dr. Ann D. Clark on Wednesday...
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August 27, 2015
In EBA's "Be Advised" blog, Julian explains the top 5 pitfalls to guarantee that a wellness program will not make any headway in delivering positive results.
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June 29, 2015
HR.com and the Excellence Essentials publication featured an article by CORE Wellness' Senior Manager, Julian Varela.
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June 24, 2015
Erin Krehbiel shared 5 lessons she's learned from millennials in the workforce to Employee Benefit Adviser readers in the "Be Advised" section.
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June 23, 2015
Dr. Ann D. Clark and Erin Krehbiel, the creators of MacroLife, a new gamified benefits solution from ACI Specialty Benefits, spoke with Jesse Lahey, SPHR, on the podcast Workforce Health Engagement.
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June 18, 2015
In Skyhigh Network's CIO Corner, ACI CIO Ryan Fay weighed in on the topic of more and more businesses moving to cloud-based resources.
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June 12, 2015
A MediaPlanet insert in USA TODAY features ACI CEO Dr. Clark in a Q&A about the evolution of workplace wellness. Also featured in the insert is MacroLife - the ultimate solution for benefits integration.
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June 10, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits today announced the launch of MacroLife, a gamified engagement platform that integrates employee benefits, corporate initiatives and rewards to drive benefits utilization. The first product of its kind...
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May 28, 2015
Workforce unveils the 2015 EAP Hot List in a special report discussing the significant benefits that EAPs can provide.
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May 21, 2015
The clinical team at employee assistance provider ACI Specialty Benefits, creators of the Veteran-Connection website, offer four suggestions to benefits and hiring managers so they can better connect with veterans in the workforce.
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May 7, 2015
Jesse Lahey, SPHR, of the podcast Game Changer discussed MacroLife, a new gamified benefits solution from ACI Specialty Benefits, with its creators Dr. Ann D. Clark and Erin Krehbiel.
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April 24, 2015
Ryan Fay, IT Director of ACI Specialty Benefits, discusses restructuring his IT operation to take on more responsibility and cope with the challenge hypergrowth in a feature article of Daily Cloud.
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April 23, 2015
A recent press release featuring the successful partnership between ACI Specialty Benefits and VMWare was picked up on several news sites.
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April 23, 2015
A recent press release featuring the successful partnership between ACI Specialty Benefits and VMWare was picked up on several news sites.
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April 23, 2015
A recent press release featuring the successful partnership between ACI Specialty Benefits and VMWare was picked up on several news sites.
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April 22, 2015
VMware announces successful case study on ACI Specialty Benefits' use of VMware to onboard new clients to its systems more efficiently as well as to accurately calculate the capacity of its virtual environment.
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April 15, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits client DeVry University devoted two pages to the ASPIRE Student Assistance Program in a recent feature article in Perspectives, a DeVry student and alumni magazine.
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March 31, 2015
Employee Benefit News runs Erin Krehbiel's popular blog on gender inequality in the workplace under the "Be Advised" section.
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March 19, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2015. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness...
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March 16, 2015
WMware's recent press release announces a new unified platform, and features success stories from partners including ACI Specialty Benefits.
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March 6, 2015
A full-page, color advertisement for ACI's newest product appears in the special Employee Appreciation Day MediaPlanet insert within USA TODAY. The ad features MacroLife - the ultimate solution for benefits integration.
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February 10, 2015
Erin Krehbiel, recently named president of ACI Specialty Benefits, spoke with Business Insurance about her take on the evolving benefits industry and a little bit about her personal life.
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February 2, 2015
U-T San Diego, San Diego Business Journal and Orange County Business Journal feature Erin Krehbiel as new president of ACI Specialty Benefits.
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January 28, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits CEO and founder Dr. Ann Clark has been honored as a winner of this year’s Most Admired CEO Awards by the San Diego Business Journal. The San Diego Business Journal hosted the 8th annual Most Admired CEO Awards on January 28th at the Town a...
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January 19, 2015
Erin Krehbiel returns to the Employee Benefit Adviser "Be Advised" blog to cover the topic of corporate concierge and the boomer-generation workforce.
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January 12, 2015
The largest online community for human resources professionals announces Erin Krehbiel's leadership of ACI into the future of specialty benefits, HR solutions and company perks.
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January 8, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits announced that Erin Krehbiel will serve as ACI president, effective today. After 13 years with the company, Krehbiel will take the lead in driving new growth initiatives through global partnerships and establishing ACI as a leading provider o...
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December 16, 2014
Erin Krehbiel's first post as a guest blogger for Employee Benefit News' "Be Advised" section explains how employers can mitigate 'homing from work.'
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December 9, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce the recognition of Ryan Fay, ACI’s Director of IT and Purchasing, as a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal Cybersecurity Awards. At a breakfast held at the prestigious University Club, SDBJ honored the dedicatio...
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December 4, 2014
Co-authors Dr. Clark and Erin Krehbiel explain that the concept that work and life are opposing forces is unraveling - and this is a good thing for benefits.
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December 3, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits honored two teammates, Adora Horton and Bellamy Smith, at the recent San Diego Business Journal Emerging Generation: 25 in Their 20’s Awards. Held at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, the SDBJ event celebrated the bright futures of the ci...
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November 5, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce that Chief Integrated Marketing Officer Erin Krehbiel has been named a finalist of the Women Who Mean Business Awards by San Diego Business Journal. This award comes to the ACI team at the end of an incredible year of c...
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November 4, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits launched a new corporate website today featuring ‘PERK UP,’ a fresh campaign to put the spotlight on specialty benefits. The new branding incorporates bold graphics, reimagined company values, and a passionate objective to bring the best perk...
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October 1, 2014
Dr. Clark discusses "building resilience to catastrophe" through disaster planning in the latest edition of HR.com's Excellence Essentials.
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September 24, 2014
In a San Diego Union-Tribune article discussing the emotional and physical effects of toxic relationships, Dr. Clark's input is featured alongside other psychology and relationship experts.
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August 12, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits was recently named a winner of the San Diego Best Places to Work Awards. This 8th annual program was created by the San Diego Business Journal and Best Companies Group, and sponsored by Moss Adams LLP, Kaiser Permanente, United Concordia, Act...
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August 5, 2014
Dr. Clark's financial wellness article, "Financial Stress: A Workplace Epidemic," was featured in the August issue of the IFEBP's Benefits Magazine.
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July 20, 2014
John Schack featured in an interview for the "Up Close" section of Business Insurance, a risk management and employee benefits publication reaching over 165,500 print, online, and digital readers.
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July 15, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits announced today that Karen Fischer, MFT has joined the organization as Vice President of Accounts and Clinical Services. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Ms. Fischer will be an integral ...
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July 1, 2014
Veteran Connection and ACI's Clinical Manager were featured in a BenefitsPro/Benefits Selling Magazine article highlighting the importance of engaging the veteran and active-duty demographic.
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June 6, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to introduce John M. Schack as Senior Vice President of Business Development. With prominent roles at HUB International Insurance Services Inc., Talbot Financial Corp and Kemper Insurance, Schack brings to ACI an extensive backgrou...
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June 5, 2014
Workforce showcased the top Employee Assistance Program providers in the ever-changing world of employee benefits.
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June 2, 2014
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, and Aaron Grisafi, ACI Senior Graphic Designer, were recognized with the Gold Award distinction for graphic design by the Hermes Creative Awards for their work on the cover of Dr. Clark’s latest book, Workpl...
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May 22, 2014
In commemoration of Memorial Day and Military Appreciation Month, Employee Benefit News presented an article about why employers should consider veterans - and how to successfully reach them.
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May 16, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to unveil the new and improved Veteran Connection, a one-stop site that offers extensive links and resources tailored to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of service members, from active duty military to veterans and their families....
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May 9, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a winner of San Diego Business Journal’s Healthiest Company Awards. As the first specialty benefits corporation and longtime wellness leader, ACI makes employee health and well-being a priority. “With a mission to help our ...
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March 14, 2014
HR.com's popular ePub featured Dr. Clark's article, "The New Frontier of Financial Wellness: What it means to be financially fit."
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February 6, 2014
The press release for Dr. Clark's latest book was hosted on PRWeb, the leader of online news distribution and online publicity, and shared with over 2,500 media outlets.
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February 4, 2014
Wake up, go to work, and prepare for war? Workplace Warfare: Break through Bureaucracy and Love Your Job Again, the latest in Dr. Ann Clark’s “recreate yourself” series, is a tell-all for employees who are angry, resentful, and stressed by the daily challenges in t...
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January 28, 2014
Talent Management editor Ladan Nikravan interviewed the CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits on the inexpensive ways employers can reduce employee stress and boost productivity.
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January 6, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an unforgettable gala experience. The star-studded 30th Anniversary Affair will also mark the release of CEO Dr. Ann D. Clark’s new book, Workplace Warfare: Break through Bureaucracy and Love Your Job ...
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December 4, 2013
LobLollyConcierge.com featured "The Cost of (Not) Having Corporate Concierge" under their "Trends" section.
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November 15, 2013
ACI and Dr. Clark were featured in the November issue of Benefits Selling Magazine in an exclusive article, "A Benefit with Benefits."
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November 14, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits has been honored with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), recognizing ACI for exceptional commitment and support as demonstrated in the crisis response to the tragic Naval Yard shooting in Septem...
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November 13, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce that CEO and founder Dr. Ann Clark is a winner of the 20th annual Women Who Mean Business Awards by San Diego Business Journal. This award comes to the ACI team at the end of a very successful year; Dr. Clark and team a...
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October 23, 2013
BenefitsPro features ACI and client NorthBay HealthCare in an article explaining the modern, "sexy" benefit of corporate concierge service.
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October 10, 2013
In the aftermath of the naval shipyard tragedy, Dr. Ann Clark, founder and CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits, and Rafael Cortina, ACI’s Clinical Manager, reach out to the community with a video discussion of mental health and workplace violence prevention. “It was impo...
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September 23, 2013
In Part 2 of ACI’s PPACA series, find out how to lower claims costs and maximize preventive health in ACI Specialty Benefits’ exclusive article, “What PPACA Means for EAPs.” Get the facts about: Parity, Minimum Essential Coverage, Mental Health Statistics, and Prev...
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August 2, 2013
What do the decision-makers in higher education have to do with the solution to school violence? Everything. In an exclusive interview with CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits Dr. Ann Clark, former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said, “School violence is entirely solvab...
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July 24, 2013
ACI CEO Dr. Clark was with Brian Britt last week to discuss many topics on his San Diego radio show.
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July 18, 2013
"There is always a solution to workplace challenges" Founder and CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits, Dr. Clark has continually led ACI into the nation’s Top Ten ranking of the largest EAP providers. As an experienced mental health professional and Fortune 500 consult...
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May 14, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the Top Platinum Award distinction for graphic design by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) at the 2013 Hermes Awards. “It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognized by AMCP for ACI’s marketing and ...
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March 27, 2013
Are Millennials really wreaking havoc on the workplace, or is there something more to it?
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February 15, 2013
Dr. Ann Clark has released her latest book, Women & Recovery: Sex, Sobriety & Stepping Up.
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February 14, 2013
Women & Recovery: Sex, Sobriety & Stepping Up, a new book from Dr. Ann Clark, hit digital and print bookshelves on Friday. Published with iUniverse, Women & Recovery is a restorative, honest look at women recovering from alcohol or drug addictions, overeating, b...
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January 25, 2013
Student Assistance Leader ACI Specialty Benefits has launched a new student resource blog titled HealthyU.
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January 25, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits launches HealthyU™ college blog, a brand-new component of its groundbreaking SOAR student assistance program. With popular posts like “App-ly Yourself: Top Ten Smartphone Apps for College Students” and “School After Service: A Catalyst for Ve...
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January 8, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits CORE Wellness program is proud to kick off the Year of the Family, making family health a priority in 2013. From playing fun, active games to building healthy gardens at home, the CORE Wellness team has planned a full year of family health i...
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January 2, 2013
The launch of the CORE Wellness Year of the Family is highlighted in a feature by the International Business Times.
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January 2, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits, America’s first-ever specialty benefits corporation, is proud to announce that 2013 marks its 30th anniversary. “It is a joy and an honor to celebrate three decades of innovation, growth and success,” says ACI’s CEO and Founder Dr. Ann D....
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December 7, 2012
Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider ACI Specialty Benefits has added Google+ to their social media arsenal. “Staying on top of the latest trends in social media is one of the unique ways ACI provides program access, news, and opportunities for eng...
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November 12, 2012
ACI veteran benefits and Dr. Ann Clark are featured in this article about the difficulties of veterans returning back to civilian life.
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November 12, 2012
ACI veteran benefits and Dr. Ann Clark are featured in this article about the difficulties of veterans returning back to civilian life.
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November 7, 2012
Employers turn to latest trends in concierge benefits to improve employee retention amongst the Millennial generation.
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November 5, 2012
The release of the ACI Veteran Module for EAP clients is highlighted in this article by BenefitsPro magazine.
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October 19, 2012
Getting prepared for Halloween can be quite a hair-raising experience. Planning for parties, purchasing decorations, picking out a costume and everything else that goes along with getting ready for the holiday can be exhausting and downright expensive (unless you ...
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September 10, 2012
Gilbert Manzano, ACI’s Chief Administrative Officer, has been named a finalist for Human Resources Professional of the Year. The San Diego Business Journal awards recognize outstanding Human Resources professionals who work in San Diego, as nominated by their emplo...
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July 28, 2012
ACI CORE Wellness client Dana Lee of the Diocese of Stockton is highlighted for her health and weight loss success.
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July 8, 2012
The success of the Leverage Concierge program at NorthBay Healthcare is highlighed in this article.
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July 7, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits’ CORE Wellness program actively engages employees to live healthy through promotion of lifestyle changes and preventive wellness. As a wellness provider for Alliance Beverage Distributing Company (ABDC), ACI worked with ABDC and brokerage fir...
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July 4, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits celebrates the Fourth of July with the release a new Veteran’s Module as part of its Top-Ten EAP and SOAR student assistance programs. “In response to an influx in requests for veteran assistance and military-specific services, ACI has cre...
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June 7, 2012
In an effort to determine the underlying motives behind the recent San Diego murder/suicides, the San Diego Red obtained an expert interview from Dr. Clark on the connection mental illness has to this tragedy.
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June 1, 2012
The needs of the millennial workforce are highlighted and addressed in this corporate concierge article by Dr. Ann Clark.
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May 31, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the top Platinum Award distinction for the design of the CORE Wellness Wheel from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) at the 2012 Hermes Awards. “It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognized by AMCP...
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May 17, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits has been named "San Diego's Healthiest Company" by the San Diego Business Journal. ACI Specialty Benefits CEO Dr. Ann Clark with the 1st Place Trophy As the first specialty benefits corporation and longtime wellness leader, ACI makes em...
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April 22, 2012
Dana Lee's CORE weight loss success story and wellness coaching piece highlighted by Modesto Bee.
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March 22, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits reports an impressive 75% increase in CORE Wellness website registrants after six-week Disneyland ticket giveaway promotion. New user registration spiked 67% in just the first week of the promotion, and continued to grow to 634 CORE Wellness...
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March 19, 2012
ACI’s concierge program, Leverage Concierge, experiences huge success with onsite services and events for Northbay Healthcare. In the third quarter of 2011, 67% of Northbay Healthcare’s overall program utilization was solely attributed to onsite services and eve...
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February 27, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits has been recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) branch of the US Navy for its ‘exceptional contribution to the Fleet and Family Readiness Benefits Fair.’ “Providing as much support,...
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February 15, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits reports a 44% increase in utilization of its corporate concierge program, Leverage Concierge. The 440 requests for January 2012 are nearly double the 247 requests from January 2011. ACI attributes the double digit usage spike to the easy ac...
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February 9, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits and US Joiner teamed up to implement a wellness program achieving over 30% participation--near double the national average.
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January 31, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits has been selected as a 2012 “Top Business” recipient by DiversityBusiness.com in the 12th Annual Top Business Survey. “This honor is representative of the dedication, work ethic and ingenuity that characterizes each and every employee at A...
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January 3, 2012
Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program Provider ACI Specialty Benefits has undergone an enhancement and expansion of its corporate wellness program. CORE Wellness Homepage “The CORE Wellness expansion is an exciting opportunity for clients to reap the benefits o...
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December 13, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program Provider by Business Insurance magazine for another consecutive year. In this year’s list of Top-Ten EAPs, December 5, 2011, ACI Specialty Benefits reached the rank of #9 for the largest n...
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November 16, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits’ Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, Tori Barr, will be presenting, “Reintegration and Retention Strategies for Military Students,” at the 2011 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo on November 17. “ACI’s SOAR student assistance...
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October 21, 2011
It is no secret that social media has changed the recruitment landscape for HR professionals, offering both significant and quantifiable benefits -- as well as, of course, some legal landmines.
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October 4, 2011
Many businesses are trying to find time to stress the importance of employee wellness in the workplace–the team at ACI Specialty Benefits decided to make a day of it. Martial Arts Demo Children enjoy Martial Arts demonstration at Wellness Day Teaming up with...
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September 30, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits captures 2nd place as "San Diego's Healthiest Company" for San Diego Business Journal's Healthiest Places to Work 2011.
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September 30, 2011
This past week, Gilbert "Gil" Manzano, CAO of ACI Specialty Benefits, was part of an expert panel to discuss "Healthy People, Healthy Bottom Line" at Employee Benefit News' 24th Annual Benefits Forum & Expo in Dallas, Texas.
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September 30, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits captures 2nd place as “San Diego’s Healthiest Company” for 2011. In this annual award by the San Diego Business Journal, a panel of industry experts ranked ACI Specialty Benefits 2nd out of 55 businesses selected as finalists. As the firs...
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September 30, 2011
This past week, Gilbert “Gil” Manzano, CAO of ACI Specialty Benefits, was part of an expert panel to discuss “Healthy People, Healthy Bottom Line” at Employee Benefit News’ 24th Annual Benefits Forum & Expo in Dallas, Texas. Along with fellow presenters Carol K...
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July 20, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits launches myACIonline, a full-service, high-end corporate concierge website to accompany and enhance ACI’s Leverage Concierge features and client accessibility. The absence of an existing product designed to meet the complex needs of a specia...
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June 15, 2011
Suddenly the highway outside the window at work begins to flap like a towel drying in the wind, pictures begin toppling forward to the floor, and the once-stable office has been transformed into a sandcastle at high tide--are you prepared?
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June 13, 2011
ACI CORE Wellness client and supporter Dana Lee enthusiastically shares her story of dropping over 35 pounds and several dress sizes, as a direct result of ACI’s wellness coaching services.
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June 13, 2011
With a growing demand for simplified, paperless, and easily accessible benefit services, ACI Specialty Benefits has created customized virtual folders and landing pages for its employee assistance, wellness, student assistance and concierge clients. “With ACI’s ...
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May 25, 2011
Front page story in the business section of the San Diego Union Tribune discusses video counseling through the EAP, with information about ACI's video counseling services and insight from ACI's Senior Vice President of Marketing & Product Development, Erin Krehbiel...
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May 25, 2011
ACI CEO Dr. Clark appeared on the evening and morning news in a lead segment to discuss what may drive someone to a psychotic break, and what kind of help is available.
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May 23, 2011
Dr. Clark's article in Human Resource Executive explains that with the recent wave of natural disasters, ACI offers expert insight on disaster preparedness at the workplace with information about the wide range of EAP resources available.
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May 16, 2011
In observance of National Bike to Work Week, ACI Specialty Benefits has teamed up with its wellness clients to offer an incentivized opportunity to bike to work, around town, or even at the gym. This week-long promotion offers employees a chance to win two free mov...
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May 10, 2011
Online Recruitment features a recent wellness success story. With a 32 flat-screen TV grand prize, ACI Specialty Benefits and US Joiner achieved 60% employee participation in wellness--over five times national averages.
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May 10, 2011
US Joiner, in conjunction with ACI Specialty Benefits, recently completed a successful wellness program aimed at improving employee health and productivity. With a 32” flat-screen TV grand prize, ACI and US Joiner achieved 60% employee participation—over five time...
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April 1, 2011
In an article featured in Human Resource Executive, Dr. Clark explains that the first step to creating a wellness initiative that engages the workforce is to ask employees what they need. Then craft and communicate a program that is more personal, and less corpora...
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April 1, 2011
ACI CEO Dr. Ann Clark discusses wellness grants and future plans in this story about the impact of health reform on small businesses in a new article for Allbusiness.com.
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April 1, 2011
Featured on Yahoo! News - ACI offers a comprehensive overview of disaster preparation, management, and prevention in the workplace.
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March 1, 2011
The Amador County News covers Jackson Rancheria's wellness success. In partnership with leading wellness provider ACI Specialty Benefits and New York Fitness, Jackson Rancheria Casino and Hotel is offering weekly cardio and strength training classes free to employ...
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February 28, 2011
Jackson Rancheria Casino and Hotel makes major leaps in workplace wellness with new wave of “Total Tone Zone” fitness classes for employees and family members. In partnership with leading wellness provider ACI Specialty Benefits and New York Fitness, Jackson Ranche...
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February 1, 2011
Dr. Ann Clark explores latest trends in making a wellness program work. Explore her tips for building enthusiasm, maximizing participation, and maintaining momentum with wellness in her article for Benefits Selling Magazine.
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January 12, 2011
ACI's wellness teams works with 17 Northern California cities in a cross-city walking challenge. The friendly competition was a major success and featured in City of Rocklin's newspaper, the Placer Herald.
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January 10, 2011
Americans across the nation will be joining those directly affected by the recent Arizona shooting in struggling with strong and overwhelming emotions surrounding this terrible tragedy. In response to the emotional aftermath, ACI Specialty Benefits is working hand-...
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January 6, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a Top Ten Employee Assistance Program Provider by Business Insurance magazine for another consecutive year. In this year’s list of Top Ten EAPs, December 13, 2010, ACI Specialty Benefits reached the rank of #8 of the largest na...
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January 1, 2011
As the latest incentives in health reform prompt more and more employers to adopt wellness programs, the question is no longer 'why' wellness, but 'how'? How does wellness work on a limited budget? How do you maximize employee engagement? How do you achieve resu...
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January 1, 2011
Dr. Ann Clark sat down with Treatment 4 Addiction to discuss the impact of EAPs at the workplace and the wide range of benefits available.
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December 20, 2010
While some people dream of success, others wake up and work hard for it. In that spirit, NCCSIF—a consortium of Northern California Cities with wellness provider ACI Specialty Benefits, recently completed its highly successful month-long Walking Challenge. Employee...
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December 3, 2010
ACI Specialty Benefits CEO, Dr. Ann D. Clark was named by San Diego Business Journal as a finalist for the publication’s 4th Annual Most Admired CEO Award. The award ceremony held on November 16, 2010 recognized Dr. Clark among dynamic business leaders and role mod...
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December 1, 2010
The epic debate of healthcare raised plenty of controversy and confusion, but one thing that people across both aisles seem to agree on was a renewed focus on wellness and prevention at the workplace, in schools and at home.
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November 11, 2010
ACI Specialty Benefits, a Top Ten provider of employee assistance programs, work/life, student assistance, wellness, and concierge services, today announced the relocation of its corporate offices to a nearby, larger facility as of November 16, 2010. “The move s...
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September 23, 2010
ACI Specialty Benefits today announced that Tori Barr, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations will discuss the emerging market of student assistance in a presentation titled, “Student Assistance: An Opportunity for Employee Assistance Providers” at EAPA’s 201...
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April 4, 2010
ACI Specialty Benefits kicks off National Workplace Wellness Week with a great success story as employees lose over 100 pounds in 10-week Biggest Loser Challenge. Inspired by the hit TV show, “The Biggest Loser” ACI Specialty Benefits kicks off National Workplace W...
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January 1, 2010
ACI's CEO, Dr. Ann Clark, discusses new role of EAP in delivering high-quality student assistance to colleges and universities for EAP Digest.
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January 1, 2010
In this issue of ACI's Benefits Buzz, ACI breaks down the differences in quality and service between managed care companies' so-called "free EAP" and the stand-alone EAPs provided by third-party vendors like ACI.
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December 17, 2009
ACI Specialty Benefits today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Life Care Services’ employee assistance program (EAP)—ACI’s second major acquisition in less than a year. Dr. Ann Clark, founder and CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits says,...
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December 2, 2009
Leverage Concierge's Cathy Leibow explains that in a lean economic year, employers can still show employee appreciation during holiday season in an article in Employee Benefits News.
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December 1, 2009
What's the next big emerging market in EAP? And where do brokers and benefit consultants turn for new sales and growth opportunities? CEO Dr. Ann Clark discusses these topics and more in an article in Benefits Selling Magazine.
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December 1, 2009
ACI's CEO, Dr. Ann Clark discusses impact of wellness programs on mental health and productivity during tough economic times in Corporate Wellness Magazine
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November 10, 2009
ACI Specialty Benefits, a Top Ten provider of employee assistance programs, wellness, student assistance and work/life benefits—announced today that Ms. Erin Krehbiel has joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development. Krehbi...
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July 21, 2009
ACI Specialty Benefits today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Leverage Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of O/E Learning Inc., that provides work/life and concierge services to employers nationwide. Dr. Ann D. Clark, founder and CEO of A...