Whether she is preparing to teach a course about Choice Based Benefits or reading a new book at home about the pre-Civil War era, Rae Anne Beaudry is constantly learning. “I have been in the employee benefits arena as an agent, intermediary or consultant for more than 20 years, and I learn something new every day,” Rae Anne said.
As Senior Vice President and a shareholder of The Horton Group, Rae Anne is dedicated to providing best in class services and solutions to her new and existing clients, utilizing her experienced team of Account Executives, vendor contacts and other internal resources.
Prior to joining The Horton Group, Rae Anne was Vice President and part-owner of Health Care System Consultants (HCSC), Inc., one of the strongest employee benefit consulting firms in Wisconsin. “We made the decision to combine our efforts with The Horton Group due to the strong ‘client comes first' vision of both organizations. Horton is constantly looking to hire industry leaders and those with niche market experience, always remaining best in class in the insurance industry.”
During her years spent developing her expertise in employee benefits, Rae Anne narrowed in on the municipal market, focusing on cities, villages, counties and school districts. Although she focuses on a specific market segment, Rae Anne understands that every employer group is unique. “My priorities when working with a client are to educate them regarding what is possible for their group, outline the strategy and perform my responsibilities within the specified time frame,” Rae Ann shared. “I view myself as a part of the human resources or finance divisions for my clients. My expertise is in employee benefits, and I am available for anything they need so they can focus on other aspects of their jobs.”
Rae Anne has an impressive background as a public speaker, educator and board member for various organizations. “I am a firm believer that teaching is often the best way to learn a subject. Even when I have a solid base in a subject, I learn more preparing to speak in front of a group- something I enjoy doing often.” Rae Anne is an active participant in the Wisconsin Public Employers Labor Relations Association (WPELRA), Cities, Villages and Municipalities Insurance Coalition (CVMIC), Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association (WGFOA) and the Municipal Treasurers' Association (MTA), to name just a few.
Rae Anne grew up in Park Falls, Wisconsin and currently resides in Franklin, Wisconsin with her husband, Tom. Their son, Alex, is a student at Marquette University. Whenever possible, Rae Anne and her family travel to Europe, including past trips to Ireland, England, Italy and Austria. When home, Rae Anne likes to entertain family and friends. “More than anything, I enjoy spending time with my family, regardless of what we are doing.”
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