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Taylor Oswald Promotes Tara Zick to Practice Leader, Group Benefits

Taylor Oswald July 18, 2023
Tara Zick

CLEVELAND, July 18, 2023Tara Zick has been promoted to practice leader of Taylor Oswald’s Group Benefits division. Previously, Zick was a team lead for the practice, with more than 10 years in the organization.

As practice leader, Zick is responsible for developing Taylor Oswald’s diverse employee benefits programs with carriers and advising clients on the best program management, including health care and pharmaceuticals, as well as inclusive benefits and redesigning the employee experience. The result is innovative, cost-effective and tailored solutions for Taylor Oswald’s local, national and international employers.

“Tara has a highly strategic focus, identifying, measuring and managing employee and organizational risks,” said Taylor Oswald CEO and President, Eddie Taylor. “With her expertise, employers gain real control of health-related employment costs, quantify outcomes and see a return on investments. Without question, as practice lead, Tara will continue to provide the utmost service to Taylor Oswald clients and demonstrate how our innovative approach differs from the competition.”

Zick’s 25 years of experience in human resources and group benefits consulting, along with her leadership skills and civic mindedness, are well suited to lead the group benefits practice.

A graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, she is currently pursuing her MBA in health care management at Youngstown State University. She holds a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional designation and is the current president of the local SHRM chapter in Medina County. She also has a self-funding certificate from the National Association of Health Underwriters. Tara currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and was awarded the honor of Woman of the Year 2021.

“Tara is truly passionate about creating a wellness experience for every employee and managing risk for every employer,” continued Taylor. “She is one of the best with collective bargaining clients and has firsthand experience with a variety of employers, such as manufacturing, municipalities and health care.”

About Taylor Oswald

Taylor Oswald, a minority-owned firm and partner organization of Oswald Companies, takes a global view of risk in the areas of property & casualty, employee benefits and health management, personal insurance management, retirement plan services and life insurance. With an inherent belief in equity, Taylor Oswald helps clients manage risk, provide superior benefits solutions and realize both growth and inclusion in their personal and business interactions. Learn about Taylor Oswald’s approach and value-added services at www.TaylorOswald.com.