These are extraordinary times. Businesses and organizations have gone above and beyond to support and engage their workforce, their employees and their families.The pandemic inspired innovations in benefits, remote-work pivots and re-worked policies. As professionals, you had to consider every decision through a new lens that was more inclusive and empathetic than ever before – the 'silver linings' of 2020 and 2021. Let’s celebrate these silver linings and achievements!

Announcing NEEBC’s Silver Lining Awards
This conference replaces NEEBC's traditional Best Practices Awards for 2021.

See the list of Silver Lining Awardees

Hear From
Master of Ceremony

Dave Hennessy
Partner at Keystone Partners and
Host of the popular HR podcast
"The Hennessy Report"


Hear From
An Industry Champion

Kathy Mckeon R.N., M.P.H., CSM
Senior Corporate Account Executive - Northeast

 Honor the great work done by small and mid-size businesses, as well as large organizations.

Hear solutions from other employers about re-imagined benefit strategy, programming and plan design that responded to the needs of employees and their families. 

Learn about trends in employee benefits and how programming effectively supported the workforce.

Champion your clients' successes through nominations, conference attendance, sponsorships and live voting.

Reconnect with long-time acquaintances and meet new colleagues and peers.

Celebrate all the 'silver linings' originating from a very challenging year. 

Rise up in celebration for this one-of-a-kind, in-person conference!

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$99 Members | $149 Non-members 

NEEBC cares about your wellbeing - View conference safety precautions

Sponsor Conference or Client Awardees

Thank You Silver Lining Award Conference Sponsors!


Thank You Silver Lining Award Sponsors!







Thank You "High Five" Sponsor!

An impressive cast of HR & Benefit Leaders has designed this conference:

Jennifer Aylwin, Associate Director, Benefits, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Verlinda DiMarino, VP, Manager, Benefit Programs, Global Total Rewards, Liberty Mutual Insurance 

 Theresa Flynn, Partner, Strategic Benefit Advisors

Grace Giannattasio, Consultant, Spring Consulting Group

Sammy Gonzalez, Senior Account Executive, Amazon Care

Erin Lenox, Vice President, National & Major Accounts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Mim Minichiello, President, Employee Benefits, HUB International New England

Erin Sarin, Senior Director, Global Benefits, Moderna

Mike Smith, Vice President & Partner, Lockton Companies

Jennifer St. Thomas, Vice President, New Business Sales, AllWays Health Partners

Anita Verheul, Area President, Gallagher

Teri Weber, Senior Vice President, Spring Consulting Group