You’re not just guiding the next generation, you’re a leader for the entire community. M3’s education & government practice group is comprised of advisors that innately understand the responsibility that schools carry, and the pressure that you’re under to create a ﬁnancially viable, safe, secure, and effective learning institution.
We’ve developed a suite of resources and a team of experts focused on helping you manage your unique risks and create an industry-leading benefits package to attract and retain top talent.
Teacher Shortage: How Districts Can Use Benefits to Recruit and Retain in Today’s Environment
M3’s education & government team provides potential employee benefits solutions for recruiting and retaining educators in the current environment.
Work with Advisors Well-Schooled in Your Industry
Bec Kurzynske’s career path took her through the ranks of education, first as a teacher, then a building administrator, and, finally, a superintendent of schools before she came to M3. Now she leads the employee benefits focus of our education & government practice group.
Bec understands the nuances that schools must address in their benefit offerings, and helps clients position themselves effectively in order to attract and retain top talent.
Property & Casualty
Marty Malloy and Kevin Miller are dedicated to bringing innovative risk management strategies to the table in order to keep schools and staff safe.
Marty’s thought leadership and involvement in education-focused associations allow him to keep his finger on the pulse of today’s schools’ greatest risks.
Kevin brings more than a decade of property & casualty experience to the table, and his many school-specific risk management certifications make him the ideal partner for our education clients in today’s environment.
Public Sector Benchmark Report
M3’s Benchmark Report for Public Sector Employers provides a snapshot of the public sector market over the past year. This data can help you better understand the unique challenges you may face when structuring a health plan for public sector employees, and gives you the opportunity to compare your plans offerings to those of your peers.
Serving 250+ Wisconsin Schools and Counting…
M3 knows education. As community members, we have a vested interest in seeing schools succeed. As a broker, we serve the largest block of public business in the state, and have developed exclusive carrier contracts with EMC and The Standard to benefit your benefits. We’re also more than members of your associations, we’re active participants.
- WASB Endorsed Agent for Employee Benefits and Property & Casualty
Focused on Issues Impacting Schools
- Student & Staff Mental + Physical Wellbeing
- Talent Attraction + Retention
- School Safety
- M3 EduCaptive + Cooperatives
- Vendor Summits
- Cyber Liability Risk Management
- Retirement + Resignation
LEARN MORE ABOUT INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO RESIGN OR RETIRE
Education Risk Management
Senior Risk Manager Dedicated to Education
Ted Hayes has worked with schools for over 30 years to manage risks to their students and staff. He regularly conducts safety audits for M3 clients, and provides personalized recommendations for your school.
Ted is also a coveted speaker and trainer on security topics such as active shooter preparation. He is a published author of two books on school safety and security.
Compliance Attorney Ready to Serve Your School
M3’s compliance specialization is led by Karen Breitnauer. The team conducts research on regulatory and legislative issues, analyzes them, and breaks them down into plain, easy-to-understand language to assist with your compliance efforts.
As an M3 client, you’ll have access to regular communication on compliance in the form of:
- Real-time email updates
- Weekly episodes of the Comply on the Fly podcast
- Seminars + webinars
- Roundtable discussions
Voluntary Benefits Consulting
Katie Ott has developed a unique approach to Voluntary benefits that not only pairs your business with the right options, but also drives employee engagement with your program. This strategy boosts your benefits package and demonstrates that you care about the unique needs of your employees – without driving up your costs.
- Critical illness
- Hospital gap
- Permanent life insurance with long-term care
- Short-term disability
Employee Engagement and Crisis Communication
When your employees understand your benefits, your engagement strategy can do more than attract and retain talent – it can also influence better outcomes and drive down health care costs.
M3 staffs a director of communication, Jeff Christensen, who will help you develop a communications strategy that educates your employees on your benefit plan and helps them make the best choices for their circumstance.
Jeff also has over 20 years’ experience assisting organizations with crisis communications and media relations during high-proﬁle, sensitive situations. His work helps M3 clients navigate their toughest moments.