Symetra News & Views
Margaret Meister builds culture, financial strength at Symetra
(published in Puget Sound Business Journal, June 5, 2015)
Symetra Chief Financial Officer Margaret Meister was honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of its 2015 CFO of the Year Award recipients. The annual awards recognize financial professionals in Washington State for exceptional financial stewardship and corporate leadership. Ms. Meister, who received the ‘CFO Leadership Award,’ discusses her 27-year career at Symetra, the importance of teamwork, aligned values and the road ahead.
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A.M. Best TV Interview with Symetra CEO Tom Marra
(A.M. Best TV, Oct. 10, 2014)
Symetra CEO Tom Marra touched on a range of topics in an interview with A.M. Best TV, including Symetra's pursuit of national-player status, Individual Life Division growth, opportunities in the bank-sold annuities marketplace and medical stop-loss market leadership position. (more)
Win the Retirement Planning Game with FIAs
(published in LifeHealthPro, February 2013)
In an article originally published on LifeHealthPro.com, Symetra’s Rich LaVoice, executive vice president of Retirement Sales, explains how fixed indexed annuities are like a Cy Young-caliber pitcher who can also hit home runs — they protect principal and provide growth. LaVoice outlines the role FIAs can play in a retirement income strategy. (more)
Titans of Tomorrow
(published in Seattle Business Magazine, January 2013)
Symetra is one of five companies profiled in this Seattle Business cover story: “Titans of Tomorrow.” The article features an interview with CEO Tom Marra. Reporter Gianni Truzzi writes, "We identified companies in our state that seem positioned to break out and eventually become tomorrow’s titans. Old-fashioned fundamentals guided our choices. We selected mid-cap companies with valuations around $2 billion. These firms have been around awhile … and have demonstrated strong, stable management that can adjust to change. In addition, each appears strongly positioned to benefit from shifting currents in its sector …. Collectively, they show what it takes to succeed.” Read the cover story and the Symetra profile(more)
The Carrier View on Stop Loss
(published in Employee Benefit Adviser, December 2012)
“Employer-sponsored health care is one of the most costly and complicated issues facing businesses today," writes Symetra's Dave Manning in this bylined article. "Rising costs and ongoing regulatory changes have led many employers to take a closer look at their medical coverage options, hoping to squeeze out any new efficiencies they can. Given this environment, it is no surprise that many employers are asserting more control over their healthcare expenses by self-funding their insurance plans. As more companies look to self-funding as a potential solution to the high cost and complexity of medical coverage, getting the most from a stop-loss policy is equally important." (more)
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    Symetra Chief Financial Officer Margaret Meister was honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of its 2015 CFO of the Year Award recipients. The annual awards recognize financial professionals in Washington State for exceptional financial stewardship and corporate leadership. Ms. Meister, who received the ‘CFO Leadership Award,’ discusses her 27-year career at Symetra, the importance of teamwork, aligned values and the road ahead.
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