The Benefits Roundtable is membership of senior executives with a shared commitment to steward enterprise-wide human resources management. This membership offers a set of unique services and tools designed to assist human resources leaders with their most pressing managerial, communications, and decision-making challenges.


To help benefits leaders align their function with the enterprise, diagnose and close performance gaps, and mitigate governance and risk exposure, the Benefits Roundtable provides:

  • Case-based best practices research, proprietary quantitative research, and an executive meeting series

  • Cross-functional perspectives on benefits, drawn from the Corporate Executive Board's unique access to the insights of finance, HR, and other executives

  • Practical tools and templates which facilitate the communication of relevant benefits changes and inform plan design decision making


Unparalleled Service to Business-Focused Benefits Executives


At our best, we serve as a source of innovative ideas and answers to many of the immediate business problems our members are experiencing. Our membership services are "bundled" to increase their usefulness: members can learn of new ideas in our publications and meetings, request support on specific projects, and obtain "on-the-fly" decision support using our online tools and resources -- all for one fee.



A Membership that Pays for Itself


Improving Your Effectiveness

  • We help you validate or (re)prioritize your strategic agenda

  • We enable you to avoid false starts and speed implementation

  • We provide key functional benchmarks (qualitative and quantitative) and guide you in improving performance

Saving You Money

  • We help you shorten or avoid consulting engagements

  • We identify opportunities for cost cutting, standardization, digitization, and process streamlining

  • We replace the expense of one-off executive education and professional development seminars

Saving You Time

  • We help you avoid reinventing the wheel with practices already profiled in our research

  • We shorten learning curves for staff

  • We save time by serving as an "always-on" project resource


Membership Benefits


Leading Edge Content:

  • Best Practices Research: Exportable strategies and tactics from leading companies for overcoming major benefits challenges.

  • Quantitative Analysis: In-depth analytics of proprietary and other data sources to solve members' most pressing challenges.

  • Executive Briefings: Short distillations or analysis on specific pressing challenges.

Online Resources:

  • Archived Audio Teleconferences: Digital files of past teleconferences allowing ongoing reference for participants wishing to implement ideas.

  • Online Decision Support Centers: Centralized collection of research, tools, and templates organized by topic.

  • Presentation Builder Toolkit: Library of ready-to-use graphics for members to include in their own presentations.

  • Sample Policies and Forms: Sample policies, forms, checklists, etc., from the Roundtable's growing archive of member-contributed documents.

  • Online Tools: Based on proprietary Roundtable data, these tools support key benefits decisions.

  • List of Top 10 Downloads: A list, updated monthly, identifying the key issues on which your peers are focused.

Member Events:

  • Annual Executive Retreats: Highly interactive meetings open only to the seniormost benefits executive.

  • Staff Briefings Broad: Gatherings designed to expose staff to ideas and practices presented in seniormost retreats.

  • Member-Hosted Forums: Member-hosted presentations of Roundtable research or member best practices.

  • Teleconferences: Succinct overviews of Roundtable research or presentations on time-sensitive issues, accompanied by rich attendee discussion.

  • Executive Networking: Pre-wired interaction between members and their peers at other organizations around topics of interest.

  • Staff Walkthroughs: Guided, personalized walkthroughs of Roundtable tools and research.

Benchmarking and Tools:


The Benefits Roundtable is pleased to offer our members a continually expanding library of benchmarking and diagnostic tools:

  • Communication Effectiveness Planning Tool: Provides data, communication examples, and customized recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of benefits communication efforts.

  • Benefits Value Assessment Tool: Enables benefits executives to make informed analysis-driven plan-design decisions, drawing on one of the most comprehensive databases of employee benefits preferences.

  • Procurement Readiness Diagnostic: To assess the readiness of your organization's procurement function and their ability to support benefits services purchasing. 

  • Vendor Improvement Tools: Comprehensive set of resources to assist members' efforts in improving the level and quality of service and reduce incurred costs from key vendor relationships.

  • Communications Builder: This tool provides off the shelf text on a variety of common benefits communication topics that benefits teams use to craft communications that make employees knowledgeable, engaged, and discerning benefits consumers.

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