CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, has announced that the firm has named Kimberly Takacs as benefits analyst. In this position, Takacs will be responsible for completing renewal plan and cost summary exhibits for all employees benefit insurance products such as dental and health plans, working directly with clients to gather risk information, and organizing, managing and completing the renewal process with carriers.

Prior to joining HCW, Takacs worked for five years with Cigna specializing in the life insurance Department. She received her Bachelor of Science with a major in actuarial science and a minor in statistics from Pennsylvania State University in University Park.

“Kimberly’s experience in the insurance industry makes her a valuable asset to our underwriting and risk management team,” said Todd Yates, managing partner at Hill, Chesson & Woody. “She will play an important role in gathering information about the renewal process from carriers and sharing her knowledge with our clients so they can plan for the future.”