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Rina Tikia

President, Tikia Consulting Group, Inc.

 

Rina Tikia founded Tikia Consulting Group, Inc. in 1995 and has clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, California and Texas. Previous to opening her own consulting firm, she was a Benefits Consultant at Johnson & Higgins (now Mercer) as well the Director of Business Development at Healthcare Advantage. With over 36 years in the health care industry, Rina has extensive knowledge and experience with marketing, negotiating and underwriting, as well as coordinating rates, products and funding for mid-size to large companies. She specializes in fully-insured, minimum premium/contingency contracts and self-funded benefit plans coordinating employee benefits such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Disability, Medical Reimbursement and Section 125 as well as various other ancillary products.

Tikia Consulting Group helps employers understand the strategic, financial, and operational factors that impact healthcare reform and moving forward in 2017. This includes the necessary action steps to align benefit plan designs with healthcare reform, evaluation of cost effectiveness, benefits, contract provisions
influencing current and future benefit spending, and legislative compliance updates among other guidance.

Rina is the past President of both the Louisiana Association of Health Underwriters and the New Orleans Association of Health Underwriters. She represents several carriers on their Broker Advisory Committees and has been integral in contributing to improvements within the organizations. Furthermore, she received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Health Underwriters and also appeared in the 2014 Buyers Guide for Brokers. She was nationally recognized as a 2012 Benefits Selling Broker of the Year Finalist. What sets Rina apart from other brokers is her creativity and attention to detail, ability to stay current on all regulation and industry news, as well as her extreme dedication to her clients. Rina’s innovative approach in the industry allows her to develop strategies appropriate to her clients’ risk profiles and, therefore, design the most comprehensive benefit packages to fit their needs.