herronpalmer serves as a trusted advisor to sponsors of HR and employee benefit programs.



We guide clients to clarity through the complex decisions, negotiations and other business challenges associated with sourcing HR and employee benefit program administration and consulting services.

Clients engage our services when they need to:

  • Establish a business case for a sourcing solution, whether insourcing, outsourcing or co-sourcing
  • Launch and manage a request for proposal (RFP) or request for quote (RFQ) process
  • Benchmark administration fees, contract terms and/or performance standards
  • Negotiate a renewal with an existing provider
  • Negotiate contract terms with a new benefits administration provider
  • Establish a new or reinvigorate an existing governance structure
  • Identify areas for improvement in your current sourcing relationship via a service review
  • Support in-house staff in managing implementation of a new sourcing solution
  • Find the emergent and/or specialized service solution that meets your needs (e.g., benefit navigation, private exchange, financial wellness)

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Broad project scope

herronpalmer's clients are responsible for a wide variety of HR and employee benefit programs. We help them seek and build relationships with third parties who deliver:

  • Actuarial, retirement, and group benefit plan consulting
  • Defined benefit plan administration
  • Defined contribution plan administration
  • Health and welfare plan administration
  • Investment consulting services
  • Long term incentive/stock/ESPP plan administration
  • Non-qualified deferred compensation administration
  • Trust and custody services
  • Private exchanges – active and retiree
  • Global benefits administration
  • Global brokerage services
  • 3(21) investment consulting services
  • Financial well-being solutions
  • Physical well-being (wellness) solutions
  • Benefit navigation and utilization solutions


heronplamer hr solutions team

herronpalmer delivers a distinctive balance of reality and creativity

herronpalmer's advice is informed by real-world data and experience. We collect, analyze and publish data on virtually every aspect of the benefits administration business—a business where we've been driving successful outcomes for decades. Based on our experience with many of the world's largest employers, a wide range of services and all the leading providers, we've developed trusted approaches that enable plan sponsors to avert or overcome difficulties and achieve successful results.

At the same time, herronpalmer does not believe in cookie cutter solutions. Through open and honest collaboration with clients, providers and other colleagues, we discover what is unique in each situation. Then we offer thoughtful, creative guidance that respects those unique needs.

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