Lighting Your Way

Whether the seas are calm or angry, it helps to have a reliable navigational aid – something or someone you can rely on to get you safely where you want to go. We are built and operate to do just that.

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Celebrating 15 Years

We’ve been serving client needs and exceeding expectations since 2001. Thanks for 15 great years!

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Benefit from Our Experience

At the Chelko Consulting Group, we serve our clients’ benefit plan management needs and empower them with the tools and resources to out-manage their competition. We assist medical, life and disability plan managers in becoming high performers and guide them in ways to improve employee health and productivity.

For more than fifteen years, we’ve filled a significant gap in the marketplace – the gap between enormous, market-setting consulting firms and insurance company producers/brokers. The market has responded by its demand for our unique combination of depth, expertise and affordability. We continue to grow and to serve this marketplace by delivering independent, fact-based, validated and practical results at a fraction of the cost of higher-priced firms.


We offer a broad range of services to organizations who want to understand and actively manage the cost drivers within their health, life and disability plans.


Numbers don’t lie. We believe in taking a deep dive into data to not only understand, but properly address the real cost drivers within plans.

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Strategic Advice

We engage executive stakeholders in the development of strategic direction without expecting them to work through plan design details.

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Plan Management

Effective plan management doesn’t begin at enrollment or renewal time. It takes ongoing diligence and continuous process improvement.

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Vendor Selection

No matter the reason for conducting a competitive search of the market, we offer an unparalleled ability to identify and secure best-in-class vendor arrangements.

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Exchange Evaluation

Confused about private exchanges? We can help. Turn to us for for sound, independent advice.

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Dependent Eligibility Audits

Verify the eligibility of individuals covered under your health care plan with a tailored audit that’s respectful of employees.

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Total Rewards Statements

Show the full value your company’s benefit offering by providing employees with personalized and easy-to-read statements.

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Follow the Money: Connecting Employee Income and Health Plan Costs

Benefits managers are always trying to understand why things are the way they are, but do we ever think to consider the income or education levels of our outliers?

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Outsourcing the Baby with the Bathwater?

One of the trends in benefits that is capturing more benefits managers’ attention is outsourcing. For most benefit managers, outsourcing a significant portion of their department’s activities is not new. How long has it been since we outsourced the claims administration of our medical plans?

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It is Well with My Soul

We’re all gonna’ die. No matter if we eat kale three times a day, work out with a personal trainer and somehow achieve a sense of tranquility with our world, we’re all gonna’ die. It’s only when and how that are unknowable now.

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Semper Viglio

“More and more in the U.S., people are making choices between a bag of groceries and a medicine, a copay. The long-term sustainability of the industry and our ability to deliver breakthrough medicines requires us to demonstrate value.”

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Confronting Consolidation

Aetna, Humana, Anthem, Cigna, they’re all in merger/acquisition mode. Business consolidation is not new. It’s both a revered and a reviled part of our history.

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“Chelko helps us hold our healthcare vendors accountable and helps deliver results to our bottom line.”

Senior Vice President, Finance & Controller

“The Chelko team is relentless in compliance, innovation and treating our dollars like they were their own. WOW!”

Chief HR Officer

“We are very glad that we used Chelko. We made a much better decision than we would have made otherwise.”

Director of Benefits

“We appreciate the knowledgeable and aggressive stance that Chelko took on the marketing of our program. A big thank you for the excellent job.”

Vice President, Total Rewards

“I am very pleased that we have added the Chelko Group. We feel their knowledge assisted us in the long run in keeping our health plan a strong one — from both the employer’s and the employee’s viewpoints.”

Chief Financial Officer

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24651 Center Ridge Rd, Suite 110
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Phone: 440.892.2600
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