Austin Chelko


Austin provides research and analysis for clients on current health plan management trends, health care reform legislation, benefits administration/outsourcing (for active and retired employees), and wellness programs. He also works on EdisonHealth (, our breakthrough centers of excellence joint venture with Tom Emerick, the former Director of Benefits for Walmart Stores.

Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Austin was a senior client manager with Aon Hewitt Consulting. He spent three years in its benefits outsourcing group, working with employers that were leaders in the satellite television, gaming and hospitality industries. Austin acted as the primary liaison for various clients with up to 30,000 lives, and serviced a client portfolio of over $8 Million in Revenue.

• Identified $6 million in savings through a medical TPA market bid for retailer with over 4,000 employees.

• Managed successful implementation of 3,500 retirees to Chelko Consulting Group’s benefits outsourcing platform, BASys.

Education and Certifications
• Bachelor of Science in Business – Wake Forest University
• Licensure | Life, Accident, Health and Annuities Insurance – State of Ohio

Austin enjoys spending time with his two young children and wife, Megan. He is a passionate soccer fan who enjoys playing, coaching, and watching the game.

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24651 Center Ridge Rd, Suite 110
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Phone: 440.892.2600
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