FOR RELEASE: 02/10/21, 4p EST

Bedford, IN: JA Benefits, LLC is launching a new event series to be available at no cost to industry professionals, company owners, and HR professionals beginning with the first event on February 26, 2021 at 9am EST.

Journey+ is turning the ‘sit-and-listen’ style of the traditional webinar model on its head and, instead, creates a platform to encourage and facilitate interactive discussion between industry professionals. From leveraging the knowledge of expert panels to provide insight on trending topics to enabling experts to share insight on common pain points and strategy modifications that have proven successful, Journey+ provides a virtual support system in an industry that is rapidly changing due to the ongoing pandemic.

According to JA’s Partner and Business Consultant, Cory Johnson, “In reflecting on the events JA put on, as well as those we engaged with over the course of 2020, our team found we gained the most value from the times we were able to personally connect (via Zoom, of course) and have a real discussion. This prompted the desire to create a platform that would be interesting, engaging and fun for participants while providing a foundation for growth both personally and professionally.”

Staying true to the JA Benefits core values of Relationships, Purpose, and Growth, JA wanted to find a way to offer friendly support that would have a meaningful impact for customers and non-customers alike, helping professionals feel more connected and confident in their decisions and strategies.

Carrie Divens, a Benefits Advisor with JA shared her thoughts. “While 2020 presented uncertainty for organizations, it particularly presented additional work and burden for Human Resource Professionals. JA saw this need for support and focused on creating a comfortable setting for HR professionals to engage, learn, and share success and concerns for this ever-shifting landscape created by the pandemic. JA is expanding such engagements in 2021 through the launch of Journey+ with the intentional purpose of emphasizing JA’s commitment to helping organizations and professionals evolve.”

As so many have continued looking back at 2020 and the changes the pandemic has brought to our work environments and personal relationships, Carrie shared a different, more forward-looking outlook. “Simply put, Journey+ is JA’s way of investing in the Journey Ahead.”

“The circumstances many business owners have found themselves in over the last year have presented many extraordinary challenges. For example, in many respects, the job for an HR Professional looks vastly different today than it did two years ago. These changes have been rapid and continual. This type of environment could become overwhelming without the support and insight of your peers. Journey+ is designed to ensure these channels of communication stay open and interactive.” ~Cory Johnson, Partner/Benefits Consultant, JA Benefits.

JA Benefits, encourages HR Professionals, Company Owners, Leaders, and other industry professionals to engage with the Journey+ launch event taking place February 26th from 9am-10am EST where they will be discussing 2121 Findings: 2020’s Impact on Group Health Plans. For more information, you can visit the event page on JA’s website,, or you can directly register to attend at no cost here


About JA


Since 1988, JA has delivered difference to the field of employee benefits through truly innovative solutions, accompanied by vision, clarity, and guidance. Bedford, Indiana based, JA is one of Indiana’s leading employee benefit consulting firms, specializing in self-funding, as well as fully insured health plans for emerging, mid-market, and large employers. JA is built on a foundation of focused and talented experts. This core strength allows JA to deliver an unsurpassed experience for their clients. Through their firm commitment to creating meaningful outcomes, JA engages to help clients understand and experience the difference in having a true benefits partner. JA believes that each client’s journey has multiple destinations unique to them and that success is determined by not only what JA delivers, but in how they get there. JA invites you to experience a true partner for your employee benefits. Join JA for the Journey Ahead.


JA provides a wide array of client-focused services, including insurance and benefit planning, cost management, performance reporting, compliance services, benefit technology and communications. As well as many professional services, including actuarial services, claims data analysis, legislative compliance, human resources tools, and specialized pharmacy benefits.


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