This press release details the Best-In-Class award CNOS received for the year of 2021

Gallagher’s Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis Identified CNOS as an Organization

That Excels in Optimizing Employee and Organizational Wellbeing


(DAKOTA DUNES, SD) — CNOS scored in the top quartile of midsized employers who participated in

Gallagher’s 2021 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey. CNOS was recognized as an organization

that provides innovative solutions for creating organizational structures, workplace policies and total

rewards, which inclusively engages and motivates its employees.

“I would like to congratulate Melanie Brown, Human Resources Director, for her tireless efforts in

making CNOS the employer of choice for so many people,” said Nolan Lubarski, CEO of CNOS.

“This distinguished recognition is a testament to Melanie’s daily efforts to make CNOS a

Best-In-Class organization!”

A Best-in-Class organization, CNOS was assigned points based on their relative performance in:

• Planning horizons for the benefits and compensation strategies

• Extent of their wellbeing strategy

• Turnover rate for full-time equivalents (FTEs)

• Completion of a workforce engagement survey

• Use of an HR technology strategy and its level of sophistication

• Health plan premium increases or decreases at the most recent renewal

• Use of a communication strategy

“CNOS takes a proactive and structured approach to planning, developing and implementing

comprehensive benefits and HR programs, which is essential in today’s war for talent,” said William F.

Ziebell, CEO of Gallagher’s Benefits & HR Consulting Division “In doing so, CNOS is able to set its

employee value proposition apart from the competition, which allows them to better attract, reward and

retain their talent.”

About the Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis

Gallagher’s Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis profiles statistically significant attributes of topperforming

midsize (100-999 FTEs) and large employers (1,000 or more FTEs). Data from Gallagher’s

2021 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey was interpreted to identify participants that excel in

optimizing employee and organizational wellbeing. To learn more about the report and the qualifying

criteria, download the Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis:

About Gallagher

Gallagher (NYSE:AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is

headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 68 countries and offers client

service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent

brokers and consultants.

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Mary Schwartz, Gallagher