Full Name
Carl Schuessler
Job Title
Managing Principal
Mitigate Partners
Speaker Bio
We are an intentionally small “concierge” consulting firm offering a unique approach to benefits management for a select group of clients. Mitigate Partners and BenefitStrategies provide Risk Management, Cost Containment and Employee Benefits Consulting services. We have chosen collaboration over competition and maintain healthy relationships with a cadre’ of like-minded consultants and resources throughout the United States. Being open to and encouraging the ideas of others allows us to remain on the cutting edge of thinking in our area of expertise, rather than
developing the myopic view of the world that so often occurs in single source benefit brokerage shops.

After spending the last 6 years searching for the best in class High Performance Healthcare Solutions to address the runaway costs for our clients’ health plan spend, Carl created and is trademarking FairCo$t, a health plan design he pioneered by seamlessly integrating these solutions on one
platform to significantly reduce his clients’ health plan spend. Having spent the past 6 years deeply engaged in research also makes us sought after speakers and authors as well.

During this 6 year journey, Carl was selected as one of the first group of 30 forward-leaning Benefits Advisors in the U.S. to participate as a Charter Member in the Health Rosetta Certification Program for Benefits Advisors. The Health Rosetta is a blueprint of best practices for intelligently purchasing health benefits that’s been sourced from the most forward leaning benefits purchasers of all types around the country. The certification program helps ensure we stay at the forefront of cutting edge ideas in the market to better serve his clients. The Health Rosetta’s creator, Dave Chase, recently published a book that I think you’ll find valuable that also mentions him, The CEO’s Guide to Restoring the American Dream: How to Deliver World Class Health Care to Your Employees at Half the Cost.

Carl has successfully networked with other trusted partners/vendors such as insurance companies, PBM’s, TPA’s, health care destinations, employee benefit communication companies, and onsite clinics. To the delight of his clients, he has a proven track record of bringing comprehensive High
Performance Healthcare Solutions to businesses regarding healthcare costs, benefit design, improved medical outcomes, and improved employee communications. Carl is an employer advocate and provides easily understood solutions and encouragement to employers.
Carl Schuessler