Robert L. Hughes


Employee Benefits Specialist

Robert, a graduate from Michigan State University, has over 28 years of experience as an Employee Benefits Consultant. He is a frequent speaker on employee benefit issues, having spoken both nationally and internationally. Robert was appointed by the Governor as the current commissioner on the Michigan Certificate of Need (CON) Commission. He was a past president of The Grand Rapids Association of Life Underwriters and a prior chairman on the Grand Rapids Chamber Committee for Health Care and Human Resources. Robert is a member of the West Michigan Sports Commission, a proud Junior Achievement Instructor at Burton Heights Elementary School and has served for as a Big Brother for over 16 years. He is a member of The International Million Dollar Round Table Top of the Table. Robert enjoys racing sailboats, is an avid cyclist and co-founded the Bissell pro cycling team.



Our President's Council spent a solid hour this week discussing health, dental, and vision options based on the work you and we have been working on since late last fall. The group found the materials presented to be informative and helpful, so they specifically asked that I share with you their appreciation for all the work that has been put into this issues so far. They were appreciative of both the content, and the timing. In some years it has been early May before we could have that discussion, which is way too late in the cycle and so they wanted me to also express appreciation for having this on a much more helpful timeline to give ample opportunity to consider the options, and to make timely decisions.

Jerry Scoby
Ferris State University