Jamie Kalamarides

Jamie Kalamarides

President of Prudential Group Insurance, Benefits21

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Jamie Kalamarides is president of Prudential Group Insurance, a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). He previously served as head of Institutional Retirement Plan Services and CEO of Prudential Bank & Trust, FSB, businesses within Prudential Retirement.

Kalamarides writes and speaks frequently on the role of employers in supporting employee Financial Wellness; the critical need for a broad and consistent paid family and medical leave(PFML) solution for American workers; the connection between #WorkandWealth and providing effective lifetime income solutions for all. Through consultation with Washington policymakers, in public forums and in collaboration with partners including Prosperity Now and The Aspen Institute, he advocates for legislation that will provide both traditional and independent workers with access to income protection and other financial planning solutions. Kalamarides is a sought-after thought leader by industry and consumer press including Insurance News Net, Employee Benefit News, HR Executive, A.M. Best, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and CNBC; he has also spoken often at The Aspen Institute, AARP and U.S. Chamber of Commerce forums.

Kalamaridesis a former board member of Prosperity Now, a national not-for-profit that offers scalable practical solutions, in-depth research and proven policy solutions aimed at ensuring a clear path to financial stability, wealth and prosperity for all Americans. He is a graduate of Colgate University and earned an MBA with high distinction from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

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Prudential Group Insurance manufactures and distributes a full range of group life, long-and short-term disability and corporate and trust-owned life insurance in the U.S. to institutional clients, professional associations and affinity groups, primarily for use within employee and membership benefit plans. The business also sells critical illness, accidental death and dismemberment and other ancillary coverages. In addition, the business provides plan administrative services in connection with its insurance coverages, and administrative services for employee paid and unpaid leave, including FMLA, ADA, and PFL.