CINDY PURINTONbenefits administrator - Travis CountyTexas PRIMA's
2005 Risk Management Associate of the Year is Cindy Purinton
.Purinton has served Travis County for seven years as Benefits Administrator to 4,000 employees and a total of 6,704 participants.Responsible for weekly, quarterly, and annual claims experience auditing, reporting and oversite, Purinton works with vendors on problem solving, coordinates benefits with the employees, and assists departments such as Purchasing, County Attorney and Auditor with all benefit issues.She
has been instrumental in getting the county's benefit information computerized; day-to-day plan administration is now handled online.She
facilitated in-house development of the online enrollment and benefits system saving the county approximately $200,000 the first year.Additionally, she
devised a process to educate employees in the provisions of the benefit plan.
...Purinton has served as chair of the Combined Charities Campaign for Travis County HRMD for the past two years.She is a charter member of Community Toastmasters and has been an officer since its inception.Purinton is a member of both Texas PRIMA and SALGBA, earned her CGBA designation in 2003, and has held the Health Insurance Association of America designation of HIA since 1994.
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