The Epler Company, founded in 1971 and located in San Diego, California joined the Nyhart consulting family in 2012. Nyhart is one of the leading independent actuary and employee benefit firms in the country and has been in business since 1943. Similar to The Epler Company, they started as a family owned business in Indianapolis. The good news is that the dedicated Epler team remains in San Diego. Our merger provides even more resources including: daily retirement plan recordkeeping, in house legal staff for research and assistance, and investment consulting. We encourage you to access the website at Nyhart.com as well as the Nyhart Epler page on our website.
Each member of our professional staff has been employed in the benefits and compensation fields for many years and began his/her professional careers at larger insurance companies, national actuarial firms or large corporations in the compensation or benefits division.
Our consulting services include:
- Retirement Actuarial Services
- 401(k) and Defined Contribution Services
- 457 and 403(b) Plans
- Compensation Studies
- Salary and Benefit Surveys
- Group Insurance Retiree Medical Studies
- Group Insurance Consulting Services
Lin J. Ball CCP, CBP, GRP
Lin has over twenty-five years of experience as a compensation and benefits expert, in addition to her previous eight years as a human resource generalist. Her responsibilities include the development and implementation of all phases of total rewards.
ASA, MAAA, EA, FCC
Marilyn has over twenty years of experience in the pension and retiree medical areas and brings with her tremendous expertise in these two fields in both the private and public sectors. Ms. Jones' primary responsibility is to maintain the high professional standards that have been the cornerstone of our long history and to continually monitor changes that may become necessary as a result of legislative activity.
MSPA, CPC, EA
Teena has over 25 years of experience in the actuarial field and 17 years experience in defined contribution plans. She is responsible for all aspects of defined benefit and defined contribution administration, including plan asset review, compliance testing, actuarial valuations, allocations, annual filings for the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and the design and preparation of employee benefit statements. In addition, she is proficient in computer programming and various industry software applications.
Barbara has over 13 years of experience as a compensation and benefits specialist in addition to fifteen years of customer service. She has experience in all phases of total rewards including the development of compensation and benefits surveys, job analysis and job descriptions, merit increase systems, incentive programs, performance evaluation and flexible benefits. In addition, She manages the annual salary and benefits surveys conducted by our Firm for various industries.
The range of our consulting experience and skills represents many years of education, training and practical experience. Each member of our professional staff has been employed in the benefits and compensation fields for many years and typically began his/her career in insurance companies, national actuarial firms or organizations with compensation and benefits departments.
We utilize in-house state of the art computer systems and sophisticated software that enable us to provide a wide range of cost, benefit and financial information vital to the effective design and administration of employee benefits and compensation plans.
We are committed to the maintenance of the highest professional standards and performance. Our principals are directly responsible for every project or assignment.
We believe that a successful engagement begins with an in-depth understanding of the project with our clients to ensure that the objectives and issues are addressed.
Prior to the beginning of an assignment, a proposal letter is written outlining the scopes of services and estimated fees. We provide services on a fee for service basis only and do not accept commissions. Upon completion of an assignment, findings and recommendations are presented typically both in oral and written format.