Trisha Ball’s Background
With over 19 years of extensive experience to her name, Trisha Ball is an expert in the areas of funeral services and employee benefits. Currently, Trisha serves as a Prearrangement Specialist for Washburn-McReavy, a funeral services provider that diligently serves families in the Minneapolis area.
Trisha attended Metropolitan State University where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. This educational background has helped her move into a career focused on helping others through benefit administration and consultation. Trisha has also been certified with a Life and Health Producer’s License from the Minnesota Department of Commerce since 2004.
Trisha Ball is dedicated to helping others through her work, which began in employee benefits. Her first role was as a Benefits Administrator at Hammel, Green, & Abrahamson, where she began learning the employee benefits industry. In this role, Trisha facilitated the daily enrollments, changes, terminations, and took part in the annual renewal process during open enrollment for employee benefits, while also working closely with payroll departments to generate monthly benefit audits and other monthly reports of benefits.
After working in this role for three years, Trisha Ball became a Benefits Analyst at Mercer Health & Benefits, where she acted as an account manager for multiple accounts ranging in size from 400 to 4,000 lives. She provided assistance on daily tasks and helped to create a wellness program for a client with multiple locations across Minnesota. Trisha Ball spent three years in the brokerage industry before stepping into the role of Client Sales Consultant/Client Executive at Metlife.
In her new role, Trisha became responsible for sales and servicing client accounts. The accounts that she was responsible for varied in size, from 500 to 13,000 covered lives. She managed $25 million in business and was the consultant for clients when dealing with renewals and plan performance. She worked with a customer on a Six Sigma project to understand gaps in efficiency around the leave management program and created plans with the disability claims management teams to streamline the process. She proved her consulting and sales skills when she qualified for a Leaders Conference by adding an additional $8 million to existing book on a Dental renewal.
Trisha Ball continued to work in sales, employee benefit, and project management roles throughout her career. Trisha held the position of Senior Employee Benefits Analyst at CentraCare Health. In this role, she managed matters related to employee benefit plans, benefit law, benefit billing reconciliation, HRA and HSA plan administration, new employee orientations, COBRA and FSA administration, as well as wellness plan development. During her tenure, she also worked on a team that implemented a biometric screening process as part of a wellness plan. She then managed the biometric screening process with in-house nursing staff working the project to provide screenings for over 10,000 employees.
These experiences in employee benefits have exposed Trisha Ball to a wide variety of industries. Through this exposure, Trisha has acquired an extensive knowledge base pertaining to different healthcare plans and overall benefit plan design and administration. Given her multi-faceted background, Trisha was approached by Funeral Director’s Life to become a Prearrangement Specialist with Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels. In this role, Trisha helps families navigate the difficult but necessary task of planning for their funeral arrangements. Additionally, she has extensive experience in Veteran’s Memorial benefits as well as the steps of planning a healing and meaningful funeral. While some families find this topic difficult to discuss, she finds that each family feels a sense of relief after they have taken the step to plan for their funeral wishes in advance.
To glean further insight into the “why” behind what Trisha Ball does and the benefits of prearrangement planning, be sure to visit her blog page regularly.
A note from Trisha Ball:
As a Pre-planning Specialist at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels, I can walk you and your family through your options and help create a plan that brings healing and peace of mind to you and your family. Planning ahead also saves you money. Many families are not aware that they can fund their funeral plans in advance, which reduces the impact of cost inflation! Planning ahead also allows you to pay for your funeral expenses over time, and with flexible payment options.
To get started with your own or a loved one’s prearranged funeral plan, contact me at (612) 400-6956 or (763) 568-4194.
I am here to serve you!