Benefits Leader, IMA Texas
Michael arrived at IMA in late 2003, with a focus on employee benefits planning and design for small, medium and large companies. Since he began working at IMA, he has completed the National Alliance School for Producer Development, obtained his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation along with the Group Benefits Associate (GBA) and Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) designations. In 2010, Waldman became a partner of Waldman Bros., as well as president of Employee Benefits. In May of 2016, Michael was named Executive Vice President of IMA Inc.’s expanded Benefits & Total Rewards division.
Michael’s career has been characterized by a unique ability to think creatively as it pertains to employee benefits plans. He has been very successful in helping clients minimize benefits costs by implementing innovative plan designs that are beneficial to the employer and employee, while helping to reduce the overall claims exposure for his clients through a variety of initiatives. His primary goal is helping employers plan ahead by helping create a successful program that aids in attracting and retaining highly qualified talent for their organizations. He has also worked with carriers and providers to create state-of-the-art products to help manage benefits spending among clientele.
Michael loves spending time with his wife and three young children. He enjoys travel and is happy anywhere from the mountains to the beach. He is a tech junkie who also loves to sing and play the guitar and ukulele.