Bill Benson is Managing Principal for Health Benefits ABCs (HBABCs), an organization offering health and aging policy, educational and strategic planning consulting services. Benson has worked on health and aging issues for four decades, including in various leadership positions in the U.S. Congress. He served in senior appointee positions at the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), including as Acting Assistant Secretary for Aging, prior to starting a consulting practice in 1998. Earlier in his career he spent 10 years with the California Department of Aging, including serving as California’s State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.
For the past 10 years he has been a consultant to CDC’s Healthy Aging Program. He also works closely on preventive services with SPARC and its Vote & Vax Initiative. HBABCs writes Critical Issue Briefs for CDC on a variety of public health and aging matters and produces podcasts on the same topics. HBABCs consults with AoA’s National Technical Resource Center for the nation’s Senior Medicare Patrol programs. HBABCs provides strategic planning, facilitation services, and technical writing and conducts evaluations for national, state and local organizations. For the past 12 years Benson has hosted First Person, a weekly series of conversations with Holocaust survivors before live audiences at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Bill Benson, Principal Health Benefits ABCs