Eric Parmenter – Author of “STOP! – 21 Stops to Reduce Stress and Enhance Joy”

Eric Parmenter - STOP! Book - VirmediusBehind “Stop!”

Eric Parmenter’s “STOP!” book is not a book about health, wellness, stress reduction, diet, and exercise. There are thousands of books on those topics. “STOP!” is not fundamentally a business or a self-help book. Eric Parmenter’s “STOP!”, based on the latest behavioral and brain science, is designed to help you figure out what you can STOP doing to create more space in your life to enhance your joy, well-being, and productivity so that you can live a life on purpose. Parmenter, a top healthcare consultant, candidly shares his personal experiences that prompted him to write this useful book, an easy, but thought-provoking read.

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He has a clear two-fold purpose behind “STOP!” — 1) to change the health of the nation by changing the way employers provide health benefits for their employees and, 2) to empower healthcare professionals to live a life of purpose, joy, and well-being.

Eric Parmenter is a 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry as an executive and consultant with a mission to change the health of the nation by changing the way healthcare is delivered. Far too many healthcare workers, from nurses to doctors to administrators, and hospitality folks are burned out and overwhelmed with stress and poor health. However, so are the patients and guests they serve. The healthcare system is broken— the cost is too high and the quality too low. This robs employees of higher wages and puts their health at risk.

Colleagues and clients consider Eric Parmenter an established national expert on health benefits and the health care ‘system’. Eric focuses on health plan strategy, design, prevention care, productivity, and behavioral economics.

Eric Parmenter is an award-winning author and serves as Senior Vice President of Employer Solutions and Tennessee Market President at Evolent Health, which has earned many accolades, including:

  • Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2013
  • America’s Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2014
  • Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For (#3), Glassdoor, 2015
  • Highest Rated CEOs – Small & Medium Companies (#1 Frank Williams CEO), Glassdoor, 2015
  • America’s Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2015

Eric Parmenter has authored more than twenty articles on health and benefit related topics. Here are some articles available for download here:

About the Author:

Eric Parmenter is married and has seven kids, six grandsons, and one granddaughter. He lives in historic Franklin, Tennessee, but also likes to travel. He enjoys history, architecture, and baseball. Eric grew up in Lincoln and Champaign, Illinois and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business of Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Eric Parmenter has a whole bunch of letters behind his name because he is a lifetime learner and has taken many courses and tests over the years earning the following professional designations:

  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)
  • Registered Health Underwriter (RHU)
  • Registered Employee Benefit Consultant (REBC)
  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resource Management (SPHR)

Eric was a volunteer docent for the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and is working on his bucket list to visit as many of his designed properties as possible and to go to every major league baseball park (about halfway there).

He also owns Late Bloomer Press, a publishing company, that helps a select few authors with a passion for their subject matter but lack the skills to self-publish and do not have the good fortune of working with a publisher, get their book published.

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