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Guest Bio

Nick is the Practice Leader for Intellectual Capital in Lockton’s Global Benefits Practice. He is responsible for developing and maintaining comprehensive global benefits resources, including compliance, statutory requirements, market practice, and benchmarking. He ensures that Lockton’s global consultants effectively leverage the firm’s data and information resources to address the needs of their multinational clients.


He manages a team of research consultants who work with Lockton global offices to develop statutory and market practice information on employee benefits provisions around the world. Nick also works directly with multinational clients to develop, implement, and support international employee benefits strategies, including local employee benefits, business travel and expatriate programs, regional plan consolidation, and multinational pooling and captives.

Nick brings to Lockton a well-rounded professional and academic background. His professional experience includes extensive international consulting and research work with multinational clients and establishing and managing affiliate relationships. He has presented at numerous professional conferences and contributed to leading industry publications on international benefits topics. His academic experience includes faculty positions and French and Francophone studies at Macalester College, Bucknell University, and Duke University.

Nick is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and Italian. He also has experience in web and graphic design. In his down time, he participates in charity bicycle races and marathons. 

Professional Designations and Affiliations

  • ™  Diploma in International Employee Benefits (DipIEB)

  • ™  Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)

  • ™  Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)

  • ™  Certificate in Global Benefits Management (IFEBP)

  • ™  Certificate in International Benefits (IBIS Academy)

  • ™  Life, Accident, and Health Insurance License

Episode Guest:

Nick Dobelbower,PhD.

Vice President &

Practice Leader

Lockton Global Benefits

Does Your 401(k) Plan Work Outside The U.S.?

Guest: Nicholas Dobelbower, PhD, CEBS, DipIEB, GPHR

Just a preview of things to come, your 401(k), it doesn’t work outside the U.S.!  So, let’s go for a trip around the globe to discuss the topics, trends and concepts employers who have employees outside the US should be aware of.  With me I have Nick Dobelbower, PhD, CEBS, DipIEB, GPHR, Vice President and Regional Practice Leader in Lockton’s Global Benefits Group.  Whether you have newly acquired international employees or you have been deeply involved with global retirement benefits, or you are just curious what goes on in other countries, this is an incredibily valuable episode.  We touch on considerations for employers who are looking to harmonize retirement benefits levels on a global basis, things to know before making any changes to non-US retirement benefits programs and plenty of examples to help you along the way! 


As a reminder, several episodes, including this one have either been pre-approved or submitted for HR recertification credits by SHRM or HRCI.  Click here to see the full list of episodes and simple steps to listen, learn and earn your recertification credits. 

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