SOURCE: Burnham Benefits Insurance Services

Burnham Benefits Insurance Services

April 19, 2011 13:08 ET

Burnham Benefits Expands Market Presence With New East Coast Corporate Office

Expansion Accommodates Growth in the Region and Strengthens Support for Area Clients

IRVINE, CA and TYSONS CORNER, VA--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in Southern California and one of the few to specialize solely in benefits consulting and brokerage services, has expanded its reach with an additional corporate office in Tysons Corner, Va. -- a presence that accommodates significant growth in the region and strengthens the firm's ability to provide East Coast clients with superior service. Having an office near Washington, DC, the pulse of the nation's evolving healthcare reform legislation will also offer Burnham a major advantage in quickly adapting to industry changes.

"Burnham Benefits' presence in Washington, DC's metro area underscores our commitment to providing East Coast clients with outstanding support and a full spectrum of services," says Kristen Allison, President of Burnham Benefits. "We anticipate substantial growth in the region and are putting the infrastructure in place to support that growth and to deliver the big-firm capabilities our customers have come to expect from us. Our trademark is providing the in-depth industry knowledge and Fortune 500 resources of a large firm alongside the flexibility, creativity and consultative service of a boutique. Proximity to clients in this area is an integral part of providing that degree of quality and accessible service in the fast-growing region."

Strategic placement of the satellite office near the legislature puts Burnham at the heart of changes in healthcare reform as they happen. Remaining two steps ahead of competitors will help Burnham Benefits and its clients anticipate change and adapt well.

Burnham Benefits Insurance Services is known for its research-driven services, which cull from actuarial data and company-specific information with in-house support from underwriters, attorneys, compliance officers and communications specialists. This tailored approach is enhanced through the company's commitment to adopting the latest software, the freshest ideas and the most current online enrollment and administration systems to keep clients lean and nimble. Burnham Benefits has proven its uncommon ability to successfully meet the complex needs of the private equity marketplace; companies experiencing high growth and high-volume expansion; and those planning for mergers or acquisitions. It is committed to bringing maximum value and cost control to benefit programs, along with new resources for fostering health and wellness in the workforce through incentives and other innovative programs.

Burnham has grown at an impressive rate of over 20 percent per year for the past 10 years, with an ongoing controlled-growth goal of doubling every four to five years. In addition to the Tysons Corner, Va., office, the firm is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and maintains offices in Oregon as well as Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Calif.

The East Coast office has already inspired tremendous response since opening its doors in fall 2010. The significant area growth means Burnham Benefits is seeking talented consultants and producers to broaden its capabilities and accommodate continued expansion. Candidates for the consultant and producer positions at Burnham Benefits Insurance Services should contact the company at info@burnhambenefits.com.

ABOUT BURNHAM BENEFITS INSURANCE SERVICES: Based in Irvine, Calif., Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc., is one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in Southern California and one of the few to specialize solely in employee benefits. Kristen Allison, President of Burnham Benefits and a 30-year industry veteran, acquired the firm in 1995 from John Burnham Insurance Services, an Orange County mainstay for more than 50 years. Boasting the in-depth industry knowledge and Fortune 500 resources of a large firm, Burnham Benefits prides itself on retaining the flexibility, creativity and consultative service of a boutique. After steady growth of 20 percent annually for the past 10 years, the company serves more than 280 corporate clients throughout the United States and manages more than $300 million in premiums. Working with its colleagues at Burnham Gibson Financial Services, and having the added expertise of in-house underwriters, compliance officers, and communications specialists, Burnham Benefits provides an integrated approach to managing a client's full spectrum of employee benefits. The company has three offices in California: Irvine, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara; as well as offices in Oregon and the Washington, D.C. metro area. For more information, visit www.BurnhamBenefits.com.

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