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Burnham Benefits

August 25, 2016 12:57 ET

Burnham Benefits Invests in Advancing Its Best-in-Class Service With Strategic New Hire

Award-Winning Employee Benefits Brokerage Hires Technology Specialist for Online Enrollment and Technology

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2016) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services -- one of California's most dynamic employee benefits brokerage firms -- recently announced the appointment of Meagan Felish as a technology specialist. An expert in online enrollment systems, Felish will be an invaluable asset to Burnham as the company continues to advance its support and service of clients' online enrollment and HRIS systems.

"Our clients look to Burnham to provide the same high quality advice and support for their benefits technology needs as they do for the rest of their benefits programs, and Meagan will be a key to assuring that we are achieving this objective," says Steve Vilas, vice president of finance and operations at Burnham. "We're excited to have Meagan join the firm. Expanding our Human Capital Management (HCM) consulting capabilities is a key initiative for Burnham."

A solutions-focused problem-solver with a passion for the benefits industry, Felish climbed the ranks swiftly at her last employer, Beal Benefits in Scottsdale, Ariz. Starting off in customer service, she was promoted to account executive within a year, auditing and maintaining client enrollment data, assisting clients with ACA compliance and advising and troubleshooting the company's technology and online systems.

"The reputation that Burnham upholds is what led me to this organization and I am thrilled to be able to join their team," says Felish. "Through this position, we'd like to show the world and our clients we are embracing and utilizing tech to the fullest, and we are a better company for it."

With multiple offices across California and a satellite office in the Washington D.C. area, Irvine-based Burnham Benefits -- a B-Corp certified company -- is a forward-thinking employee benefits and insurance services firm. Having been nationally recognized for the last three years as Business Insurance's #1 Best Places to Work in Insurance and ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for six years running, Burnham prides itself in applying a unique blend of expert knowledge, unmatched personal service and proactive planning to create proven strategic solutions and promote a culture of wellness for its clients.

For more information about Burnham Benefits, please visit: www.burnhambenefits.com.

About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services: Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. is a privately held, full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm headquartered in Irvine, Calif. The firm is among the largest in the state to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services. With a comprehensive offering of client-first health and wellness programs, Burnham effectively manages over $1.5 billion in premiums for more than 400 clients. A certified Benefits Corporation (B Corp), the firm maintains a more than 95 percent client retention rate and has averaged 25 percent growth annually over the past 10 years. Because Burnham Benefits does not have outside shareholders, it can easily adapt and create customized solutions that fit clients' best interests -- investing in cutting-edge technology and the tools and resources needed to provide the specialized level of service that today's rapidly challenging climate demands. Its team of more than 80 highly skilled industry professionals includes in-house underwriters, compliance officers, healthcare reform consultants, communications specialists and wellness experts. Through a strategic partnership with Burnham Gibson Wealth Advisors, Inc., Burnham also provides retirement planning and wealth management services. Burnham Benefits' footprint currently spans offices in Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sacramento and San Diego, Calif., as well as a satellite office in the Washington D.C. metro area. Burnham Benefits holds national recognition as Business Insurance's #1 Best Places to Work in Insurance 2013, 2014 and 2015, has been ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for six years running. Burnham Benefits president and CEO Kristen Allison earned the Distinguished Founders Award from the Annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) in 2016. For more information, visit www.burnhambenefits.com.

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