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Burnham Benefits Insurance Services

December 02, 2013 14:28 ET

Burnham Benefits Ranked #1 "Best Place to Work" by Business Insurance Magazine

California Employee Benefits Brokerage Recognized by Top Industry Publication

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2013) -  Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, one of California's largest employee benefits and brokerage firms, ranked first in Business Insurance Magazine's special report on the best places to work in 2013. Business Insurance Magazine is a nationally recognized publication; the program was open to all publicly or privately held insurance-related organizations that had at least 25 employees working in the United States as of June 30. Burnham took home a first place trophy in the small employer category defined as an employer with 25 to 249 employees. 

"Our priority is to provide employees with an exceptional workplace and an uplifting environment where they can grow personally and professionally," says Kristen Allison, owner and CEO of Burnham Benefits. "People aren't pigeonholed into one role; we offer flexibility and hybrid positions to help our employees feel rewarded. When our employees are happy, they do their best work and pass that positivity and incomparable service onto our clients."

In return for its efforts to achieve a high level of client and employee satisfaction, Burnham basks in its ability to attract the industry's best consultants. Employees are encouraged to create their own career paths and advance at a pace that promotes work/life balance. Staffers thrive in the upbeat, friendly environment and supportive company culture. 

Bright, clean, eco-friendly surroundings facilitate optimal client service. Employees enjoy a stocked kitchen, catered weekly lunches, birthday parties, gifts and prizes for achievement. Good will is also spread by Burnham's practice of matching employees' personal charitable donations of up to $500. This reflects Burnham's mission to give back to its community.

In addition to earning Business Insurance Magazine's #1 "Best Place to Work" ranking, Burnham has been awarded "Best Place to Work" by Orange County Business Journal for three years running.

Burnham retains a top-notch team of 63 employee-benefits consultants to serve its clients. Highly skilled team members guide companies across a range of industries through the changing healthcare reform landscape. Clients benefit significantly from Burnham's expertise in pay-or-play modeling, Cadillac tax modeling/benefit planning and wellness plan design and implementation. Burnham offers solutions to improve health and drive costs down. Along with its partner, Burnham Gibson Financial Group -- a full-service financial firm headquartered in Irvine -- the brokerage serves mid- and large-sized employers throughout California. Burnham provides expert advocacy, education, preparation and long-term strategy to its clientele.

ABOUT BURNHAM BENEFITS INSURANCE SERVICES: Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Burnham Benefits Insurance Services Inc. is a leading employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm in California. Kristen Allison, CEO of Burnham Benefits and a 30-year industry veteran, acquired the firm in 1995 from John Burnham Insurance Services, and has maintained 20 percent annual growth and 98 percent client retention for the past 10 years. California employers trust Burnham to provide the counsel and cutting-edge resources to meet changing market needs. Boasting in-depth industry knowledge and Fortune 500 resources, the firm prides itself on flexibility, creativity and consultative service to manage more than $1 billion in premiums for its growing list of 300 corporate clients. Working with its colleagues at Burnham Gibson Financial Group, 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. Named Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal in 2011, 2012, and 2013, the company has four offices in California: Irvine, San Rafael, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, as well as offices in Oregon and the Washington D.C. metro area. For more information, visit

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