SOURCE: Burnham Benefits

Burnham Benefits

April 11, 2016 11:00 ET

Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Account Manager

Industry Veteran Ushers In New Forward-Thinking Programs for Trucking and Logistics Specialization

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2016) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services -- one of California's most successful employee benefits brokerage firms -- today announced the appointment of its new senior account manager, Tricia McVeigh. She will work beside vice president, Bill Thomas in the trucking, transportation and logistics sector. An industry veteran, McVeigh has more than 30 years of experience managing client relationships and developing strategic solutions.

"I am thrilled to be working with Tricia and finding new and improved ways to deliver benefits for employees in the trucking industry," says Bill Thomas. "Tricia has a reputation of creative excellence and I am certain that we will be able to create an innovative specialized market for this industry."

The trucking industry has historically experienced challenges related to securing affordable coverage. In 2014, Burnham announced its consultative partnership with the California Trucking Association Health and Welfare Trust (CTAHWT), an independent healthcare benefits buying pool sponsored by the CTA. Within this role, Burnham has focused on supporting the trust's selling agencies and has helped the trust's leadership to better manage the program. Burnham continues to work with the CTA and other trucking and logistics leadership entities to craft additional innovative benefits solutions for their constituency, satisfying the benefits needs of individual companies. In just two short years, dozens of individual trucking and logistics companies have come to trust Burnham as their benefits adviser because of Burnham's keen understanding of the unique challenges they face and ability to provide effective solutions. 

"The trucking industry is incredibly unique in that there are various needs and wellness cultures within it," said Kristen Allison, president and CEO of Burnham Benefits. "Tricia's compassion for individual lifestyles intrinsic to trucking, logistics and transportation clients makes her a natural fit for the role. I look forward to seeing how she and Bill will innovate and build ideas to improve what the industry delivers to its employees."

McVeigh has worked closely with key producing agents and their clients to handle both marketing to and retention of new business and data management. Before joining Burnham, she served as a senior analyst at Benefits Exchange Alliance, and prior to that she was a VP at The LBL Group, Insurance & Financial Planning. McVeigh has been licensed through the California Department of Insurance since 1984 and has been certified through the California Partnership for Long-Term Care since 1994.

"Burnham's reputation in the marketplace is what really drew me to the company," says Tricia. "I look forward to stepping into a new role of building business and working with the team to create programs that deliver benefits to groups who have experienced change."

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 more than $1.5 billion in premiums for more than 400 clients. A certified Benefits Corporation (B Corp), the firm maintains a more than 97 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 Financial Group, 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 and 2014 and has been ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for five years running. For more information, visit www.burnhambenefits.com.

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