employee benefits News

Suhr Names Dershimer Vice President of Employee Benefits in California

Suhr Risk Services has named Jed Dershimer vice president of employee benefits in San Jose, Calif. Dershimer previously worked at Hays Companies, ADP and Verizon, in addition to a lengthy prior stint with Suhr. He specializes in architecting and implementing …

Lockton Adds Gabriel, Koslowski to Employee Benefits Team in Milwaukee

Independent insurance broker Lockton, has added Account Executive Tom Gabriel and Senior Account Manager Lori Koslowski to the employee benefits team in its Milwaukee office. Gabriel joins Lockton with more than 25 years of experience in the employee benefits’ arena. …

NFP Acquires Cincinnati, Ohio-Based Benefit Resources

National Financial Partners Corp. (NFP), a provider of benefits, property/casualty and life insurance, and wealth management services, announced it has acquired Benefit Resources Inc., a Cincinnati-based insurance consulting and brokerage firm that has been a member of NFP’s Benefits Partners …

Lockton Adds Cooke, Haye to Employee Benefits Practice in Chicago

Lockton has two employee benefits experts to its Chicago operation. Joining Lockton in vice president, producer roles are David Cooke and Mark Haye. Both will be responsible for business development and client strategy at the privately held, independent insurance broker. …

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Benefits Brokerage, Insurance Point

Itasca, Ill.-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Insurance Point LLC in St. Charles, Ill. and Salt Lake City, Utah.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Insurance Point offers employee benefit consultation and insurance brokerage services for healthcare systems and hospitals throughout …

Firms Dropping Birth Control Coverage Must Inform Employees

Closely held companies that decide to drop insurance coverage of birth control for religious reasons have 60 days to tell their employees after they end the benefits, the Obama administration said. The Supreme Court ruled last month that the U.S. …

Lockton Adds Behrens to Employee Benefits Practice in Kansas City

Lockton has expanded its national employee benefits practice with the addition of Scott Behrens, J.D., as assistant vice president, compliance attorney in Lockton Benefit Group’s compliance services practice. He is based in Kansas City, Mo. Behrens provides advice on ERISA …

Heffernan Names De La Rosa as Director in California

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Heffernan Insurance Brokers named Jani De La Rosa as director of employee benefits and senior vice president. De La Rosa  will be responsible for managing benefit program designs, benefit strategies and business development.  De La Rosa will also serve …

Ilinets Named Vice President of Hub’s San Francisco Commercial Markets

Hub International Insurance Services Inc. named Artem Ilinets vice president in the San Francisco, Calif. commercial division. Ilinet’s primary role with Hub will be the deployment of risk aversive insurance solutions for business clients throughout the state. Prior to Hub, …

Cassidy Joins Flanigan-Leavitt in Nevada

Brian Cassidy has joined Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency in Reno, Nev. and will specialize in commercial insurance and employee benefits. Cassidy has over 12 years of experience in insurance with a focus on the manufacturing, ski resort, golf course/resort, aerospace, agriculture, …