Featured News and Events

Scott Aston to Serve as Senior Vice President and Partner at Burnham Benefits

IRVINE, CA (May 10, 2017) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services - one of California's most dynamic employee benefits brokerage firms - today announced the promotion of Scott Aston to senior vice president and partner. Aston, who joined Burnham Benefits in 2012 as a vice president, has been leveraging his extensive knowledge and experience on both the brokerage and carrier sides of the business to bring a unique and valuable perspective to clients and to the company as a whole.


Burnham Benefits Proudly Announces Steve Vilas as New Chief Financial Officer and Partner

IRVINE, CA (April 05, 2017) - Confidently entering a new phase of growth and expansion, Burnham Benefits Insurance Services -- one of California's most respected employee benefits brokerage firms -- is pleased to announce the appointment of esteemed Burnham executive Steve Vilas as chief financial officer and partner. Stepping into a new yet familiar role as the company continues to add resources and implement innovative processes to better serve its clients, the former Burnham vice president of finance and 30-year industry veteran will oversee the brokerage's financial operations as well as provide leadership for Burnham's presence in the Sacramento region.


Burnham Benefits Promotes Two New Vice Presidents Within Firm

IRVINE, CA (March 14, 2017) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services - one of California's most dynamic employee benefits brokerage firms - announced the promotion of two new vice presidents from within the firm: Rachel Aleknavicius and Helen Vits. With a 95 percent client retention rate and consistent growth throughout its 20-year history, Burnham Benefits is ranked among the top 50 benefits brokerages in the U.S. The promotion of these two well-deserving employees reflects the successful trajectory of the firm's continued growth. Read more


Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Account Executive, Ann Gedalanga

IRVINE, CA (December 12, 2016) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services - one of California's premier full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firms - today announced the appointment of new account executive Ann Gedalanga, whose 15 years of experience in benefits and human resources, deft ability to problem-solve and dedication to providing top-notch customer service will help Burnham continue its rapid growth and further its reputation of excellence. Read more


Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Account Executive, Andrea Nichelson

IRVINE, CA (November 30, 2016) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services - one of California's premier full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firms - today announced the appointment of new account executive Andrea Nichelson, whose expertise in underwriting, finance and risk management, along with her unwavering dedication to quality service, will be key in helping Burnham grow, attract and retain clients. Read more


Burnham Benefits Taps Industry Veteran for Role of Vice President, Mary Garcia

IRVINE, CA (November 15, 2016) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services - one of California's most successful employee benefits brokerage firms - today announced the appointment of new vice president Mary Garcia. Garcia's 40 years of industry expertise includes extensive knowledge of consulting, financials, compliance and 35 years of experience specifically in brokerage firms - which will not only provide a wealth of invaluable support and resources to Burnham, but also to the clients it serves. Read more


Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Vice President, Chris Krusiewicz

IRVINE, CA (October 25, 2016) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services - one of California's premier full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firms - today announced the appointment of new vice president Chris Krusiewicz, whose experience in sales, business development and client management has helped him become an emerging leader in the industry. As a vice president of Burnham, he will be responsible for new business development, attracting and retaining clients, as well as providing high-level consulting. Read more


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

IRVINE, CA (August 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. Read more


Burnham Benefits Named a 'Best Place to Work' in Orange County

IRVINE, CA (July 25, 2016) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services - one of the most highly respected industry leaders in the California employee benefits brokerage space - was recently named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Orange County, a project of the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) and Best Companies Group. An annual collaboration created in 2009, the county-wide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Orange County that benefit the county's economy, its workforce and businesses. Read more


Previous News and Events

Jul 20, 2016 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Consultant, Erin Brennan
Jul 12, 2016 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Account Manager, Sara Corp
May 31, 2016 Burnham Los Angeles Reports Record Growth for Second Straight Year
May 12, 2016 Burnham Benefits Executive Earns Prestigious Recognition From Association for Corporate Growth
Apr 21, 2016 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Account Manager, Sara Corp
Apr 11, 2016 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Account Manager, Tricia McVeigh
Mar 23, 2016 String of Promotions Reflects Burnham's Path of Success
Mar 14, 2016 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Account Manager, Mary Valdivieso
Mar 01, 2016 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Account Executive, Alexandra Dix
Feb 09, 2016 Burnham Benefits Promotes Dedicated VP Nooshin George to Partner
Feb 04, 2016 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Account Executive, Katy Edrington
Jan 13, 2016 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Account Manager, Alicia Bergsto
Oct 26, 2015 Burnham Benefits Welcomes Newest Team Member, Mailisia Lemus
Oct 06, 2015 Burnham Benefits Hires Seasoned Benefits Executive, Shannon Trevino
Sep 01, 2015 Burnham Benefits Ranks in Inc. 500|5000’s Elite List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Aug 04, 2015 Burnham Benefits Hires Seasoned Health Insurance Consultant to Serve Clients
Jul 06, 2015 Burnham Benefits and CEO Kristen Allison Receive Top Honors from Orange County Business Journal
Jun 15, 2015 Burnham Benefits Welcomes Health Insurance Expert in Broker & Client Relations
Jun 09, 2015 Valued Industry Account Executive Joins Burnham Benefits
Jun 03, 2015 Burnham Benefits Celebrates 20 Years of Growth and Success
May 28, 2015 Burnham Benefits Receives B Corp Certification
May 12, 2015 Respected Health Insurance Executive Joins Burnham Benefits
Mar 17, 2015 Burnham Benefits to Offer Workshop at 2015 Casbo Annual Conference
Oct 27, 2014 Burnham Benefits Named #1 "Best Place to Work" for the Second Consecutive Year by Business Insurance Magazine
Sep 15, 2014 Seasoned Senior Account Executive Joins Burnham Benefits
Jul 21, 2014 Seasoned Senior Account Executive Joins Burnham Benefits
May 07, 2014 Burnham Benefits Acquires Larger Office Space In Downtown Los Angeles
Apr 07, 2014 Burnham Benefits and G2 Establish Business Alliance
Apr 07, 2014 Sunwest Bank, Burnham Gibson Financial Group and Burnham Benefits Insurance Services Form Alliance
Mar 25, 2014 Burnham Benefits Expands Sacramento Presence With Key New Hires
Mar 04, 2014 Burnham Benefits Expands Into Sacramento Area, Hires New Vice President To Lead Local Growth Initiatives
Jan 28, 2014 Burnham Benefits Establishes Unique Partnership With California Trucking Association Health and Welfare Trust
Jan 22, 2014 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Hire in Northern California
Nov 13, 2013 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Account Executive, Rachel Aleknavicius
Oct 14, 2013 Burnham Benefits Expands Its Los Angeles Office with Addition of New Account Executive Maria Talamantez
Sep 17, 2013 Burnham Benefits Welcomes Two New Hires to Growing Team in Northern California
Aug 26, 2013 Burnham Benefits Ranked #1 "Best Place To Work" By Orange County Business Journal For Third Consecutive Year
Jul 30, 2013 Burnham Rolls Out Leading HR Resource to Clients: ThinkHR Live
Jul 29, 2013 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Vice President, Bill Thomas
Jun 10, 2013 Burnham Benefits Helps Clients Prepare for Looming "Play vs. Pay" Requirements
May 29, 2013 Burnham Benefits Expands Wellness Program Service with New Account Executive, Cathy Rodriguez
May 05, 2013 Burnham Benefits Road-Tests Client Wellness Programs With 2nd Annual Team Health Fitness Challenge
Apr 30, 2013 Burnham Benefits Insurance Services and Drinker Biddle Sign On as Corporate Sponsors of the Newest Community of the CFO Alliance
Apr 29, 2013 Burnham Benefits Invites Employers to Participate in Eighth Annual Southern California Mid-Market Employee-Benefits Survey
Apr 15, 2013 Burnham Benefits Hires New Account Executive, Maggie Lepore
Apr 02, 2013 Burnham Benefits Expands To Northern California With New Senior Leadership To Spearhead Growth In The Region
Mar 25, 2013 Burnham Benefits and Burnham Gibson Grow Impressively in 2012, Poised for Continued Success in 2013
Feb 27, 2013 Burnham Benefits Announces New Addition To Compliance Team
Jan 28, 2013 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Hire To Expanding Team
Jan 21, 2013 Burnham Benefits Sponsors Business Outlook Event Presented by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the Paul Merage School of Business at UCI
Jan 14, 2013 Burnham Benefits Names New Vice President, Janet Vreeland
Nov 14, 2012 Burnham Benefits Ranked #1 "Best Place To Work" By Orange County Business Journal For 2nd Consecutive Year
Nov 13, 2012 Burnham Benefits' Rose Hook Named a "Rising Star" of the Advising Industry by EBA Magazine
Oct 29, 2012 Burnham Benefits Names Two New Partners
Oct 03, 2012 Burnham Benefits Announces Results of 2012 Southern California Employee-Benefits Benchmarking Survey
Aug 29, 2012 Burnham Benefits Pioneers Employee-Wellness Program Using Cutting-Edge Audio-Based Fitness Coaching and Training Tool
Aug 23, 2012 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Vice President, Scott Aston
Aug 07, 2012 Burnham Benefits Welcomes Ann Stawicki As Its Newest Senior Account Manager
Jun 26, 2012 Burnham Benefits Expects California’s Autism Coverage Requirement To Increase Medical Insurance Costs
Jun 13, 2012 Burnham Benefits To Present Results Of Southern California Mid-Market Employee Benefits Survey
May 30, 2012 Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Account Executive, Andrea Pappas
Mar 14, 2012 Burnham Benefits Owner and President Named Enterprising Woman of The Year
Feb 08, 2012 Burnham Gibson and Burnham Benefits Earned Record Gains in 2011 with Unique Employee-Benefits and Financial Services Partnership
Feb 01, 2012 Burnham Benefits Designated A Women's Business EnterpriseBy The Women's Business Enterprise National Council
Nov 09, 2011 Burnham Benefits Senior Account Executive Appointed President of The Employee Benefits Planning Association of Southern California
Sep 23, 2011 Orange County Business Journal Names Burnham Benefits "Best Place to Work"
Jul 11, 2011 Burnham Benefits Helps Raise Nearly $50,000 for Insuring the Children
Oct 01, 2011 Available Now: Get Specialty International Coverage Instantly on burnhambenefits.com.
Sep 20, 2011 Rose Hook Joins Burnham Benefits as Producer, Opening a New Corporate Office in Los Angeles
May 27, 2011 Ed Bray Joins Burnham Benefits as Director of Compliance toLead Health Care Reform Compliance Efforts
Apr 06, 2011 Burnham Gibson Financial Group Debuts As Orange County’s Newest Full-Service Financial Services Firm
Feb 05, 2011 Doug Ramsthel Joins Burnham Benefits as Vice President, Bringing Additional Cost Control Strategies to Clients
Dec 20, 2010 Burnham Benefits Reviews the Top 10 Health Benefits Trends of 2010
Aug 01, 2009 Benefits Bulletin - Medicare Secondary Payer Notice; COBRA Premium Subsidy Answers for Employers: Taxability and Recapture; New Kinds of Primary Care
Apr 01, 2009 Benefits Bulletin - ARRA Modifies HIPAA Rules; Michelle’s Law: Dependent Coverage During a Medical Leave From College; New I‐9 Form Now Required; FAQs for Employers About COBRA Premium Reduction Under ARRA