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Burnham Benefits Introduces Shannon Thaxton

IRVINE, CA (July 11, 2019) – Burnham Benefits Insurance Services – a growing industry leader in the California employee benefits brokerage space – announced that Shannon Thaxton has joined the Burnham Irvine team in the Account Executive position. Shannon excels at relationship-building and will play a role in both procuring and retaining clients for Burnham.

Shannon has experience both in benefit and retirement services — for years has been responsible for working with clients on benefits strategy through both account leadership and training and support. She is passionate about her hands-on approach that establishes a solid rapport with her clients, particularly as she works directly with clients on successful open enrollment meetings and in providing prompt responses to their needs. Shannon takes pride in identifying risks and recommending appropriate coverages to clients as needed.

Burnham stood out to Shannon in the marketplace as a firm with a solid reputation for high-quality, in-house resources and advanced consulting. The culture of a connected team founded on open communication and collaboration was an obvious next step in Shannon’s career as she sought to find a workplace where her own standards of excellence would be a match. She notes specifically the efficiencies and effectiveness created by the creative and dynamic templates available to teams to develop consistent products across teams and clients, as well as the respect that Burnham builds with carriers from a negotiation and relationship standpoint. Shannon looks forward to learning more and exploring her role with Burnham to become a more well-rounded consultant that is a resource for both the team and for clients.

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 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, 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.

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