Burnham Benefits Invites Employers to Participate in Eighth Annual Southern California Mid-Market Employee-Benefits Survey

Benchmarking Survey Allows SoCal Employers to Compare Benefits in SoCal Market and Nationwide

LOS ANGELES / IRVINE, CA (April 29, 2013) – Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in Southern California and one of the few to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services, is inviting Southern California employers to participate in a major national firm's eighth annual benchmarking survey comparing Southern California employee-benefits programs. Burnham commissions the study as part of a larger aim to deliver world-class service and provide measurable data not available with other firms. Participating firms receive comprehensive local and national comparison data at no cost.

The survey is available at until May 23, 2013.

More than 175 Southern California firms and 5,000 firms nationwide participated last year. Each firm receives an individual custom report, providing insight into hot topics such as what other employers are doing to address healthcare reform trends, cost-control strategies, wellness and disease-management trends and industry-specific data. The survey takes less than half an hour to complete and provides a comprehensive picture of how an employer's benefits program stacks up, both regionally and nationwide.

"Each mid-market employer participant receives a customized report allowing them to gauge how the market is changing or has changed in a macro-pattern. The results assist employers in more clearly understanding how their plans compare with other mid-market employers in Southern California and nationally," says Melanie Thomas, senior vice president of Burnham Benefits and an 18-year veteran of the employee benefits industry. "There are multiple opportunities to receive specific industry and market cuts across the country. Employers that understand the general trends and how their plans compare can more intelligently execute cost containment strategies, strategically recruit employees, and communicate with their employees on plan value and cost for better retention."

Survey results will be presented to the general public via webinar at 10am on June 13. For more information, call (949) 833-2983.

About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services:
Based in Irvine, Calif., Burnham Benefits Insurance Services Inc. is a leading employee benefits brokerage in California, and one of the few to specialize solely in employee benefits insurance. Kristen Allison, CEO of Burnham Benefits and a 30-year industry veteran, acquired the firm in 1995 from John Burnham Insurance Services, an Orange County mainstay for more than 50 years. Boasting the in-depth industry knowledge and Fortune 500 resources of a large firm, Burnham Benefits prides itself on retaining the flexibility, creativity and consultative service of a boutique. California employers across all industries and in various growth phases trust Burnham to provide the counsel and cutting-edge resources to meet the needs of the unique market. After steady 20 percent annual growth and 97 percent client retention for the past 10 years, the company serves more than 300 corporate clients throughout the United States and manages more than $600 million in premiums. 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 both 2011 and 2012, 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

Leslie Licano
Beyond Fifteen Communications

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