Burnham Benefits Ranked #1 "Best Place To Work" By Orange County Business Journal For Third Consecutive Year

OCBJ's Survey of Employees and Managers Named Burnham's Work Environment #1 Among Small Companies

IRVINE, CA (August 26, 2013) – Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, one of the largest employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms in California, has placed first for the third year in a row in the Orange County Business Journal's annual ranking of  best places to work. Burnham Benefits topped the small business category.

"The talent and expertise of the Burnham Benefits team is our most important asset, and we make sure to cultivate a positive environment for every member of the team," says Kristen Allison, CEO and owner of Burnham Benefits. "We believe that our core business only thrives when our employees know they're respected and valued; and that our happy and productive employees are what drives Burnham's best-in-class client service."

Burnham's ability to attract and retain the best staff in the industry derives from the firm's philosophy to put employees first. Every employee has the opportunity to create his or her own career path, advancing at a pace that works best for their work/life balance and plays to their professional strengths. Employees enjoy an eco-friendly office space, which reflects the firm's general attitude of responsibility. The office surroundings are bright and clean, providing an upbeat and supportive environment for optimal client service. There are catered lunches each week, as well as birthday parties, holiday gifts, a stocked kitchen and fun prizes to recognize achievement. The company's mission to give back to its community is reflected in its commitment to matching employees' personal charitable donations of up to $500.

Burnham Benefits elevates the service offerings of a traditional brokerage by marrying them with the personal touch of a consulting firm—setting itself apart with a reputation for client advocacy, education, preparation and long-term strategy. The full-service benefits firm and its team of 48 employee-benefits consultants serves as a valuable partner for companies navigating a changing landscape and Healthcare Reform. Their expertise in pay-or-play modeling, Cadillac tax modeling/benefit planning and wellness plan design and implementation help round out the group's unparalleled in-house resources which offer companies solutions for improving health and driving costs down. Along with its partner, Burnham Gibson Financial Group – a full-service financial firm headquartered in Irvine – the brokerage serves mid- to large-employers throughout California, providing a rounded approach to managing a client's full spectrum of employee benefits.

About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services:
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Burnham Benefits Insurance Services Inc. is  a leading employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm in California. Kristen Allison, CEO of Burnham Benefits and a 30-year industry veteran, acquired the firm in 1995 from John Burnham Insurance Services, and has maintained 20 percent annual growth and 98 percent client retention for the past 10 years. California employers trust Burnham to provide the counsel and cutting-edge resources to meet changing market needs. Boasting in-depth industry knowledge and Fortune 500 resources, the firm prides itself on flexibility, creativity and consultative service to manage more than $1 billion in premiums for its growing list of 300 corporate clients. 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 2011, 2012, and 2013, 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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