Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Account Executive, Rachel Aleknavicius

Seasoned Account Executive Will Support the Firm's Continued Growth

IRVINE, CA (November 13, 2013) – Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in California and one of the few to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services, welcomes Rachel Aleknavicius as its newest senior account executive. Aleknavicius has been brought on to support the firm's development of competitive, affordable and compliant employee benefit programs for its growing client base.

Aleknavicius will utilize her 12-years of experience to identify client needs and develop alternative solutions for employee benefit plans, enabling employers to reduce costs and remain compliant with new healthcare reform laws.

"There are tremendous opportunities in today's market for the creation of innovative benefit programs, both in the public- and private-sectors—and Rachel has experience with both," says Kristen Allison, owner and CEO of Burnham Benefits Insurance Services and a 30-year veteran of the employee benefits industry. "With her consumer-driven health plan knowledge, Rachel can intuitively offer leading-edge strategy development for companies of all sizes, especially in the realm of healthcare reform." 

Aleknavicius was drawn to Burnham Benefits' company culture, which offers its valued employees endless opportunities, resources and support to enhance their careers, while encouraging them to grow personally as well.

"Joining the Burnham team provides the opportunity for me to leverage my group health, carrier and welfare consulting background," says Aleknavicius. "I'm looking forward to designing competitive benefit plans, cultivating new business, and navigating our mid- and large-sized clients through the complexities of the healthcare landscape."

Burnham's unique model enhances the traditional service offerings of a brokerage by adding the personal touch of a consulting firm, and sets itself apart with the added expertise of in-house underwriters, compliance officers, communication specialists and wellness experts. To learn more about Burnham's services, visit

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, communications specialists and wellness experts, 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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