Burnham Benefits Ranks in Inc. 500|5000’s Elite List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Orange County-Based Benefits Brokerage Firm Makes the Prestigious List for Fourth Consecutive Year

IRVINE, CA (September 01, 2015) – Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, one of the largest employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms in California, has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year in Inc. Magazine’s ninth annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Up significantly from last year’s 4055 ranking, Burnham rose to number 3726—a reflection of the company’s high caliber of services and expertise in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services.

“We are once again honored to be on this select list, which represents a comprehensive assessment of the most important segment of the economy: America’s independent entrepreneurs,” says Burnham Benefits President and CEO Kristen Allison, who as a young woman worked her way up through the ranks, from a sales representative on the carrier side to a successful business owner. “We often forget—or take for granted—that this country of unlimited opportunities was built by pioneering self-starters who had a vision for our future. This annual list serves as a subtle yet significant reminder.”

Recently recognized by the Orange County Business Journal for outstanding achievements in business, Burnham Benefits has experienced consistent growth at an average rate of 25 percent each year for the past decade. Today, with a team of 80 skilled professionals who manage more than $1.5 billion in premiums out of offices in Orange County, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sacramento and San Diego, as well as satellites in the Washington D.C.-metro area, Burnham Benefits has become the largest female-owned employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm in the western region and is repeatedly named one of the best places to work in Orange County and the benefits industry.

The 2015 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2015. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011, be privately held, for profit and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million.

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 97 percent client retention rate and has averaged 25 percent growth every year 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 challenging climate demands. Its team of more than 75 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 Financial Group, Burnham also provides retirement planning and wealth management services. Burnham Benefits’ footprint currently spans offices in Orange County, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sacramento and San Diego, Calif., as well as satellites in the Washington D.C. metro area. Burnham Benefits holds national recognition as Business Insurance’s #1 Best Place 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. For more information, visit

Leslie Licano
Beyond Fifteen Communications

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