Burnham Benefits Named a 'Best Place to Work' in Orange County

California Employee Benefits Brokerage Earns Recognition by Orange County Business Journal

IRVINE, CA (July 25, 2016) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services - one of the most highly respected industry leaders in the California employee benefits brokerage space - was recently named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Orange County, a project of the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) and Best Companies Group. An annual collaboration created in 2009, the county-wide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Orange County that benefit the county's economy, its workforce and businesses.

"Winning this award proves that we're doing something right," says Kristen Allison, president and CEO of Burnham Benefits. "We're passionate about cultivating a positive company culture and I think that's what has ultimately made us successful. Our team members feel empowered and are enthusiastic about their jobs - and our clients appreciate that."

Organizations from across the county entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Orange County. The first part consisted of evaluating each employer's workplace policies, practices and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data to determine the final ranking.

"We are honored by this recognition and will continue to make the satisfaction of our employees - as well as our clients - a top priority," says Allison.

Since acquiring Burnham Benefits in 1995, Allison has found that her employees do their best when they are engaged in their work and passionate about their individual roles, further passing that satisfaction along to clients in the form of incomparable service and positive attitudes. In addition to a strong work-life balance, Burnham Benefits employees experience added perks like eco-friendly, bright offices with well-tended greenery, a fully stocked kitchen, catered lunches and birthday and holiday events.

In addition to earning OCBJ's "Best Place to Work in Orange County" ranking, Burnham has also been named a "Best Place to Work" by Business Insurance Magazine for multiple years.

Using industry best practices, the latest technology and its robust team of in-house experts, Burnham Benefits delivers a variety of services including health plan design, analytics, wellness program planning and management, health care reform and compliance consulting, employee communications and enrollment and pension and executive benefits planning.

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 over $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, Inc., 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, 2014 and 2015, has been ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for five years running. Burnham Benefits president and CEO Kristen Allison earned the Distinguished Founders Award from the Annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) in 2016. For more information, visit

Leslie Licano
Beyond Fifteen Communications

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