Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Account Manager, Alicia Bergsto

Award-winning Employee Benefits Brokerage Firm Expands with New Hire

IRVINE, CA (January 13, 2016) – Burnham Benefits Insurance Services—one of California's most successful employee benefits brokerage firms—today announced the appointment of new account manager Alicia Bergsto, who will provide expertise in the full spectrum of strategic and tactical benefits solutions Burnham offers its clients.

“We are very fortunate to have Alicia join the Burnham team,” says Kristen Allison, president and CEO of Burnham Benefits. “As an industry professional who brings familiar knowledge of presentation and pricing negotiation, as well as both provider issues and claims resolution, she is exemplary of Burnham’s versatile proven professionals and we look forward to growing with her.”

Prior to joining Burnham, Bergsto served as an associate consultant with Health Net, Inc., where she worked in partnership with senior consultants developing and maintaining strong client partnerships with large group brokers.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a highly regarded firm and further my career in the employee benefits industry,” says Alicia, who for seven years worked on the carrier side of the insurance industry and is a current member of the Orange County Benefits Council. “What ultimately drew me to the company, in fact, were my experiences with Burnham while I was with Health Net—which were always so positive. Kristen Allison has created an environment that truly nurtures business relationships while at the same time supporting and encouraging employees to achieve their highest goals.”

As a forward-thinking organization that supports individual’s goals and career paths, Burnham continues to grow its book of business and is always looking for respected talent in the industry. Burnham has created a unique and collaborative corporate culture where everyone feels valued for their expertise, and it is reflected in their dedication to providing best-in-class service to clients. Burnham Benefits, a B-Corp certified company, holds national recognition as Business Insurance's #1 Best Places 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.

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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 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 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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