Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Account Executive, Katy Edrington

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IRVINE, CA (February 4, 2016) – Burnham Benefits Insurance Services—one of California's most successful employee benefits brokerage firms—today announced the appointment of new senior account executive Katy Edrington, whose years of client management experience and compliance expertise will support the company’s work with its growing roster of local and national clients. “We are excited to have Katy join the Burnham team,” says Kristen Allison, president and CEO of Burnham Benefits. “She has a reputation of building solid client relationships and brings with her incredible knowledge of health, wellness and ACA compliance, as well as her CEBS designation. Her experience is consistent with the talent Burnham attracts, and will certainly be of benefit to our valued clients.” Before joining Burnham Benefits, Edrington, a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, spent almost a decade at USI of Southern California managing client health and welfare programs and consulting on all compliance matters. “It’s always hard to leave a company that you’ve been a part of for a long time, but Burnham is truly an unparalleled firm and I could not have chosen a better place to land,” says Edrington. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join this team and look forward to all that we can achieve together.” A privately held employee benefits and insurance services company, Burnham stands apart by offering customized and cost-effective solutions that meet clients’ needs by serving the best interests of both their employee populations and the bottom line. Burnham applies a unique blend of expert knowledge, unmatched personal service and proactive planning to create proven strategic solutions and drive cultures of wellness for its clients. Burnham is 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.

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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