New Consultant Joins Burnham Benefits — Los Angeles Expansion Continues

IRVINE, CA (March 14, 2019) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services – a highly respected and growing industry leader in the California employee benefits brokerage space – announced today that Emily Ferrante joins the Los Angeles team as a consultant.

Ferrante brings nearly eight years of expertise from Willis Towers Watson, where she utilized her benefits analyst experience to excel in her health and benefits consultant role. She worked alongside senior management to develop strategic pathways that support the varying needs of large national accounts.

Ferrante appreciates the dynamic nature of the quickly changing industry. According to Ferrante: “Burnham is well known in the industry. But what I really respect about Burnham is that it's cognizant of the day-to-day challenges of our clients and balancing that with some of the broader strategic elements that every client needs to focus on. It's not just thinking about the 10,000-foot level, ‘What will tomorrow look like?’ You can’t know what tomorrow looks like until you see what today’s problems are—and Burnham tackles both.” Burnham’s investments in benefits specialists, ranging from voluntary and pharmacy benefits to data analytics and technology integration, provide Ferrante with a unique platform to nimbly support the growth of Burnham’s large national accounts strategically.

Burnham President and CEO Kristen Allison said: “Emily is a strategic hire. Coupled with her large national accounts and benefits analyst experience is the fact that she very clearly understands the shift within organizations. Employee benefits have become a more significant factor in decisions beyond the realm of HR. Emily recognizes how impactful benefit plans and programs can be because they touch each employee.”

Ferrante embodies Burnham’s culture of progress and collaboration: "A women-led firm is such an inspiration and if I can even play just a small part in building up other women like myself—what a privilege that would be,” Ferrante said.

To learn more about Emily Ferrante please visit her Burnham Benefits profile page here.

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 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, 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

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