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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Sunday, March 10, 2013

Beneflex Insurance Welcomes New Employees

Scott Kuther and Kelley Ewald are the newest additions to the Beneflex Insurance team.


Scott Kuther has joined Beneflex Insurance Services as an Account Manager. Scott joined Beneflex in January 2013 with over 20 years of account management and customer relations experience.

Scott is a strategic business executive focused on improving access to healthcare information through transparency, wellness and consumer driven integration and engagement. With strengths in relationship management, integrity and customer compassion, he has extensive knowledge and application of Consumer-Driven, Wellness, PPO and HMO plans. “Scott brings a wide range of experience with jumbo national accounts, and integration expertise with wellness programs and health management to improve our client’s employee benefit investments. We are very excited to bring Scott’s specific expertise into the firm at this period in our growth” said Lesa Caputo, Benefits Advisor, Principal, and Sales Manager at Beneflex Insurance Services, Inc.

Born and raised in Northern California , Scott studied Communications at the University of Alabama, then spent 18 years in Chicago on the carrier side working as an Account Executive for BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, Humana and Definity Health/United Healthcare. After returning to California he became a co-owner of an Italian restaurant in the Palm Springs area for several years. “We are pleased that Scott has chosen Beneflex as his new professional home. His experience in the fields of Consumer Driven Health Plans and Wellness enhance our ability to continue to deliver expert employee benefits consulting to our clients and their valuable employees” stated Vickie Williams, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Beneflex Insurance Services, Inc.

Beneflex is also pleased to announce the addition of Kelley Ewald to the administrative team. Kelley Ewald, joined the company at the end of 2012 as the new Office Administrator for Beneflex. Kelley has an Associate of Arts in Business Management and an Associate of Science in Criminology. She grew up in Minnesota and moved to Santa Barbara shortly after high school.

Kelley possesses outstanding communication skills, has 10 years of people management experience, and excels at organization. She has quickly become the central hub of the Beneflex office. An animal lover, Kelley likes to read non-fiction. Her dream is to visit Italy (and eat as much Italian food as possible). She is very excited for the opportunity to join the Beneflex team and work in the exciting health insurance field. Kelley is already a valued asset to the company and brings a lot of positive energy to the office.

About Beneflex Insurance Services, Inc.

Beneflex Insurance Services, Inc. is an independent agency headquartered in Santa Barbara and serving employers across the United States as well as internationally. Focused on compliance, health care reform, and client-budget-efficiency, Beneflex has excelled at providing and implementing the most effective, efficient and financially sound benefit programs possible for their clients. Beneflex is considered one of the top benefit advisory firms in Southern California and is able to perform nationally as well as internationally through their partnership in United Benefit Advisors (UBA is a member-owned alliance of the nation’s premier independent benefit advisory firms). Beneflex is the only Tri-County broker with a partnership in UBA. With their client focused approach and flexibility, Beneflex has consistently been a top competitor and has grown substantially since their inception in 2004.

About United Benefit Advisors

One of the nation’s top five employee benefits advisory organizations, UBA is a Member-owned alliance of more than 140 premier independent benefit advisory firms with more than 200 offices throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Members collaborate with more than 2,200 professionals to deliver expertise, thought leadership and best-in-class HR consulting solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Members should visit UBA online at www.UBAbenefits.com. UBA also produces the UBA Health Plan Survey - the industry’s largest and most comprehensive benchmarking survey of plan design and cost available.

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