Wade Crawford has assisted Higman Marine for more than 15 years - helping us design, manage and implement benefit programs. I feel Wade’s extensive underwriting background gives our firm an advantage when negotiating with vendors and underwriters. Additionally, his firm, Americanized Benefit Consultants, has a professional team of experts who are a great benefit to their customers by handling many of the day-to-day issues met by our employees. They respond promptly to claims inquiries as well as other questions from management and employees related to benefits and issue resolution. The communication tools, enrollment materials and new hire packages that Americanized Benefit Consultants provide have helped our firm tremendously by helping our valued employees understand and navigate their benefits. In this competitive job environment, our employee benefit plans are critical to attract and retain employees. Wade and his team have done a great job.
I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you and your staff for your assistance and service with our insurance programs.
For the last year or so, you and your team have worked to set up our organization with an affordable compliant plan which will save our company nearly $200,000 as opposed to having no plan in place. We took your claim to heart when you said that if we chose this plan we could realize even more savings by reducing the number and size of potential claims and that we would be able to benefit additionally from the original cost quoted. Taking your claim on faith, we allowed your company to implement the plans in hopes of benefiting, just modestly, from the claims you made to us initially.
Your team spent the time and came out on multiple occasions to implement our new health plans and enroll our employees. While the process was work intensive, the enrollment went much smoother than I expected. Your team was even able to offer Spanish speaking enrollers for our non-English speaking members. The miracle here is that our company is realizing even more savings than was originally projected by Americanized Benefit Consultants.
When we first spoke you stated that most clients don't believe that sometimes you don't need a new insurance company; instead you just need a new broker. You proved it and made us a believer. You and your staff are really first rate and are willing to go the extra mile to get the job done WELL!!
What can I say about Americanized Benefit Consultants?
I can’t say enough good things about this company and their high quality staff!
They have not only provided outstanding brokering services by bringing me excellent bids for our very lucrative benefit package, they have been my benefits support team.
Brandon Boehm has built a strong, knowledgeable, yet personable team of professionals that are a pleasure to work with and in whom I have complete faith! Brandon Boehm is a High Energy Workhorse Professional that absolutely makes sure that the job done right the first time! I work closely with Maria Cantu and Jeremy Loftin who take customer service and relationships to a new level, and have never failed to help me with any issue. Maria makes certain that all my enrollments and changes are taken care of immediately. Jeremy is incredibly knowledgeable regarding the changing face of health benefits and regulatory requirements. He has been very helpful when there have been claims issues for our employees.
Quarterly meetings are insightful and keep me informed all year regarding trends in the use of services so that when the annual renewal bidding process starts, there are no surprises regarding experience rates. This team has put together and advised on excellent packages for our employees without breaking our budget! I have and do recommend them as a top performing benefits consulting service.
This team IS my benefits administration department! I am a one-person department for Human Resources, Payroll, and Benefits Administration. Their exemplary service makes it possible for me to have one less thing to worry about in a day. I send one email and they are immediately on top of any problem that I may have, whether it be a question regarding regulatory issues or a claims issue for an employee.
In One Sentence let me say this:
These are High Quality People providing a High Quality Service with an open friendly nature and who don’t disappear after winning your business!
Jeremy Loftin, with Americanized Benefit Consultants, has handled the CastleRock Communities
employee benefits program since our inception in 2004. Jeremy accepted us as a client when we were a start-up organization with just four employees.
As we grew Jeremy provided great support every step of the way. Our benefit packages have always
been appreciated by our employees as our coverage has always been good and very competitive relative
to the market. Additionally, we have been very happy with our costs as Jeremy has aggressively negotiated every year to minimize increases in our premium costs without sacrificing the quality of the coverage. Several years we avoided cost increases and even had a reduction one year. The costs have also been great for our employees as we have been able to keep their financial contribution to the benefit package low compared to like companies in our industry.
Today we have over 120 employees and are receiving the same level of personalized service that we
received in 2004. Jeremy and his support staff are readily available for any of our employees that have
issues. Additionally, they have been instrumental in helping us train our new HR coordinator and work with us as a team, almost on a daily basis.