Woman-Owned Firm Adds Unique Perspective to Network of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms
Indianapolis, Ind. – Sept. 2, 2014 – United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to announce Avery Hall Benefit Solutions (AHBS) as a new Partner Firm. Opening their doors in 1986 in Salisbury, the staff at AHBS prides themselves on their ability to understand the needs of their customers and to fulfill those needs with the highest standard of care. A second location in Easton was opened in 1994 and the combined AHBS staff of 18 employees has more than 230 years total years of experience in the insurance industry.
The agency’s longstanding relationship with more than 40 insurance carriers allows them to deliver personalized service that supports the needs of individuals, families and businesses across Delmarva. AHBS is proud to have been distinguished as one of the top producers with CareFirst, Coventry, and United Healthcare.
President and Partner of Avery Hall Benefit Solutions, Cindy Whaley, has been with the agency since 1994. Prior to joining AHBS, she worked at Delmarva Health Plan. In 2013, she was Caroline County Chamber Business Woman of the Year and selected among 70 statewide brokers to serve on the 16-member Maryland Producer Advisory Council for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE). She is also a board member of Soroptimist International of Talbot County and is a graduate of the University of Richmond’s E. Claiborne Robins School of Business.
Cindy Whaley says, “We are excited to be selected as one of only three Maryland UBA Partner Firms! The UBA vendor and agency affiliations allow us to compete with larger agencies while still maintaining that same local personal service to which our customers have become accustomed.”
Mary Mengason is Vice President and Partner of Avery Hall Benefit Solutions. She worked at Prudential Health Care Plan and Chesapeake Health Plan prior to joining AHBS. A graduate of the University of Delaware, she is the Membership Chairwoman of the Maryland Association of Health Underwriters and also a Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation Committee member. In 2012, she was the Eastern Shore Association of Health Underwriters Person of the Year.
“The collaboration with UBA and its team of knowledgeable partners will enable us to become the best agency our clients deserve," says Mary.
As the newest Partner of UBA, Avery Hall joins a network of more than 130 employee benefits advisory firms that serve employers of all sizes across the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a combined group, UBA’s annual employee benefit revenues rank it among the top five employee benefit advisory organizations in the U.S. UBA is a unique community, which provides its Partner Firms the ability to tap the expert knowledge of nearly 2,000 benefit professionals and offers world class products and services to best meet the needs of employers offering competitive benefits packages.
“As Partner Firms are added to the UBA family, it’s important that they offer a dynamic and distinct viewpoint so that all Firms can share in the varied wisdom that each brings to the table. The Partners and staff at Avery Hall Benefit Solutions provide that and more with an outstanding history of superior customer service to their clients,” said Les McPhearson, CEO of United Benefit Advisors. “They are a fantastic addition to UBA’s portfolio and their partnership with us will serve to strengthen the relationships they have with their clients and our impact in Maryland.”
About Avery Hall Benefit Solutions
Avery Hall Benefit Solutions is affiliated with the Avery W. Hall Insurance Agency, Inc. of Salisbury, Maryland who has been serving insurance needs in the Delmarva region since 1925. Through this affiliation, AHBS can provide solutions for all other insurance needs, including business, property, casualty, liability, personal insurance products and services, bonds, investment and retirement planning. Visit http://www.averyhall.com for more information.
About United Benefit Advisors
United Benefit Advisors is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Partners collaborate with more than 2,200 fellow professionals to deliver expertise, thought leadership and best-in-class 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 Partners should visit UBA online at http://www.UBAbenefits.com.