ABOUT
ELITEVB

WE ARE
PASSIONATE

We are passionate about helping Alaska employers with no-cost solutions that will turn a “vanilla” benefit plan into dream dessert. With over 40 years of combined experience in voluntary, benefits communication and enrollment experience, our goal is to combine PEOPLE with TECHNOLOGY to improve the overall benefit experience in organizations with 5+ employees.

Our agency was the first District Office in Colonial Life’s Washington & Alaska Territory in February of 2002.  Since inception, we have executed over 900 voluntary benefit executions choosing us to orchestrate a voluntary benefit program that is tailored to each company we work with.  Every company has unique goals with their benefits, and our job is educating employers that voluntary isn’t just “nice to have” but critical for organizations.

Expanding the agency to Alaska in March of 2013, we are deeply involved in the community (Rotary, BNI, AAHU, and more) and were named the #1 Business in Alaska by the BBB (“Torch Award for Ethics”) in 2016. We expanded our commitment to Alaska in 2016 with a satellite office in Fairbanks. We continue to serve over 60 clients in Puget Sound area (some still with us since 2002).

Let’s get together to discuss your benefit needs, challenges and objectives and see if Elite-VB can “sweeten your benefits” complete with an ice cream social to celebrate the programs and services!

WE KNOW ALASKA

Our clients are probably just like you: They seek to enhance their benefit offering without adding costs to their benefit bottom line. They understand the value of offering both traditional and non-traditional benefits. They utilize our enrollment and communication tools that are as sweet as they are effective.

STILL ENROLLING EMPLOYEES
WITH PAPER?

We have a solution. By partnering with us on our enrollment solutions, you can alleviate the administrative burden of the day to day managing and implementation of the benefit enrollment cycle. This will allow you to concentrate on growing your business without the hassle and cost of benefit administration.

Let’s get together to discuss your benefit needs, challenges and objectives and see if Elite-VB can “sweeten your benefits.” We’ll even celebrate completion of the programs and services process with an ice cream social…let’s enjoy benefits again!

WHAT WE
BELIEVE

We Believe In ADVOCACY:

Employees are in a fragile state. We will advocate for employees who, like many Americans, are one or two paychecks away from financial insolvency. If we can agree on that, then we can put together a program that will speak to those who need to protect them and their families.

We Believe In EDUCATION.

We don’t SELL insurance. We educate employees on the need for employee-paid benefits, then explain the benefits offered and how they work, present cost-effective solutions and employees make choices. We take the next step to show them how to maximize their benefits when they need them.

We Believe In BROKER PARTNERS.

Our goal is to partner with our brokers to bring value to their clients with technology solutions and 20+ years of solely voluntary benefit executions.

We Believe In PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE CONNECTIONS:

Website, videos and the like are efficient, but insurance choices take a dialogue that can’t be replaced by a machine or link. We are helping people preserve and protect the most vitally important things that they hold dear: their loved ones, their health, their ability to earn an income. We take the time to learn about employee’s needs and then make suggestions that fit their budget and lifestyle.

We Believe In TRANSPARENCY:

Typically, extremely affordable premiums with employee-paid benefits is one of the reasons they are so appealing. An accident plan is as low as $.60 a day. We love to show off the affordability of voluntary premiums while also discouraging employers from simply “spreadsheeting” voluntary carriers. There is a lot more to carriers than price (enrollment platforms, communication materials, “boots on the ground” benefit counselors, etc.)

We Believe In TECHNOLOGY:

but not at the sake of education and knowledge. Technology should be used to enhance the enrollment experience and streamline HR processes with our Employee Navigator license, but technology should also be tool, not a crutch.

OUR TEAM

Pamela Whitfield

Founding Partner

pamela@elite-vb.com

Marshall Pickering

Partner

marshall@elite-vb.com

Angie Ramirez

Senior & National Enrollment Team Benefit
Counselor – Alaska

angie@elite-vb.com

Cyrus Pinder

Senior Benefits Counselor & Call Center Rep –  Alaska

cyrus@elite-vb.com

Randy Kruse

Senior Benefits Counselor – Washington

randy.kruse@coloniallifesales.com

Terri Jerue, PHR

Account Executive

terri@elite-vb.com

OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS

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