Benefits Sales

Anne Vallette

Benefits Advisor

Anne Vallette

Benefits Advisor Phone: 603-232-9322 Office: New Hampshire

Anne joined CGI Business Solutions as a Senior Benefits Consultant with over 18 years in the employee benefits area. She has experience both from the insurance carrier and benefits agency arena. She provides proactive, strategic financial and compliance advice to all size employers that include immediate as well as long term planning initiatives.

She looks to create and maintain a long term partnership with her clients with her dedication to her clients in all of their benefit and HR needs. Anne has been very active in the HR community serving as President of the Granite State Human Resource Conference, Treasurer of the Seacoast HR Chapter, having served as President; and awarded the SHRM State Council of NH’s Outstanding HR Volunteer of the year for 2011 and 2017 Granite State HR Hero Award Winner.

Ben Mancuso

Benefits Consultant

Ben Mancuso

Benefits Consultant Phone: 207-730-7222 Office: New Hampshire

Ben has been servicing and advising employer groups in regards to their employee benefit programs for 30 years. His experience includes fourteen years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire specializing in the acquisition and retention of large employer groups. Ben also spent five years working in the Allstate Workplace Division as the New England Regional Director. As the Director, he was a primary resource for larger employers and assisted them with the introduction and implementation of voluntary benefits.

Ben has experience in all facets of the employee benefits industry including both the self-insured and fully insured markets. His focus in providing long and short term planning for employer groups in regards to their benefit strategies remains his primary role in maintaining a long term partnership with his clients. In addition, he believes that his willingness to do the extra work for his clients has led to the credibility of his career.

Ben has achieved the industry designations of Certified Health Consultant (CHC) and Registered Health Underwriter (RHU). He is a graduate of Ricker College, Houlton ME, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Bob Bergan

Benefits Advisor

Bob Bergan

Benefits Advisor Phone: 603-232-9307 Office: New Hampshire
Bob has more than 25 years’ experience in employee benefits. A graduate of Niagara University with an Economics degree, Bob also attended the MBA program at the University of Connecticut. Bob joined CGI early 2004 and has extensive hands-on-experience in all facets of employee benefits. His experience ranges from underwriting of fully insured and self-funded programs, flexible benefits administration, account management, sales and sales management with national and regional insurance companies such as The Travelers, The Hartford, UNUM, EBPA, Healthsource and Anthem BCBS.

With Bob’s open consultative approach, he leverages his extensive benefits knowledge and problem solving skills to develop creative and custom benefit solutions. Bob is active in his community and has participated in many youth and civic organizations. His is also a current member of the New Hampshire Healthcare Purchasers Partnership and the New England Employee Benefits Council.

Jamie Johnson

Regional Vice President of Employee Benefits

Jamie Johnson

Regional Vice President of Employee Benefits Phone: 954-562-3337 Office: Florida

Jamie S. Johnson is the Regional Vice President for CGI Business Solutions. Jamie has been a Licensed Health and Life Insurance Agent for 30 years and Board Member of the National Association of Health Underwriters for over 20 years.
Serving on both sides of the carrier-client relationship, Jamie is recognized as a highly-qualified subject matter expert with a wealth of experience in the healthcare industry. She is frequently called upon as a public speaker on the topics of Health Care Reform and the Health Care Industry. She has been interviewed repeatedly on numerous media broadcasts and lectured as a keynote speaker at state and national conferences hosted by various payroll, benefits, and health insurance organizations. Jamie is also a certified instructor for credit-qualifying courses required by specialists who need to maintain their professional designations as accountants, HR professionals, and insurance agents.
Jamie has served as President of the Broward Association of Health Underwriters and is an active member of the Agent Advisory Council for the major health insurance carriers in the South Florida region. Additionally, she has been engaged as the Healthcare Reform advisory Resource for Fortune 500 companies. Jamie represents CGI as a Trustee member of the Coral Springs and Hollywood chambers of commerce and is a long-standing member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Prior to joining CGI, Jamie was a carrier representative for several of the biggest health insurance companies, which helped position her as a valuable advocate for client pricing and service needs. For her vast experience and contribution to the industry, Jamie has been recognized by the Health Underwriters Association of Broward County as “Health Person of the Year” and by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce as “Business Woman of the Year”.

Jim Tollner

Senior Benefit Consultant

Jim Tollner

Senior Benefit Consultant Phone: 603-232-9337 Office: New Hampshire

Prior to joining CGI Jim worked for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care during his time there Jim was responsible for HPHC’s  Sales Operations for NH, he has also managed Harvard Pilgrim’s Key Account and  Municipality Account Teams, Maine Sales Operations as well as directed their Rhode Island Sales Operations. Jim was elected to the Nashua Board of Alderman 5 times (1991-2005). He is presently Chairman of the Nashua Police Commission appointed by the Governor, he also serves as a Commissioner on the Nashua Housing Authority, and is also a board member of the Silverstone Living. He previously has served on the Nashua Boys and Girls Club Board, and The Adult Learning Center Board.

Julie Elwell

Benefits Consultant

Julie Elwell

Benefits Consultant Phone: 6207-730-7222 Office: New Hampshire

Julie joined CGI Business Solutions as a Benefits Advisor with over 25 years in the employee benefits area. She has experience both from the benefits agency, insurance carrier as well as medical practice experience. Her unique background allows her to offer a comprehensive outlook to the entire insurance process. Julie provides her clients with a wealth of knowledge relating to compliance and benefit plan designs. Long term partnership is her goal to achieving the best results for her clients. She makes herself available to her clients 24/7 and is often found getting to know her clients staff. Education and making insurance plans easy to understand are strong points for Julie.

Julie Fisher

Account Executive

Julie Fisher

Account Executive Phone: 603-232-9358 Office: New Hampshire

Julie joined CGI in 2016 with over 15 years of experience working in the insurance industry. She has worked on both on the insurance carrier side as well as many years as a licensed health and life producer in the State of NH, MA and ME. Julie prides herself on her client focused customer service approach and her strength in building strong, mutually trusting relationships. With a focus on small to mid-sized companies she understands the budgetary and day-to-day challenges of her clients.

Kelly Bryant

Benefits Advisor

Kelly Bryant

Benefits Advisor Phone: 603-232-9377 Office: New Hampshire

Coming from a management background, Kelly possesses the unique prospective of an extensive career working in the commercial/industrial field, as well as in national and international markets.

Her role as benefits advisor started in 2008. Since then, she has achieved premier partner vendor status each year, servicing the individual and small group market. She was recently appointed to serve on the Anthem Producer Advisory Council for group business.

Kelly takes a team approach with clients, identifying and building benefit strategies that can be implemented, and more importantly, utilized and understood. She knows that the key to establishing long term relationships is much more than providing satisfaction, it is meeting and exceeding the client’s expectations.

Actively involved in the Salem NH community where she resides, Kelly currently serves as the School Clerk for the town of Salem, the co-chairperson of the Salem Chamber Heath Resource Committee, and recently served as a board member for ServiceLink of Rockingham County from 2010 — 2013. Recipient of several local service awards, Kelly is passionate about contributing to the community where she lives.

Mike Gallagher

Benefits Advisor

Mike Gallagher

Benefits Advisor Phone: 603-232-9304 Office: New Hampshire

Michael comes to CGI with over 11 years of experience in the employee benefits arena with 6 years at a major health insurance carrier in New England and over 5 years at a national benefits broker. He specializes in working with large group fully insured and self-funded plans and is committed to providing his clients both short and long-term planning initiatives. Offering a consultative approach to his clients, Michael strives to exceed the expectations of his clients through uncompromising customer service. Michael is committed to creating and maintaining a partnership with his clients by his dedication to providing multi-faceted solutions for the benefits, administration and human resources needs of his clients. Michael graduated from Salem State College with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and lives in New Hampshire with his wife, Kerry, and their three children.

Neil Lovett

Benefits Advisor

Neil Lovett

Benefits Advisor Office: New Hampshire

Neil has been advising clients on employee benefits for over 25 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and his professional experience includes work as a large group representative with Blue Cross Blue Shield of NH and serving as a senior account executive with a national brokerage agency. Neil’s client groups are diverse, ranging in scope from non-profits, municipalities to high technology corporations. He has an intimate knowledge of the self-insured marketplace and is astute in formulating very customized and unique benefit packages for employer groups in excess of 100 eligible employees.

Rick Lafleur

Benefits Advisor

Rick Lafleur

Benefits Advisor Phone: 603-232-9318 Office: New Hampshire

Rick brings over 20 years of employee benefits experience to CGI. Rick has an extensive TPA background with self-funded health plans being a particular discipline and passion. Offering a consultative approach to a diverse cross-section of clients including health care facilities, high tech firms, manufacturers and non-profit organizations, Rick strives to exceed the expectations of his clients through advocacy, education and uncompromising service.

Scott Collins

Benefits Advisor

Scott Collins

Benefits Advisor Phone: 603-232-9328 Office: New Hampshire

Scott has worked within the employee benefits field for 18 years. His experience includes 2 years with Prudential of NJ specializing as Senior Planning Consultant positioned between the Sales and Actuary departments. Scott also spent 2 years with Aetna of MA managing their largest accounts within New England. Then in 2002 moved to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for 14 years, the last 5 years he spent managing the NH Sales department. Within this capacity he was responsible for all client retention and growth targets while being a member of product and pricing teams.

Scott has experience in all facets of the employee benefits industry including both the self-insured and fully insured markets. His focus in providing long- and short-term planning for employer groups is his primary role in maintaining a long term partnership with his clients.

He is a graduate of Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communications and a minor in Psychology.

Steve LeSage

Benefits Advisor

Steve LeSage

Benefits Advisor Phone: 603-232-9394 Office: New Hampshire

Steve joined CGI Business Solutions as a Benefits Advisor in May 2017.  He has been in the employee benefits industry for over 18 years, including 13 years with a large employee benefits firm in NH, as well as 5 years with a large national carrier. Steve specializes in mid-size and large group market segments and is proficient in both fully insured and self-funded plan strategies. His success with clients is based on the premise of consistently exceeding the client’s expectations in all facets of employee benefit management. As a former United States Marine, strategic planning, attention to detail and commitment to excellence are the hallmarks of his approach with each client.