Benefits Sales

Anne Vallette

Senior Benefits Consultant

Anne Vallette

Senior Benefits Consultant 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

Senior Benefits Advisor

Ben Mancuso

Senior Benefits Advisor Phone: 207-730-7222 Office: New Hampshire

Ben has been servicing and advising employer groups in regards to their employee benefit programs for over 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

Senior Benefits Consultant

Bob Bergan

Senior Benefits Consultant 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 Benefits Consultant

Jim Tollner

Senior Benefits 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

Senior Benefits Consultant

Julie Elwell

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

Julie joined CGI Business Solutions as a Senior Benefits Consultant 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.

Jamie Beland

Senior Benefits Consultant

Jamie Beland

Senior Benefits Consultant Phone: 603-232-9326 Office: New Hampshire

With more than 17 years in the industry, Jamie is experienced in all facets of employee benefits, including self-insured and fully insured options. Prior to joining CGI, she held a variety of roles at a major insurance carrier in the region – in both retention and new business sales, for all size markets. Through her diverse experience, Jamie has developed a keen understanding of the New England marketplace, and the unique requirements of each market segment.
Jamie gives particular attention to reporting and analysis and strategic planning – ensuring that her clients have access to, and understand the information that is available to them, and guides them to use the data to make meaningful and effective decisions with regards to their benefits package. She understands that each client is facing their own unique challenges, and looks forward to working collaboratively with them to create and implement a solution that is tailored for their needs.

Kelly Bryant

Senior Benefits Consultant

Kelly Bryant

Senior Benefits Consultant 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 currently serves as Commissioner for the Salem Housing Authority.  Recipient of several local service awards, Kelly is passionate about contributing to the community where she lives.

Mike Gallagher

Senior Benefits Consultant

Mike Gallagher

Senior Benefits Consultant 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.

Rick Lafleur

Senior Benefits Consultant

Rick Lafleur

Senior Benefits Consultant 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.

Steve LeSage

Senior Benefits Consultant

Steve LeSage

Senior Benefits Consultant Phone: 603-232-9394 Office: New Hampshire

Steve joined CGI Business Solutions as a Senior Benefits Consultant  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.

Ryan Rourke

Senior Benefits Consultant

Ryan Rourke

Senior Benefits Consultant Phone: 603-232-9386 Office: Massachusetts

Ryan joined CGI as an accomplished Producer and Consultant with 20 years of Insurance industry experience.  His experience includes working with major accounts at Tufts Health plan to working with National brokerages such as USI and Hays Companies, but his passion has always been with his clients and building relationships.

Ryan has been a member of the MA Health Connector Broker Advisory Council and a member Broker Advisory Council for Neighborhood Health Plan. Ryan specializes in Making HR folks heroes to their CFOs/CEO/Board. Ryan specializes in Self Insured plans, Non-Profit Organizations, Venture Capital/Private Equity portfolio clients, Startups, and companies focused on growth. Ryan loves traveling to visit with his clients and their employees to help them navigate the often-confusing healthcare landscape.

Ryan is very involved with his community and sits on the Board of Parks for the City of Lowell and is the President and baseball coach for the Lowell Highlands Sports Association. Ryan is licensed in Health, Accident, Property/Casualty, and Personal Lines.

Mike Cavallo

Senior Benefits Consultant

Mike Cavallo

Senior Benefits Consultant Phone: (203) 509-9643 Office: Connecticut

Michael Cavallo is a Senior Benefits Consultant that joined CGI in 2018 with over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. He worked for Aetna as an underwriter in the public and labor division for 4 years where he underwrote Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Medicare products for both fully insured and self-funded clients all across the country. For the past 6 years he has worked for national consulting firms in both the commercial and municipal markets as a Senior Account Manager where we won the Northeast Service Award in 2016. Most recently he was the Vice President of Financial Strategy and Analysis and has participated on broker partner panels to discuss upcoming trends in the insurance industry. He strategically works with clients to develop a well-rounded, sustainable long term plan by aligning his client’s goals with his. His underwriting knowledge paired with his customized financial reporting enables his clients to always be aware of their employee benefits fiscal year performance. Mike graduated from Post University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He played Division II golf for the Eagles and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife Ashlee and son Landon.

April Kuhl

Certified Benefit Consultant

April Kuhl

Certified Benefit Consultant Phone: 866-223-1140 Office: Vermont

April joined CGI in 2007 and is working in our Vermont office. She has over 18 years’ experience in the insurance industry, concentrating in particular on group health care benefits. April is a valuable resource for the implementation, education and service of consumer driven health care plans and, as such, has become well known and highly regarded amongst her Vermont peers.

She is one of a select group of agents serving on the BCBSVT Agent Board of Advisors. April believes that providing outstanding customer service is the key to a successful agent-client relationship. Having built our agency under the same premise, April is very excited to be working with our team of elite producers at CGI.