Dedicated to your success
The Berg Andonian staff has always kept our best interests at heart. Over the years they have delivered great products for our employees, and found new and competitive plans when we had a challenging renewal.
— HR Director, 300 employee manufacturer
Joe Berg has thirty years industry experience. With an emphasis on customer service and claims risk reduction in the fully-insured and self-funded markets, Joe leads the client strategy and compliance segments of our work. With many relationships inside the insurance providers and his knowledge, Joe achieves great results in the renewal process for fully-insured and self-funded stop loss products.
Kirk Andonian has over two decades in the industry and focuses on the technology and self-funded aspects of the business. Kirk’s in-depth knowledge of underwriting and his relationships with carrier and stop-loss underwriters achieve great results for clients. Using technology, Kirk has designed custom services for clients so they enjoy greater efficiency in employee benefit administration. Recently, Kirk has lead our work with medical provider groups as they manage risk for large patient populations using excess loss coverage.
Christina Cross came from Rapport Benefits Group as an owner and benefit consultant, and joins Berg Andonian as Senior Consultant. She has decades of experience working with medical, dental, life, disability, and other benefit plans. Christina is known for being a strong advocate for her clients, whether it is negotiating a renewal, or getting a claim paid that had been denied. Her clients are loyal, knowing she is persistent in advocating for them until the desired results are achieved. Christina brings many years of experience to the table when recommending plans and products for her clients, so they get the best results for employees.
K. Lee Clemons came from Rapport Benefits Group and joins Berg Andonian as a consultant. Lee has a focus on individual and group disability coverage, as well as individual and group life insurance. Lee is a resource for employers who wish to review higher limits for disability and life insurance plans and designing those plans to fulfill employer business objectives.
Ryan Berg, CPA, brings knowledge of accounting and employer financial statements to his work as benefit consultant. Recently from Ernst & Young in Seattle as Senior Accountant, Ryan has the expertise to help our work connect the employer’s financial team with the HR/benefit team. At no other time has this been more important as it is today, when rising healthcare costs present increasing challenges to the employer’s financial wellness.
Barbara Kettman has many years in client services, and works to assure all aspects of the benefit products are working well. Barbara is efficient in resolving any issue that needs attention, such as claims and customer service, contracts and benefits, employee meetings, and written materials. Her smile reflects the attitude she displays consistently in making clients happy.
Rebecca Kartes is an experienced benefit administration team member for client support. Rebecca is well known for her accuracy in data entry and has an eye for details when working with census data, master group applications, and contracts.
Kendra Knouff - our Data and Research Analyst, provides expertise in data research for client reporting. In addition, she is our Social Media Coordinator and helps us stay connected.
Jill Krueger is a licensed agent for individual and Medicare plans. Jill’s knowledge of the Washington Health Plan Finder and the individual plan choices assists those who are transitioning away from the employer plan, or who have aged into Medicare and wish to purchase a Medicare supplement or MedAdvantage plan. Jill’s expertise is appreciated by those who need advice and plans not offered by the employer.
Paola Licona - our Customer Service expert, provides client advocacy through our Customer Service department. Paola was raised in the Northwest and has experience with all aspects of claims customer service and HRA administration. She is available for Spanish translation as needed.