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Ed Haines


Human Resources

Ed Haines is an insurance broker specializing in group employee benefits and plan compliance. He has expertise in all areas of larger group medical, dental, term life and disability coverages as well as voluntary (employee paid) benefits and cafeteria plans in the State of Washington. Ed has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Washington State University and spent 7 years working in Group Benefits at Sun Life Financial.

A significant portion of Ed's background and experience includes working with clients and trusts that sponsor self-funded health care plans. ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and FMLA compliance and cost containment services are provided in addition to insurance brokerage. When needed, independent third party administrators and vendors are accessed and supervised. His firm offers a multitude of Web Based HR tools including Legislative Guides and Briefs, Employee Communications, Claims Drill Down and Benefit Plan Modeling.

Ed Haines also works with non profit organizations and governmental agencies receiving Washington State or local government funding that have 20 to 2000 employees. By pooling a large group of employers/participants together, stability, premium savings and significant ease of administration are obtained. On-line eligibility, single combined billing, on-site open enrollment, COBRA administration, and training provided to human resource and fiscal staff.