CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Higginbotham hired employee benefit plan broker Robbi McAuliffe Burgess as associate at its Corpus Christi practice. Burgess joins the firm's 12 local employee health and welfare plan professionals who provide medical, dental, vision, disability, life, retirement and voluntary worksite insurance to coastal region employers.
Burgess has 22 years of experience working with small employers for three health insurance carriers on the Fortune 500. She was most recently at UnitedHealthcare of Texas, Inc. since 2004 where she led business development in Corpus Christi, growing it from an emerging to an established market in less than four years. UnitedHealthcare gave her a President's Award in 2007 for her sales performance. Burgess joined Humana, Inc. in 1999 marketing to independent agencies in the greater Corpus Christi area. Her sales achievement earned Humana's President's Club Award in 2001. She started her career at Prudential Health in 1994.
"With Robbi's extensive background on the carrier side of the insurance industry, she will bring a unique perspective to our employee benefits division," said Managing Director Rob Fraiche. "Her experience working with brokers will give us insight to get the best coverage terms available for our clients."
Burgess received a bachelor's degree in organizational communication from Texas State University, San Marcos.
Higginbotham is a single source for insurance and financial services that brokers business insurance, employee benefits, retirement plans, executive benefits, life insurance and home/auto insurance from more than 250 regional and national carriers. It supplements coverage with in-house risk management and benefit plan administration services. The firm was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with 25 additional offices statewide. Higginbotham ranks as the nation's 31st largest independent insurance brokerage firm based on revenue, making it the largest Texas-based broker (Business Insurance, July 2016). Visit www.higginbotham.net for more information.
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