Pacific Group has been providing California Corporations with 20 to 500 employees with unsurpassed service since 1991. Pacific Group is a privately held, full-service Employee Benefits Brokerage Firm that designs, administers, and manages the costs of our clients’ Employee Benefits Programs. Our hands-on philosophy as a service organization acts as a solid foundation of reliability and trust. We undertake a limited number of clients so that we are able to provide customers with experienced, continuous, and personalized service. We are committed to fulfilling our promises and sticking to our values by delivering outstanding performance to our clients. The Pacific Group team is comprised of individuals who are highly experienced in employee benefit design and administration, consulting, and cost management. Pacific Group has formulated programs on behalf of Aetna, AIG, Anthem of California, Blue Shield, CIGNA, Guardian, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente, Principal, United Healthcare, and other prominent insurance and financial service companies. Our results-driven approach allows us to act as an extension of our clients’ own Human Resources staff and provide value-added services with unmatched service. Contact us today and invite us to join your team.

The Team

  • Paul was born and raised in Oregon where he graduated from Beaverton High School in 1978. Following graduation Paul served 4 years in the United States Air Force serving as a crew member on a C-141 cargo aircraft. Paul was honorably discharged and returned home to play basketball for Concordia College where upon injuring his ACL Paul moved to Portland State University to study Business. Paul was hired by Met Life and rose through the ranks to assume position of Agency Manager of the Century City Branch in Los Angeles California. During that time Paul was the youngest Agency Manager Met Life had in their 100 year history and the Agency grew to one of the top 15 agencies in the Nation. In 1991 Paul decided to venture out on his own from Met Life and the Pacific Group was created with the idea of offering a select number of clients “Old Fashion Service” and a pro-active experience that was unheard of in the insurance industry. Paul has been active on several Board of Directors of non-profits and enjoys giving back to the community. Paul has been married for 27 years to his wife Anne and they have four amazing boys. Paul and his wife Anne have been attending the Academy Awards since 1992 and enjoy the experience each and every year.
  • Stanton is the co-President of Pacific Group. He brings over 30 years of employee benefits experience to our group practice. Stanton’s strengths lie in his comprehensive knowledge of insurance and how to best tailor a benefits program to meet the needs of our clients. He insists on being committed to providing the best service and education to all of his clients and prepares each client for changes that we will face with National Health Care Reform. This is what sets him apart for the other advisors. Stanton has served on the LMU Alumni Board of Directors, as well as an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters. He is frequently asked to speak to organizations on preparing clients to combat the requirements of National Health Care Reform. “Since 1984, I have personally helped hundreds of business owners, assisting them in maximizing their employee benefit programs. No client or the approach we take is identical. No client is “One size fits all” Stanton lives in Palos Verdes, California with his wife and 2 daughters. He is an avid outdoors man and restores vintage boats as his passion.
  • Steve was born in Tacoma Washington but grew up in Eugene and Beaverton Oregon. He graduated from Beaverton High School in 1978, and attended Oregon State on a partial baseball scholarship. After his junior year, Steve was a first-round Draft pick (19th overall) by the Boston Red Socks in 1981. Steve spent 9 years in the majors and has enjoyed a successful radio and TV broadcasting career following his baseball career. Steve has worked for Pacific Group for four years and enjoys the challenges of his position. Steve has also conducted many motivational seminars for Pacific Group where he is always well received by our clients. Steve has been close friends with the Founder of Pacific Group since their days in High School. In Steve’s off time from work, he enjoys playing Golf, working out and spending time with his three children.
  • Karen has been in the insurance industry since 1970. Prior to joining Pacific Group, Karen worked for an international insurance company for over 15 years. Her accomplishments also include working for other independent insurance brokers. During her career, Karen partnered with a National insurance carrier to create a state-wide accident program for the California community colleges. Karen holds the responsibility of the senior client services manager at Pacific Group where she assists our clients with claims and billing, as well as confidential issues. Karen is committed to exceeding our clients’ customer services expectations. “No task is too big or too small!”
  • Trish brings 12 years of experience to Pacific Group as a sales executive in the pharmaceutical industry. Trish has worked alongside such carriers as Kaiser Permanente coordinating educational seminars for physicians and their employees. This experience has enabled Trish to recognize the challenges business owners face and the importance of helping employees understand the benefits. Trish holds the responsibility of Director of Operations where she ensures the everyday activities at Pacific Group run smoothly. “We partner with [you] our clients to define “better” solutions that are tailored to fit their needs.”
  • Nick Quaid joined Pacific Group in early 2013 after 13 years working with a Private Exchange. His experience includies working in administration, underwriting, renewals, and sales. While he originally started in an entry level job at CaliforniaChoice to help put himself through college, he quickly found out he was in the career he wanted to be in. “As a kid, I never thought insurance would be my life. Like most kids, I dreamed of being a baseball player, or football player, but quickly found out that wasn’t happening. What I did find out was the insurance industry had a lot of qualities I liked. Problem solving is one of my best traits, and I enjoy the challenge of finding solutions for my clients or potential clients. Each company is different, and the reason they offer benefits is different. I really enjoy talking with them, and listening to their concerns, and from there, offering comprehensive solutions to their problems. Spending money on something you can’t see is hard for most people, but to see the smile on someone’s face when they know that they are taken care of by their company, or when the owner sees what can be achieved within their budget, brings a smile to my face.” When Nick isn’t working he is usually doing some fun filled activity with his wife Kerri, two daughters Reagan and Ellie, and Winston, their English Bulldog. Kid sports take up a good chunk of his time, but Nick loves to golf, he still makes it out to swing the sticks every now and then. Nick also enjoys volunteering in his local community, whether that’s coaching his daughters teams or helping a nonprofit with charity events.
  • Christina recently graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and hopes to continue her education. Out of the office, Christina enjoys the outdoors and giving back to others.
  • Our relationship with the law firm of Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A. ensures we have access to a talented team of attorneys who specialize in representing employer’s interests, including in the area of employee benefits. We work closely with Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A. attorney Caitlin Gadel who practices in the areas of employee benefits and employment law. Caitlin advises employers on compliance issues relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, maintaining ERISA compliant employee benefit plans, and other employment matters, including policy development, employment agreements, and discipline and discharge issues. She represents employers throughout the litigation process and has experience defending employers against claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Caitlin graduated from University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2011 and “the” University of Michigan, 2008 (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy). To learn more about Seaton, Peters and Revnew, P.A., visit their website at www.seatonlaw.com.
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