Holds the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation awarded by the Wharton School at Penn; 2008/2009 president of the Utah Association of Health Underwriters (UAHU); UAHU Health Underwriter of the Year 2011; UAHU Lifetime Achievement Award 2014; participating speaker on health insurance matters for America’s Health Insurance Plans and the National Association of Health Underwriters; often quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune for articles related to health insurance matters
Length of employment with FBA
Since July 1996
Ernie is responsible for managing a team of service coordinators who oversee existing accounts. He has an extensive background in partially self funded as well as fully insured accounts. He is an expert in PPACA compliance as well as other federal laws pertaining to health insurance. He holds agent or consulant’s licenses in 16 states and does business nationwide. With an underwriting background, he provides experience data assistance to many FBA accounts. He is also an expert in ancillary contracts including disability income and worksite programs.
Prior to joining FBA, Ernie worked in the large group departments of Lincoln National, Employee Benefit Plans and United Healthcare
BA—University of Texas at Austin
Volunteer / Community Activities
Served on the Governor’s Steering Committee for Health Care Reform; serves on the advisory board for Utah’s SHoP Exchange; performed the initial training for Utah’s Health Exchange; frequently assists Utah’s Insurance Department in evaluating exam questions for fairness