Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Technology Meets Human Resources

Make managing human resources more efficient - and your job easier. Learn how EBS is taking benefits into the future while still offering the person-to-person attention you depend on.

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Our Team

We're not your average brokers. And that's a good thing.

Ben Bohonowicz

Director of Client Services

Early Years

Born in Baltimore, Ben moved to Maryland's Eastern Shore at a young age. Active in sports as a youth, he spent most of his late teens and early twenties coaching soccer. He turned that passion into a business that focused on specialized team training for youth soccer teams, graduated from St. Mary's High School in Annapolis and attended most Maryland colleges - University of Maryland College Park, Anne Arundel Community College, and Towson University-to name just a few. But he prefers to call it an "educational tour."

What we know about Ben:

It all starts with strategic planning.

Ben got a taste of the insurance industry while attempting his college tour, when he worked as an intern with Strategic Employee Benefit Services, Northwestern Mutual's benefits division. It wasn't long before he dove head first into the benefits biz full time.

As green as he was in the midst of the Affordable Care Act, Ben seized the opportunity to learn all aspects of employee benefits - from sales to renewals and service. He eventually created the small group account management department at EBS (now crucial to maintaining and servicing EBS's small group clients). Ben's thirst for knowledge and experience has led him into different roles within EBS: you can find Ben overseeing the Account Management team, managing small and large group clients, compliance, and even taking on new clients when he has the opportunity. His hunt for new technology and services keeps him and his clients at the top of their game.

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Fun Facts

Free Chick-Fil-A for a year! In 8th grade I dressed up as the Chick-Fil-A Cow and, voila!

Mario Kart master. N64 or Wii. You're going down.

You didn't ask, butt . . . I have a tattoo of lips on my rear-end and it earned me a new client!

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Johanna Xecominos

Client Care Specialist

Early Years.

Johanna grew up in Perry Hall, went to Perry Hall High, and spent most of her childhood playing sports, being a Tomboy and annoying her two older sisters. Fortunate enough to have parents that loved to travel, she went to a lot of cool places -- like Vegas at 10-years-old and a summer with family in Greece after graduating from Community College of Baltimore, Catonsville. She played soccer in high school and college, and yes -- she has a Big, Fat Greek family. And yes, it's just like the movie.

What we know about Johanna.

Johanna returned from that Greek summer and landed her first real job at Johns Hopkins. She was there for almost 10 years before making the switch into the Insurance Broker world. She comes to us from Silberstein Insurance Group, where she was an Account Coordinator. But her real love? "Being an aunt and watching my nieces and nephews grow. They can now spell and use my sister's phones to call me, text me, and send selfies!"

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Fun Facts

Repeat after me. I performed sign language with the first deaf Miss America, Heather Whitestone in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Little Prince. My 8-lb. Yorkie, Spencer, goes to daycare and has his own car seat, doggie basket on my bike, clothes, and enjoys expensive meals. Yep. Spoiled.

She believes in goals. I still play indoor and outdoor soccer and I am on a kickball team in Canton.

Double take. People who I just meet ask me how they know me. Strangers often say hi. I think I have a long lost twin.

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Debbie Xairavong

Client Care Specialist

Early Years

Debbie grew up in Hacienda Heights, California but moved around a lot. In fact, she was never at the same school for more than 3 years. Her family finally landed in Towson, Maryland where she aced all four years at Towson High -- scoring at least a 3.9 GPA. She also held various memberships in Baltimore County choirs, musicals, and clubs. Still, her love of beaches and California weather has never died.

What we know about Debbie

She's made serving clients a science.

Debbie holds a Biology/Pre-Med degree from the University of Maryland. Baltimore County. Her intention was to become a pediatrician. But as fate would have it, she "somehow, landed a job with Group Benefit Services." Before joining EBS as a Client Care Specialist, she spent 13 years with Group Benefit Services as an account admin then assistant manager.

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Fun Facts

Nothing beats a good sweat. I work out and exercise as much as I can and I love yoga.

Unless it's great food. I also love to cook and eat! Major foodie, here.

Music rocks! I love all music, too! From classical to rock and pop -- you name it!

She's a fierce competitor. I'm super-competitive and strive for the best. Life is precious and short -- the sky is the limit!

Mom's the word. I spend as much time as I can with my six-year-old, who is my world and my heart.

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Dylan Burtis

Client Advisor

Early Years: The Good Dirt

It was all rough and tumble for this Long Island prankster. A self-proclaimed "Dennis the Menace," babysitters charged double the going rate for "Dylan the Devil." One of five children, he became quite the wrestler by the time he reached high school (four-year varsity), played lacrosse, and made the Adidas All-American lacrosse team. He also had "an accent so thick, I was asked every day if I was from Boston."

What we know about Dylan: He Cleans Up Well (?)

Dylan went to Towson University, was a President of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated in "only" 5 years. After eight years serving as the Commercial Manager for the family's Stanley Steemer business, it seems that all of the kinks were gone. So off he went into the Insurance biz, where he slaves tirelessly to keep every client relationship fresh and spotless.

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Fun Facts

Spot-on decision maker. Dylan had never even seen Towson University before it became his higher learning institute of choice. And sure, he chose it because his sister told him the girl to boy ratio was 67/33. But is there honestly a better reason? Exactly.

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  • Ben Bohonowicz

    Director of Client Services

    Early Years

    Born in Baltimore, Ben moved to Maryland's Eastern Shore at a young age. Active in sports as a youth, he spent most of his late teens and early twenties coaching soccer. He turned that passion into a business that focused on specialized team training for youth soccer teams, graduated from St. Mary's High School in Annapolis and attended most Maryland colleges - University of Maryland College Park, Anne Arundel Community College, and Towson University-to name just a few. But he prefers to call it an "educational tour."

    What we know about Ben:

    It all starts with strategic planning.

    Ben got a taste of the insurance industry while attempting his college tour, when he worked as an intern with Strategic Employee Benefit Services, Northwestern Mutual's benefits division. It wasn't long before he dove head first into the benefits biz full time.

    As green as he was in the midst of the Affordable Care Act, Ben seized the opportunity to learn all aspects of employee benefits - from sales to renewals and service. He eventually created the small group account management department at EBS (now crucial to maintaining and servicing EBS's small group clients). Ben's thirst for knowledge and experience has led him into different roles within EBS: you can find Ben overseeing the Account Management team, managing small and large group clients, compliance, and even taking on new clients when he has the opportunity. His hunt for new technology and services keeps him and his clients at the top of their game.

    Fun Facts

    Free Chick-Fil-A for a year! In 8th grade I dressed up as the Chick-Fil-A Cow and, voila!

    Mario Kart master. N64 or Wii. You're going down.

    You didn't ask, butt . . . I have a tattoo of lips on my rear-end and it earned me a new client!

    More Team Members
  • Johanna Xecominos

    Client Care Specialist

    Early Years.

    Johanna grew up in Perry Hall, went to Perry Hall High, and spent most of her childhood playing sports, being a Tomboy and annoying her two older sisters. Fortunate enough to have parents that loved to travel, she went to a lot of cool places -- like Vegas at 10-years-old and a summer with family in Greece after graduating from Community College of Baltimore, Catonsville. She played soccer in high school and college, and yes -- she has a Big, Fat Greek family. And yes, it's just like the movie.

    What we know about Johanna.

    Johanna returned from that Greek summer and landed her first real job at Johns Hopkins. She was there for almost 10 years before making the switch into the Insurance Broker world. She comes to us from Silberstein Insurance Group, where she was an Account Coordinator. But her real love? "Being an aunt and watching my nieces and nephews grow. They can now spell and use my sister's phones to call me, text me, and send selfies!"

    Fun Facts

    Repeat after me. I performed sign language with the first deaf Miss America, Heather Whitestone in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Little Prince. My 8-lb. Yorkie, Spencer, goes to daycare and has his own car seat, doggie basket on my bike, clothes, and enjoys expensive meals. Yep. Spoiled.

    She believes in goals. I still play indoor and outdoor soccer and I am on a kickball team in Canton.

    Double take. People who I just meet ask me how they know me. Strangers often say hi. I think I have a long lost twin.

    More Team Members
  • Debbie Xairavong

    Client Care Specialist

    Early Years

    Debbie grew up in Hacienda Heights, California but moved around a lot. In fact, she was never at the same school for more than 3 years. Her family finally landed in Towson, Maryland where she aced all four years at Towson High -- scoring at least a 3.9 GPA. She also held various memberships in Baltimore County choirs, musicals, and clubs. Still, her love of beaches and California weather has never died.

    What we know about Debbie

    She's made serving clients a science.

    Debbie holds a Biology/Pre-Med degree from the University of Maryland. Baltimore County. Her intention was to become a pediatrician. But as fate would have it, she "somehow, landed a job with Group Benefit Services." Before joining EBS as a Client Care Specialist, she spent 13 years with Group Benefit Services as an account admin then assistant manager.

    Fun Facts

    Nothing beats a good sweat. I work out and exercise as much as I can and I love yoga.

    Unless it's great food. I also love to cook and eat! Major foodie, here.

    Music rocks! I love all music, too! From classical to rock and pop -- you name it!

    She's a fierce competitor. I'm super-competitive and strive for the best. Life is precious and short -- the sky is the limit!

    Mom's the word. I spend as much time as I can with my six-year-old, who is my world and my heart.

    More Team Members
  • Dylan Burtis

    Client Advisor

    Early Years: The Good Dirt

    It was all rough and tumble for this Long Island prankster. A self-proclaimed "Dennis the Menace," babysitters charged double the going rate for "Dylan the Devil." One of five children, he became quite the wrestler by the time he reached high school (four-year varsity), played lacrosse, and made the Adidas All-American lacrosse team. He also had "an accent so thick, I was asked every day if I was from Boston."

    What we know about Dylan: He Cleans Up Well (?)

    Dylan went to Towson University, was a President of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated in "only" 5 years. After eight years serving as the Commercial Manager for the family's Stanley Steemer business, it seems that all of the kinks were gone. So off he went into the Insurance biz, where he slaves tirelessly to keep every client relationship fresh and spotless.

    Fun Facts

    Spot-on decision maker. Dylan had never even seen Towson University before it became his higher learning institute of choice. And sure, he chose it because his sister told him the girl to boy ratio was 67/33. But is there honestly a better reason? Exactly.

    More Team Members

As employee benefits brokers, our core competency is to provide you access to medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance products. We help you navigate employee benefits through automated technologies that streamline and automate the process, such as integrated payroll, enrollment platforms, benefits administration, and Human Resource Information Systems. We keep you out of the penalty zone by advising you and providing solutions to meet your ERISA and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, including reporting and distributing notices. We protect your bottom line by providing financially-focused and strategic planning, cost containment strategies, and risk management. We back all of this up with incredible customer service that is with you every step of the way. We are Employee Benefit Services. We are easier, better, smarter.