Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

IT'S TIME TO LOOK AT HEALTH COSTS THROUGH A NEW LENS.

In a world of spiraling costs, clients in a variety of industries are saving 20 to 40% through our High-Performing Health Plans. You can, too.

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Our Team

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

Amanda Hastings

Sr. Client Manager, Mid-Market

The Early Years: Never-Ending Summer

Amanda grew up in Syracuse, New York with her little brother, Logan. They're closer than most siblings after spending their entire childhood together, and Amanda considers Logan one of her best friends. Summer is Amanda's favorite season, and the pair would fill their days with sports or swim together at the community pool. But like most older siblings, Amanda soon left for college, ready to pursue her next adventure.

What we know about Amanda: Putting Down Roots

After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio and Digital Marketing, Amanda felt the job market in Upstate New York looked slim. She applied to jobs up and down the East Coast before landing a position in Baltimore. Even though she only had one friend in the area, she packed up, moved, and never looked back. Since then, she's built a network of friends, started a family with her husband, Brandon, and their daughter, Palmer, and joined our team at EBS! 

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Fun Facts

LAX to the MAX: I played lacrosse for two years in college. 

Tap it out. I took dance lessons from age two until graduating high school, and tap is - by far - my favorite form of dance!

No Standing. Only Dancing. My family and I love music, and we have dance parties in the living room on the reg.

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Hope Walker

Senior Client Manager, Large Group
Team Lead, Large Group Market

Early Years: Light up the Stage!

Growing up in Hampden in northern Baltimore, Hope's stage presence became obvious at a young age. She sang with her church choir, school choirs, and in school musicals. She even took home the $50 grand prize during a middle school talent show! Her courage to perform for large audiences drove her to audition and win acceptance into the All-County and All-State Choirs, and she even performed at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. No stage fright here! 

What we know about Hope: 

Hiking her way to EBS

In the summer, we most often find Hope with her Chocolate Lab fur-baby, Kona, playing at the dog park, hiking mountain trails, or swimming at the beach. Hope says, "I am a summer girl, so you'll find me outside in the warm sun, any chance I get." She certainly loves to enjoy the outdoors, but now that she has hiked her way to EBS, Hope's a ray of sunshine for our team as well!

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Fun Facts

Hitting it outta the park: I performed at Oriole Park while singing the National Anthem with the Perry Hall High School Chamber Choir. 

This one time, at band camp? I was the Pom Captain for my high school marching band's pom squad, and during practice I was attacked by wild geese. 

Rap it out: I can rap every word to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."

The Mad Food Scientist: I will eat soup and crabs all year round - soup even in 100-degree weather, and crabs for Christmas. I also like odd food mixtures such as burnt popcorn and ketchup. (No judgement until you try it!) 

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Ana Reza

Senior Client Coordinator

Early years

The Baby of the Family

Born and raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, Ana (aka Bird) was the youngest of three. She is best friends with her sister, though they are six years apart, and she and her brother are considered Irish Twins. Ana was a dedicated student and rowed crew in high school, but she also had a wild side. Ana pierced her nose over six times during school. Since piercings were against school rules, she had to take it out whenever she got caught. What a rebel!

What we know about Ana

The Perfect Work-Life Balance

Before starting her new career at EBS, Ana worked as a breastfeeding counselor at Women Infant Children (WIC), a non-profit, community-based healthcare agency and then took on a role at a cemetery (Parklawn Memorial Park). She now shares her time with our team at EBS and her 8-year-old daughter Ava Rose. Ava loves to play in the park and always keeps Ana on her toes.

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Fun Facts

My Feline Best-Friend: I have a cat named Squeeky, who is 23 years old and still going strong!

Confessions of a Shopaholic: I will let you in on a little secret - I often shop for clothes for my already-full closet, and you can frequently catch me buying home décor for my future home.

My Baby Bird: After 32 hours of labor, I named my baby girl, Ava. My family nickname has always been Bird, and Ava means bird in Latin. Ironically, the name is also a 3-letter palindrome, like mine!  

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Lucia Fan

Sr. Compliance & Benefit Consultant

Early Years: Crabsolutely clawsome. 

Lucia was born in Hong Kong as the youngest of six. With four sisters and a brother, they were a close-knit family. So much so, Lucia's older sister and her future husband took the three younger sisters on some of their dates, embarking on many fun adventures together. Lucia's family also loves to vacation and eat crabs. When they get started eating crabs, the meal could literally take half a day!

What we know about Lucia:

A cultural connoisseur.

While attending school at University of Maryland College Park, Lucia studied speech communication and business. Since graduating, she's furthered her career while traveling the globe to places like Sweden, Italy and Suriname, and she's hoping to visit Taiwan and Australia. Lucia enjoys discovering other cultures, trying new restaurants, and cooking different cuisines at home. She says our fun vibe and culture brought her to EBS, and we're glad it did.

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Fun Facts

Code Switching: I speak Chinese, both Cantonese and Mandarin dialects.

Four Peas in a Pod: I have four sons. During one of my pregnancies, I didn't know I was carrying twins until I had an ultrasound at 20 weeks. I only gained seven pounds, and the twins were five-and-a-half pounds each!

Better Than Music! I have recorded a few podcasts and YouTube videos.

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  • Amanda Hastings

    Sr. Client Manager, Mid-Market

    The Early Years: Never-Ending Summer

    Amanda grew up in Syracuse, New York with her little brother, Logan. They're closer than most siblings after spending their entire childhood together, and Amanda considers Logan one of her best friends. Summer is Amanda's favorite season, and the pair would fill their days with sports or swim together at the community pool. But like most older siblings, Amanda soon left for college, ready to pursue her next adventure.

    What we know about Amanda: Putting Down Roots

    After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio and Digital Marketing, Amanda felt the job market in Upstate New York looked slim. She applied to jobs up and down the East Coast before landing a position in Baltimore. Even though she only had one friend in the area, she packed up, moved, and never looked back. Since then, she's built a network of friends, started a family with her husband, Brandon, and their daughter, Palmer, and joined our team at EBS! 

    Fun Facts

    LAX to the MAX: I played lacrosse for two years in college. 

    Tap it out. I took dance lessons from age two until graduating high school, and tap is - by far - my favorite form of dance!

    No Standing. Only Dancing. My family and I love music, and we have dance parties in the living room on the reg.

    More Team Members
  • Hope Walker

    Senior Client Manager, Large Group
    Team Lead, Large Group Market

    Early Years: Light up the Stage!

    Growing up in Hampden in northern Baltimore, Hope's stage presence became obvious at a young age. She sang with her church choir, school choirs, and in school musicals. She even took home the $50 grand prize during a middle school talent show! Her courage to perform for large audiences drove her to audition and win acceptance into the All-County and All-State Choirs, and she even performed at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. No stage fright here! 

    What we know about Hope: 

    Hiking her way to EBS

    In the summer, we most often find Hope with her Chocolate Lab fur-baby, Kona, playing at the dog park, hiking mountain trails, or swimming at the beach. Hope says, "I am a summer girl, so you'll find me outside in the warm sun, any chance I get." She certainly loves to enjoy the outdoors, but now that she has hiked her way to EBS, Hope's a ray of sunshine for our team as well!

    Fun Facts

    Hitting it outta the park: I performed at Oriole Park while singing the National Anthem with the Perry Hall High School Chamber Choir. 

    This one time, at band camp? I was the Pom Captain for my high school marching band's pom squad, and during practice I was attacked by wild geese. 

    Rap it out: I can rap every word to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."

    The Mad Food Scientist: I will eat soup and crabs all year round - soup even in 100-degree weather, and crabs for Christmas. I also like odd food mixtures such as burnt popcorn and ketchup. (No judgement until you try it!) 

    More Team Members
  • Ana Reza

    Senior Client Coordinator

    Early years

    The Baby of the Family

    Born and raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, Ana (aka Bird) was the youngest of three. She is best friends with her sister, though they are six years apart, and she and her brother are considered Irish Twins. Ana was a dedicated student and rowed crew in high school, but she also had a wild side. Ana pierced her nose over six times during school. Since piercings were against school rules, she had to take it out whenever she got caught. What a rebel!

    What we know about Ana

    The Perfect Work-Life Balance

    Before starting her new career at EBS, Ana worked as a breastfeeding counselor at Women Infant Children (WIC), a non-profit, community-based healthcare agency and then took on a role at a cemetery (Parklawn Memorial Park). She now shares her time with our team at EBS and her 8-year-old daughter Ava Rose. Ava loves to play in the park and always keeps Ana on her toes.

    Fun Facts

    My Feline Best-Friend: I have a cat named Squeeky, who is 23 years old and still going strong!

    Confessions of a Shopaholic: I will let you in on a little secret - I often shop for clothes for my already-full closet, and you can frequently catch me buying home décor for my future home.

    My Baby Bird: After 32 hours of labor, I named my baby girl, Ava. My family nickname has always been Bird, and Ava means bird in Latin. Ironically, the name is also a 3-letter palindrome, like mine!  

    More Team Members
  • Lucia Fan

    Sr. Compliance & Benefit Consultant

    Early Years: Crabsolutely clawsome. 

    Lucia was born in Hong Kong as the youngest of six. With four sisters and a brother, they were a close-knit family. So much so, Lucia's older sister and her future husband took the three younger sisters on some of their dates, embarking on many fun adventures together. Lucia's family also loves to vacation and eat crabs. When they get started eating crabs, the meal could literally take half a day!

    What we know about Lucia:

    A cultural connoisseur.

    While attending school at University of Maryland College Park, Lucia studied speech communication and business. Since graduating, she's furthered her career while traveling the globe to places like Sweden, Italy and Suriname, and she's hoping to visit Taiwan and Australia. Lucia enjoys discovering other cultures, trying new restaurants, and cooking different cuisines at home. She says our fun vibe and culture brought her to EBS, and we're glad it did.

    Fun Facts

    Code Switching: I speak Chinese, both Cantonese and Mandarin dialects.

    Four Peas in a Pod: I have four sons. During one of my pregnancies, I didn't know I was carrying twins until I had an ultrasound at 20 weeks. I only gained seven pounds, and the twins were five-and-a-half pounds each!

    Better Than Music! I have recorded a few podcasts and YouTube videos.

    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.