Press Releases

Pacific Resources’ Pat Purdy Named One of The Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising by Employee Benefit Adviser

pat_purdy_pacresPat Purdy, Vice President of Global Employer Solutions at Pacific Resources, has been chosen by Employee Benefit Adviser as one of the most influential women in benefit advising.

Pat joins a select group of women who have been recognized for their contributions in the field of benefit advising – leaders in providing strategic consulting to help clients achieve their highest goals, fostering employee benefit innovations, advocating successfully for adviser causes and, in general, elevating the status of all women in the profession.

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Pacific Resources Helps Build ADA-Compliant Home for Young Orlando Couple

habitat_orlandoOn Friday, August 12, employees from Pacific Resources Orlando office participated in a dedication ceremony to present the keys to a new ADA-compliant home to Brian and Victoria Arndt.

The home was built with assistance from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando and the State of Florida Mortgage Settlement Fund. Pacific Resources provided corporate sponsorship support for the home build and Pacific Resources employees volunteered to assist the Arndts with the four month long building project.

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Pacific Resources Appoints Pat Purdy to Executive Leadership Group

CHICAGO, IL, August 18, 2015 – Pat Purdy, Vice President of Global Employer Solutions at Pacific Resources, has been named to company’s Executive Leadership Group (ELG). The ELG is responsible for setting direction for Pacific Resources’ overall business strategy.

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Survey Shows Large Employers Continue to Have Concerns about Private Health Exchanges as a Viable Alternative for Providing Healthcare Benefits

CHICAGO, IL, June 2, 2015 – According to a national survey of mostly Fortune 1000-ranked companies, cost savings and administrative ease are the top reasons to consider moving to a private health insurance exchange, yet large employers still lack confidence in exchanges as a viable method for providing healthcare benefits. The survey also shows that transparency and independent advice are important to the decision-making process. 

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Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors, LLC Launches New Private Exchange Consulting Practice for Large Employers

Customized services will provide independent, third-party assessment of private health insurance exchange options

CHICAGO, IL, August 7, 2014 – Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors, LLC (“Pacific Resources”), a leading employee benefits advisory firm that works with Fortune-ranked companies and other large employers, today announced the launch of a new practice to provide independent, third-party assessment of private insurance exchanges.

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Large Employers ‘Fully Committed” to Company-Sponsored Benefits, Express Mixed Reaction to Private Health Insurance Exchanges

Survey of Fortune 1000-ranked companies shows varied levels of confidence and interest in exchanges

CHICAGO, IL, APRIL 29, 2014 –The majority of large employers remain fully committed to providing an array of company-sponsored benefits and are currently uncertain about whether private health insurance exchanges will be a part of their benefits strategy, according to a national survey of mostly Fortune1000-ranked companies.

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Pacific Resources to be Acquired by Brown & Brown

Chicago-based benefits advisor to continue to operate autonomously, management teams and staff to remain in place

CHICAGO, IL, APRIL 24, 2014 - Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors, LLC announced today that it has entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Brown & Brown, Inc (NYSE: BRO). The transaction is expected to be completed in May 2014, subject to receipt of required regulatory approvals. Pacific Resources is currently owned by its executive leaders, Paul Barden, CEO, and Paul Rogers, President and COO.

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Study Shows Need For More Focus on Potential Impacts of PPACA on Workforce Disability and Absence Management

Large employers and insurers cite concerns over higher incidence and longer duration of absences, access to routine care and higher costs as rate of coverage and consumer awareness increases

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Group Insurance Executive Patricia Purdy Joins Pacific Resources

Appointed Vice President, Core Benefits Solutions

CHICAGO, IL, April 23, 2013 – Pacific Resources — a leading employee benefits advisory firm servicing large, predominantly Fortune-ranked corporations — announced that Patricia Purdy has joined the company as Vice President, Core Benefits Solutions. She joins Pacific Resources from The Hartford, where she was Assistant Vice President of Sales and Market Development and Absence Management Practice Lead.

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International Benefits Executive Ken Vaughan Joins Pacific Resources as Senior Vice President, Global Benefits

CHICAGO, IL, April 11, 2013 – Pacific Resources — a leading employee benefits advisory firm servicing large, predominantly Fortune-ranked corporations — announced that Ken Vaughan has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Global Benefits. He joins Pacific Resources from Cigna International where he was living in Shanghai, China as Managing Director of the Asia Pacific Region.

In his new role, Vaughan will be responsible for Pacific Resources’ Global Benefits practice, which will help clients assess and evaluate their global solutions and their related vendors across the world to ensure they meet the clients’ unique needs. Vaughan will also be responsible for East Coast sales for Pacific Resources.

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