Rick Bender, CEBS, LLIF
CEO & Director of Innovative Opportunities
Rick Bender believes that innovation, integrity, and getting the best value for his clients are the core values that keeps him going. A 30-year veteran in the insurance industry, Mr. Bender is regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts in disability programs and has held key senior leadership roles for some of the top national insurance carriers. His background includes senior management positions in:
Public Sector Benefit Plans
Labor Relations Consultation
Mr. Bender is also a sought-after keynote speaker on how to uncover hidden insurance carrier contractual advantages and pitfalls. His unique “insider” background provides clients with unprecedented insights and leverage to negotiate product and pricing combinations unmatched by other benefit brokers and consultants.
Mr. Bender’s greatest professional pride comes from negotiating deals that provide additional benefits and rewards on behalf of clients that leave them surprised and satisfied.
He is the Past President of the Employee Benefit Planning Association (EBPA) of Greater Los Angeles. Mr. Bender hails from Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has been married for 30 years and has two grown sons.
I never feel better than when I am giving to others. I’m driven by the belief that if you’re doing the right things for the right people for the right reasons, you’ll never be more satisfied.