Health care costs in the United States have risen sharply over the past two decades. In fact, a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that U.S. health care spending increased by nearly $1 trillion from 1996 to 2015.

As the average premiums for single coverage and for family coverage continue to rise, employers shoulder the majority of those costs. So what does that mean for you?

Jeff Gullickson

Western Growers is pleased to announce the recent hire of Darcie Floyd, who has joined the Insurance Services team as the Director of Employee Benefits.

As Director, Floyd will be responsible for supporting the production employee benefits to new and existing customers. In addition, she will oversee all employee benefit account executives.

Floyd brings over 20 years of professional experience with her to Western Growers. She doubled as a Financial Services Department Manager and Account Executive with her previous employer.

Chardae Heim

Western Growers welcomes Peter Mehta, Peter Vlahos and Preeti Nangia to our Insurance Services team.

Peter Mehta will be serving as our new Employee Benefits Regional Sales Director in our Fresno office, working with our new and established Valley-based sub-brokers. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business at Fresno State University, Peter began working for AETNA and eventually began his career working with LISI where he has spent the last 15 years perfecting his craft.

Jeff Gullickson



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