Senior Vice President
Jeff Kaminski provides cutting-edge employee benefit solutions for companies. Prior to joining The Horton Group, Jeff spent many years building his knowledge base. For ten years, Jeff was the Chicago area manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the largest private companies in America, handling everything from site selection to purchasing vehicle fleets.“Two of my primary functions were human resources and finance, which transfer nicely to my role at The Horton Group,” said Jeff. “I am able to empathize with the demands HR directors and CFOs face, since I have dealt with many of the same challenges first-hand.”
After Enterprise, Jeff made career moves steering him in the direction of employee benefit solutions. He was a district manager and consultant at Administaff, a Professional Employer Organization dedicated to providing outsourced human resource functions. Jeff also spent several years at Aon Consulting and with JMB Insurance. “During my time with Aon, I spent literally hundreds of hours learning about various risk management and employee benefit tools,” Jeff said. “Now, even if I do not have an answer immediately, I know where to turn to turn for the solution. Experience like that makes me a trusted partner to clients, as they know that I will always be able to help.”
Jeff's expertise centers around the design, funding, communication, administration and compliance of employee benefit programs. “I find it crucial to stay abreast relative to new employee benefit issues and strategies. Clients appreciate that I understand their current positions, and that I am able to offer alternatives that they have not heard about from other insurance brokers.”
Jeff's dedication to remaining current in a highly-regulated, fast-paced industry is the main reason that he joined The Horton Group. “Horton has a reputation for thinking outside of the box when it comes to benefit plans. Horton is always providing clients with leading solutions, such as wellness programs and administering biometric health screenings. Horton provides Best in Class Solutions, not just a different quote from one of the main health insurance providers.” Jeff continued, “To help clients remain competitive, we engage participation in wellness initiatives from the employer, the employee, the broker and the insurance company. It is in everyone's best interest to take an active role in health management.”
Jeff resides in Homer Glen, Illinois. When he is away from the office, Jeff enjoys taking vacations to Mexico, the Caribbean or Italy. In the summer, he and his family spend time waterskiing in Edwardsburg, Michigan. Jeff has also been playing the saxophone for many years, which is something he practices on a regular basis.
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
- The Horton Group, Senior Vice President, since 2014; Sales Executive, since 2008
- JMB Insurance, Producer, 2005-2007
- AON Consulting, Relationship Manager, 2003-2005
- Administaff, District Manager, 2001-2003; Consultant, 1999-2001
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Area Manager-Chicago, 1989-1999
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Jeff is very knowledgeable and willing to work hard to get results for his clients. If he does not know an answer, he will look into the issue and follow-up quickly. He is a pro and highly recommended.
Steven Schulwolf, Partner
Michaels & May
Jeff has an impressive ability to listen to a client’s issues, ask the right questions, and come away with a deeper appreciation of the underlying needs. This ability is a critical first step in finding practical solutions that translate into results.
Diane Gerard, Principal
Capital H Group