Paul Shaheen, RHU, REBC
You will never see Paul Shaheen dragging his feet. For over 25 years, Paul has been one of The Horton Group's busiest brokers, with his principal concentration on law firms and law professionals, above and beyond providing benefits expertise for industries such as nonprofit, architectural, manufacturing, construction and automotive.
To that end, Paul sees great value in client concentration.
"There is a real benefit to knowing the specific issues facing an industry," said Paul. "Knowing your client's particular field allows you to best help them achieve a higher level of performance.This is especially true for law firms, which place such a high premium on quality benefits for the purpose of finding and retaining top talent."
Paul has an intimate history with law. He worked at his father's law firm in (his native) Detroit for many years, both during and after his time attending the University of Michigan.
"All brokers say they will be available to business owners and their human resources team to assist with claims advocacy or help facilitate a proactive wellness program," said Paul, "but after talking with a number of clients who moved their business to Horton, I've found that our larger competitors have a hard time delivering these services - especially if the client isn't a Fortune 500 company. In my opinion, no other agency consistently deploys the level of talent and services as we do for small to mid sized companies.."
Paul argues that proactive communication is critical to a benefit plan's success. As such, Paul and his team proudly stay in constant contact with their customers.
Paul's involvement with the field of law extends beyond managing employee benefits. He is a long time sponsor/supporter of organizations such as the Association of Legal Administrators, The Women's Bar Association of Illinois, the Chicago Bar Foundation, and is also a Bronze Fellow with the Illinois Bar Foundation.
Outside of Horton, Paul sings with the Men of Spirito!, a sacred singing ensemble out of Elmhurst, IL, and is the proud father of three lovely girls. He is also an avid and sentimental fan of Michigan, his home state, where he travels frequently to be with family and friends.
- Economics and Communication, University of Michigan
Registered Health Underwriter
Registered Employee Benefit Consultant
Life & Health Producer
Property & Casualty Producer
- The Horton Group Vice President since 1998 Producer, 1993-1997 Account Executive, 1991-1992
- South Suburban Insurance Producer, 1988-1991
- Association of Legal Administrators, Vendor/Sponsor and contributing writer to the organization’s quarterly magazine
- The Horton Group Best in Class Workshops (including continuing education credits for attorneys), contributor
- Association of Legal Administrators Greater Chicago Chapter
- Women's Bar Association of Illinois
- Chicago Bar Association
- Humana Small Group
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We demand far more than just the lowest price for our employee health benefits program. Although it may sound cliche, our employees are our greatest asset and we want to take care of them. Paul and his team fully understand our needs and have designed health benefit programs that please both our employees and our CFO.
Steve Lindberg, Managing Partner
Anselmo Lindberg & Oliver
I have recommended Paul Shaheen and The Horton Group to many of my Human Resource and Chief Financial Officer peers and will continue to do so without hesitation.
L.T. Barrett, Chief Financial Officer