(ORLAND PARK, IL) – APRIL 11th, 2016 – The April issue of Benefits Selling magazine introduced Fred Garfield, a senior vice president and practice team leader for The Horton Group of Orland Park, Illinois, as one of five finalists for 2016 Broker of the Year.
The award is one of the industry’s most prestigious, and identifies brokers and consultants who stand out from the crowd, help shape the industry and provide extraordinary client service.
Garfield, a Chicago native, has more than 37 years of experience in the employee benefits industry delivering on strategy with his clients. Garfield’s success is aided by his lifelong commitment to learning and continuous development, earning designations represent more than fifteen years of advanced study in this industry.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Fred, and a reflection of his strong leadership and passion for our industry; Fred’s unwavering commitment to his clients and our industry are an example for all to follow,” said Glenn Horton, CEO of the Horton Group.
“My philosophy is taking clients with complex needs and limited resources to a higher level of performance,” Garfield says. “We’re not product-focused; we’re performance focused. We’re big on drawing a battle plan. Know the goal, know how to get there, make sure the client understands. I am passionate and committed to delivering results.”
Garfield regularly speaks to business and public groups on the Affordable Care Act regarding its impacts and opportunities. He has served on several advisory committees, including Aetna, Cigna / Great West Healthcare, Guardian Life, Mutual of Omaha, MetLife, and New England Financial.
The 2016 Broker of the Year winner will be featured on the cover of the May issue and honored with an award at the Benefits Selling Expo 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit www.benefitspro.com.
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