April 2018

Our Spanish Division lead Rosario Avila is interviewed here by Employee Benefit Advisor Magazine for the division launch, named Alianza (alliance in English), the interview focuses on her breakthrough work in the industry translating the benefit in benefits to the Hispanic community. Using native language and a familiar vernacular the program allows clients & employees to make the most use of their benefits then previously before.

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North Bay Business Journal – February 7, 2018

New health-benefits trends for California employers
by Cynthia Sweeney

The Business Journal asked area insurance experts about changes employers can expect in health insurance coverage in 2018…Jordan Shields: If the association is well-run there could be better rates, but historically, that has not been the case. The problem is the association has to start from zero and build underlying carriers. Also, if the larger market rates start looking better than the association rates, members will start to leave.

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Self-Insurance.Expert Helps Employers Innovate and Optimize Health Plans

Self-Insurance.Expert Helps Employers Innovate and Optimize Health Plans

Employee Benefit Advisor – October 2019

The power of two: Advisers of the Year drive innovation at their brokerage and beyond
by Caroline Hroncich

On the cover of October’s Employee Benefit Advisor Magazine

A new article and interview with award-winning Arrow advisors Andrew McNeil and Rosario Avila about their groundbreaking collaborative work together – changing the way they approach and work with clients.

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Benefits Influencer – January 2020

Benefits Influencer – January 2020

Benefits Influencer Podcast
Community over Competition: Brokers are Better Together w/ Andrew McNeil & Rosario Avila.

In this episode, Senior Benefits Advisors who recently won EBA’s Advisor of the Year, the first duo to receive the distinction,  discuss how industry collaboration goes well beyond the walls of their agency. Andrew and Rosario candidly share some of the innovations that have helped grow Arrow Benefits.

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April 2019

Andrew McNeil & Rosario Avila have just been awarded & interviewed by Employee Benefit News for their innovation in benefits technology.

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Congratulations Rosario Avila, Spanish Language Division Lead, on winning two prestigious awards!

We are celebrating her incredible work and advancement winning the EBA 2018 Top Women in Benefit Advising. Additionally, Rosario was awarded The North Bay Business Journal 2018 Latino Business Leadership Award for her innovations in the industry!

Click here to see full award details.

January 2019

Our two top innovators in advising: Andrew McNeil & Rosario Avila are highlighted here in two articles in Employee Benefit Adviser Magazine – January & April 2019 issues – for launching the first if its kind YouTube channel – BenefitsTV! The channel brings the public short entertaining & informative videos about all things benefits.

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NorthBayBiz Magazine – April 2019


The average U.S. life insurance policyholder is 74 percent underinsured. Are you among the underinsured? Advisors Andrew McNeil and Rosario Avila of Arrow Benefits Group launched BenefitsTV in early January to provide this type of useful and easy-to-consume information to viewers about employee benefits and other insurance-related topics.

McNeil, a principal at Arrow Benefits Group, is the first to admit that insurance and employee benefits are generally not the most exciting topic. “The goal was to provide short snippets of information, and not to be self-serving. We’re trying to provide value, and not looking to just sell insurance,” he says. But the company is working to bring value to the insurance benefits employees carry through their employers to maximize benefits.

View BenefitsTV videos here…

NorthBayBiz Magazine – October 2019

Targeting the Future
by Stephanie Derammelaere

“Being informed won’t help you design a competitive benefit program. Being advised will.” That’s the mission of Arrow Benefits Group, a rapidly growing employee benefits consulting firm that has won multiple awards and become a thought leader in the industry. More importantly, it helps employers and employees navigate the world of company benefits with a flexible approach.

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