About Us

Once You Know Us, You’ll Wonder How You Lived Without Us!

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Our Story

The industry is changing.  Agents are facing new challenges everyday due to the Affordable Care Act, carrier volatility, increasing client demands, and commission uncertainty/reductions.  Your clients are having a harder time securing employee benefits as the trend is moving away from employer-sponsored benefits and placing the burden on them.  All of these trends impact how insurance and ancillary products are sold and distributed.

Our experience as wholesale distributors has allowed us to help agents stay current and offer additional products that will benefit their clients and grow their book of business.

Our Mission

Provide you with the tools to fuel your agency’s growth!  We do this through providing:

  • The best carriers
  • The best products
  • The best service
  • The best technology
  • The best income

Our Commitment

We will help you grow your business and enhance your relationship with your clients.  If we do not meet your expectations and you feel you are better served placing business with another MGA/IMO/FMO, we will release you from your contract with no questions asked.

I Love working with Aspire!

“Aspire Benefits is not only a helpful and professional organization, with top notch service, but their website is one of the best I have worked with.  The website is easy to navigate and has everything an agent might need to contract, print forms, or make contact with the company.  Appreciate the ease of use!”

Pamala Evans

VP, Director of Senior Programs, Star Benefit Associates Inc

Hugh White

Hugh White

President

Hugh brings experience to the table.  During Hugh’s 30+ years of experience in Employee Benefits he has held positions as VP of Sales at Principal Financial Group and launched a new successful wholesale division for a major general agency.  When when not creating new partnerships, Hugh loves spending time with his kids and visiting his “get-a-way” in rural southern Ohio.

Luke Murray

Luke Murray

Founder & Partner

Meet Luke, when his is not in the office making agents lives easier, you will find him outside kayaking on some tranquil river or watching his backyard chickens.  Over the last 9 years in the insurance industry, Luke has been the founder of Aspire Benefit Services and MyBenefitsComparison.com.  He is licensed in Life, Health, and Annuity and has a background in Computer Information Systems.

Mike Ertel

Mike Ertel

Sales and Service Account Executive

Mike is our “Go To” guy.  Mike assists our agents with the same high level of integrity, honor, and teamwork as he did serving our country in the U.S. Marines.   Before joining the team, Mike completed a degree in Financial Planning and held sales management roles.  When not solving problems in the office, Mike enjoys spending time with his lovely wife & sons preferably outside.

Kipp Abbott

Kipp Abbott

Project Manager and Creative Director

Kipp is our “get it done” man.  Kipp has over 15 years of software project management and keeps us on target to hit our release dates.

Dave Altman

Dave Altman

Systems

Dave not only has the longest beard in our office, but is the man responsible for keeping our servers up and running like a well oiled machine. His 20+ years of system administration experience ensures our customers can sleep well at night knowing that their data is secure.

Paul Sabatino

Paul Sabatino

Software Architect

Paul is a master software artisan and is responsible for everything that goes on “under the interface” of the app.  Paul has over 20 years of software development experience and is key to our ability to deliver a high quality experience to our customers.

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