Meet Our Team
As President of EKA Planning Services Inc. & Affiliates, Peter understands the ever-changing Corporate Benefits landscape. He has effectively created sophisticated employee benefit programs which adhere to the budgetary constraints of both small and large business. With over 30 years of experience, Peter has learned to effectively communicate products to employers, guiding them through the decision making process and landscaping a communication based education for employees to navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. Peter has become adept in understanding a client’s business operations and employee demographic, which allows him to incorporate appropriate benefit programs with the goals his customers have in mind.
What makes EKA Planning Services Inc. & Affiliates unique from their competitors, is the exceptional level of dedication and service his team gives to their clients.
Jeremy Elgarten, Senior Executive Vice President of EKA Brokerage Services, has proven to be a prominent innovator and disruptor throughout the insurance industry. In addition to his position with EKA Brokerage Services, Jeremy is a member of the National Ethics Association, and he has served on countless advisory panels and industry think tanks. Working alongside the C-suite executives of numerous national carrier-owned third-party administrations, Jeremy has been instrumental in developing customized reporting analytics that is in current and frequent use throughout the broker community. EKA Brokerage Services is an insurance agency and consulting firm that provides employee benefit services to the business community. Through strategic planning, design, and finance development, EKA customizes – and delivers – sophisticated solutions to your business’s employee benefits packages. Since 1993, EKA Brokerage Services has been an industry leader in the development of corporate health and welfare benefit programs, with a specialty in self-insured medical plans. The primary focus of Jeremy Elgarten, Senior Vice President of EKA, is to work with clients to protect company assets from egregious and erroneous medical claims, while at the same time implementing “best in class” provider networks through rich and affordable benefit programs.
Please note: Jeremy is not affiliated with Cetera
Heather N. Reynolds, Esq. serves on the senior leadership team as Chief Compliance and Administrative Officer for FNA Insurance Services, Inc.
Ms. Reynolds earned her Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University in 1995 and her Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1998, immediately after which she began her career in health care and insurance with Davis Vision, Inc. as Director, Contract Administration. She became Assistant Vice President for Contracting and Regulatory Compliance for Davis Vision in 2002, playing an integral role in the growth of the company over 13 years.
Ms. Reynolds has over 20 years of experience in health and insurance benefits. As Chief Compliance Officer for EKA Insurance Services will manage the legal and regulatory affairs of the company and provide guidance to brokers and their customers on various compliance and regulatory matters.
Please note: Heather is not affiliated with Cetera
Carrie has been in the stop-loss industry for twenty years with extensive experience underwriting various risks including small group, large group, level funded, captives, prescription drug and MEC.
For her undergraduate studies, she dual majored in Risk Management & Human Resources Management. She also holds an MBA degree with a concentration in Risk Management & Insurance from Temple University.
She is very active in the stop-loss industry as well as her community. She has served on the healthcare and conference committees of SIIA, and as a mentor for Temple University’s Gamma Iota Sigma mentorship program. In addition, she has volunteered for the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and was named Mentor of the Year by Philadelphia’s Achieving Independence Center.
Please note: Carrie is not affiliated with Cetera
Kristen Bolnick, Director of Account Management has over 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry. She began her career at a large General Agent for employee benefits. In 2014 she made the move to EKA as a Senior Account Manager and began to streamline and organize the employee benefit book of business. Through her outstanding customer service and attention to detail, she helped the company grow and began to help recruit, train and oversee all other Account Managers which lead to her current role. She collaborates with her clients to support their needs in the ever-changing and complex healthcare environment.
Please note: Kristen is not affiliated with Cetera