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Patrick G. Kiernan

Employee Benefits Specialist, Diversified Group

Patrick joined Diversified Group Brokerage in 1997 as an Underwriter fresh out of college. In January of 2002, he left the business to join the United States Army. He served two years in Afghanistan and he was also in the Army National Guard for 9 years, with 4 years of active duty in the Army. His rank was Sargent E5. After years of service to our country, he returned to the organization in 2013 in a new business development position. His main responsibilities consist of employee benefit sales along with retention of current groups.

There is an interesting connection between Patrick’s early years with the company and his more recent years – the fact that the challenges his clients and plan members face the most remain the same. The cost of healthcare is still the biggest concern they face. Patrick feels that employers must address three important areas: inflated hospital charges, cost of specialty pharmacy and having their employees make consumer driven decisions in regard to their healthcare. These are a few of the critical concerns that Diversified addresses every day.  

Third party administrators (TPAs) have gone from simply paying claims to being a trusted advisor and a true partner for self-funded employers. Diversified provides clients and members with the information, guidance and tools they need to make educated decisions and appropriate changes regarding their health plan.

 

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Education
  • Business Communication Degree from the University of Rhode Island
  • Health & Life Insurance License
  • Long Term Care License
   
Professional Background
  • Benefits Consultant for a large Independent Brokerage Firm
  • Account Consultant at UNUM
  • Joined Diversified Group in 1997
   
Industry & Community Involvement Patrick is actively involved with the VFW and American Legion. He is a Combat Infantry Veteran of the United States Army.
   
Get to Know Patrick Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife, Erin and two sons, Jamison and Emmett. They reside in CT and all enjoy camping, hanging at the beach and relaxing outdoors. He also enjoys hiking as well as coaching, playing and watching sports. He and his wife love a Jamaican getaway. Patrick is an avid UCONN Huskies basketball fan!