Rockport Benefits has been formed with the hope of providing a refreshing alternative to the Medical Stop Loss market, offering the same reliability and consistency to which you are accustomed, fused with a true optimism and excitement toward our future capabilities.
We realize that the market presents more challenges than ever experienced. Irrational pricing, “decision-maker” turnover, ACA compliance and egregious facility charges only begin to scratch the perplexing surface.
With that in mind, we have embarked upon a new trek; a mission to provide a meaningful response for the stop loss predicament. We aim to do so by becoming a virtual extension of your business, while incorporating you as part of our well-rounded team. Success will be created by working together as a cohesive unit, enhanced not only by the quality of resources, but also by strategizing from more than one vantage point.
Rockport Benefits has a highly experienced, talented and enthusiastic staff. Our goal is to work with folks who truly want to make a difference and are willing to bring new options and points of view to their clients.
Amy Argeros began her career in 1994 at LDG Management, which became HCC Benefits’ first acquisition in the stop loss industry. She was trained under a highly regarded executive team in all aspects of underwriting and business development. This afforded her the opportunity to build a successful portfolio along with a loyal customer base.
In 2003, she joined the members of the exiting executive team in their endeavor to form SLG Benefits, LLC. Continued success over the next decade led to leadership roles as Underwriting Manager and most recently as Regional Vice President of the Northeast territory for QBE A&H. Responsibilities included achievement of growth & loss ratio targets, sales goals and renewal persistency for Medical Stop Loss and Captive Product lines. An integral role was served in producer and relationship management, as well as Risk Management, Claims and Cost Containment Consulting.
On a Personal Note….
The above is a snapshot of over 20 years of life spent dedicated to my job, co-workers and industry peers. Rockport Benefits is a progression for me, born out of an opportunity to continue to work according to the methods and beliefs that have been a constant throughout my career. Methods that drive solutions from a genuine desire to help and beliefs that relationships, trust and loyalty are more than just convenient buzz words.
None of us can know or control what the future may hold. All we can do is be true to ourselves and hope to be proud of what we stand for and stand to accomplish, together.
Heidi Herlihy started her career with Deloitte, Haskins + Sells where she worked in both the audit and tax departments. After Deloitte, Heidi moved to a small regional public accounting firm and then opened her own firm, which she later sold to accept a position with R.E. Moulton (REM). This is where Heidi’s insurance career began. She started as the Chief Financial Officer for REM in 2000 and took on the additional responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer in 2007. During her tenure at REM, Heidi guided the company through two sales, the first to American United Life Insurance Company in 2003, and the second to Symetra Financial in 2011. Once the sale to Symetra was completed, Heidi became Chief Financial Officer of SLG Benefits & Insurance, LLC. In 2015, Heidi joined Rockport Benefits as Managing Director, where she is responsible for all operations, policy administration, contract negotiations, and financial reporting.
Heidi has extensive experience across all aspects of an agency and direct carrier business model. She has a strong background in financial mergers and the related due diligence. Heidi spearheaded and supervised transition from a propriety software platform to a licensed software platform, and she has been responsible for interacting with various other carrier departments such as finance, actuarial, legal, and human resources. She has had oversight for premium collection and reporting, actuarial pricing, claim paying, bordereaux reporting and all financial aspects of stop loss product administration on the agency side as well as the carrier side.