About Our Firm

We Live for This

As a multi-generational company, our passion for improving the lives of our clients and your employees is in our blood. We genuinely love building long-term relationships, finding perfect fit products, and putting benefits packages together that help HR professionals and organizations succeed.

Executive Team

Experts in Benefits, HR,
Technology, and Compliance

We act as an extension of your HR team, providing a single point of contact and a support group that understands your processes and adapts as you evolve.

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Ryan Bedrosian
Principal & CEO

Ryan Bedrosian is a modern insurance broker who is committed to enhancing the company’s established client relationships through technology services and quality insurance products.

Recently, Ryan has been expanding Bedrosian & Associates by working closely with the Acrisure M&A team to lead agency buy-outs. He is actively looking for reputable CA and West Coast insurance agents that want to join forces under the Bedrosian & Associates leadership team or retire while leaving their block of business in well received hands. With each acquisition Ryan and his team have integrated all new client relationships with all necessary tech and compliance services.

Over the last five years Ryan lead a new employee benefit enrollment platform, Simple Life. His mission is to streamline the insurance process from the initial request for proposal to the acceptance of a policy. Ryan is on multiple insurance carrier and general agency advisory boards. He is working hand in hand with the underwriting departments of numerous insurance carriers to begin transforming their thirty year old processes into the new age.

In 2013, Ryan started an online insurance company Benefit Agents which assists small businesses and individuals looking to purchase Covered California and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) plans. Benefit Agents was in the Top 15 insurance agencies to onboard the most Covered CA business in the state.

Ryan first qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Court of the Table in 2008. Those who qualify demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. For the past few years, Ryan has been a Top of the Table (TOT) member which identifies him as being in the top 1% of total MDRT members. The TOT achievement is recognized worldwide by only 1,800 financial professionals annually.

Ryan completed the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) Program under the academic direction of The Wharton School of Business. The CEBS curriculum represents specialized knowledge in group benefits, retirement, and compensation. It is the only professional certification in total compensation and only about 7,000 individuals actively hold the designation in the U.S.

Ryan is a lifetime member of the Certified Long-Term Care (CLTC) designation. The designation is recognized by state regulators to those that have demonstrated the essential knowledge for the appropriate sale of long-term care insurance.

Ryan currently holds licenses in Accident and Health and Life Insurance in California and several other states. He obtained his B.A. in Law & Society at The University of California, Santa Barbara. Ryan’s hobbies include traveling, boating, skiing, fly fishing, and tennis. Ryan is also a student of wine and viticulture. He attended Serra High School in San Mateo and was born and raised in Redwood City and Menlo Park, California.

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Ron Bedrosian
Founding Principal

Ron began his insurance career with Transamerica in 1974. He immediately qualified for the company’s top production club and has earned life membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Over the last few decades, Ron can be found at many industry conferences and council meetings. He serves on many advisory boards which assist with the development and promotion of life and health insurance products within CA and across the country.

In addition to earning several of the industry’s highest awards, Ron has also qualified for Court of the Table (COT), where he exchanged advanced sales ideas and productivity ideas with an international network of leading financial planners and life insurance professionals.
Both of Ron’s sons work with him at Bedrosian & Associates. Ron and his wife Cheryl extensively travel, ski, fly fish, hike and enjoy other sports.

Ron attended San Jose State University, where he obtained a B.A. in Marketing and Risk Management. He was born and raised in Burlingame, California and attended Serra High School in San Mateo.

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Alex Bedrosian
Principal

Alex began his insurance career at Word & Brown General Agency. The experience he received allowed him to grasp the methods and strategies of the insurance industry from the onset. Alex builds upon his established knowledge and expertise as he constantly grows Bedrosian & Associates portfolio. Alex focuses on expanding the agency’s large group services by implementing the best benefit enrollment solutions, HR and compliance software available. Alex has strengthened the agency’s ability to partner within the industry by attending advisory board and council meetings.

Alex graduated top of his class, earning Cum Laude with a B.A. in Marketing from San Diego State University. His studies included a semester abroad at Oxford University with the emphasis of global marketing and foreign political affairs. Alex’s lives an active lifestyle and loves being outdoors. His hobbies include traveling, skiing, baseball and golf. Born and raised in Menlo Park, Alex attended Menlo-Atherton High School.

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Kim Dierdorff
Chief Experience Officer

Kim is an executive leader in technology, insurance, and healthcare. With over 20 years of experience, she elevates change management, product development, strategy, business model transformation, and sales support leadership for our team and our clients.

As the Chief Experience Officer (CXO), Kim’s focus is to transform the client experience with technology, compliance and streamlined processes while maintaining the core values of our people-first philosophy. By reviewing existing processes and teams – both internally and with our clients, she has the unique ability to create common sense solutions with very little effort on the part of our clients.

Kim started her insurance career in 1998 with Wells Fargo Insurance Services (now USI Insurance Services). By 2002, she was the Vice President of Value Added Services. In her early years, Kim was passionate about delivering exceptional customer service across her teams. When multiple attempts at outsourcing resources failed to adequately serve clients, she spearheaded the development of their internal Benefit HelpLine member call center, COBRA and Flexible Spending administration departments – focusing on delivering high quality internal resources on a National level.

In 2014, Kim moved to the carrier side as the Key Account Manager at Avesis, a Guardian Life Insurance Company. She managed all jumbo accounts (500-5000 lives) in California and Nevada, partnering with both sales staff and management in efforts to grow territories within the labor and trust market, key accounts, and regional areas. In addition to her core responsibilities, Kim enhanced the leadership initiatives to develop process and key support models across the organization.

In 2017, Kim joined Ryan at Simple Life as the Vice President of Operations for an insurtech platform to develop operational efficiencies, product enhancements, and integrated organizational success. Today, she continues to utilize this experience to implement technology solutions for our clients and teams.

On a personal note, Kim is a coffee & wine lover; people & dog supporter. She is always searching for places with heart, soul & inspiration. Her husband of almost 25 years, two (almost) grown children, dogs and a very special relationship with her mother-in-law keep her grounded and endlessly entertained.

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Dominic Toscanelli
Senior VP of Growth

Dominic believes that the most important asset businesses have to manage is their people. He strives to ensure our clients have an efficient way to deliver first class benefits to their people without excessive cost or heavy administrative burden.

As the Senior VP of Growth, Dominic is responsible for business development and collaborates closely with sales, marketing, service, and operations. Dominic works with the leadership team to continually refine our go-to-market strategy, optimize efficiencies around our sales process, and build upon our compelling client offering and growing our world-class consulting team across all market segments and geographies. Above all, Dominic enjoys being a father and husband. If he’s not working or at home, you can find him on the golf course!

Our History

Founded in the San Francisco Bay area in 1975 as a family-run brokerage firm, we have grown with our clients, taking companies from startup through IPO.

Partnering With Acrisure
December, 2018We become an Acrisure subsidiary in order to offer clients more resources and expertise without sacrificing on service.
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Tiburon HQ Opens
June, 2017We relocate to Marin County on the northern side of the San Francisco Bay.
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San Francisco Move
July, 2014We transition from our modest beginnings into a location that better suits our growing needs.
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Southern California Expansion
July, 2010Our Santa Barbara office opens to better serve our fast-growing list of Southern California clients.
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Established
January, 1975We open in Redwood City CA and evolve as the business landscape shifts to become Silicon Valley.
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An Acrisure Subsidiary

Redefining the Insurance Industry

Our relationship with Acrisure allows us to maintain autonomy while leveraging the resources and carrier relationships of the fastest growing insurance brokerage in the country. This unique approach provides high levels of service, expertise, and trust.

Our Values

We know that trust is the most important aspect of every successful business relationship.

  • Experience
    Deep knowledge in the HR and employee benefits market is critical to removing stress from HR professionals.
  • Service
    We provide a high level of personalized assistance to individuals, HR professionals, and the employees they serve.
  • Collaboration
    We act as an extension of your team, working in concert to optimize the benefits offerings and tools.
  • Communication
    We understand that the smooth flow of information is critical to informed decision making, creating trust, and providing elite service.
  • Reliability
    Led by second-generation brokers, we will be here to help you for many years to come. With over 45 years of experience, we have a deep understanding of available products and current online platforms.
  • Accountability
    Choosing insurance is an important and potentially expensive proposition. HR professionals, brokers and their clients, and individuals can count on us to offer options that prioritize your needs.
Careers

Join Our Team

We’re always interested in connecting with experienced insurance professionals who are passionate about providing elite service in a fast-paced environment.

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Current Openings:
Calling All Account Managers

We are constantly looking for top tier talent.

Are you a pro at supporting 100's of clients? Have you wanted to help support a dynamic book of business that renews year after year since your teammates consistently deliver on their promises?

If you have the chops to work in a fast and ever-changing agency that is constantly on the bleeding edge of technology, we would love to set up time to meet you.

If you want to work at a firm where you handle problems, renewals, and benefits admin builds end to end, then we want to connect with you.

Calling All Account Managers
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Calling Brokers That Live by the ABC's

Are you an insurance pro looking to work at a firm that gives you all of the tools and resources needed to compete with the top 10 brokerages? Are you as committed to your relationships as we are? You have come to the right spot.

We selectively consider adding new sales leaders that are a perfect fit and compensate our closers significantly higher than the rest of the market.

If you’re interested in striking up a conversation to discuss your salesmanship, please reach out to us.

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Connect with us to discuss how we can lighten your workload.

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Ryan Bedrosian

Principal & CEO
Bedrosian & Associates

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