Connexion Sales Team Updates

Exciting news! Building on the success of the 1-50 market, Connexion will serve as Premera’s representative in the effort to acquire new businesses with 51 to 99 employees. We wanted to introduce you to the sales team that will help you grow your book of business with us from 1-99.

Jessica Scharf
Area: King County and north to Whatcom County
About Jessica: She has built deep relationships across the Northwest over the years by facilitating ancillary cross-sell business in collaboration with Premera account executives and managers. She’ll continue to focus on the ancillary market as well as medical plans for 51 to 99 businesses. She and her Rottweiler pup, Roxie, will undoubtedly be in your office soon.

Curt Esteb
Area: Central and Eastern Washington
About Curt: As a seasoned business development executive who has focused primarily on ancillary business, Curt has opened new relationships for Premera across business segments. He’ll be the primary Premera contact for building medical plan business for the 51-99 segment. His experience in the market is overshadowed only by his palate. Look him up in Walla Walla. You’ll be glad you did!

Andy Lentz
Area: King County and south to Clark County
About Andy: He built his large-market expertise at The Standard Insurance and MetLife where he worked with the Connexion team on ancillary cross-sell efforts. Andy will focus on the broad market strategies Premera has developed for the 51 to 99 segment, including Peak Care.  As a former Husky baseball player, he’s got the Apple Cup circled on his calendar. Stop by his tailgate and welcome him to the Premera team!

Although you’ll see new faces, some things will remain the same. If you already work with a Premera account manager on current business, you’ll continue to work with that account manager as your clients renew their health plans with us.

It’s easy for producers to quote or renew clients with Preferred Choice plans! Premera’s new Preferred Choice producer toolkit includes a checklist with easy-to-follow instructions and benefit highlights for our medical, dental, and pharmacy plans.