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Brian Gilmore Joins ABD as New Lead Benefits Counsel

SAN MATEO, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE)ABD Insurance and Financial Services (ABD) announced today that Brian Gilmore has joined the firm as the Lead Benefits Counsel.

“My goal at ABD is to help employers navigate this ever-growing field of employee benefits law,” said Brian. “We’re in a period of lots of changes in this area, and there is a lot still yet to come. From the new pay or play rules for full-time employees, to numerous reporting and fee mandates, to the looming Cadillac tax, employers need a partner in keeping up with the latest compliance requirements. ABD is perfectly structured to fill this role for our clients. I’m excited to start digging in on all these issues with our clients, as well as learning where they expect the next few years to take their plans.”

Brian has been in the employee benefits law field since 2007. Previously, he was an attorney at Trucker Huss, APC, the largest employee benefits specialty law firm on the west coast. During his time with the firm, Brian worked with Fortune 500 employers as well as mid-sized and small employers on a wide variety of employee benefits legal compliance matters. His emphasis was on advising employers on health and welfare plan law, and particularly with respect to health care reform (PPACA) compliance requirements and strategies. Brian also has experience at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration as a Benefits Advisor. Brian is a member of the State Bar of California. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history and rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, and his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Darren Brown, Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits at ABD, commented, “The benefits landscape is ever-changing. Brian’s expertise will allow our clients to benefit from his in-depth industry knowledge and pro-active approach…making a complicated environment feel more manageable. We are thrilled to have Brian on the ABD Team.”

ABD Insurance & Financial Services

We are the ABD Team. Our 150 risk and reward advisors are dedicated to helping you understand the relationship between risks and rewards—so that you can strike the right balance to achieve your goals.We partner with organizations of all sizesto help them develop strategies and tactics that fit their unique culture, taking care of the details so that they can stay focused on building success

Headquartered in San Mateo, with offices in San Francisco, San Jose, and Walnut Creek, ABD has a history that spans over 75 years. Many of ourrisk and reward advisors have beenrecognized as the best and the brightest in the insurance and financial services industries. Our practice areas include Employee Benefits programs, 401k and Retirement Services, Property & Casualty insurance, Executive Protection, Private Client Services, and more. To learn more visit


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