Rick Stocks - CEO/President
eBenefits Founder Rick Stocks has 25 years of experience in employee benefits insurance consulting and business ownership and is a highly respected leader and professional in the insurance industry. He is a master at long-term strategic planning for future cost containment and risk management, and his extensive negotiation training over the past 38 years has clearly had a positive impact on our clients. Rick’s knowledge and the cutting-edge eBenefits platform have been appreciated by clients and recognized and awarded by the insurance industry.
Rick takes great pride in partnering with and serving his clients and their employees to offer the best benefit programs, all while staying within budget.
As a leader, Rick has compiled an amazing team of partners and seasoned industry experts, all of whom share a commitment to high-level service and attention to detail. The entire eBenefits team enjoys an ownership position in the company, and this corporate structure continues to help fuel the firm’s success.
Rick is a current member of the NAHU (National Association of Health Underwriters) WAHU (Washington Chapter) Evergreen Chapter of Club Managers Association as the preferred consultant, Executive Board Member of the WSIA (Water Sports Industry Association).
Melissa Deitrick - Senior Consultant and Partner
Melissa Deitrick brings 30 years of employee benefits experience, with many years working at insurance carriers and being on the consultant side of the industry. Melissa understands how insurance carriers operate, which allows her to give your staff a top-notch customer service experience. Melissa offers the wonderful ability to guide our clients and their employees with customer service, one-on-one enrollment counseling, and employee educational meetings. She maintains strong carrier relations for your firm, develops your proposal requests, negotiates with carriers, and provides you with detailed renewal analysis. Melissa prepares customized employee benefit guides designed to comply with ACA and ERISA rules, and she takes great pride in making your HR department’s job easier by helping your employees truly appreciate and understand their benefit plans and giving them peace of mind.
Nanette Stocks - Controller
Nanette works to provide administrative organization and accounting services to the eBenefits team. She has been working in the Insurance Industry for over fifteen years. Prior to that, she served in a similar role at Sunshine Marketing Inc. When she is not in the office, Nanette enjoys spending time with her granddaughters, working in her garden, paddle boarding, and traveling with her good looking husband.
Hugh Hendrickson - Benefits Consultant
- Hugh brings more than 30 years of employee benefits experience offering clients his broad and in-depth knowledge that has given clients a new appreciation for a true benefits consultant. Hugh’s specific interests include the promotion of Health Savings Accounts, alternative funding arrangements, Reference-Based Pricing, and bringing new products to market.
- Hugh has been instrumental in developing a robust market of level-funded, or partially self-funded alternatives for Washington employers. He is keen on delivering better value to employers and employees alike, as well as enhanced support services for HR administration, enrollment, documentation, and compliance.
- He served in multiple leadership roles with WAHU (Washington Association of Health Underwriters) as President, and that of two local health underwriters' chapters, public policy, and program chairs. Participation at conferences includes numerous local, regional and national, legislative and focused health insurance topics. He has taught classes on group insurance design, underwriting and regulation.
- Hugh’s hobbies include bicycle touring, a strong and active appreciation of classical music, and is a highly competitive tournament bridge player.