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).
Brad Dillon - Senior Consultant
Brad Dillon is uniquely talented at translating new ideas into services that deliver bottom-line results for our clients. With nearly 15 years of experience, his integrity and understanding of his clients’ needs and goals lead to strong, enduring relationships. He is a long-term thinker and planner who keeps the future in his field of vision for both our firm and our clients.
Brad constantly looks for additional value-add services to bring to his clients. Currently, he is focused on putting processes in place that keep his clients in compliance with the ever-changing ACA and ERISA regulations. His deep understanding of employer compliance issues surrounding their employee benefit plans, and the corresponding government fines for non-compliance, has led to the development of a comprehensive plan designed to keep his clients in compliance with the ACA and ERISA government regulations.
Prior to joining the insurance industry, Brad developed his expertise in contract negotiations while working in the sports and entertainment marketing industry. He was responsible for sponsorship negotiations on behalf of Fortune 500 companies around their marketing involvement with the NFL, MLB, NBA, NASCAR and PGA. The negotiation expertise he gained translates to his current clients today, who on average have experienced single-digit rate increases in their medical plans over the past 10 years.
Brad has a deep passion for his three daughters and the outdoors. When not focused on his clients’ needs, he can often be found coaching his twins’ soccer team, mountain biking, snowmobiling and hiking the Cascade Mountains, or enjoying a round of golf on a local course.
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.