Alliant Insurance Services Broker Darren Baker Recognized as a 2022 Employee Benefits Power Broker

Darren Baker, Senior Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services

Darren Baker, CEBS
Senior Vice President
Alliant Insurance Services, San Francisco

Darren Baker has had a laser focus on helping his clients grow in 2021.

He has worked with clients who have more than doubled their workforce throughout the year — creating various employees benefits challenges through these rapid expansions.

One client company grew from 700 to 5,000 employees in just over two years. His client needed a partner to support this growth, and Darren stepped up.

One client praised his efforts, saying, “Darren has been amazing and we truly value everything he and his Alliant team have done to help us transition from a startup to a company in hyper-growth — providing the guidance and support to help us deliver competitive and valued benefits for our employees.”

Another client, also experiencing rapid growth, was using an inappropriate PEO model with over 250 plans for their 1,800 employees. Baker systematically worked with the client to streamline the benefits to an independent and enhanced benefit plan for its employees in 2022 — while still maintaining the overall plan costs on par with the PEO, but with a better benefits design and lower employee share cost.

“Darren had to get creative,” his client commented, “and he proposed a plan based on our size and planned growth. He saved us about $2 million exiting the PEO fully insured and the employees saved money, too.”

Darren has helped his clients in a competitive market to differentiate themselves from their competitors with expanded employee benefits offerings.

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