EHL News

June 2017

Heather Torres Earns GBA Designation

Poulsbo, WA:  Last month, Heather Torres completed the third course of a three-part series and successfully passed the certification exam, earning the designation of Group Benefits Associate (GBA). The designation is part of The Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Program, a joint program of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The School grants professional recognition to those individuals who have met prescribed educational standards and other requirements in the employee benefits field. Additionally, Torres completed the Brown & Brown University School of Service Leadership in June, held in Daytona Beach, Florida. Torres is an Employee Benefits Advisor with EHL Insurance and is licensed in Life & Disability in the state of Washington.

EHL Insurance is an independent agency formed from the merger of two North Kitsap agencies with history dating back as far as the 1930’s. We currently have two full service agencies located in Poulsbo and Port Angeles. We have built our reputation on providing solid, relationship-based services and solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

EHL Insurance Voted “Best Insurance Agent” for 2016

Thank you to our clients, customers, and community, who once again voted EHL Insurance the “Best Insurance Agent” in North Kitsap! This honor was bestowed upon us by the readers of the North Kitsap Herald and Kingston Community News, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

We are all truly honored and humbled by this recognition. We pledge to do our best to continue to earn, and be deserving of, this recognition again next year and for years to come. Thank You!

April 2015

Rachel Wood Joins EHL Insurance

Poulsbo, WA:  Lifelong North Kitsap resident Rachel Wood joins EHL Insurance as a Commercial Risk Advisor. Rachel recently retired from a 30 year career in the flooring industry and is excited to start her new career with EHL Insurance. Rachel is a graduate of Washington State University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management with a sociology minor in Women’s Studies. She is currently licensed in Property & Casualty in the state of Washington. Rachel is a member of the Kingston High School Booster’s Club and enjoys helping the program in any way she can.

April 2015


Ben Wisniewski Receives Accredited Adviser in Insurance Certification

Poulsbo, WA:  Ben Wisniewski has successfully completed a 30-week Producer Development Program and earns Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) certification. Wisniewski is a Commercial Risk Advisor for EHL Insurance and is the head coach for the Kingston High School boys basketball team.

EHL Insurance is an independent agency formed from the merger of two North Kitsap agencies with history dating back as far as the 1930’s. We currently have two full service agencies located in Poulsbo and Port Angeles. We have built our reputation on providing solid, relationship based services and solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

April 2015

John Bower Completes Comprehensive Employee Benefits Trainings

Poulsbo, WA:  John Bower recently completed a comprehensive Employee Benefits Producer Training Program through the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. This intensive two week program was held by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Bower also graduated from the Brown & Brown University Employee Benefits Sales School in Charleston, SC, attended the Group Life and Disability Essentials training, and received certification in the National Association of Health Underwriters Self-Funding Course. Bower is an Employee Benefits Advisor with EHL Insurance, holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, and is licensed in Life & Disability in the state of Washington.

EHL Insurance is an independent agency formed from the merger of two North Kitsap agencies with history dating back as far as the 1930’s. We currently have two full service agencies located in Poulsbo and Port Angeles. We have built our reputation on providing solid, relationship based services and solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

September 2014


EHL Insurance Named Best Insurance Agent

Poulsbo, WA:  The residents of North Kitsap voted EHL Insurance the “Best Insurance Agent” for 2014.

We wish to thank our clients and community for voting for us!

February 17, 2014


Kingston Head Basketball Coach Becomes Commercial Risk Advisor For EHL Insurance

Poulsbo, WA:  Ben Wisniewski, of our Poulsbo office, is the newest team member to the Business Insurance department. Ben is a Commercial Risk Advisor and joined EHL Insurance in February 2014. Ben recently retired from playing professional basketball in Vietnam for the Saigon Heat. He is excited to begin his career at EHL Insurance.

Ben is a graduate of Edgewood College in Madison, WI where he played four years of college basketball and earned a degree in business finance.

Ben is new to Kitsap County and currently resides in Poulsbo. In addition, he is the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Kingston High School.

You can contact Ben at 3(60) 779-4448 ext. 8104 or email benw@ehlinsurance.com

January 30, 2014


John Bower Joins EHL Insurance as Employee Benefits Advisor

Poulsbo, WA:  John Bower has joined our Poulsbo office as an Employee Benefits Advisor. John brings over twenty years of strategic and hands-on human resources management experience from a variety of industries, including technology, shipping & transportation, aerospace, and manufacturing. John has maintained his PHR/SPHR professional certification since 1997, with progressively greater levels of responsibility, in a variety of industries and environments.

John is a graduate of Sammamish High School in Bellevue, WA, and he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Washington University.

John has resided in Poulsbo with his wife Kelli since 1995. He has actively coached his two sons, Carson and Colton, in soccer, baseball, and basketball, for the North Kitsap Soccer Club, North Kitsap Little League, and Poulsbo Parks & Recreation, respectively.

To reach John, call our office at 360.779.4448 or email him at jbower@ehlinsurance.com.

May 21, 2013


Scott Baker Joins EHL Insurance as Accounting Leader

Poulsbo, WA:  Scott Baker has joined EHL Insurance in Poulsbo as their new Accounting Leader. Scott is a graduate of Washington State University where he earned his BA in business administration. He brings with him a decade of experience in the fields of accounting, operations, and information technology management.

Prior to joining EHL, Scott spent 10 years at an independent financial planning firm in Seattle as an Operations/IT manager where he achieved his Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Securities Law) certification. His ability to implement new processes and help the firm leverage technology to achieve its objectives was a key component in the firm’s rapid growth over his tenure.

As an active member of the community, Scott is a baseball coach for the North Kitsap Little League as well as a coach and volunteer with the North Kitsap Soccer Club.