Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Technology Meets Human Resources

Make managing human resources more efficient - and your job easier. Learn how EBS is taking benefits into the future while still offering the person-to-person attention you depend on.

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Our Team

We're not your average brokers. And that's a good thing.

Kylie DeGourse

Client Manager

Early Years: Destiny Unfolds

Kylie grew up in Laurel, Maryland. She used to deal underground poker (Texas Hold 'Em), so we knew what we were dealing with when we hired her. She'd also been skiing since she could walk but never developed a passion for it. Safe from a career on the slopes, she focused all her youthful thoughts on becoming a guidance counselor. But truth be told, we had her pegged as an insurance guru all along.

What we know about Kylie: Rise to the Top

Kylie has been in the insurance industry for 12 years now, on the agency side. She started out as a customer service rep, rose to account manager, then to senior account manager and finally to director. We're so proud. "Coming to EBS was a giant step outside my comfort zone that I call 'the island', she muses. "I lived, worked, and played within a 5-mile radius of my house." Her boys are her world and they keep her on her toes. 'Irish twins' they?re just 11.5 months apart.  "In my free time, I like to . . . ha ha! Like I have free time!"

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Fun Facts

Jaw Wide Shut. I had my jaw broken and wired shut for 8 weeks and gained weight! My doc said in all his years of practice, he had NEVER seen that happen. 

The Right Stuff. I played soccer and softball. Got benched in JV soccer once for refusing to fetch varsity girl's game balls.

Bed Bugs. My sister used to hide under my bed to scare me at night.  I may or may not still jump into bed after I turn the out the light!

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Ben Bohonowicz

Director of Client Services

Early Years

Born in Baltimore, Ben moved to Maryland's Eastern Shore at a young age. Active in sports as a youth, he spent most of his late teens and early twenties coaching soccer. He turned that passion into a business that focused on specialized team training for youth soccer teams, graduated from St. Mary's High School in Annapolis and attended most Maryland colleges - University of Maryland College Park, Anne Arundel Community College, and Towson University-to name just a few. But he prefers to call it an "educational tour."

What we know about Ben:

It all starts with strategic planning.

Ben got a taste of the insurance industry while attempting his college tour, when he worked as an intern with Strategic Employee Benefit Services, Northwestern Mutual's benefits division. It wasn't long before he dove head first into the benefits biz full time.

As green as he was in the midst of the Affordable Care Act, Ben seized the opportunity to learn all aspects of employee benefits - from sales to renewals and service. He eventually created the small group account management department at EBS (now crucial to maintaining and servicing EBS's small group clients). Ben's thirst for knowledge and experience has led him into different roles within EBS: you can find Ben overseeing the Account Management team, managing small and large group clients, compliance, and even taking on new clients when he has the opportunity. His hunt for new technology and services keeps him and his clients at the top of their game.

Read more

Fun Facts

Free Chick-Fil-A for a year! In 8th grade I dressed up as the Chick-Fil-A Cow and, voila!

Mario Kart master. N64 or Wii. You're going down.

You didn't ask, butt . . . I have a tattoo of lips on my rear-end and it earned me a new client!

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Kevin Grace

Vice President of Sales

Early Years

Kevin grew up in Crofton Maryland, and it's safe to say his parents wanted him to experience a devout Catholic education. Kevin attended St. Pius X grade school, Dematha High School and graduated from St. Mary's High School (whether he ever experienced "the ruler" we have no idea). Kevin lettered in football, lacrosse and wresting, then went on to Salisbury University, where he made one of his toughest decisions ever - to put sports on hold to concentrate on earning a business degree.

What we know about Kevin:

He's practically the EBS mascot.

Kevin, a seasoned employee benefits consultant and top producer, has been recognized for his ability to develop new business in a consultative sales process. He also delivers high-quality, cost-effective creative solutions and services that result in many of EBS's many long lasting client relationships. How does Kevin manage all of this? Well, we humbly admit Kevin's extensive employee benefits knowledge includes (but is not limited to) plan designs, cost containment strategies, alternate funding, market trends, ACA compliance, technology decision support analytics, and technology based employee communications, so he juggles with ease and professionalism. He hopes to leverage his extensive charisma in his bid to become the next Oriole Bird mascot.

Read more

Fun Facts

I was the high school prom king. True.

I once held the record for the 6 and under backstroke. Crofton Swim and Tennis Club has never been the same.

I love any outdoor activity. Trail running and mountain biking are my favorites, but toss the coin and I'm in.

All of the mushy stuff is reserved for my family. To me, spending as much time with my young family as possible is the definition of quality time.

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Candice Slowik

Director of Culture & Communication

Early years

Candice grew up near Solomons Island in Southern MD -- which makes her "crabby" in a good way. "Not much to do but go to the beach or take boat rides," she reports. She thought it was totally boring growing up. "Now I have a whole new appreciation for my hometown. It's beautiful and I would love to have access to a beach 24/7 again!" She attended Patuxent High School and Towson University, where she majored in Business and Corporate Communication Studies and Creative Writing.

What we know about Candice

Three cheers!

A cheerleader from elementary through high school, Candice remains an enthusiastic team member. She broke into the industry as an intern at Armada Consulting, then joined Sun Life Financial right out of college. Before joining EBS, Candice worked for Silberstein Insurance Group as their Marketing Manager. Candice has two sisters and a brother (two in the industry!) -- just don't mention that her little sister graduated before she did or you might ruffle her pom poms.

Read more

Fun Facts

She's a DARE Bear. I was in an anti-drug commercial for DARE when I was a kid. I pray all time that someone somewhere has destroyed any evidence of this!

She's inspired by sweets. I replicated van Gogh's "Starry Night" in icing for my sister's birthday using a slew of cupcakes and Thin Mint cookies.

She raps to . . . oh shoot, what was it? My preferred method of memorizing information is to put it to the tune of Eminem's "Rap God."

More Team Members
  • Kylie DeGourse

    Client Manager

    Early Years: Destiny Unfolds

    Kylie grew up in Laurel, Maryland. She used to deal underground poker (Texas Hold 'Em), so we knew what we were dealing with when we hired her. She'd also been skiing since she could walk but never developed a passion for it. Safe from a career on the slopes, she focused all her youthful thoughts on becoming a guidance counselor. But truth be told, we had her pegged as an insurance guru all along.

    What we know about Kylie: Rise to the Top

    Kylie has been in the insurance industry for 12 years now, on the agency side. She started out as a customer service rep, rose to account manager, then to senior account manager and finally to director. We're so proud. "Coming to EBS was a giant step outside my comfort zone that I call 'the island', she muses. "I lived, worked, and played within a 5-mile radius of my house." Her boys are her world and they keep her on her toes. 'Irish twins' they?re just 11.5 months apart.  "In my free time, I like to . . . ha ha! Like I have free time!"

    Fun Facts

    Jaw Wide Shut. I had my jaw broken and wired shut for 8 weeks and gained weight! My doc said in all his years of practice, he had NEVER seen that happen. 

    The Right Stuff. I played soccer and softball. Got benched in JV soccer once for refusing to fetch varsity girl's game balls.

    Bed Bugs. My sister used to hide under my bed to scare me at night.  I may or may not still jump into bed after I turn the out the light!

    More Team Members
  • Ben Bohonowicz

    Director of Client Services

    Early Years

    Born in Baltimore, Ben moved to Maryland's Eastern Shore at a young age. Active in sports as a youth, he spent most of his late teens and early twenties coaching soccer. He turned that passion into a business that focused on specialized team training for youth soccer teams, graduated from St. Mary's High School in Annapolis and attended most Maryland colleges - University of Maryland College Park, Anne Arundel Community College, and Towson University-to name just a few. But he prefers to call it an "educational tour."

    What we know about Ben:

    It all starts with strategic planning.

    Ben got a taste of the insurance industry while attempting his college tour, when he worked as an intern with Strategic Employee Benefit Services, Northwestern Mutual's benefits division. It wasn't long before he dove head first into the benefits biz full time.

    As green as he was in the midst of the Affordable Care Act, Ben seized the opportunity to learn all aspects of employee benefits - from sales to renewals and service. He eventually created the small group account management department at EBS (now crucial to maintaining and servicing EBS's small group clients). Ben's thirst for knowledge and experience has led him into different roles within EBS: you can find Ben overseeing the Account Management team, managing small and large group clients, compliance, and even taking on new clients when he has the opportunity. His hunt for new technology and services keeps him and his clients at the top of their game.

    Fun Facts

    Free Chick-Fil-A for a year! In 8th grade I dressed up as the Chick-Fil-A Cow and, voila!

    Mario Kart master. N64 or Wii. You're going down.

    You didn't ask, butt . . . I have a tattoo of lips on my rear-end and it earned me a new client!

    More Team Members
  • Kevin Grace

    Vice President of Sales

    Early Years

    Kevin grew up in Crofton Maryland, and it's safe to say his parents wanted him to experience a devout Catholic education. Kevin attended St. Pius X grade school, Dematha High School and graduated from St. Mary's High School (whether he ever experienced "the ruler" we have no idea). Kevin lettered in football, lacrosse and wresting, then went on to Salisbury University, where he made one of his toughest decisions ever - to put sports on hold to concentrate on earning a business degree.

    What we know about Kevin:

    He's practically the EBS mascot.

    Kevin, a seasoned employee benefits consultant and top producer, has been recognized for his ability to develop new business in a consultative sales process. He also delivers high-quality, cost-effective creative solutions and services that result in many of EBS's many long lasting client relationships. How does Kevin manage all of this? Well, we humbly admit Kevin's extensive employee benefits knowledge includes (but is not limited to) plan designs, cost containment strategies, alternate funding, market trends, ACA compliance, technology decision support analytics, and technology based employee communications, so he juggles with ease and professionalism. He hopes to leverage his extensive charisma in his bid to become the next Oriole Bird mascot.

    Fun Facts

    I was the high school prom king. True.

    I once held the record for the 6 and under backstroke. Crofton Swim and Tennis Club has never been the same.

    I love any outdoor activity. Trail running and mountain biking are my favorites, but toss the coin and I'm in.

    All of the mushy stuff is reserved for my family. To me, spending as much time with my young family as possible is the definition of quality time.

    More Team Members
  • Candice Slowik

    Director of Culture & Communication

    Early years

    Candice grew up near Solomons Island in Southern MD -- which makes her "crabby" in a good way. "Not much to do but go to the beach or take boat rides," she reports. She thought it was totally boring growing up. "Now I have a whole new appreciation for my hometown. It's beautiful and I would love to have access to a beach 24/7 again!" She attended Patuxent High School and Towson University, where she majored in Business and Corporate Communication Studies and Creative Writing.

    What we know about Candice

    Three cheers!

    A cheerleader from elementary through high school, Candice remains an enthusiastic team member. She broke into the industry as an intern at Armada Consulting, then joined Sun Life Financial right out of college. Before joining EBS, Candice worked for Silberstein Insurance Group as their Marketing Manager. Candice has two sisters and a brother (two in the industry!) -- just don't mention that her little sister graduated before she did or you might ruffle her pom poms.

    Fun Facts

    She's a DARE Bear. I was in an anti-drug commercial for DARE when I was a kid. I pray all time that someone somewhere has destroyed any evidence of this!

    She's inspired by sweets. I replicated van Gogh's "Starry Night" in icing for my sister's birthday using a slew of cupcakes and Thin Mint cookies.

    She raps to . . . oh shoot, what was it? My preferred method of memorizing information is to put it to the tune of Eminem's "Rap God."

    More Team Members

As employee benefits brokers, our core competency is to provide you access to medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance products. We help you navigate employee benefits through automated technologies that streamline and automate the process, such as integrated payroll, enrollment platforms, benefits administration, and Human Resource Information Systems. We keep you out of the penalty zone by advising you and providing solutions to meet your ERISA and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, including reporting and distributing notices. We protect your bottom line by providing financially-focused and strategic planning, cost containment strategies, and risk management. We back all of this up with incredible customer service that is with you every step of the way. We are Employee Benefit Services. We are easier, better, smarter.