Jim Christenson, CEBS

Jim Christenson, CEBS

Field Vice President

Allstate Benefits

Jim has been in the insurance industry for 30 years,26 of those years in workplace insurance benefits, Section 125 and employee benefits communication. Jim obtained his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 1998.

Jim has enrolled over 10,000 employees at the worksite and implemented voluntary benefit plans for over 1100 business clients. He has sold voluntary benefits at the worksite through associations, unions, insurance brokers and enrollment firms. He instituted voluntary benefits at the worksite in Malaysia.  He has also worked extensively with online enrollments, HRIS and enrollment systems.

Jim has served as an Executive Board Member of the Workplace Benefits Association since 1998 and as its President in 1999. He is the Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. He has served on the “Benefit Selling Magazine” editorial advisory board since 2006. Jim also sits on the Executive Board of the Voluntary Benefits Association. Jim has spoken and written as an expert on the subject of Voluntary Employee Benefits at the Worksite, Sales, and e-Distribution of employee insurance benefits at among others:

  • Content Seminars International
  • Disability Consulting Group
  • Institute for International Research
  • National Association of Professional Enrollment Specialists (NAPES)
  • Life Insurance Marketing Research Association, International
  • Life Insurance Selling Magazine Worksite Marketing Forum
  • American Society of Health Human Resource Administrators (ASHRA)
  • Employee Benefit News
  • Benefits Selling Expo

  • Jim was featured on the cover of Benefit Selling Magazine in February of 2005.
  • Jim was inducted into the Workplace Benefits Association Workplace Hall of Fame in 2010.
  • Jim has 4 incredibly intelligent and good looking children and is married to the angel Susan for 30 years. He is an accomplished cook. When he isn’t working or cooking, he spends his spare time playing and watching basketball.