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MassMutual Appoints Three New Benefits Wholesalers

To Support voluntary-benefits in the workplace

Appointment of new managing directors for benefits is part of broader team expansion

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 7, 2019 – Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) has appointed three new managing directors for benefits to support sales of voluntary benefits in the workplace by benefits brokers and financial advisors.

The new appointments are part of a larger plan to boost the total number of MassMutual managing directors who support intermediaries who sell voluntary benefits to 21. The new appointments bring the current number to 16.

“MassMutual continues to increase support for brokers and financial advisors who sell voluntary benefits as the marketplace grows,” said Jon Shuman, Head of Worksite Benefits Sales & Distribution. “We want to be the provider of choice for intermediaries who are helping employers enhance the financial wellness of their employees.”

New Managing Directors

The voluntary benefits wholesaling team coordinates with MassMutual’s nationwide team of retirement plans wholesalers, which currently numbers 68. The new managing directors for benefits are as follows:

part of a larger plan to boost the total number of MassMutual managing directors who support intermediaries who sell voluntary benefits...

  • Jennifer Haley supports sales in California and Nevada. Haley has 14 years’ experience in the benefits marketplace, previously serving as Business Unit President with CBIZ overseeing the Northern California employee benefits practice. Earlier, she served in positions at Cigna Healthcare and EPIC.
  • Jason Rathbone supports sales in New England and Upstate New York. With 23 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Rathbone most recently was a Large Account Group Sales Consultant for Liberty Mutual, directing new business and retention for New England’s consultants and brokers.
  • Eric Yeager supports sales in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has 20 years’ experience in voluntary and employee benefits. Previously, Yeager was Regional Vice President of Sales for Transamerica’s Mid-Atlantic territory.

“As more employers look for ways to enhance their employees’ financial wellness, voluntary benefits are becoming increasingly popular as a way to meet a wide range of different financial needs,” Shuman said. “MassMutual is expanding its menu of available voluntary benefits as well as the support available to intermediaries to meet the needs of both employers and their employees.”


About MassMutual

MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. MassMutual offers a wide range of financial products and services, including life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, annuities, retirement plans and other employee benefits. For more information, visit