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managing broker partners

Cary Hattabaugh

Derek Stephenson

Darlene Power

Cary Biography

CII
Compliance Officer

(208) 343-6107 x.15 Office
(208) 794-8905 Cell
(208) 387-0242 Fax
chattabaugh@myriadinsurance.com

Cary Hattabaugh moved to Boise in 1981 to begin a career with Blue Cross of Idaho. While with Blue Cross, Cary trained in Claims, Customer Services, and Enrollment/Billing, before being promoted to District Sales Manager, where he worked with the local broker community to promote and sell Blue Cross plans to employers. While with Blue Cross he earned the designation of Certified Health Consultant (CHC). In 1996, Cary joined Myriad Benefits as an Associate Producer and brought with him extensive knowledge of insurance operations and a foundation of employee benefits. He became a Partner in 2005 and has been instrumental in growing, innovating, and operating the agency. With 39 years of experience in the health insurance business, Cary provides his employers and their employees insightful solutions to deal with the ever-changing health care world. Cary is a founding member and past President of Idaho Association of Health Underwriters (IAHU). He is married to former BSU Gymnastics Coach, Sam Sandmire. Together they raised three boys, founded Bronco Elite Arts and Athletics children’s center (1997) and helped start Idaho’s first charter school--Anser Public Charter School. Cary enjoys tennis, skiing, golf, hiking, mountain biking, and fishing.

Derek Biography

President
(208) 343-6107 x.21 Office
(208) 608-0022 Cell
(208) 387-0242 Fax
dstephenson@myriadinsurance.com

Derek joined Myriad Benefits in 1990 as an associate. He became a Partner in May, 2005. He received his B.S. in Marketing from University of Idaho in 1991. Mr. Stephenson served as President of the Eagle Rotary Club. He is also a member of National Health Underwriters Association and Boise Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He is actively involved with Saint Marks Parish. He is also involved with the Eagle Chamber of Commerce and the Eagle Rotary Club. Derek has served on the Primary Health Broker Advisory Council. He has been designated as a Preferred Broker with Blue Cross of Idaho, Regence Blue Shield and Primary Health Plan. He also is a member of NAIA. Prior to joining Myriad, Derek began his career in the health insurance industry in Seattle, Washington working for Anthem Health. He also worked for CNA as a District Sales Manager covering four states. Returning to Idaho, he was a Group Representative at Primary Health. Derek has over 15 years in the health insurance and employee benefits arena.

Darlene Biography

COO
HR Consultant
(208) 343-6107 x.35 Office
(208) 972-6950 Cell
(208) 387-0242 Fax
dpower@myriadinsurance.com

Darlene Power joined Myriad Benefits as a Broker in 2013 when she relocated to Boise from Central PA. Darlene has been sharing her knowledge of benefits with employers and their employees since 1999. She is Health|Life|Disability Licensed in Idaho and throughout the United States. Darlene is married to Tim, together they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Darlene enjoys hiking in the foothills with her dogs, riding bikes on the greenbelt and most of all spending time with her family.

Brokers

Ron Hezeltine

Todd Dannenberg

Greg Wonacott

Michael Therrien

David J. Watton

Ron Biography

Senior Consultant
Funding Specialist

(208) 343-6107 x.18 Office
(208) 794-7405 Cell
(208) 387-0242 Fax
rhezeltine@myriadinsurance.com

Ron joined Myriad Benefits in 1994 as an associate. He became a Partner in May, 2005. He received his B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration from Northwest Nazerene College in 1984. He played baseball for the NNU Crusaders. Ron also attended Treasure Valley Community College and Boise State University. Mr. Hezeltine has earned the designation as a Certified Health Consultant (CHC). He is a Select Broker with both Blue Cross of Idaho and Regence Blue Shield. Ron also has served on the Broker Advisory Board for Primary Health Plan. Ron has a strong background in the analysis of plan design and experience, renewal strategies, annual reporting, and self-funded plans.

Prior to joining Myriad, Ron worked for Blue Cross of Idaho as a District Sales Manager. He also worked as Project Coordinator for Peak Health Plan and a Registered Agent for New York Life. Ron has over 22 years of experience and expertise in the health insurance industry. He is a member of NAHU, the Meridian Chamber of Commerce, the BCA and AGC. He is an active in his church as well.

Todd Biography

Senior Consultant
Wellness Strategist

(208) 343-6107 x.11 Office
(208) 724-5575 Cell
(208) 387-0242 Fax
tdannenberg@myriadinsurance.com

Todd joined Myriad Benefits in 2007 as senior associate. After graduating from the University of New Mexico, Todd began his career in the insurance industry in 1996 as a representative of the Primary Health Plan where he developed, designed and sold health insurance products and services in the Treasure Valley area. He joined Myriad Benefits in 1999 as an associate broker to begin building his career as an employee benefit consultant. In 2003, Todd ventured off to establish his own benefits consulting firm, Employee Benefits Solutions, but then re-joined Myriad in 2007 as a senior associate. Mr. Dannenberg is fully licensed and certified with the State of Idaho Department of Insurance, maintaining a license in health, life and disability.

Greg Biography

Senior Consultant
(208) 343-6107 x.24 Office
(208) 859-2740 Cell
(208) 387-0242 Fax
gwonacott@myriadinsurance.com

Greg joined Myriad Benefits in 2004 as an associate. He became a Partner in May, 2005. After attending Boise State University, he spent the next 24 years in a successful career in the title insurance industry. His experience encompassed every facet of the business including commercial title officer, branch management and corporate marketing director. Greg is past President of the Idaho Land Title Association (ILTA) and served as the ILTA Chairman for the Liaison Committee to the State Department of Insurance. Mr. Wonacott is fully licensed and certified with the State of Idaho Department of Insurance, maintaining a license in health, life and disability. He is an active member of the National Health Underwriters Association, Boise Southwest Rotary Club, Boise Chamber of Commerce, Bronco Athletic Association and the Boise YMCA.

Michael Biography

Consultant
Analyst/ Underwriter
(208) 343-6107 x.33 Office

Michael joined Myriad Benefits as a broker in 2019. Born and raised in the Treasure Valley, he is a 2004 Graduate of Timberline High School . After high school, Michael decided to follow his passion for athletics spending 2 years playing collegiate baseball at Spokane Community College. He continued on to attend University of Idaho and Boise State University studying communications. Michael enjoys an integrated network of local business owners and professionals in his hometown.

Michael's experience in sales began shortly after college and in 2012, his sales career shifted towards the insurance industry, when an opportunity with Assurant Health, now National General, presented itself. Michael maintained his position through corporate mergers for 7 years as a Regional Sales Representative with the company.

Michael brings expertise in benefit management and contributes a fresh perspective of emerging trends in the industry. Michael commitment to timely responsiveness and his relentless motivation to serve the needs of his clients allows him to constantly create new opportunities and build lasting relationships.

David Biography

Benefits Advisor 
Office (208) 343-6107 ext.16
Cell (208) 608-8279
david@myriadinsurance.com

David has been a benefits broker, helping business owners navigate the complex world of employee benefits for over 20 years. David founded Insurers of Idaho in 2004 and in 2013 Became one of the original CMS certified web brokers with his SaaS company eBroker Software. He joined Myriad Benefits in early 2020.

David has lived in the Treasure Valley since 1993. He is happily married and the proud father of 5 children. He enjoys the outdoors, snowboarding, hiking, camping and traveling. He is an active member of Meridian Kiwanis, National Association of Health Underwriters (former board member), the Meridian Chamber of Commerce, and AGC. He is active in his church as well.

David has worked extensively with carrier leadership teams including serving on advisory boards/ leadership roles with several local carriers and is a preferred broker. He is well known and respected for his experience and expertise as a benefits advisor. His extensive experience and expertise include; operations, executive management, using advanced strategies to reduce cost trends, using technology to streamline benefits management, HR and business assistance, carrier and vendor negotiations, wellness plans including (design, implementation and management), compliance, claims utilization and analytics.

Account Managers

Vicki Levis

Diana Pulsipher

Stephanie Halverson

Vicki Biography

Account Management Lead
(208) 343-6107 x.14 Office
(208) 387-0242 Fax
vlevis@myriadinsurance.com

Joining Myriad Benefits in 2005, Vicki has worked in a support role for several of the brokers in our office. She has over 18 years experience in the insurance industry. Vicki has a thorough understanding of group health plans. Her prior experience with a TPA provided her with strong customer service and problem solving skills. She is licensed in Health, Life and Disability with the State of Idaho Department of Insurance. Vicki is also a member of the Treasure Valley Association of Health Underwriters.

Diana Biography

Personal Lines Director
(208) 343-6107 x.22 Office
(208) 387-0242 Fax
dpulsipher@myriadinsurance.com

Diana has been licensed in Health & Disability since 2006; she joined Myriad Insurance in 2000. With Diana’s extensive knowledge in both Medicare and group health plans, she’s been providing education and enrollment services to employer group clients and individuals who are (becoming) Medicare eligible.

Diana prides herself as being a trusted resource. She believes education and a thorough understanding of a client’s needs, as well as timely communication is what sets her apart from others in the industry. As Myriad’s Personal Lines Director, please reach out to Diana for all thing related to individual product lines such as Individual health policies, Dental/Vision policies, Life Insurance, and Medicare.

Stephanie Halverson

Technology Lead
(208) 343-6107 x.20 Office
(208) 387-0242 Fax
shalverson@myriadinsurance.com

Individual Specialists

Tabitha Rinehart

Tabitha Biography

Individual Specialist/Account Manager
(208) 343-6107 x.10 Office
(208) 387-0242 Fax
trinehart@myriadinsurance.com

Tabitha Rinehart is the newest member of the Myriad administrative team, joining in 2019.  Tabitha initially trained for a role as our Individual Specialist but has since been transitioning into an Account Manager Role. She is licensed through the State of Idaho Department of Insurance in Health, Life and Disability. Tabitha’s energy and organizational skills make her a great addition to the team. She has a variety of experience in HR and customer service that also make her a great fit for her role.  Tabitha likes spending her free time in the great outdoors of Idaho (there’s no place quite like it).  She has two children and enjoys taking them on her many adventures.

Dawn Biography

Marketing Consultant
(208) 343-6107 x.20 Office
(208) 387-0242 Fax
dfowler@myriadinsurance.com

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