Melissa Barbakoff is an insurance industry veteran with 15 years of experience in underwriting, service, and sales. This skill set provides a unique combination of customer service and underwriting together to help educate clients on how to best maximize their insurance portfolio so that they can attract and retain employees. Many businesses are looking for help to understand why the cost of care is continuing to rise and Melissa is passionate about helping clients understand what is driving their costs and providing solutions to best tailor their benefit packages.
During Melissa’s time as an underwriter, she was exposed to all segments of the insurance market from 250 to 5,000 lives. This experience allows her to understand the gamut of insurance from fully insured and self-insured funding arrangements to referenced-based pricing and direct primary care models. This type of knowledge is fundamental when offering consultative advice to businesses.
Melissa is a firm believer that you succeed as a team. At CBIZ, we work as a collaborative team to win on behalf of our clients. As a Senior Account Executive, she will be responsible for coordinating with various individuals internally and externally to deliver the ongoing service needs of our clients.