Doug Ramsthel, CFP, is EVP and a partner at Burnham Benefits, a Baldwin Risk Partners Company, one of the top 50 employee benefit consulting firms in the United States. He consults employers across the U.S. on their benefit plan strategy, design, funding, and communication. With health insurance being the major cost for most employers, he has been successful in helping employers creatively reduce costs while not compromising the quality of benefits offered to employees. He is a recognized specialist in self-funding, consumer driven healthcare, underwriting, and financial analysis. Within Burnham, Ramsthel not only helps provide firm leadership, but he is also the industry lead for Hospitality and Healthcare, and is also a co-founder of 360 Rx Solutions, a company dedicated to providing PBM transparency and value for self funded employers.
Ramsthel has worked in the industry since 1986, and prior to joining Burnham, worked at several large health insurance companies becoming very familiar with the insurance company perspective on health costs, tools to contain costs, operation and underwriting. He also spent several years with Deloitte Consulting.
He obtained his B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Ramsthel is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). He contributed articles to several trade industry publications, including California Broker, World at Work, Consumer Driven Healthcare, and quoted in the Orange County Business Journal on HSA plans.