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Meet Your Insurance Sales Staff

Meet Your Insurance Service Staff

Gary Whiddon
Gary Whiddon, President and Founder of Health Plans Online and Westlake Employee Benefits, is a graduate of Michigan State University and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). His creative vision and entrepreneurial spirit have helped his clients to develop innovative benefit programs for more than thirty years. Gary is a Blue Star Top 100 Small Group Agent with Anthem Blue Cross of California and he is also a top producer for many other carriers. Tom Marme Tom Marme is the Director of Account Management and has been with Health Plans Online since 2002.   He began in the Sales Department but has transitioned into Account Management where he oversees client renewals and additions. He brings more than twenty years of experience in the health insurance industry with him as he worked with one of the very first statewide PPOs in California. Tom is also a Registered Health Underwriter (RHU)
Steve Torres Steve Torres is a Property and Casualty broker. He was recruited by Health Plans Online specifically for his knowledge and over eighteen years of experience in the field. He specializes in Workers' Compensation and Personal, Professional and Commercial Liability. Steve achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Northridge and has completed the certificate program in Workers' Compensation Claims Administration (WCCA). Diane Geshler Diane Greshler is an Account Manager for Individual and Family Plans/Small Group Sales. She has been with Health Plans Online since 2005, having already worked with many major carriers including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Health Net. She received her Life and Health Insurance license in 1982.
Kelly Sanchez Kelley Sanchez is the latest addition to Health Plans Online.   She is a Sales Executive, having previously worked at Wellpoint for several years specializing in the small business 2-50 market.   Kelley obtained her State of California Health and Life Insurance license in 2008. Alana Alana Maltz has been with Health Plans Online as an Account Manager since 1996.   After graduating from the University of Georgia, Alana went into the health insurance field.  Alana is currently in charge of the service needs of more than one hundred of our small group clients.
Rick Rick Lafferty started his health insurance career with Blue Cross of California, now known as Anthem Blue Cross. He worked his way up from claims to underwriting and small group sales. He has spent the last nine years of his career as an outside Agent/Broker, finally partnering with Gary Whiddon to create Lafferty Insurance Services, doing business as Health Plans Online. Rick makes sure to stay personally involved with each client every step of the way. Phyllis Phyllis Levine joined Health Plans Online, Inc. and Westlake Employee Benefits in 2002 and has over ten years of experience in the insurance industry including Health, Life and Property & Casualty.  She currently serves as both an Account Manager and the Office Manager.  Phyllis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and a Diploma in General Insurance from the Insurance Institute of America.
Tracy Tracy Battle Johnson joined Health Plans Online in 2006 as a Sales Associate.  She earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees at Loyola Marymount University and a Master of Arts in Music at The Ohio State University. Tracy enjoys helping Gary in the sales department as she is very much a 'people person'. Karin Korach Karin Korach is a graduate of the University of Iowa.  She has worked in the insurance industry for over twenty years.  Karin is married to Elliot, and they are the proud parents of two children and a dog.  She is an avid music fan, and has an undying love for The Beatles.  She looks forward to working with you and assisting with your  questions and issues.
License Infomation
This website is part of the Health Plans Online Inc. family of websites. We are licensed to sell insurance in the following states:

Westlake Employee Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.
31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 201
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone & Fax: (888) 474-6627
California #0B53920
Gary L. Whiddon
31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 201
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone & Fax: (888) 474-6627

North Carolina

Lafferty Insurance Services, LLC.
31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 201
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone & Fax: (888) 474-6627
California #0G00825
New Mexico
Torres & Whiddon Insurance Services, LLC.
31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 201
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone & Fax: (888) 474-6627
California #0G78191