About Us

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Chris Wolpert

Founder, Consultant, Author, Speaker

Chris is the founder of Group Benefit Solutions in Tacoma, who’s mission is to make high quality and transparent healthcare and available to all working families, while offering them $0 out-of-pocket options.

Chris is an Amazon best-selling author of NextGeneration Healthcare, was recently named a “Rising Star” by Employee Benefit News, and a “Face-of-Change” by Benefits Pro.

Chris has spoken at national industry conferences for NAHU and EBA’s Workplace Mania.  He has been interviewed for stories appearing in US News & World Report, Self Magazine, Moneyish.com, Clutch.co, Employee Benefit News, and Benefits Pro.

Chris is originally from Tacoma and received his BA from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman (Go Cougs!). He was the president of the South Puget Sound NAIFA chapter, a member of the South Puget Sound SHRM chapter, and was treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom. Chris’ wife, Valerie is the owner of Natural Venom All-Stars, a competitive cheerleading gym in Tacoma that has won 2 international championships (2012, 2018). They reside in Steilacoom with their 3 beautiful children, Cara, Carly, and Luke.

Phone: (253) 228-8336
Email:  chris@gbsbenefitsgroup.com

Eric Silverman

Vice President of Employee Engagement

Eric Silverman is considered one of the most recognized authorities and disruptive forces in enhanced employee funded benefits (the industry formerly known as “voluntary”). He is widely known as a subject matter expert with more than 19 years of employee benefit sales, marketing, management and recruiting experience. He is often sought after and interviewed by various journalists from multiple industry publications such as BenefitsPRO, ThinkAdvisor (formerly LifeHealthPRO), and Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) online and print magazines. He has also been asked to deliver key note speeches and speak on various expert panels at multiple national industrywide and carrier conferences.

Eric has received the 2017 “Voluntary Adviser of the Year” award by Employee Benefit Adviser magazine – one of the highest industrywide honors given to only one “voluntary” adviser annually. He is also a contributing author to the Amazon Best Selling employee benefits book, “Breaking Through The Status Quo.”

Personally, Eric is originally from the DC area and went to college in Baltimore where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Towson University. Eric is a huge Baltimore Orioles baseball fan and is heavily involved in his community where he sits on the city’s board for youth baseball and volunteers as a little league head coach. Eric and his wife Megan reside in Harford County Maryland, just north of Baltimore, and they have two beautiful children, Dylan and Devin.

Phone: (443) 676-0340
Email: eric@voluntarydisruption.com
Website: www.voluntarydisruption.com

Diane Bendixen

Client Success Leader

Diane brings over thirty years of experience in the insurance and risk management industry to GBS.  She enjoys working with clients through all aspects of developing and implementing custom benefit solutions that align with an organization’s philosophy.   

She was born and raised in Tacoma, attended the same high school (Stadium) as her mom and several family members. She has deep roots in the community. She appreciates the relationships she built with her current clients and always looks forward to meeting and working with new ones.

Diane currently resides in University Place, WA. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching and attending various sporting events and volunteering for various organizations. She’s an involved member of the Tacoma Athletic Commission. She is the proud mother of two grown children.

Phone: (844) TEAM-GBS (834-6427) x.702
Email: diane@gbsbenefitsgroup.com