Keenan and CalAsian Chamber of Commerce Collaborate to Offer Range of Insurance Options for State’s Asian and Pacific Islander Community

TORRANCE, Calif. – June 8, 2015 – Keenan, the largest privately held insurance brokerage and consulting firm in California, and the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce, the largest statewide ethnic chamber in California, have announced a cooperative relationship to offer health and other insurance products to the chamber’s membership throughout the state. The chamber represents the interests of nearly 600,000 Asian and Pacific Islander owned businesses in California.

Keenan provides health insurance coverage to more than 250,000 Californians through employee-sponsored benefit programs, while serving individuals and small groups through its KeenanDirect division, including assistance with plans through the Covered California health insurance exchange.

“Having KeenanDirect as an Affinity Partner will give our members direct access to multiple products and markets for the insurance they need,” said Pat Fong Kushida, President and CEO of the CalAsian Chamber. “We believe their guidance and expertise will be extremely valuable in assisting with the sometimes challenging process and important decisions that come with purchasing insurance.”

KeenanDirect will offer the chamber’s membership a full line of individual and small group health, dental, vision, life and accident insurance, as well as Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage and other voluntary benefits from a one-stop source. KeenanDirect consultation and coordination services are provided at no cost to individuals, families and business owners.

“Our strategic alliance with the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce will help us bring excellent insurance services to the individuals and small businesses in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. We look forward to providing outstanding value in health care and other benefit coverage,” noted Henry Loubet, Chief Strategy Officer for Keenan.

A dedicated CalAsian Chamber website for accessing KeenanDirect has been established at, where members and individuals can explore health and supplemental insurance products, obtain quotes and find out about eligibility for federal health insurance exchange subsidies toward their premium costs. They can also speak to a KeenanDirect customer service representative at 844-760-7551. Multilingual support is currently available in Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish and Hmong, with plans to expand in the near future to include Tagalog and Korean.

KeenanDirect will also attend a number of CalAsian Chamber member events throughout the year and will be especially active during the next Covered California open enrollment which begins Oct. 15, 2015. For information on upcoming events, visit

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About Keenan
Founded in 1972, Keenan is the 17th largest insurance consulting and brokerage firm in the U.S., and the largest independent broker in California. Keenan is dedicated to providing superior insurance products and services to schools, community colleges, healthcare organizations and municipalities for employee benefits, health benefit management services, workers’ compensation, risk management, and property and liability. With headquarters in Torrance, CA, Keenan has a staff of more than 675 insurance specialists and branch offices in Riverside, San Clemente, Oakland, San Jose, Rancho Cordova, Redwood City, Pleasanton and Eureka. For more information, call 800-654-8102 or 310-212-3344, email or visit

About the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce
In 2010, the CalAsian Chamber was founded to give a voice to the over 600,000 Asian Pacific Islander (API) owned businesses in California. Today, the CalAsian Chamber is the largest statewide ethnic chamber in California, with the mission to grow and empower the API business community throughout California. California’s API-owned businesses generate over $181 billion in annual revenue and employ over 910,135 Californians with an annual payroll of over $26 billion. The CalAsian Chamber advocates for policies, legislation and programs that will help California’s API-owned business community reach new markets and provide growth opportunities. The Chamber works consistently on creating sustainable communities through economic development and focuses on providing access, education and opportunities for California’s API and small business community.