KeenanDirect Executive Receives Soaring Eagle Award from National Association of Health Underwriters

TORRANCE, Calif. – June 25, 2015 – Keenan, the largest privately held insurance brokerage and consulting firm in California, has announced that Sam Cole, the firm’s Vice President for its KeenanDirect service, has received a prestigious Soaring Eagle Award from the Leading Producers Round Table (LPRT) of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). The award will be presented at the NAHU Soaring Eagle Symposium in late June in San Antonio, Texas.

The Soaring Eagle Award is the highest honor given by LPRT to recognize NAHU members who have achieved the greatest success in demonstrating exceptional professional knowledge and outstanding client service. KeenanDirect serves individual and small business customers with health, life, accident and additional insurance programs throughout the state. This is Cole’s 19th year receiving an award from NAHU as a Lifetime and Qualified sales leader in the LPRT program.

“We launched KeenanDirect two years ago in response to a rapidly changing consumer-facing marketplace and the establishment of the Covered California health care insurance exchange,” said Henry Loubet, Chief Strategy Officer for Keenan. “We are most appreciative of the association’s recognition.”

KeenanDirect ( offers counseling, online health insurance quotes and customer service to help small businesses, families and individuals find the right insurance options. The service provides one-stop access to all major carriers and health insurance plans available in California, including those through the Covered California exchange as a Covered California Certified Insurance Agent.

“KeenanDirect exemplifies the qualities that make health insurance agents and brokers such important resources and advocates for American consumers,” said Cerrina Jensen, President of the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters. “Keenan has worked tirelessly on behalf of countless clients to ensure they have the insurance coverage they need.”

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAHU represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans.

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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