Melissa King

Lead Consultant, Keenan Financial Services

Melissa King
Lead Consultant, Keenan Financial Services

Funding Retiree Health and Pension Programs for Public Agencies

With eight years of experience in public sector retirement planning, Melissa King is Sales Executive for Municipal Employee Benefits Practice, lending her prior industry experience from U.S. BENCOR/MidAmerica and PwC to provide clients a holistic review and customized consultations of employee benefit and retirement planning strategies while focusing on turnkey cost-saving solutions.

Joining Keenan in 2022, Melissa plays a pivotal role in educating employers, union leaders, and employees on tax-advantaged health saving plans including: Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Section 115 OPEB Trusts, and Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association Plans (VEBA).

Melissa’s extensive knowledge assists employers with reducing OPEB liabilities through defined contribution plans and strategic funding options for retiree health benefits. Melissa understands the trends on how to maximize retirement savings for public sector employees through 401(a), 403(b), and 457(b) for both full-time and part-time employees, as well as Section 115 Pension Stabilization Trusts for employers. Her skills include JPA management and self-funding.

Melissa specializes in both small and large group benefit consulting, working with groups ranging from 25 to 25,000 full-time employees.

For the past two years, Melissa's dedication and leadership in managing essential aspects of Keenan's business have demonstrably contributed to the company's significant growth.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Smith College
  • Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business with concentrations in Finance and Leadership
  • Accident & Health or Sickness, Life

Melissa, has made valuable industry insights accessible to a wide audience through her public speaking and media writing efforts for many conferences and publications, engaging in ongoing discussions within the field. Here are some notable appearances:

  • CalGovHR presentation on Dispelling the Alphabet Soup of Tax-Advantaged Medical Accounts
  • CPAAC, County Personnel Administrator Association of California, presentation on Leveraging HRAs for Negotiations
  • Investment in Future Fiscal Responsibility

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