WE ARE YOUR PARTNER IN HEALTH

When you select Smart Choices Health, you get far more than just another broker or consultant. We will be your partner and advocate throughout the plan year. All your employees will have access to a Smart Choices Health Benefits Advisor to answer their questions or concerns regarding their health plans and how best to use healthcare.  

MEET OUR TEAM

We are not your typical broker or insurance agency. Our approach to finding the right health plan is unique. Benefits can be complicated, and one size does not fit all.

Our goal is to craft the perfect benefits portfolio for your employees that ensures they see the value in what you are offering to them. We strive to ensure employees understand the healthcare options so they can make positive changes in their lives to be happier and healthier in the workplace.

Your business is more productive and profitable when employees are not stressed over healthcare. Our advocacy services ensure employees have resources to get answers to their questions when they need them.

Our mission is to become a strategic partner working with our clients where we can make a difference through providing healthcare solutions not just quotes. Our vision is to put a priority on health and wellbeing where our clients become employers of choice.

Making the numbers work for your bottom line is just one of our claims to fame. The other is having employees say “Thank You” to you, for providing great benefits!

Barbara Saxton

Barbara Saxton

CEO and Founder

barbara@smartchoiceshealthcare.com

Certified Worksite Wellness Consultant, Licensed Insurance Broker, Health Plan strategist and CEO of Smart Choices HealthcareIn my spare time I serve as the President of Our Mothers Home of Southwest Florida working with teen moms and Co Host the Blog, Plant Slant Journey, where I am working to inspire healthier choices.

Doug Saxton

Doug Saxton

Claims Administrator

doug@smartchoiceshealthcare.com

As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, I like researching different foods and how it can improve both our personal health and sustainability of our planet. My journey to wellness began years ago, when I was inspired by several documentaries and subsequently, started the blog called Plant Slant Journey.

Kelly Irvine

Kelly Irvine

Benefit Consultant

kelly@smartchoiceshealthcare.com

I have always had a passion for helping others! I truly enjoy getting to know my clients, identifying their needs, and making them happy. In my spare time, I love to travel and go out on our boat. 

Nicole Kirby

Nicole Kirby

Benefit Advisor

nicole@smartchoiceshealthcare.com

Originally from Indiana, I moved to SWFL in 2005 where I met my husband and had our daughter, and son.  I grew up boating on the lakes of Indiana and luckily my husband shares the same love for the water as I do.  On the weekends we can be found boating, traveling or just hanging out with friends and family.

Deanna Kniola

Deanna Kniola

New Business Development

deanna@smartchoiceshealthcare.com

Peaceful, adventurous, passionate. The game of Nine Ball on the pool table, the game of Chess, motorcycles, fast sports cars, working out, dancing, being out in nature, being on the water and in the water…these things fill the time in my life and afford me happiness when I am not assisting someone with a critical part of life, healthcare.

Horacio Cabral

Horacio Cabral

Bilingual Enrollment Specialist

horacio@cabralconsultants.com

I moved from Portugal many years ago with my family and made Connecticut my home.  Today I continue to travel back to Portugal to visit and embrace the culture.  My ability to speak the language helps me to connect with employees where I can help them make good decisions about healthcare.  My passion is to help others by providing education on the various product and programs that we at Smart Choices offer.

Cassandra Walker

Cassandra Walker

Skin Care Coach

cassandra@smartchoiceshealthcare.com

I have always been passionate about skincare.  As a skincare coach, I help people understand the importance of taking care of the largest organ of our body …..our skin.  I look forward to my client sessions, where we talk about their progress and seeing how excited they get about the positive results they have achieved.  In my spare time, I like being with my family and my four-legged child Luna.

Sue Bagdonis

Sue Bagdonis

Claims + QSEHRA Specialist

sue@smartchoiceshealthcare.com

My passion is my family.  Coming from a large family, it has always been my goal to provide the support and love that makes them thrive.  Everyday my family touches my heart with the little things that turn into special moments. I love to exercise, paint, eat right and play with my grandchildren as much as possible, it is what keeps me young!

Jann Gaylord

Jann Gaylord

Benefit Advisor

jann@smartchoiceshealthcare.com

I have an adventurous spirit and love exploring new places and meeting new people on land and sea with my husband and family. Astronomy, hiking, biking and scuba diving are my passions.

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