Entries by Brian Smith

WL Benefits Group, Inc. Announced as New Name for WestLake Financial Group, Inc.

WL Benefits Group Deepens Focus on Benefits Technology for Mobile Devices BUFFALO GROVE, IL (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 – WestLake Financial Group, Inc., a leader in benefits administration technology, brokerage services and human resources consulting is proud to announce its new name: WL Benefits Group, Inc. The renaming and re-branding follow a period of expansion […]

Paul J. Burt Inducted into Lumen Institute

Burt to Join Corporate Leaders in Prestigious Faith-Based Organization BUFFALO GROVE, IL – (July 7, 2014) – WestLake Financial Group, Inc., a recognized leader in voluntary benefits, human resources consulting, and employee benefits technology is proud to announce its Founder and CEO, Paul J. Burt, has been inducted into the esteemed Lumen Institute. Lumen Institute […]

Janet & Paul Burt Raise Record Donations For Chicago Heart Ball

Burt Raises National Record of $2.6 Million as Chair of 2014 Heart Ball Buffalo Grove, Illinois, June 12, 2014 – WestLake Financial Group, Inc., a recognized leader in voluntary benefits, HR consulting, and employee benefits technology is pleased to announce the record breaking results of the 2014 American Heart Association’s Chicago Heart Ball. Paul J. Burt, […]

CEO Paul J Burt to Serve as Panelist at Restore Illinois Summit

Paul J. Burt and Congressman Randy Hultgren to Participate in Session Evaluating PPACA November 1, 2013 (Buffalo Grove, Illinois) – Paul J. Burt, CEO of WestLake Financial Group, Inc., along with Congressman Randy Hultgren of the 14th district of Illinois will participate in a session evaluating the implications of PPACA at the first annual Restore […]

Treasury Department Issues PPACA Reporting Rules

The Feds released more regulations on how insurers and some large employers need to report on plans they are offering and the people that are enrolled one day before the exchanges are set to open. See this article from The Hill for further clarification.   WestLake Financial Group, Inc. 1477 Barclay Blvd Buffalo Grove, IL […]

Affordable is a Relative Term

We have heard reports that the Health Exchange premiums will be lower and affordable, but that would depend on the consumer.  What may be affordable for one person may not be affordable for another with the same income. This article from Kaiser Health News does a great job going into further detail.   WestLake Financial […]

What's Obamacare?

With the insurance exchanges set to open October 1st, many Americans are still very unfamiliar with what health care reform does and what it means to them.  If few people go to the exchanges to sign up for coverage, how will it effect the success, or lack there of, of the exchanges? This article from […]

Massive Spike in Health Care Costs

With all the added fees and the costs of having to cover dependent children to age 26, who do you think will shoulder the burden of these costs?  That’s right, the employee. See this article about how it will be affecting Delta from Fox News by Judson Berger.   WestLake Financial Group, Inc. 1477 Barclay […]