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44 years of employee benefit experience, and 29 years of serving the agricultural industry. Youngest person ever given an insurance license by the State of California (at age 14). Past Executive VP of United Agricultural Benefit Trust. Past Branch Manager for one of California’s largest insurance brokerages.  Past President of the Agricultural Personnel Management Association.


Health and Life Licensed since 1976 / Property Casualty Licensed since 1993 (CA DOI licenses: Personal #0524513 / Agency: #0M45893)


Bachelor of Science Degree - USC Marshall School of Business

Financial Services Degrees: Chartered Life Underwriter & Chartered Financial Consultant

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For over three decades, Mary Jane Eadson has assisted regional, national and global employers in all compliance issues related to group benefits.  Ms. Eadson negotiates and drafts employer-sponsored plan contracts in compliance with relevant law (ERISA, COBRA, PPACA, HIPAA, HITECH, DMCH, CDI, CMS, IRS).  She has worked with the California Endowment on the Insure the Uninsured Project, the California Association of Small Health Employer Plans and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  She has been a guest speaker at a number of associations including the Agricultural Personnel Management Association, the California Grower Foundation and the Orange County Association of Health Underwriters.  Ms. Eadson has also worked for the agricultural industry as a legislative representative in California, Arizona, and Washington D.C.

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With more than 35 years experience in representing clients in business and agricultural law, Douglas Kerr brings a wealth of knowledge to bear in all aspects of health and welfare issues.


 As the former Vice President and General Counsel for Western Growers Association, Mr. Kerr was active in labor, ERISA, COBRA, and Western Growers health plan oversight.  


He has been in private practice for the last twenty years in both litigation and counseling for the benefit of agricultural companies.

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