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VBO & Employee Engagement

Enhanced Benefits Insurance Solutions, “EBIS” for short, was created out of a need to simplify enhanced voluntary benefits while still creating solutions that fit the needs of our broker partners and clients.



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Jack Holder


It was evident early on that Jack loved entrepreneurship. He believes that inspiration came from first watching and later, at age 16, working alongside his amazing grandparents to learn how to run a business. And there a passion was born.

After graduating from PSU, and a slight detour, America's finest city beckoned. Without a job or place lined up, Jack drove to sunny San Diego. After many interviews and thorough consideration, Jack decided to take a chance on insurance because it gave him the opportunity to help solve real problems.

He enjoys fishing, the outdoors and brewing his own beer. Fun fact: Jack worked and lived on a ski resort and a cruise ship. 

License No. 0E74519

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Jackie Holder

Vice President Operations

Jackie has over 13 years enhanced benefits experience, gravitating towards industry and indirect technical advancements.  That interest and her out of the box thinking allowed her to grow to a top 0.4% nationally recognized carrier rep before co-founding Enhanced Benefits Insurance Solutions.

She moved to San Diego to obtain her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from San Diego State University. After graduating, she couldn't bring herself to move away from the great weather. Jackie is the mother of two lively girls, on the PTA board and involved with Girl Scouts. In her free time, she enjoys time with her family, baking, puzzles and a fierce game of billiards.

License No. 0F93577

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Crystal Armstrong

Account Manager

Crystal has over five years of experience working in the enhanced benefit field and has a passion for helping her clients. Providing a clear understanding through proper education and having a genuine connection to clients is what is most important for her in this industry. 


Crystal was born and raised in San Diego with her three brothers after both of her parents left their military service in the Marine Corps. She graduated from SDSU with a B.A. in International Business and traveled across Europe studying German for her degree. Crystal currently resides in Las Vegas with her family as our Nevada producer and still visits San Diego for work and family often.

CA License No.0J14656

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Delma Cloyd

Delma is native to San Diego.  She brings over 35 years of experience in customer service. 

Her first job was at Thrifty’s- Ice Cream Server! Then promoted to cashier.  She then worked her way up at Acura and Toyota dealers as a parts person. As the industry changed she decided to t move into insurance. 


She enjoys working with EBIS because she gets to travel, meet people where they are at and help them make decisions to protect their families. 

"I am grateful to be part of what EBIS is doing and changing the way insurance is presented to everyone."

License No. 0K10410

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Jessie Diaz
Account Manager

Jessie has three years experience in the insurance industry, stumbling into this role as a way to help fill her free time and still help people.

Originally from Texas, she moved to San Diego for her husband's military assignment but quickly grew to love the weather and culture that San Diego has to offer.  Being a military spouse, change is her norm, though she has been lucky enough to call San Diego home for the past 8 years and plans to keep it that way.  Jessie is the mother of two rambunctious kids involved in every activity in the book. When she is not volunteering at their schools or between their activities, she enjoys reading, baking, baseball and competing in cross-fit competitions.

License No. 0K42899

Stephanie Deran
Benefits Counselor

Stephanie has a passion for helping people that radiates from her core. She has 25 years of customer service experience over a range of positions, instinctively working to resolve any challenge she's presented with.

An avid leader within her church and dedicated community volunteer, helping people is what drove her to succeed in insurance for the past 10 years. 

Stephanie and her husband Erik are both native San Diegans, celebrating ten wonderful years of marriage. Stephanie is a poki bowl connoisseur, loves the beach, cooking, her three adorable cats and studying the bible.

License No. 0G85831


Ralph Fernandez
Benefits Counselor

Ralph has been in the insurance industry since 2011. Recently he received his Masters from University of California San Diego.


License No. 0H49126

Emily Longoria-Hernandez

Account Relations

Emily is an SDSU Alumni who is hardworking and dedicated to helping others. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Her passion for helping people has led her to the insurance industry. San Diego has been home for her family for over 12 years, and she enjoys going to the beach every chance she gets! 

License No. 4011628

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Ivan Ruelas
Benefits Counselor

Ivan is the newest addition to our team. He has several years of experience working with people in the insurance industry.

License No. 0L51558

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Laura Gutierrez
Benefits Counselor

Laura Gutierrez brings over nine years of insurance industry experience to EBIS. Raised in Los Angeles, she understands that no two families are the same and that every family has unique needs. Her mission is to provide outstanding service with a personal touch.

The past four years, Laura's focus has been empowering policyholders to fully understand and comprehend their policies by providing detailed information regarding all features of their plans. Laura’s dedication to superb customer service and satisfaction has earned her excellent regards by clients and professional colleagues at all the companies she has worked and collaborated with.  

License No. 0L15809

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