20 Under 40: Andrea Voorhees

Employee Benefits Consultant, USI Insurance Services

Age: 39

Before joining USI in 2017 as an employee benefits consultant, I worked in human resources for 10 years specializing in employee benefits. My benefits administration and strategy experience includes work with smaller, fully insured plans to multi-thousand life, alternatively funded plans. Given my experience as broker and client, I bring a unique and valuable perspective when helping clients structure their benefits strategies. In 2019, I was honored to be in USI’s top class of brokers nationwide and received our PEAK Award.

My transition to broker came in a round-about way. I have a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Oregon State University, was published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A as an undergraduate and now have two HR certifications.

I am grateful to participate on the Broker Advisory Councils for PacificSource Health Plans and Kaiser Permanente NW as well as volunteer with the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Lane County (UWLC), Lane County HR Association (LCHRA), Oregon Bach Festival and the Rotary Club of Eugene-Delta. Some of the programs I’ve developed for LCHRA and UWLC’s Emerging Leaders include Corporate Social Responsibility, the Social Impact of the 2021 IAAF World Championships and Human Trafficking in Lane County.  My colleagues and friends know that I love details, context and education – and my volunteer work demonstrates that. Personally, I love to push my limits and do so regularly by caving and hiking with my husband of 13 years. The Pacific Northwest was founded on adventure and exploration, and we embrace that history.