Connie Chiara is President and CEO of Corporate Benefit Partners, an employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm based in Boca Raton, Florida. CBP offers an extensive service platform with specific expertise in helping clients to create greater value from their employee benefit programs.
An insurance industry executive with over 40 years of sales, marketing and operational experience, Connie has held leadership positions with some of the country’s largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms. In pursuit of her passion to provide excellence in customer service, Ms. Chiara founded Corporate Benefit Partners in 2015.
We want to make it clear. We work for you and we will fight for every dollar every year. Our goal is to get you the absolute best solution for your needs.
Active in the community
Throughout her career, Connie has served on many professional and non-profit boards including:
- President, Gold Coast Association of Health Underwriters
- Secretary, Florida Association of Health Underwriters
- President, South Florida Compensation & Benefits Association
- Executive Board Member, CBIZ Women’s Advantage
- Board President, Dress for Success Palm Beaches
- Board Member, GCI Extraordinary Women Leading Change
- Member, South Florida Business Journal Women’s Leadership Group
- Member, South Florida Business Journal Leadership Trust
- Board Member, Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
- Board Member Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards
A History of Leadership
In recognition of her professional accomplishments and service to her community, Connie was selected by the South Florida Business Journal as an “Influential Business Woman” and is invited each year to participate in the Business Journal’s “Bizwomen Mentoring Monday” event. In 2016, Connie was proud to be presented with the “Spark Award” from GCI Worldwide Corporation at their annual “Extraordinary Women Leading Change” conference. This award is given to an exceptional leader that has taken the steps necessary in her career to ascend in a leadership role and that embodies the true spirit of women who are changing the world one company at a time.
Connie was recently invited to be a part of the South Florida Business Journal’s exclusive Leadership Trust, an advisory panel made up of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the South Florida area. She was chosen based on her experience, leadership qualities and influence in the local business landscape. Connie contributed to the SFBJ’s “Critical Conversations – Healthcare” package, discussing Healthcare Reform and will continue to contribute her valuable insights to future articles as a member of the Leadership Trust.
Connie is a frequent speaker for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Her signature seminar, “Group Health Insurance – Negotiate Your Best Possible Price” is accredited for individuals seeking SHRM Credit and has been presented to numerous SHRM Chapters throughout Florida over the past several years, including Broward, Palm Beach, Vero Beach and several others. Connie has presented “Group Health Insurance – Negotiate Your Best Possible Price” and “Health Insurance, Fully Insured vs Self Funding”as a concurrent session speaker at the HR Florida State Conference in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022.
Connie is a VISTAGE Florida Resource Speaker
Connie is a VISTAGE Florida Resource Speaker and a Speaker for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Her signature seminar, “Negotiate Your Best Possible Price” is approved for individuals seeking SHRM Credit and has been presented to both the Broward and Palm Beach County Chapters as Workshops. Connie is a recipient of the South Florida Business Journal’s “Influential Business Women” Award and the Extraordinary Women Leading Change “Spark Award”.
I have had the pleasure of working with Corporate Benefit Partners for over three years now, and the team consistently exceeds expectations. With each passing year, the renewal process becomes smoother, and CBP consistently delivers invaluable assistance in navigating the multitude of available carriers.
Year over year, Connie and her team have been consistent in several areas including #1 being strategic in helping us achieve the best plans for the least amount of premium and fees and #2 providing white glove service to our employees.
What impressed us most was the broker’s responsiveness. They were always there to answer our questions and address our concerns, making the entire process seamless and stress-free.
In a market where every dollar counts, this broker stands out. They’ve consistently delivered high-value benefits at prices that respect our budget, proving that quality and affordability can go hand in hand.
Since partnering with this broker, our employee satisfaction rates have soared. Their understanding of what benefits matter most to our staff and their ability to negotiate better deals have been a game changer.
As a small business owner, I was struggling to find affordable benefits for my team. This corporate benefits broker not only provided us with cost-effective options but also tailored their services to our specific needs. Their personal touch made all the difference