About Us


Designing Benefits, in the words of founder Kirstin Kleinschmidt;

“I founded Designing Benefits in early 2005 having worked for many years as an insurance broker. I had come to realize that there were clients out there that needed more help than they were receiving. So many things could be holding them back, whether it was the cost of additional consultancy services or simply not knowing where to turn for support.

I decided that I wanted to give my clients as many services as I could to make their lives easier and help them get the true value of what they’re paying for.

In terms of cost, brokers are compensated based on the premium their clients pay and all brokers get the same rate so the real value lies in the level of service they provide. So when it came to value for money that’s where I wanted Designing Benefits to really stand out.

For example, a pet peeve of mine is calling a company and not being able to talk to a real person. So instead, our clients can call us directly if they need assistance and we respond to every email, call and fax the same day, usually within the hour. I wanted to make it as easy as possible for our clients to get a hold of a knowledgeable person when they need one.

Year on year, Designing Benefits has grown in revenue and we have accomplished so much in our time. We are always working to go that extra mile to keep our clients happy so they want to stay with us. We do this by providing them with services they won’t get anywhere else.”