Ascension Insurance, Inc. Appoints Steven Ratto to Position of Senior Consultant/Benefits

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Ratto to the position of Senior Consultant in the company’s Walnut Creek office. Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions is part of Ascension Insurance, Inc., a national consulting and brokerage firm founded in 2008 and recently named one of the fastest-growing firms in the U.S. by Business Insurance.

In his new position, Ratto will be responsible for assisting clients to improve their benefits performance through strategic planning, financial analysis, customized plan design and administration. In addition, he will be responsible for training and mentoring junior staff as Ascension continues its aggressive growth. Ratto’s combined expertise includes over 38 years in the healthcare and benefits sector, including extensive expertise in the area of budget projections and alternative funding arrangements. In addition, he spent over 20 years of his career in actuarial and underwriting for a major healthcare organization. Most recently, he served as a Principal at a global benefits firm located in the Bay area.

Nicole Jones-Gyllstrom, President and National Benefits Practice Leader, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Steven to Ascension. His benefits expertise and underwriting skills combined with his strategic consulting experience make him a tremendous asset to our clients and our Ascension team.” Ratto is a graduate of California State University, Hayward.

Ascension Insurance, Inc. is ranked within the Top 30 largest agencies by revenue size, with more than 440 employees and 35 locations nationwide. Ascension’s corporate mission is to create a premier insurance agency that offers superior risk management and benefits consulting services. Ascension is a privately held corporation. Together with its private equity partners, Parthenon Capital and Century Capital Management, Ascension Insurance, Inc. expects to grow to $200 million in revenue by 2017. To learn more, visit


Sarah DeFilippis
Ascension Insurance Inc.