Daniel D. Somma
Dan is Managing Partner of iFinancial Services Insurance Group. In his twenty-eight years of experience in the group insurance field, Dan has developed a proficiency in multiple areas of employee benefit coverages, with unique and specific expertise in developing programs and group purchasing consortiums, including affinity group/association programs.
Dan began his group insurance career in 1990 with Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Blue Shield, the predecessor of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, in the Regional Sales area of the Commercial Accounts Division. He became an Account Manager in the Special Accounts unit where he managed a customer base of nearly 250 accounts and was responsible for establishing the first Point of Service program written by the Division.
In 1994 Dan joined Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton (HRH) Company as an Account Executive in HRH’s Pittsburgh office. In 1996 he became a Senior Account Executive with HRH and, in addition to his account management responsibilities; he successfully developed and serviced a number of new employee benefits clients. In 1997 Dan was promoted to the Benefits Department Sales Manager and his responsibilities were expanded to include the management of his client base, individual new business production, and management of the new business activity of the Department. In 1998 HRH regionalized its extensive national agency network and Dan was promoted to Regional Director, Employee Benefits, Mid-Atlantic Region. The following year, through a major acquisition that required the creation of a new region, he was asked to assume the leadership of the Northeast Region as well. These two of six regions, encompassing almost 20 offices, represented half of HRH’s employee benefits practice revenue.
Dan joined Sovereign Benefits Consulting, Inc. (SBC), formerly known as hartz consulting group, in October of 2000 with the primary responsibility of new business development with a focus on larger case consulting engagements. Through his efforts, SBC extended its geographical reach to Northwestern Pennsylvania, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the Lehigh Valley.
Dan founded and operated Capital Insurance Advisors for ten years prior to joining iFinancial Services Insurance Group.
Dan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Robert Morris College in 1985. He is married and lives outside of Pittsburgh in South Park Township with his wife and two sons.