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Dr Franklin Strong

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Thank you for you great assistance and explanations through this insurance maze for Nancy and I….click here to read the letter from Dr StrongRquote-grn
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2015-01-26T09:53:00-05:00
Thank you for you great assistance and explanations through this insurance maze for Nancy and I….click here to read the letter from Dr Strong

LTW Gentec

lquoteYour team and your approach to service are the best! Thank you for helping us every year with our benefit programs!-

Matt Deeter, President LTW GentecRquote
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2015-01-25T18:26:29-05:00
Your team and your approach to service are the best! Thank you for helping us every year with our benefit programs!- Matt Deeter, President LTW Gentec

Rachael Cappella

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Ed MacConnell was extremely patient and helpful when assisting me in choosing the health insurance that was right for me.... He was very knowledgeable about different options and took time to answer all my questions. Total Benefit Solutions is definitely the place to call for your health insurance needs.Rquote-grn

 
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2016-02-06T12:38:58-05:00
Total Benefit Solutions is definitely the place to call for your health insurance needs.

Greenwood Financial Services

lquote-grnI use Ed MacConnell for my company's health insurance needs and for my group short term disability policies. He is a true expert and has saved me large sums of money on my premiums!

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-Bob Lankin, Branch Manager at Greenwood Financial Services of Raymond James Financial
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2015-02-27T13:37:43-05:00
I use Ed MacConnell for my company's health insurance needs and for my group short term disability policies. He is a true expert and has saved me large sums of money on my premiums! -Bob Lankin, Branch Manager at Greenwood Financial Services of Raymond James Financial


I've been getting my health insurance through Ed at Total Benefit Solutions and his team for the past few years. It has always been a great experience. I had the pleasure of speaking to Jennifer this evening to renew my coverage. I'm very appreciative of her advice and help. She made it very easy. -Reita B

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2018-05-29T09:45:52-04:00
I've been getting my health insurance through Ed at Total Benefit Solutions and his team for the past few years. It has always been a great experience. I had the pleasure of speaking to Jennifer this evening to renew my coverage. I'm very appreciative of her advice and help. She made it very easy. -Reita B

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Jennifer helped me figure out the best options and made the whole process easy and effortless. Thank you!


-Orly Z

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2019-01-07T13:11:24-05:00
J Jennifer helped me figure out the best options and made the whole process easy and effortless. Thank you! -Orly Z

Superior Commercial Kitchens

lquote“I have never had a better benefits broker in 45 years of business. Ed has saved my company,tens of thousands of dollars per year and continues to earn every dollar every year, always placing the client before the commission. His office staff is helpful whenever a benefit question or problem arises. I would not even think twice about hiring Total Benefit Solutions Inc. for handling company benefits.”

Frank Livolsi, President-Superior Commercial Kitchens 

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2015-01-24T20:41:29-05:00
I would not even think twice about hiring Total Benefit Solutions Inc

Solomon Bread & Rolls/Kaplan’s Bakery

lquoteI have been using Ed MacConnell & EMA Group Inc  (Total Benefit Solutions Inc.) as my insurance brokers for over 20 years. I would never think of going anywhere else!

Jeff Solomon-PresidentRquote
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2015-01-26T09:35:50-05:00
I have been using Ed MacConnell & EMA Group Inc  (Total Benefit Solutions Inc.) as my insurance brokers for over 20 years. I would never think of going anywhere else! Jeff Solomon-President

Van Dyne Insurance

lquoteI have recently gotten to know Ed MacConnell through my LeTip group in Huntingdon Valley and as result, his company, Total Benefit Solutions, Inc. . Ed has shown me and my clients that their firm offers the highest level of integrity, knowledge and service available.

As a Property & Casulaty agent I am often asked to provide L-H-D products. I am confident when I refer my clients and associates to Ed for their Life, Health and Disability services that they will be treated with the same level of care I would offer them.  Ed provides a menu of options that suit the clients preferences giving them a chance to choose which best suits them.

Ed now handles my company's health plan; Total Benefit Solutions, Inc. is top notch!
Donna Van Dyne, President VanDyne Insurance AgencyRquote
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2015-02-02T13:44:42-05:00
I have recently gotten to know Ed MacConnell through my LeTip group in Huntingdon Valley and as result, his company, Total Benefit Solutions, Inc. . Ed has shown me and my clients that their firm offers the highest level of integrity, knowledge and service available. As a Property & Casulaty agent I am often asked to provide L-H-D products. I am confident when I refer my clients and associates to Ed for their Life, Health and Disability services that they will be treated with the same level of care I would offer them.  Ed provides a menu of options that suit the clients preferences giving them a chance to choose which best suits them. Ed now handles my company's health plan; Total Benefit Solutions, Inc. is top notch! Donna Van Dyne, President VanDyne Insurance Agency

Damar Communications

lquoteWhen I needed to offer health benefits options, Total Benefit Solutions was there with a list of options and explanations that made what seemed like a daunting myriad of choices into a simple process. Thanks Ed!”

Dave Margolis, President Damar Communications: Rquote
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2015-01-26T09:56:29-05:00
When I needed to offer health benefits options, Total Benefit Solutions was there with a list of options and explanations that made what seemed like a daunting myriad of choices into a simple process. Thanks Ed!” Dave Margolis, President Damar Communications: 

Stephen Forbus

lquoteEd, thanks for helping me solve the ACA puzzle. After multiple problems with the site and with the operators, you got me a bigger savings than I was able to get on my own, and saved me over $2,250! Thank you!

Stephen ForbusRquote
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2015-01-26T09:23:16-05:00
Ed, thanks for helping me solve the ACA puzzle. After multiple problems with the site and with the operators, you got me a bigger savings than I was able to get on my own, and saved me over $2,250! Thank you! Stephen Forbus

Ed and his staff were very helpful in getting me through the open enrollment process and answered my mother's questions with her Medicare enrollment. Most companies are only a phone call away, if you call during normal business hours. Ed responded to my questions and was very helpful when I sent a message over the weekend. Amazing customer service! -Fibrenew Lower Bucks


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Ed and his staff were very helpful in getting me through the open enrollment process and answered my mother's questions with her Medicare enrollment. Most companies are only a phone call away, if you call during normal business hours. Ed responded to my questions and was very helpful when I sent a message over the weekend. Amazing customer service! -Fibrenew Lower Bucks

Ace Childcare

lquote“Ed is not only knowledgable about what he does, he educates his clients along the way.When starting my first company Ed was there from beginning to end. Ed is a valued business associate and friend. When you hire Ed he becomes your partner every step of the way!”

David Ozeroff, President Ace Childcare Inc.Rquote
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2015-01-24T20:21:15-05:00
Ed is not only knowledgable about what he does, he educates his clients along the way

Associated Printing & Graphics

lquoteEd is our medical benefits insurance agent. Ed and his staff have provided terrific service and cost effective options year after year. He really cares about providing the best coverage for his clientele. I highly recommend the Total Benefit Solutions, Inc. for all your group medical insurance needs! Don Rubin-President of Associated Printing & Graphics Rquote
Total Benefit Solutions Inc Health Insurance and Benefits
2015-02-02T13:47:26-05:00
Ed is our medical benefits insurance agent. Ed and his staff have provided terrific service and cost effective options year after year. He really cares about providing the best coverage for his clientele. I highly recommend the Total Benefit Solutions, Inc. for all your group medical insurance needs! Don Rubin-President of Associated Printing & Graphics 

Uncle Bill’s Country Market

lquoteComing from a lifetime of employment I had no idea what was involved in setting up our new business, or our new insurance plans. Ed took the time to help us understand and make a choice. He even helped me get the business set up with referrals to valuable resources. Thanks Ed!

– Bill Smith, PresidentRquote
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2015-01-26T09:39:44-05:00
Coming from a lifetime of employment I had no idea what was involved in setting up our new business, or our new insurance plans. Ed took the time to help us understand and make a choice. He even helped me get the business set up with referrals to valuable resources. Thanks Ed! – Bill Smith, President

Paige Wolf Media & Public Relations



 

Ed and his team put up with all my health insurance panic and drama! In this crazy world of health insurance mania, it's helpful to have someone to put things into perspective - and find you coverage you can live with.  

Paige Wolf, President Paige Wolf Media and Public Relations

 

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2017-12-31T09:25:42-05:00

Paige Wolf, President Paige Wolf Media and Public Relations

 

in this crazy world of health insurance mania, it's helpful to have someone to put things into perspective

Paige Wolf Testimonial Dec 2018

Through all my insurance ups and downs through various degrees of employment, changes, marketplace changes, and medical needs, Ed and his team have kept me informed and sane through the constantly changing process. I honestly don’t know what I would do without them to call on when I am in an insurance panic! Even when they have no financial incentive, they are always there to help me! 


-Paige Wolf

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2019-01-07T12:00:37-05:00
Through all my insurance ups and downs through various degrees of employment, changes, marketplace changes, and medical needs, Ed and his team have kept me informed and sane through the constantly changing process. I honestly don’t know what I would do without them to call on when I am in an insurance panic! Even when they have no financial incentive, they are always there to help me!  -Paige Wolf

Total Child Care

lquoteI'm writing to apologize and to express my dismay and regret for switching from your firm last year. What a gargantuan mistake that was! To recount the horrors of dealing with the firm we switched to would only cause me to relive them, something I'm not willing to do (at this point). What do I have to do to get back with you guys?

Pete Altman, CEORquote

Total Benefit Solutions Inc Health Insurance and Benefits
2015-01-24T21:15:08-05:00
I'm writing to apologize and to express my dismay and regret for switching from your firm last year. What a gargantuan mistake that was! To recount the horrors of dealing with the firm we switched to would only cause me to relive them, something I'm not willing to do (at this point). What do I have to do to get back with you guys? Pete Altman, CEO

Greater Philadelphia Abstract

lquoteEd and his team are an invaluable resource always available to answer questions/concerns.

Susan Harrison, Principal, Greater Philadelphia Abstract AgencyRquote
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2015-02-02T21:00:44-05:00
Ed and his team are an invaluable resource always available to answer questions/concerns. Susan Harrison, Principal, Greater Philadelphia Abstract Agency

Kris Kreisher

lquoteWe are very happy with George's plan - do we need to do anything to renew? Thank you very much for all your help!! I am so glad I found you a couple of years ago!!!! 🙂     Rquote


-Kris Kreisher

Total Benefit Solutions Inc Health Insurance and Benefits
2016-02-26T18:37:55-05:00
I am so glad I found you a couple years ago!!!! 🙂

Helped our family with all the switching around, so we where never without benefits or lacked in care.


-Molly K

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2019-01-07T13:05:55-05:00
Helped our family with all the switching around, so we where never without benefits or lacked in care. -Molly K

Bryan Perchick

lquoteAs a commercial realtor I spend 90% of my time on the road and do not find myself at a desk very often. Having Total Benefit Solutions, Inc. as my broker makes the task simple, fast and to the point. And I never waste time on hold with the insurance company any longer. Thanks again Ed and Total Benefit Solutions Inc!  Rquote

-Bryan Perchick

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-Bryan Perchick

As a commercial realtor I spend 90% of my time on the road and do not find myself at a desk very often. Having Total Benefit Solutions, Inc. as my broker makes the task simple, fast and to the point. And I never waste time on hold with the insurance company any longer. Thanks again Ed and Total Benefit Solutions Inc!  

Sign-A-Rama-Feasterville

lquote“Each year they shop to find me the best prices on my health insurance. And any time there has been a problem, one call to (Total Benefit Solutions Inc.) has resolved everything. Thanks!”

Bob Flemming, PresidentRquote
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2015-01-26T09:35:02-05:00
“Each year they shop to find me the best prices on my health insurance. And any time there has been a problem, one call to (Total Benefit Solutions Inc.) has resolved everything. Thanks!” Bob Flemming, President

Perfect Move Inc

lquoteAmber and the team  have been nothing short of amazing. Each year they take the time to explain changes in my benefits and rates, and when I call with a question, I usually get an immediate answer.

Bob Simons, Vice President of Perfect Move, Inc.Rquote
Total Benefit Solutions Inc Health Insurance and Benefits
2015-01-25T18:37:43-05:00
Amber and the team  have been nothing short of amazing. Each year they take the time to explain changes in my benefits and rates, and when I call with a question, I usually get an immediate answer. Bob Simons, Vice President of Perfect Move, Inc.

Excel Capital Funding

 lquoteI knew you were the best. Thank you very much for all your help with my benefits!

Ricky Boone, President-Excel Capital Funding LLCRquote
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2015-01-26T09:51:33-05:00
 I knew you were the best. Thank you very much for all your help with my benefits! Ricky Boone, President-Excel Capital Funding LLC

Angelmark Associates

lquoteThank you and your staff for getting back to me so quickly with a resolution to our problem. Yes, You guys are great!

Lisa Kruse, President Angelmark Associates

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2015-01-19T09:35:32-05:00
You guys are great!

Bucks County TMA

When we hired EMA we discovered that we could save money and also reduce our premiums. Each year when we review our renewal, Ed always finds a way to keep our costs down, and often our benefits up. Thank you Ed MacConnell and EMA Group Inc!(Total Benefit Solutions Inc.)  Bill Rickett, Executive Director
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2015-01-26T10:01:55-05:00
When we hired EMA we discovered that we could save money and also reduce our premiums. Each year when we review our renewal, Ed always finds a way to keep our costs down, and often our benefits up. Thank you Ed MacConnell and EMA Group Inc!(Total Benefit Solutions Inc.)  Bill Rickett, Executive Director

The MCG Group

lquote I didnt think it (health insurance) was that complicated until I tried to do it myself! Thank Ed for your help and pointing us in the right direction!

Steve Young, Managing PartnerRquote
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2015-01-26T09:44:52-05:00
 I didnt think it (health insurance) was that complicated until I tried to do it myself! Thank Ed for your help and pointing us in the right direction! Steve Young, Managing Partner

Pete’s Clown House Luncheonette

lquoteEd MacConnell and his team make me feel like I’m their only customer! Whenever I need help they’re ready, willing and able. It makes it easier to focus more on keeping my restaurant profitable and smooth.

Ron Bordone-PresidentRquote
Total Benefit Solutions Inc Health Insurance and Benefits
2015-01-26T09:44:33-05:00
Ed MacConnell and his team make me feel like I’m their only customer! Whenever I need help they’re ready, willing and able. It makes it easier to focus more on keeping my restaurant profitable and smooth. Ron Bordone-President

Bucks County Women’s Healthcare

lquoteOur ten employee medical practice had a large well known insurance broker for years. We always assumed we were receiving the best service. Total Benefit Solutions Inc. came in and left no stone unturned in their evaluation. The savings they provided was equal to 50% of what we were previously paying. In addition we wound up with better medical and dental plans and an overall enhanced benefit program. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the services of Total Benefit Solutions, Inc. Thanks Ed!”

-Carmela Gabrieli Controller, Bucks County Women's HealthcareRquote
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2015-01-24T20:23:05-05:00
Total Benefit Solutions Inc. came in and left no stone unturned in their evaluation

I am so grateful for the amazing service!



 

I was completely lost when looking for new health insurance. I called several brokers, and none would take the time to explain everything to me. He took his time and explained everything to me and answered every question I asked, without sounding annoyed. I am so grateful for the amazing service! I highly recommend!

Ariel Muller

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2017-12-31T09:21:57-05:00

Ariel Muller

I am so grateful for the amazing service!

American Dream Financing

lquoteI have worked with Ed and (Total Benefit Solutions) EMA Benefits many times in the past. Ed and his office staff give GREAT service and always provide great rates. I have also referred many friends and family to Ed and EMA and those referrals were always taken care of and happy after they signed up. If your ever looking for insurance, think of them!

Brett Stern, Principal-American Dream FinancingRquote
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2015-02-02T21:00:54-05:00
I have worked with Ed and (Total Benefit Solutions) EMA Benefits many times in the past. Ed and his office staff give GREAT service and always provide great rates. I have also referred many friends and family to Ed and EMA and those referrals were always taken care of and happy after they signed up. If your ever looking for insurance, think of them! Brett Stern, Principal-American Dream Financing

Wolf Island Networks

lquoteIt has been an excellent experience getting health insurance from  Total Benefit Solutions Inc. You and your staff are most professional and very responsive.”

John Rodia, President Rquote
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2015-01-26T09:37:07-05:00
It has been an excellent experience getting health insurance from  Total Benefit Solutions Inc. You and your staff are most professional and very responsive.” John Rodia, President

Very knowledgeable and experienced.


-John K. 

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2019-01-07T13:03:42-05:00
Very knowledgeable and experienced. -John K. 

Webucast

lquoteEd is always quick to return a phone call. His company provides great service and has saved me thousands of dollars throughout the years. Thanks Ed!

Igor Bogdanov, Principal, WebucastRquote
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Ed is always quick to return a phone call. His company provides great service and has saved me thousands of dollars throughout the years. Thanks Ed! Igor Bogdanov, Principal, Webucast

Tristar Lighting

lquoteYour service and responsiveness is incredible. I’ve never had a better insurance broker!

David Zarrinnia, President Rquote
Total Benefit Solutions Inc Health Insurance and Benefits
2015-01-26T09:38:35-05:00
Your service and responsiveness is incredible. I’ve never had a better insurance broker! David Zarrinnia, President

Zola Makrauer DMD

lquoteEd is an expert in health insurance. I am a health care provider myself and I know how difficult this business can be. He is knowledgeable with all of the health insurance companies in our area. If you are looking for health insurance I would not pass up Ed for a quote he is great for single plans as well as plans for groups for business owners. Zola Makrauer DMD Rquote
Total Benefit Solutions Inc Health Insurance and Benefits
2015-02-09T07:53:06-05:00
Ed is an expert in health insurance. I am a health care provider myself and I know how difficult this business can be. He is knowledgeable with all of the health insurance companies in our area. If you are looking for health insurance I would not pass up Ed for a quote he is great for single plans as well as plans for groups for business owners. Zola Makrauer DMD


Ed and his staff have helped my husband and myself with our insurance for years. Great people to work with and extremely knowledgeable. - Kathleen Broderick


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Ed and his staff have helped my husband and myself with our insurance for years. Great people to work with and extremely knowledgeable. - Kathleen Broderick

Travel Authority

lquoteEd, you and your team have done it once again. Thanks for taking the time to come onsite and meet with us and our staff to help us understand the new HRA benefit. As always you have gone above and beyond the call.  Thank you!


Barry Gerber, PresidentRquote

Total Benefit Solutions Inc Health Insurance and Benefits
2015-01-26T09:40:34-05:00
Ed, you and your team have done it once again. Thanks for taking the time to come onsite and meet with us and our staff to help us understand the new HRA benefit. As always you have gone above and beyond the call.  Thank you! Barry Gerber, President

Amy H

lquoteIf you two were in front of me I’d hug you right now.  Now I have more money in my checking account than I thought!  AWESOME!

Amy H- Individual Client on the healthcare.gov marketplaceRquote

 

 
Total Benefit Solutions Inc Health Insurance and Benefits
2015-01-24T20:32:14-05:00
"If you guys were here I'd hug you!"

Art 4 Business

lquote"Since Ed and his team at started handling our account, we have saved money each year, and help is only a quick phone call away."

 

Heather Gibson, COO,  Art 4 Business Inc

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2015-01-19T09:46:49-05:00
Since Ed and his team at started handling our account, we have saved money each year


I was completely lost when looking for new health insurance. I called several brokers, and none would take the time to explain everything to me. (They )took the time and explained everything to me and answered every question I asked, without sounding annoyed. I am so grateful for the amazing service! I highly recommend Total Benefit Solutions, Inc! -Ariel M.

Total Benefit Solutions Inc Health Insurance and Benefits
2018-05-29T09:43:15-04:00
I was completely lost when looking for new health insurance. I called several brokers, and none would take the time to explain everything to me. (They )took the time and explained everything to me and answered every question I asked, without sounding annoyed. I am so grateful for the amazing service! I highly recommend Total Benefit Solutions, Inc! -Ariel M.

CBDI, Inc

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