Our People

From Consulting and Alternative Funding to Enrollment and Claim Support

C. Christopher Ward, III

Chris is a broker/consultant who designs and implements employee benefit plans. He has over 25 years of experience and in 2007 started his own firm, Advanced Benefits Group, LLC. His company thrives on building long-term relationships through partnering with clients and always keeping their interests above all else. This changing healthcare environment requires guidance and Advanced Benefits Group delivers on all levels. He has recently joined the Board of the Pink Clover Foundation which is a local charity that helps to improve people’s live that are affected by breast cancer. Chris is married to Karen and has two children, Cassidy and Colin.

Maria Benjamin, GBA

Before joining Chris in 2005, Maria served as a benefits specialist at two Philadelphia-based, international law firms, where she helped administer the employee benefits programs for over 1,000 employees at each. She now serves as Director, Client Relations for Advanced Benefits Group, managing the accounts of over 100 clients. Maria earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rowan University and holds a Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan's CEBS program at the Wharton School of Business. Maria and her husband Eric live in Merchantville, NJ with their daughter Abigail, where they are active members of the community.