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Ascension Appoints Ed Bray To Senior Vice President

New Role Expands Ascension's Compliance Capabilities and Affordable Care Act Expertise

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Insurance, Inc., announced today that Ed Bray has joined their benefits practice group in the newly-created role of Senior Vice President, Compliance. Bray will be responsible for delivering health and welfare benefits compliance support and services to Ascension's clients.

Bray joins Ascension with over 15 years' experience directing corporate benefit departments within major national corporations, including Hawaiian Airlines and Apria Healthcare. Additionally, he holds a law degree from Western New England University School of Law and a MBA from Auburn University. His experience, coupled with his legal and business expertise, enables him to bring unique insight to the benefits compliance environment, as well as explain complex benefits laws in an efficient and practical way to clients. 

Bray commented, "I'm delighted to be working with the team at Ascension to augment their compliance capabilities, especially in light of all the new regulations related to the Affordable Care Act. I am glad to join an exemplary company that works hard to deliver exceptional, personalized service to its clients."

"I'm confident that Ed will play a key role in further providing benefit solutions for our clients," said Joe Tatum, President and CEO of Ascension. "Ed's unique blend of knowledge and depth of understanding of human resources, as well as laws and regulations related to health care delivery, make him an important addition to Ascension's benefits practice group. His appointment brings us closer to our goal of becoming the leader in the employee benefits space. It is extremely fortuitous that we found someone of Ed's caliber to fulfill this role."

About Ascension
Ascension Insurance, Inc., and its affiliates offer specialized benefits and risk management brokerage and consulting services with a simple mission: helping clients succeed. Ascension goes beyond delivering technical expertise to deliver solutions. With over 450 employees and 35 locations nationwide, Business Insurance magazine has named Ascension one of the 40 largest brokerage firms in the U.S. by revenue.

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