CSNW Benefits - The employee benefits broker and group health insurance advisor in Portland

CSNW Benefits

1437 SW Columbia Street
Portland, OR 97201

Practice Areas

  • Benefit Administration Solutions
  • Consumerism Solutions
  • Executive Benefits
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Human Resources Solutions
  • Individual Health Insurance
  • Medicare Part D
  • Medicare Supplements
  • Payroll
  • Retirement Plans
  • Student Loan Benefits
  • Voluntary Benefits

CSNW Benefits Overview

Our Approach

Our approach is simple: we’re transparent, comprehensive, and ultra-responsive to whatever the client and market demands. We measure our success by the strength of the relationships we have with both our clients and our business partners. Our client retention rate exceeds industry averages by a significant margin with an average retention for the last three years of 98%.


Our Practice

We proactively help our clients analyze, design, implement and maintain their benefits plans. We have developed long-term relationships locally and nationally with major insurers. We manage over $50 million of group insurance premium. Our volume of business with Regence, Kaiser Permanente, Healthnet, Providence, United Healthcare, Pacific Source, and Moda provide us a significant amount of leverage with each of the carriers. As a result, we receive the top level of support from each, resulting in our ability to resolve “issues” faster and more effectively. We also have large blocks of business and premier status with many ancillary carriers.

Our relationships with insurers allow us to design, negotiate, select and implement superior Health and Welfare programs for our health care clients and create innovative solutions to manage risk, by creatively addressing issues like reward balance, multiple benefit classes and communicating to diverse employee audiences.

We remain highly flexible to address the full-range of client needs. Our clients operate more efficiently because we function as an extension of the organization by managing most of the insurance-related administrative burden. Our knowledge, experience, and use of Subject Matter Experts support us in formulating the best strategy and making sound risk management plans for organizations.

All CSNW Benefit advisors and staff members are required to go through training and continuing education program, as well as complete the necessary insurance license coursework and mandated continuing education. The ongoing training is conducted through multiple channels: insurance carrier courses, webinars and classroom sessions.

We understand optimizing total reward tactics are key components to an effective human capital strategy.  Balancing investment in benefits, performance recognition, career development, compensation, and work/life balance can significantly impact employee health, engagement and productivity.

Reward mix is critical to maximizing productivity which may result in savings of as much as $3,000 per employee per year. We combine industry knowledge, HR, Compliance, Wellness, Reporting & Analytics, and Communication.


About The Service

Elevate Benefits, LLC owns and operates SHRM Broker Finder, a software as a service (SaaS) platform. Our platform supports your independent research, vetting and hiring processes. The company facilitates introductions and exchange of information between parties seeking and offering solutions. We are not a licensed financial services entity of any kind and we do not seek to sell or make money from the sale of any employee benefits, financial services or any other regulated products or services. We also do not make specific provider, product or service recommendations. Learn more by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions.

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