Whitfield Benefit Solutions in Alaska/Washington

Colonial Life - Alaska

Anchorage-based Colonial Office 

Colonial Life Alaska

Whitfield Benefit Solutions, Inc Agency


​Our Midtown Anchorage Office is committed to assisting Alaska EMPLOYER'S and their EMPLOYEE's preserve and protect the vitally important things that American workers strive so hard to build.


Our Vision:   To be the voluntary benefit carrier of choice for Alaskan and Washington businesses with our commitment to integrity, service and a passion for our client's and our policyholders.  Our agency strives daily to earn the respect of the community and those we serve. By recruiting "top talent", hard work and commitment to excellence, we will make a difference in the lives of our policyholders and provide outstanding customer service for our clients.  


Our Mission:  Our Mission is to always support America's workers by offering benefits that protect and preserve the vitally important things they work so hard to build.  



July 2016 News:  Whitfield Benefit Solutions was named one of three finalist for the 2016 BBB State of Alaska Business Torch Award.  The Business of the Year Torch Awards for Ethics honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics, and consequently generate trust. We were awarded the State of Alaska winner in September of 2016. Our agency is so proud of being awarded the Torch Award for Ethics in 2016-2017


June of 2017:  Pamela Whitfield elected to Vic President of the Alaska Association of Health Underwriters (AAHU for 2017-2018)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our District Team (Whitfield Benefit Solutions Agency):  


Pamela Whitfield​ - District General Agent (DGA) and President of Whitfield Benefit Solutions:

Award winning District General Agent with almost 20 years of experience in voluntary benefits in the Northwest.  This includes a 14-year management leader with Colonial Life (prior to her tenure with Colonial Life, spent time with Allstate Workplace (2000) and Aflac in Puget Sound from 1996-2000.  Over 125 employers in Puget Sound still utilize Colonial Life and her local WA-based team (lead by Randy Kruse) and over 130 Alaska employers in Alaska.  This represents over 8500 employees.  Pamela's direct line:  907-762-3401 and cell:  425-443-1669   E-mail:pamela@colonialak.com Learn more about Pamela


Marshall Pickering - Agency Development Manager (ADM):

Marshall Pickering was one of the first members of the Alaska-based Colonial Office, having moved up to Anchorage when Pamela opened the agency.  Marshall was a top benefit counselor who wrote over $500,000 of premium with high profile accounts such as Three Bears, ASCI, Alaska Heart and many others.  Marshall was promoted to ADM in January of 2015 and secured over 17 accounts during that year, writing over $230,000 of premium and over 120% of quota. Marshall's direct line is:  907-762-3402 and cell:  425-443-0003 E-mail: marshall@colonialak.com


John Cunningham (District Coordinator):
John Cunningham is our is a fresh but welcoming addition to the Colonial Life Anchorage team.  John's background includes work in communications, building, electrical, credit collections, photography and heralds himself as a "timeliness champion" with a great attitude.  John's focus is centered around technical and customer support and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children while being a member of the national guard.  907830-5023.  john@colonialak.com 

Angela (Angie) Ramirez - Benefits Counselor (BC):  

Angie has been with the organization in Alaska from the beginning of the Anchorage Agency (2013).  Angie's background is 14 years as a Colonial Life policyholder and plan administrator (with Filter Fresh).  Angie is bilingual and has been instrumental for our enrollments in Wasilla and is a strong "co-browse" enroller.  Angie:  907-952-1060 E-mail: angie@colonialak.com


​Karen Flanagan - Benefits Counselor (BC):

Karen has been a Colonial Life policyholder (accident plan) for over 30 years.  Karen was a teacher and former school administrator in the 1990's in the Mat-Su and joined the agency in early 2015.  Karen lives in Wasilla and is passionate about supporting employees to elect the benefits they vitally need.  Karen:  907-795-0067 E-mail: Karen@colonialak.com


Frank Bailey (Agency Development Manager - ADM):  
Frank comes to the Whitfield District with a background in insurance, team building and a passion for customer service. Frank hails from Kodiak, AK and is also a small business owner in Anchorage.  Frank is an avid outdoor thrill seeker (open sea jet skiing is his passion) and we are thrilled to have Frank as part of our Alaska team. Frank can be reached at 907-947-3109 E-mail:  frank@colonialak.com 


​Sherri Schroeder - Benefits Counselor (BC):

Sherri Schroeder has joined the Whitfield Benefit Solutions team in March of 2017 with a background in insurance, sales and a love of Alaska. Sherri is working on Frank's team and is primarily a benefit counselor but also opens accounts. Sherri can be reached at: 907-947-8660  E-mail: sherri@colonialak.com


Pat Higgins - Account Executive

Pat Higgins has a 30+ year career in Alaska as an HR Director, ASD board member, compliance officer and numerous positions related to Benefit Administration.  Pat enjoys being a "change agent" for organizations, has cutting edge ideas that make a difference in the organizations he is involved in.  Pat's true passion is improving education for all Alaskan children.  Pat is always up for a challenge, enjoys the outdoors and in his spare time, you will find him with his grandchildren, gardening and hosting fund raisers for great causes.  E-mail:  pat@colonialak.com 


Mary Anne Aadnesen, SPHR-SCP - Account Executive
Mary Anne Aadnesen has 20 years of HR experience with an emphasis in Talent Management. She received a double BA from the University of Utah and a MBA from National University,San Diego. Mary Anne has worked and lived in Utah, California, Florida and Alaska. Mary Anne likes Colonial Life for its in depth technical services available to HR and voluntary products which encourage retention and quality of life for the employees. In her spare time she likes to ski, bicycle, target shoot, read and spend time with family.  E-mail:  maryanne@colonialak.com 

Bill Fadley - Benefits Counselor (BC):

Bill Fadley has an extensive background in sales, pastoring, insurance and contributing to others in Alaska.  Bill brings his expertise in customer service and finding solutions for clients for years to his role as a Benefit Counselor in the Whitfield Agency working with Frank and his team.   Bill can be reached at 907-441-5089.  Email:  bill@colonialak.com 


Christine Morgester - Call Center Benefit Counselor (BC): 

​Christine has been with Colonial Life since 2007  and is a leader in the National Enrollment Team (NET) with expertise in CALL CENTER and CO-Browsing. Prior to joining Colonial Life, Christine was a paramedic for 13 years.  Christine resides in the Portland area and is licensed in over 30 states nationwide.  Christine:  1-503-799-2984 E-mail: cmoregester@gmail.com


Randy Kruse - Washington Benefit Counselor (BC):

Randy has been with the Whitfield Agency since 2011.  Randy lives in Renton and has tirelessly taken care of Puget Sound based accounts for over five years.  Randy also lived in Anchorage for 20 years.  Randy:  206-498-3982 E-mail: randy.kruse@coloniallife.com