This past November we had the pleasure of welcoming Laura Stoffel as our new director of strategic partnerships for stop loss. Laura comes to us from Voya, where she served as a senior client implementation manager. Her service- and relationship-oriented work ethic has proven invaluable as she provides strategic direction to help grow our stop loss business and national relationships.

“Laura has jumped right into this role with great energy and has already developed strong relationships with our key contacts,” says VP of Stop Loss Sales Tom Costello. “She also has been critical to the success of our partner stewardship calls where we review the state of the relationship, share news from both organizations, gather feedback from our partners, and develop strategies to further grow these critical relationships.”

Laura has been enjoying her time here at Symetra and looks forward to her part in the future of our stop loss business. “Everyone is genuine, welcoming and hardworking,” she says. “I also appreciate the transparency the leadership team expresses and encourages.”


Get to know Laura:

What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the industry in your career?

It has been fascinating to watch the industry navigate all the challenges the pandemic brought. Travel halted and everyone went virtual, and people were still able to find success in this new space.

What is your favorite pastime?

I love cooking and learning about wine with family and friends.

What's the most important quality in an insurer?

Unrivaled customer service.

What's your favorite genre of music?

Classic rock and ’90s hip-hop.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your career?

We can accomplish more together than we can alone.

What’s your favorite quote?

“Be who you are and say what you mean because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”

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