ABOUT US

I’m Bill Hammett, Owner and President of Hammett Health Insurance Services.

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“In the early days of the Affordable Care Act, there was so much confusion about what it meant to our organization, our staff and our finances. Bill guided us through the intricacies even as the information changed daily.”
- Nancy Diamond, Vice President, Building Industry Association of San Diego

As a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist (CHRS), I identify insurance strategies within the confines of the Affordable Care Act that help you – and your employees – succeed.

I had the honor of serving as President of the San Diego Association of Health Underwriters (SDAHU).


During this time I met with senators and congress members in D.C. and Sacramento as well as San Diego leaders to discuss the current and future state of healthcare.


These experiences sparked my passion for the politics of healthcare. Now I pass this insight along to my clients.


Preparation determines success. And when my clients know what's coming, they’re able to meet every deadline and requirement with confidence.

Going above and beyond

In 2017, I was recognized for my work in the health insurance business market with the prestigious Neil R. Crosby Achievement in Excellence Award.


This honor is reserved for those who exemplify service and dedication, which I’m proud to say are the hallmarks of Hammett Health.

Born and raised in San Diego, I’m a graduate of SDSU, where I played football (Go Aztecs!). My dad also played at SDSU under the legendary Don “Air” Coryell.


I began my career at Blue Shield of CA as Regional Sales Manager and then as National Sales Manager at HMG Benefits, helping brokers secure health insurance for employers with lower-income employees.


A few more things about me: I love San Diego State Athletics and am obsessed with shoes – retro Air Jordans to be precise. I’ve owned just under 500 pairs; but not all at once.


When I’m not tracking down the best health plans for my clients, you’ll find me enjoying time with my beautiful wife Kate and our wonderfully blended family.

Based in San Diego,

Serving California

Hammett Health is full-service employee benefits insurance agency serving California businesses ranging in size from 5 to 500 employees.


Whether you have dozens of employees or hundreds, we work with you to create a well-balanced and cost-effective approach to your employer sponsored medical, dental, vision, life, disability and retirement needs.

We simplify the insurance process so you never feel overwhelmed and always know where you stand.

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"Hammett Health is hands-on throughout the annual enrollment process, and they liaison with service providers to address issues that may come up. Their personalized services are impressive: they offer private consultations to our employees – many of whom take advantage of this opportunity to confer with a specialist. And they’re extremely responsive to voice and email messages – same day service!"

Cheryl A. Martinez, Senior Manager San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc.

Meet The Team

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Amy Maltbie

Account Manager

Amy is a newer addition to the team but has wowed everyone with her expertise, positive attitude and desire to step into any situation and assist.  Amy helps clients understand their benefits, holds the insurance companies to their promises and always has in mind what is best for the employer/employee.  Amy has a passion for Yoga and her favorite quote is: “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

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Amie Ekstrom

Individual and Medicare Insurance Broker

Amie works directly with individuals, families and Medicare-eligible individuals to find the plan that best meets their benefit, financial and doctor-network needs. She spends hours researching plans and guiding the people who need it most through access-to-care obstacles. And she does it all with a big smile.

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Shirley Sankey

Individual and Medicare Insurance Broker

Shirley works with individuals, families and Medicare-eligible individuals to find the best plan. She tackles the painstaking research into doctor availability and prescription drug formularies with ease. Her motto: Clients always come first.

Kaye Cabacungan

Individual & Family Plans Account Manager

Kaye has become an expert in her field at a dizzying rate. Compliments from staff and clients alike prove she’s the glue that holds the administrative portion of our Individual & Family Plan department together. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know and connect with people in our community.

 

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Traci Coker

Director of First Impressions

Always willing to step in and help, Traci takes the lead on large projects and gets it done with accuracy and efficiency. Her warm and wonderful personality make her the perfect person to greet our visitors. Favorite quote: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
 

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Tamara Pintado

Senior Account Manager/Rock Star

As Bill’s right-hand woman, Tamara’s loyalty and dedication to the company are what make clients’ experiences best in class. Tamara helps with claims, finds doctors, navigates billing issues and advises employers and employees alike on how to make the system work better. She also knows whom to call when a sticky situation needs to be resolved. Best piece of advice she’s ever received: Never stop learning or growing.

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Shelley Kaiser

Office Manager

Shelley handles everything from IT to HR. She coordinates seminars, greets every client who comes through the door and has the pulse of the office. Shelley’s can-do attitude matches her want-to spirit. And her ability to adapt proves she can do it all. Her favorite part of the job is that her varied tasks always keep her on her toes.

LaCretia Kelly

Benefit Broker

LaCretia is a true swiss army knife of insurance talent.  Her role has evolved from Office Manager and Life agent to Account Executive to Group Service Manager and Group Sales Agent.  What LaCretia values most is being able to help clients fulfil their personal or business needs thru insurance.

LaCretia loves spending time with her four children, traveling, watching sports and being involved with her church.  The best piece of advice she’s ever received was: “First impressions are the most lasting impression.”