We started in 2015 serving small to mid-size businesses in the Greater Seattle & Tacoma area with a goal  of becoming the enrollment partner of choice for health insurance brokers for all their clients' employee benefits enrollment and administration needs. We know that when you offer benefits to your employees, it comes with a high cost and a lot of work. This is where our team comes in. We strive to make the enrollment experience fun, interesting, and interactive. Our team of local employee benefit specialists will partner with your broker to provide competitive and robust benefits packages that will help you keep and attract quality employees.

Why choose Platinum Benefits?

Ryan Caloren, Employee Benefits Specialist, was born and raised in Pierce County, making Eatonville her home for the last 8 years. Ryan went to Pierce College where she studied archaeology pursuing her childhood dream of becoming Indian Jones! Life took her on an even greater adventure of becoming a mom, which she has thoroughly enjoyed over the last few years. When deciding to rejoin the workforce, Ryan was looking for a career with flexibility and the opportunity to make new connections in her community. Ryan delivers an outstanding customer experience when working with her clients. When not at work, Ryan loves spending time with her family, taking them to Northwest Trek or simply working on her farm. 

Employee Benefits Specialist

Ryan Caloren

Natasha Yeremeyeva, Founder & CEO, has over 13 years of experience working with employers of all sizes and industries to manage employee benefits. With her understanding of supplemental insurance and many established health broker partnerships, she has a unique advantage and ability to put together competitive packages that business owners can afford. Natasha is excited to bring her diverse background and experiences to help design best-in-class benefit strategies to fit employers' and employees' needs. Natasha also enjoys travel, speed boats, and spending time with friends and family. 


Natasha Yeremeyeva

Meet our Team

Agency Development Manager

Nate Henley

Nate Henley was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He attended the University of Puget Sound where he studied business administration and played college football. Nate spent more than 10 years managing a local business, giving him an insight into what it takes to run a successful company. Nate understands the value a good benefits package brings to employers and how it can separate them from their competition as they seek to attract quality talent. Nate is also serving as the Vice President of his family's nonprofit, the Rachel Lynn Henley Foundation. In his free time, you can find Nate working on a house project, or spending time with his family and friends. 

Assistant Sales Manager

Johnny Croom

Johnny, a Tacoma native and proud alumnus of SOTA, is committed to the growth of the local small business community. With a background enriched by diverse experiences in multiple startup environments, Johnny has gained invaluable insights into the intricate challenges faced by small businesses. These experiences have provided him with a unique perspective on the key principles that underpin successful small business practices. Johnny's unwavering work ethic, positivity, and collaborative spirit make him a dedicated advocate for nurturing small business success. When not at work, you can find Johnny enjoying the local eateries, making short films, or perfecting his photography skills. 

Employee Benefits Specialist

Eileen Bettridge

Eileen Bettridge, Employee Benefits Specialist, was born and raised in Des Moines, WA. She attended Highline College graduating with a degree in Visual Communications. Eileen spent most of her career working for the City of SeaTac where she got to connect with the community and host a variety of trips and events for the local seniors. Her natural ability to connect with people is what brought Eileen to Platinum Benefits. While finding good employee benefits can be difficult, Eileen strives to make the process simple and easy. In her free time, Eileen enjoys going down to the Des Moines Marina waterfront with her two year old daughter and attending family friendly festivals in Seattle.

Colonial Life Corporate Liaison

Liz Bettridge

Liz Bettridge, Sales Manager for Colonial Life, has been in the employee benefits industry for over 6 years. She works alongside field partners to offer corporate support with sales, training, and development. Liz also works with the underwriting department to ensure that our clients have access to the best offers with Colonial Life and Unum partners. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and a true expert in her field. Outside of work, Liz enjoys working out, traveling, and volunteering for a local non-profit youth group.

Employee Benefits Specialist

DeMarco Caliz

DeMarco Caliz, Employee Benefits Specialist, has started his career as an auto mechanic and later transitioned into beverage sales, where he got to connect with many businesses in the Greater Seattle Area. He spent years developing good relationships within the community and leaning how to help companies grow and expend. It was an easy transition for Demarco to apply what he has leaned in the field of insurance and continue to serve business owners by helping them offer great benefits to their employees. Outside of work, Demarco enjoys exploring the open road and spending time with his family and friends. 

Kaytlyn Gottschalk has spent a good portion of her professional career in behavioral science helping children with developmental disabilities. While she enjoyed making a difference in the lives of those she worked with, after 10 years in the industry, Kaytlyn found herself craving a change. After doing some research, she decided to join Platinum Benefits as Communications Coordinator where she spends most of her time taking care of clients. From facilitating open enrollments, assisting policy holders with their inquiries, or helping with claims — Kaytlyn can do it all! In her free time, you can find Kaytlyn hanging out with her family, her two fur babies Terrance and Pepper, and playing mini golf with her husband. 

Client Manager 

Kaytlyn Gottschalk

Platinum Benefit partners with many local businesses as well as multi-state corporations. Helping local, however, is our passion. We work with companies of every size and in every stage of business - from new start-up companies to well-established organizations looking to improve their benefit offerings and streamline enrollment processes. 

We enjoy creating long-lasting relationships and becoming strategic partners with our clients. Connecting over lunch or a happy hour has become a common way to get to know each other more personally. 

Our Clients

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