National Insurance Solutions is an independent insurance agency affiliated with the most reputable insurance companies in the country. Our insurance carrier partners include The Hartford, Travelers, Nationwide, Civil Service Employees Insurance Group, and Safeco, among others. Because of our solid relationships with the nation’s leading insurance carriers, we can offer our customers multiple options to suit their needs and give them the best value for their dollar. We rely heavily on state-of-the-art technology to make the buying process as simple as possible for our customers. In addition, the technology we share with our carrier partners results in savings that we can pass on to our customers.
National Insurance Solutions is one of the fastest growing agencies in California and specializes in underwriting and placing the following kinds of insurance for our customers:
- Apartment building insurance
- Home insurance
- Auto insurance
- Commercial insurance for small businesses
- Real estate investors
Meet the Management Team
Chris Bennett, CPCU
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
National Insurance Solutions, Inc. was founded by Chris Bennett in April, 2003. Chris started his insurance career in 1988 with 21st Century Insurance Company. He spent five years with Countrywide Insurance Group where he served as Senior Vice President of National Sales. Chris was also a Vice President for InsWeb Corporation, a leading online insurance provider. In pursuit of a deeper knowledge of the insurance industry, Chris obtained his C.P.C.U. designation in 1998. When he occasionally finds time away from the office, Chris enjoys time with his family and friends, riding horses and running with his wife, and begging his son to call him from college, and his daughter to call him from New York.
Kelli Schulhofer, AINS
Executive Vice President
Kelli began her career in 1985 with the top Farmers Insurance Agency nationwide, where her responsibilities included lead generation and administration duties. After five years, she transitioned to Auto Insurance Specialist as an underwriter working with sales executives and various carriers implementing quality control methods and business retention. Kelli proceeded to take on the Personal Lines manager role at Coast Fed Services in 1995, working her way to Vice President before moving on to Civil Service Employees Insurance Services where she held the roles of Regional Manager, Regional Director, Vice President and Senior Vice President of Field Operations and Market Development.
Kelli joined National Insurance Solutions, Inc. as Executive Vice President in October 2015, utilizing her substantial experience in managing and building client relationships, critical problem resolution skills, assessing competitive markets and implementing creative sales and marketing strategies. She leads a dynamic team of insurance professionals dedicated to delivering results to customers, employees, and stakeholders.
Kelli spent 8 years as a Girls Scout leader, earned her AINS designation in 2004 and Bachelor’s degree in 2008, while raising her two daughters Riley and Avery, who are both now attending college. She enjoys reading, painting, watching NFL football and her beloved Chicago Bears.
In 2003 I had an epiphany. I was a Senior Vice President at a Fortune 500 company that put its share holders’ concerns before those of their employees or customers. This "corporate mindset" is prevalent in business today as corporations focus only on what will make their next quarter look great, rather than what is best for their employees and customers. The result was predictable. After being treated poorly, our customers and employees were leaving faster than we could replace them. It occurred to me that I could easily compete with a Fortune 500 company if I put my customers and employees before my shareholders. With this simple concept, I founded National Insurance Solutions, Inc. Since our inception we have become one of the fastest growing insurance agencies in California, while never sacrificing quality. As a result, we have been able to partner with some of the most reputable insurance carriers in the country, including Travelers, Allied (Nationwide), The Hartford, and Fidelity National, among others.
At National Insurance Solutions we like to refer to ourselves as an "un-corporation". It’s our way of saying that we will always focus on what is best for our employees and customers first. It’s just so simple.
Chris Bennett, CPCU
CEO and Founder
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“I purchased my home insurance with National Insurance Solutions in 2003. To my surprise, they called me at my renewal each year to discuss my insurance and to review my needs. In 2013 they moved me from my old carrier to Allied insurance. I was able to get more coverage and actually save money. These folks are professionals looking out for my needs.”
“In 2008 my Farmers renewal went up 18% for my apartment building. I went to National Insurance Solutions’ website and received a rate online in 2 minutes! I called in and spoke with Lisa and had a new policy within 30 minutes. My rate with National Insurance Solutions was almost half of my Farmers renewal. Even better, they haven’t increased it in 3 years!”
Santa Clarita, CA