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Our Team

Peter J. VanDerlofske, CLU, CHFC

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  • Educational Background: BS, Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 1968; Designated Naval Aviator September 1969, CLU (1999) and CHFC (2000) American College
  • Professional Background: Director of Sales, Kensington Investment Group 1984-87; Agent, Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company 1987-94; Consultant, Custom Benefit Services of Houston 1994-2000; Vice-President, Apogee/Compass Consulting 2000-2005; President, Polaris Benefits, LLC 2006 to Present
  • Professional Affiliations: Houston Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (HAIFA); National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA); Houston Association of Health Underwriters (HAHU); Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP); Worldwide Employee Benefits (WEB) Network; Houston Business Group On Health (HBGH)
  • Other Affiliations: Board Member, Past President, Past National Trustee, Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association; Area Coordinator, U.S. Naval Academy Information Program; Commander U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired); Board Member Baylor Research Advocates for Student Scientists (BRASS)
  • Founded Polaris Benefits, LLC; January 2006

Mary T. Michalsky, RHU

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  • Professional Background: Prudential Insurance Company, Claims Processor, 1974 – 1980; TDA Life & Health, Claims Processor, 1983 – 1985; Health Administration Services, Claims Supervisor, 1985 to 1990; Flex Corp, Claims Manager/Sales, 1990 – 1996; MSCH, Sr. Account Manager, 1996 – 1997; Donovan TPA, Sales/Service, 1997; Humana, Sr. Account Manager; 1997 – 1998; Custom Benefit Services; 1998 – 2000; Apogee/Compass Consulting, Sr. Account Manager, 2000 – 2005; Polaris Benefits, LLC, Vice President, Account Management, 2006 to Present
  • Professional Affiliations: previous Board Member, Texas Professional Benefit Administration Association (TPBAA); previous Board Member Houston Association of Health Underwriters (HAHU); Worldwide Employee Benefits (WEB) Network; Women’s Chamber of Commerce Texas - Houston
  • Professional Designations: Registered Health Underwriter; 2004
  • Responsibilities: Employee benefits program design and management, consultation on benefit plan design, resource for carrier relationships, oversight of billing, claims and daily program administration
  • Co-founded Polaris Benefits, LLC; January 2006