By developing trusting relationships, we help companies discover cost-saving opportunities while maintaining integrity and compliance
To alleviate stress from your workload, acting as an extension of your company
Continue to monitor and develop creative solutions that will grow with your company
A San Francisco Bay Area native with more than 35 years in the insurance industry, with 20 years spent on the brokerage side specializing in group benefits.
Laura established Afoa Insurance in 2010 to provide hands-on services to clients & has been running ever since! She prides herself on her firsthand approach and truly cares about her client partners.
"We take care of our clients as we do our own family" is one of her motto's which has proven her to be successful.
Laura has recently earned her Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation from the WHARTON SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA while continuing to pursue her Certified Employee Benefits Specialists (CEBS) designation.
Developing trusting relationships has been her key to success followed up with a consistent & dependable work habit.
She's a wife of 23 years with 3 children and 1 grandchild.
Laura spends some of her time outside of work sponsoring and participating in women's & co-ed softball leagues.
"Afoa Insurance has been an invaluable asset to our company for benefit management. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable, but they are also timely in their responses to questions and issues that come up. They understand small business owners, and with the level of attention you get , you feel like you are their only client!"
From Katie Strom @ETIC
"The team at Afoa Insurance is A+. My office has been with Afoa for a few years now and their knowledge, service & support has always been exceptional. They are always available to help with questions or problems, and they never make you feel like I am bothering them. Highly recommended."
From Benjamin T. @Winward International
"I have had the pleasure of having Laura as my insurance resource, liaison, fixer (when I flub up), and exposure manager for 5+ years and she's provided stellar service. She and her team are available when I have questions and with viable solutions. I have enjoyed the benefit of having the Afoa team as a part of my business. Highly recommend them."
From Makinya Ward CEO of Kids Konnect
“The Laura Afoa Insurance team is hardworking, reliable, dedicated and eternally upbeat. Ms. Afoa multitasks effectively and is able to handle a high-volume workload. She consistently helped me meet key milestones to get all the benefits in place and was always there to answer my questions, no matter what time of the day it was (I am located in NY). Her dedication and quick responses to my “urgent” needs is one of the main reasons I am so impressed by her and her team. I’ve used other firms where after you do the initial enrollment the hands-on service seems to disappear. Not with this team. They are just as dedicated to us now as when we first started.”
From John Wong @Toyota Research Institute
“We have worked with Laura at Afoa Insurance since 2010. We actually followed her from her previous employment as we trusted that she would maintain the high level of service which she has continued to do so. We, as well as our individual employees have been extremely pleased with her level of service and commitment to our company. She assists our employees from new hire to exit and for that we are grateful. She is consistent in responding and takes care of us any time we need.”
From Barbara Brown @MadeToOrder
"I’ve worked with Laura and her team for many years and brought her into several companies. Afoa Insurance is an amazing team that consistently goes out of their way to make sure you and your employees are taken care of in a quick and professional manner. They have helped me with carrier coverage issues, enrollment issues and have taken time to explain coverages to individual employees to help them navigate the chaos of our insurance system. If you’re looking for not just a fabulous broker, but a team that can help you elevate your insurance needs and more, I would recommend Afoa Insurance!"
From Connie Neuman, Director, Human Resources
"Afoa Insurance is the most personalized service you can find with a broker. They put the customer first and will search out the best and most affordable solutions with benefits for your company."
From Cori Hastings formerly @ETIC
"Our company has been dealing with Afoa Insurance for many years. Laura and Danielle make dealing with insurance a very pleasant experience. They both go above and beyond just providing insurance. They have worked with me a lot to make my job easier in dealing with insurance issues which I much appreciate."
From Richard C @Belmont Hardware