Tobias is in his 14th year with the company and received his underwriting training from Blue Shield of California. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where he studied Political Science at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles. He has received a Certificate of Recognition from the SFVBJ as a nominee for the 2012 and 2013 “Most Trusted Advisor Award” and indeed received the honor in 2015—being named by the publication as a winner of that year’s “Most Trusted Advisor Award.”
Tobias is widely considered an expert in health care reform and been a speaker to several well-regarded organizations including PIHRA, the HRD Network (California Credit Union Association), LA Financial Planners Association, LANSA, SMA’s Legal Update (a special interest chapter of SHRM), Montage’s own My HR Summit Series, a national speaker for a Christian CEO organization ‘Convene’ as one of their Health Care Reform experts, and various Boards of Directors ranging from the Los Angeles Police Credit Union’s board to the Executive team at a major Motel chain. He is OSHA-10 and CalOSHA-10 certified serving clients in both Employee Benefits as well as Property & Casualty, sat on the board of directors for the Staffing Management Association, and is currently the Vice President of the board for the California Unemployment Insurance Council (CUIC).
Tobias has been employed by Lorman Education Services to conduct 90-minute webinars for their educational content on topics ranging from “Insurance 101” to the specifics of “Level-Funding, Self Funding and Other Alternatives to Fully Insured” as he is a well-regarded specialist in the field of employee benefits. Tobias was also a guest speaker, asked to share his business principals at the Mountain West Credit Union Association’s CEO Board Chair Summit, and has been featured on multiple podcasts, including “Jerry Learns Business” and Dr. Brandi Stankovic business podcast “The Strategic Hotbox.” Tobias serves as the Executive Vice President for Montage Insurance Solutions and the CEO of Simpolicy Insurance Solutions.