October 20, 2015

The Employee Benefits Division of the BHR Life Companies Merged with Sentinel Benefits

Photo of paper people holding hands on green background to illustrate Sentinel merger in employee benefits news On October 1, 2015, Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group of Wakefield, MA and The BHR Life Companies of Leominster, MA completed a transaction whereby the employee benefits division of The BHR Life Companies was transferred to Sentinel Benefits. 
James D. Javaras, CLU, ChFC will continue to own and operate the other business divisions of The BHR Life Companies, which include Estate Planning and Executive Benefits. “I am very excited to be merging our employee benefits firm with Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group,” said Javaras. “BHR and Sentinel Benefits have been working together for more than 20 years. Merging our employee benefit firms provides our clients with greater resources and capabilities for the future.” 

John Carnevale, JD, President & CEO of Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group said, “partnering with Jim Javaras is a natural fit for us. We’ve always had a great working relationship with his organization and we look forward to introducing Jim’s vast Executive Benefits and Estate Planning knowledge to our clients.”

About The BHR Life Companies

BHR is a boutique insurance and estate-planning firm, founded in 1991 by president James D. Javaras, CLU, ChFC. Mr. Javaras is a leading insurance expert, independent broker and trusted advisor to many individuals, families and companies throughout the United States.

About Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group

Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group was founded by the Carnevale family in 1987 and today serves over 3,000 plans throughout the United States. The company employs over 200 associates in 9 states: a group of experts who provide clients with a single resource for all their employee benefits and financial needs.

Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group is the brand name for which Sentinel Benefits Group, Inc., Sentinel Securities, Inc., Sentinel Pension Advisors, Inc. and Sentinel Insurance Agency, Inc. serve clients’ business needs. The four firms operate as separate legal entities. Sentinel Benefits Group, Inc. provides employer consulting and benefit administration; Sentinel Securities, Inc., a registered broker/dealer, offers securities products; Sentinel Pension Advisors, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisory company, provides investment advisory services; and Sentinel Insurance Agency, Inc. provides insurance brokerage services.