Chris W. Durkin, RHU – REBC – President


After entering the insurance business in 1978, Chris founded The Fringe Benefit Company in February of 1983. FBC has enjoyed a sustained period of significant growth from its beginning to one of the largest insurance and benefit consulting firms in the state of Arizona. Chris currently serves as President and C.E.O. of FBC Insurance, Benefits & Consulting.

Chris received his designation as Registered Health Underwriter in 1994 and in 1995 earned his Registered Employee Benefits Consultant designation from the American College. Chris also has his PPACA certification from the America College, a division of the Wharton Business School.

Chris is a national speaker on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on business owners and their employees. He was appointed to the Governor’s work group to create the Exchange in Arizona. He has authored a series of articles on the evolution of healthcare and the subsequent change in business practices. He has recently authored a white paper on the evolution in American healthcare infrastructure which has been presented to President Obama and all 100 Senators in the U.S.

Chris has twice been president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Broker advisory council and remains involved in helping vendors recognize the needs of employers both large and small. He confessed to being somewhat of an insurance geek.

Chris graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in English Literature. He loves reading, golfing, bird hunting and fly fishing. Chris and his wife, Shawn, have been married for over 39 years. They have been actively involved in the Young Life ministry for over 26 years and founders of African Start. Chris and his family attend Highlands Church in Scottsdale. Both he and Shawn are very proud of their four sons, Ryan, Aaron, Garrett and Brett.