MaryEllen 2014

Mary Ellen Root is the founder and president of Solid Benefits Group, LLC. She specializes in employee benefits packages and executive compensation plans for small to mid-sized employers. Additionally she assists individuals in obtaining Life and Disability coverage to insure their unique individual/family situations.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Emmanuel College in Boston. She maintains a life, accident and health insurance license and additionally is a Certified PPACA Advisor. She is currently working on her Chartered Healthcare Consultant designation. She is an active member of NAHU, MAHU, and SPHR.

Mary Ellen is very active in the community and is Vice Chair for Alternatives Unlimited, and serves on their Advisory Council and Fund Development Committee. She also serves on the Advisory Council for NEADS, the HR Committee for the Clark Memorial YMCA, and Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center’s Hockey for Heroes. She was a previous Board Member for Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc. and served on the Board of Directors for Healthalliance Hospital Guild.

She lives in Lancaster, MA and is the proud parent of four children, Dan, Catherine, Michael, and Julia.

Dan 2014

Daniel Root joined Solid Benefits Group in 2014, bringing a diverse background of healthcare industry experience. He is a licensed producer for both Life & Accident and Health or Sickness Insurance, specializing in well-rounded employee benefits plans for small to mid-size companies.

Previously, Dan was a research staff employee at Yale University for 3 years, helping cancer patients overcome their illnesses and go on to live as happy, healthy survivors. Finding that high medical bills were a major cause of distress, he quickly realized how detrimental poor insurance can be. It was then that he decided he could have a greater impact on this population by helping them to prepare financially BEFORE diagnosis. This experience is what drives him to provide top-notch services to his clients, making sure that their employees are protected.

Involvement in the community is a high priority for Dan. Each summer he is a volunteer counselor at Camp Rising Sun, a week long summer camp for kids that have or had cancer. He is currently on the North Central Advisory Council and Valley Friendship Tour Event Committee for Alternatives Unlimited.  Dan is also an assistant varsity baseball coach at St. Bernard’s High School in Fitchburg.  Other organizations he has volunteered for include NEADS, the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, and Ginny’s Helping Hand.