Who We Are
1230 Rosecrans Ave., suite 260 • Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Houska Insurance is a full service employee benefit brokerage firm located in Manhattan Beach, California. We specialize in analyzing, designing, negotiating, implementing and servicing benefit programs for companies ranging from 2 to 5,000 employees.
Some companies begin with an idea, while others rise to fulfill a need. Houska Insurance was an entrepreneurial venture born after the realization that something pertinent was missing in the insurance industry. Creating a trusting, long-term relationship with a broker with whom you have 100% confidence that your interests are being represented is a different story.
I realized that organizations were not being spoken for with a strong enough voice.
Houska Insurance partners with clients to uncover core company objectives. Houska understands how to help clients attract and maintain the most valuable business asset, their employees. Our business is dedicated to cultivating relationships and our commitment is evident through our decade-long relationship with clients.
Being chosen to remain as the trusted advisor each year is where the tremendous reward comes from for our team. It is an annual celebration, a new victory and a renewed sense of accomplishment. We want to play our role in the success of your organization, for it is how we achieve the reward that keeps us in this fascinating business. I know there is plenty of competition, I just do not believe anyone does it better than Houska Insurance.
In 1984 Kim Houska chose to launch his career in the insurance industry by representing one of the leading HMOs in southern California. This role exposed him to every facet of the industry, including an understanding of the employer’s perspective, an invaluable resource to Kim today. As well, Kim mastered the logistics behind medical underwriting and the factors that motivate carriers to produce competitive rates, the essential influencers that lead to successful negotiations.
After 10 years of representing the interest of the insurance companies, Kim concluded that quality representation was the exception, and not the rule. He then decided to offer his services directly to employers, and represent his own brokerage firm. In 2000, Kim Houska founded Houska Insurance; a company built on integrity, knowledge and dedication to the utmost customer service.
In less than 3 years, his firm nearly tripled in size and continues to grow rapidly. Houska Insurance represents clients based in California, many with employees located throughout the United States.
It took nearly 30 years of industry experience to get where Houska is today. The solid, team-oriented structure, in which this company was built, is the extension that most companies find they are missing.