Personal Bio: Kal Attia joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in December of 2013 and has served in the health insurance industry since 2001.

 

Kal is a Large Group Account Executive. He is responsible for overseeing a designated book of business to ensure client satisfaction and achieve specific retention objectives. He consults with brokers and clients, utilizing data analytics to help develop and implement employee benefit strategies.

 

Prior to his current role, Kal served as a Mid-Market Broker Executive at CareFirst. He was responsible for overseeing approximately 110 clients consisting of 51 to 400 employees. His goals included client satisfaction, education and retention.

 

Before joining CareFirst, Kal was a New Business Account Executive at UnitedHealthcare. He was responsible for prospecting, evaluating, planning, strategizing and negotiating with clients and brokers to acquire new clients.

 

Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Kal also owned a successful brokerage firm that operated out of Maryland. He consulted with individuals and businesses on a national level. His firm grew to be one of the largest consumer direct firms in the country.

 

Kal currently serves on the board at The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce on behalf of CareFirst along with the Selection Awards Committee and Public Safety Awards Committee. He’s an active member of his community and volunteers regularly at different charity organizations, including SOME, March of Dimes and The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. 

 

A native of Washington, DC, Kal has a business degree from Salisbury University, where he was team captain of the football team. While at Salisbury University, Kal received the Bobby Richards Memorial Award for exemplifying ethics, leadership and teamwork. He is currently working on his Leadership Montgomery Designation as well as his MBA from Salisbury University. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife Jacklyn, son Tyler and daughter Emma.

Testimonial:  Telescope pictures was a completely different operation when I was there than it is now.  Jon and Sam have taken Telescope Pictures to the next level with regards to processes, technology and partnerships but the culture of family, friends and competition is still strong.  Looking forward to seeing what they do next. 

Summers completed at Telescope Pictures: 2 Years - Wish I would have started earlier.

Advice to a future recruit: Its a competitive, fun place to work that you can be proud of now and when you leave.  I believe there are two types of friends; friends for now and friends forever… Telescope Pictures has given me friends forever.  My advice would be to learn, work hard, be a team player and you’ll be rewarded financially.  You’ll leave Telescope Pictures with great friends and memories.