Scott Kelley



Scott Kelley has been a national consulting expert for nearly 30 years. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Kelley & Swain and was a Principal at Edgewood Partners Insurance center after Kelley & Swain was purchased by that firm.

He has helped clients like Campbell Soup, Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies, Foster Farms Chicken, S&W Fine Foods, Color Spot Nurseries, Monrovia Growers and Aerojet/Gencorp refine their benefits programs.

As a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and holder of the National Association of Health Underwriters Certification in Consumer Driven Health, Scott has developed a reputation for bringing innovative solutions to clients in areas that are often overlooked by other consultants. His expertise in the large group market has allowed him to save his clients millions of dollars in benefit costs while often being able to simultaneously improve benefit levels for employees.

He was responsible for implementing the first managed care plan in the history of Campbell Soup which saved the plan $1.9 million dollars and prevented the plant from closing for another 20 years. Scott’s plan design was adopted by Campbell nationally soon after implementation.

Scott is in constant pursuit of new ideas and concepts that impact employee benefits, such as Value Based Health Plans. His unique strategy helps his clients develop cutting edge benefit programs which often outperform the national trend of double digit healthcare cost increases.

Scott founded Verus Insurance Services (Now SolV Independent Insurance Associates) in 2016 with a vision to change the way the industry treats clients, employees and vendors.

Scott lives in Folsom, California and enjoys time with his family.