Jo-Ann Neal has joined Allen Insurance and Financial as an employee benefits account manager. She will be based in the company's offices on Chestnut Street in Camden.

Neal brings 10 years of human resources and benefit administration experience to Allen; valuable experience as the company's benefits department works with businesses all over Maine at a time of great change for the way businesses administer health insurance for their employees.

"I'm happy to be part of the Allen team," said Neal. "Especially as the start of the Affordable Care Act moves closer, I'm learning new things and working to be a valued resource for Allen's clients when they need it most."

Neal and her husband Kelley, a contractor, live in Nobleboro. They have two grown daughters. Outside of work, she enjoys camping with her husband as well as reading, quilting and making stained glass.

Allen Insurance and Financial is an employee-owned insurance, employee benefits, and financial services company with offices in Rockland, Camden, Belfast and Southwest Harbor.