Todd Newton
Founder & CEO, Lone Star PEO, Inc.

The Next Frontier of Healthcare: Exploring Options to Meet Employee Needs

As an owner of Lone Star PEO one question many IBPSA members ask me is, “what about health insurance”? With so many benefit options available it can seem like a daunting task to decide on a competitive benefits package to offer your employees. Business owners often wonder can I afford it? Will it help retain employees? What do the different benefits provide? What are the qualifications needed to offer health insurance?



Todd Newton, founder and CEO of Lone Star PEO, Inc. has been in the financial services industry since 1988. Todd started out servicing the staff and board of directors at the University of Texas MD Anderson with their retirement and disability plans. From there he became a partner in design, production, and operation of a financial services software company for several retail brokerage organizations including Merrill Lynch, PaineWebber, and ING. Todd was offered a position with ING shortly after their relationship began and specialized in executive benefits, wealth transfer and business succession planning. In 2001 he moved to the PEO industry where he became the Vice President and Chief Operation Officer with Brumley PEO. He enjoyed working there many years until the business was acquired. Lone Star PEO was founded in 2016 with co-founder and wife Becky Newton.

Todd is an advocate for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and has enjoyed riding in the Texas MS150 for the last 20 years. He is an Eagle Scout. He also has a passion for mountain biking, classic cars and the SCCA autocross racing circuit.