Danny O'Connell



Danny O'Connell, CEO and founder of Next Level Insurance, started his company to address the future trends of health care, integrating technology and practical solutions to lower costs.

Danny has been in the financial services industry since 2001 and has specialized in employee benefits since 2006.  Danny became the 3rd Texan ever to be honored by NAIFA in 2014 with their Advisor Today 4 under 40 national award. Danny has over 30 published articles on health care reform and was a frequent contributor for Fox News Radio on the Affordable Care Act.  He is frequently asked to speak all over the United States and internationally on various insurance topics.  

Danny is married with four children and has served as the NAIFA Dallas President, NAIFA Texas Board, NAHU, and is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT®).

Our mission is to add value to the lives of our clients, their employees and our employees through creative insurance solutions and focusing on development of the person.

Our team is dedicated to your personal and business success.  My role is to work with employers to navigate the ever changing health insurance & employee benefits market. 

Danny started in the financial services profession in 2001.  Having worked in an investment firm & later as a loan originator he brings a unique perspective to personal finance and insurance.  Since 2006 his focus has been in the employee benefits space working with employers to evaluate their needs and design creative solutions focused on value.  Danny believes one of the most important pieces of his job are educating those he interacts with and keeping  clients abreast of changes.  

Danny loves college football and following his Oklahoma Sooners.  He has been married to his wife Kate since 2006 and loves spending time with his 4 children.  Danny also enjoys volunteering for MDRT, NAIFA, Rotary, writing for his industry, and  public speaking.


  • BS in Finance & History, University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business
  • MBA, University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business 
  • Member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT®)*
  • Member National Association of Health Underwriters – 
  • Holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 registrations







*A sales component was considered as part of the qualifications for this award.. The recognition is not representative of any financial performance, advice or returns.