About Us - Bim Group

Your Employee Benefit Partner

Bim Group started small—with one employee in 1979. Today, we have grown organically into a recognized industry leader with a team of 30 dedicated professionals working to meet the needs of 450+ employer clients who employ over 70,000 employees. Our clients embody a range of industries including manufacturing, health care, coal, equine, construction, legal, education and retail.

The Bim Group experience is more than a service, it’s a partnership.

Our Relationship with UBA

We are a proud “Partner Firm” of United Benefit Advisors (UBA) – a community of more than 140 of the most successful and trusted independent employee benefits advisory firms in North America and Europe. UBA partner qualification requires strict adherence to the highest standards of business ethics, professionalism and integrity – values that translate into exceptional service for employers.

UBA partners share their collective innovation and best practices, which allows for the development of sophisticated, cost-effective solutions that are unparalleled by any local, regional or national broker/consultant.

More importantly, we continue to offer the personal service of an independent advisor.

Our Culture

Bim Group professionals maintain a relentless work ethic to serve our clients with innovative advice, strategic direction, and counsel. Our team members challenge one another in a creative and collaborative process to deliver a unique client experience that is designed to exceed expectations. We are a perennial “Best Places to Work” award winner, making us the employer of choice in the employee benefits industry. This designation is an honor because it is bestowed on Bim Group by our own employees.

We hold ourselves to the ideals we make possible for clients. Bim Group strives to better places of work – while being a better place to work.

L. Briggs Cochran
L. Briggs Cochran
President & CEO
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Heather Taylor
Heather Taylor
Director of Employee Benefit Services
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Dustin Stacy
Dustin Stacy
Sr. Benefit Consultant
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Jeff Truitt
Jeff Truitt
Sr. Benefit Consultant
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Benji Marrs
Benji Marrs
Sr. Benefit Strategist
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Evan Ball
Evan Ball
Benefit Advisor
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Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson
Business Development Consultant
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Greg Engle
Greg Engle
Benefit Advisor
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Deanna Sizemore
Deanna Sizemore
Director of Compliance
Ellie Burnside
Ellie Burnside
Account Executive
Kylene Oepping
Kylene Oepping
Account Executive
Tracy Whipple
Tracy Whipple
Account Executive
Jeannie Metcalf
Jeannie Metcalf
Account Executive
Rose Taylor
Rose Taylor
Client Service Specialist
Tonya Smith
Tonya Smith
Account Manager
Betty Daniel
Betty Daniel
Account Manager / Team Lead
Melena Robinson
Melena Robinson
Account Manager
Kathy Patchel
Kathy Patchel
Account Manager
Teresa Lainhart
Teresa Lainhart
Client Service Specialist
Bonnie Cupps
Bonnie Cupps
Account Coordinator
Lindsey Bohon
Lindsey Bohon
Account Coordinator
Debbie Lemons
Debbie Lemons
Client Service Manager
Jan LaBonde
Jan LaBonde
Client Service Manager
Kyle Stacy
Kyle Stacy
Client Service Manager / Team Lead
Kurt Kittinger
Kurt Kittinger
Graphic Designer / Technology
Matt Clifford
Matt Clifford
Underwriter / Lead Financial Analyst
Jake Gregory
Jake Gregory
Financial Analyst
Carol Brewer
Carol Brewer
Executive Assistant

Recent Insights

August 7, 2018
News

Webinar Alert: What Employers Need to Know about the DOL’s Association Health Plans Final Rule

Join us for our monthly webinar on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Register here. This webinar will provide an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor’s association health plans final rule and explain how small employers and certain self-employed individuals may join an association health plan (AHP). The webinar […]
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July 10, 2018
Association Health Plans, CMS, DOL, Notices

Compliance Recap – June 2018

For a printable version of this blog, please click here, then click on “June 2018 Compliance Recap – Print). June was a relatively quiet month in the employee benefits world. The U.S. Department of Labor issued final regulations regarding association health plans. The U.S. Department of Justice filed a response in ongoing litigation regarding the […]
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July 2, 2018
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Happy Independence Day!

  In observance of Independence Day, the Bim Group’s office will be closing at 3PM EST on Tuesday, July 3rd, and will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our office will reopen on Thursday, July 5th at 8:30 AM EST. Thank you and many blessings to you […]
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June 25, 2018
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Overheard at SHRM: Top 10 Takeaways from the Annual SHRM Conference

Bulletproofing Your Company from Harassment Risk Addressing Workplace Bias Fur Family Benefits The Power of Branding Regulations and Compliance Read More Here… https://www.benefitnews.com/slideshow/overheard-at-shrm-top-10-things-from-the-annual-show#slide-1  
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