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 – the fifth largest firm based on global benefits revenue 1.

UBA partner qualification requires strict adherence to the highest standards of business ethics, professionalism and integrity – values that translate into exceptional service for employers. 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. Through this partnership, Bim Group offers the Best of Both Worlds – the confidence of working with a large national organization, while maintaining the personal experience of consulting with an independent advisor.

1 Source: Business Insurance: Calendar year 2016 figures released July 2017. Based on the percentage of global benefits revenues reported.

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
CEO
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Dustin Stacy
Dustin Stacy
President / Sr. Benefit Consultant
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Heather Taylor
Heather Taylor
Sr. Director of Operations
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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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Jamey Bennett
Jamey Bennett
Sr. Benefit Advisor
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Evan Ball
Evan Ball
Benefit Advisor
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Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson
Business Development Director
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Kylene Oepping
Kylene Oepping
Manager of Account Services / Account Executive
Tracy Whipple
Tracy Whipple
Account Executive
Katie Casey
Katie Casey
Account Executive
Jeannie Metcalf
Jeannie Metcalf
Account Executive
Rose Taylor
Rose Taylor
Client Service Concierge
Betty Daniel
Betty Daniel
Manager of Account Services / Account Manager
Kathy Patchel
Kathy Patchel
Account Manager
Lindsey Bohon
Lindsey Bohon
Account Manager
Bonnie Cupps
Bonnie Cupps
Account Coordinator
Kyle Stacy
Kyle Stacy
Manager of Client Services / Account Executive
Ashley McCollum
Ashley McCollum
Account Coordinator
Ashley Wright
Ashley Wright
Account Coordinator
Brittany Johnson
Brittany Johnson
Account Coordinator
Teresa Lainhart
Teresa Lainhart
Client Service Concierge
Debbie Lemons
Debbie Lemons
Client Service Specialist
Jan LaBonde
Jan LaBonde
Client Service Specialist
Kurt Kittinger
Kurt Kittinger
Graphic Designer / Technology
Matt Clifford
Matt Clifford
Manager of Underwriting & Data Analytics
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Jake Gregory
Jake Gregory
Sr. Analyst, Underwriting and Data Analytics
Evan Brown
Evan Brown
Financial Analyst
Kristina Durbin
Kristina Durbin
Administrative Coordinator
Elyse Bandy
Elyse Bandy
Manager of Marketing & Communications

Recent Insights

August 4, 2022
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Kentucky Flooding Disaster Relief Resources

Our thoughts and prayers are with the devastated Kentucky communities that have been impacted by last week’s flooding. Please see below for various disaster relief resources: Teladoc Disaster Hotline Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund Shelter information and resources Anthem – Help for Members Impacted by Flooding in Kentucky
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August 1, 2022
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The Play-or-Pay Penalty and Counting Employees under the ACA

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August 1, 2022
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