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 over 30 dedicated professionals working to meet the needs of 650+ 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.

Executive Leadership Team

L. Briggs Cochran
L. Briggs Cochran
CEO
Bio
Dustin Stacy
Dustin Stacy
President / Sr. Benefit Consultant
Bio
Heather Taylor
Heather Taylor
Sr. Director of Operations
Bio

Benefit Advisors

Jeff Truitt
Jeff Truitt
Sr. Benefit Consultant
Bio
Benji Marrs
Benji Marrs
Sr. Benefit Strategist
Bio
Jamey Bennett
Jamey Bennett
Sr. Benefit Advisor
Bio
Evan Ball
Evan Ball
Benefit Advisor
Bio
Karen Day
Karen Day
Benefit Consultant
Bio
Griffin Miller
Griffin Miller
Benefit Advisor
Bio
Kyle Roe
Kyle Roe
Benefit Advisor

Account Services

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
Leesa Hayes
Leesa Hayes
Sr. Account Manager
Kathy Patchel
Kathy Patchel
Account Manager
Lindsey Bohon
Lindsey Bohon
Sr. Account Manager
Bonnie Cupps
Bonnie Cupps
Account Coordinator
Jeri Payne
Jeri Payne
Account Coordinator
Kyle Stacy
Kyle Stacy
Account Executive
Ashley Wright
Ashley Wright
Account Coordinator
Sarah Sullivan
Sarah Sullivan
Account Manager
Caroline Cunanan
Caroline Cunanan
Account Specialist
Brackston Wood
Brackston Wood
Account Specialist

Client Services

Ashley McCollum
Ashley McCollum
Client Service Specialist
Rose Taylor
Rose Taylor
Client Service Concierge
Teresa Lainhart
Teresa Lainhart
Client Service Concierge

Underwriting & Data Analytics

Matt Clifford
Matt Clifford
Manager of Underwriting & Data Analytics
Bio
Jake Gregory
Jake Gregory
Sr. Analyst, Underwriting and Data Analytics
Evan Brown
Evan Brown
Financial Analyst
Kristina Durbin
Kristina Durbin
Data Analyst

Marketing & Communications

Elyse Bandy
Elyse Bandy
Manager of Marketing & Communications
Tyler Ochs
Tyler Ochs
Graphic Designer / Technology

Recent Insights

July 9, 2024
News, Webinar

Webinar: Keep it Classy – Identifying Employees Properly

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 1 – 2PM CST Register Now Registration Code:UBA410EW   Attend this month’s webinar to learn how to properly classify employees for benefit eligibility. ​ Gain insights into:​​ Allowable employment-based classifications for benefits and contributions Risks arising from misclassifying or discriminating against employees Offering benefits to 1099 employees and related tax implications […]
Read more
July 9, 2024
News

EEOC Issues Final Regulations for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

READ TIME: 6 MINUTES The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently released extensive final regulations under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The regulations were published in the federal register on April 19, 2024, and will take effect on June 18, 2024. Here’s what employers need to know. Overview of PWFA The PWFA took […]
Read more
July 9, 2024
News

Group Health Plan Fiduciaries are the Subject of New ERISA Class Actions

READ TIME: 5 MINUTES Retirement plan fiduciaries are no stranger to ERISA class action lawsuits. These lawsuits typically allege that imprudent processes and lack of oversight led to excessive fees for investment options, recordkeeping services, and investment management services. Similar class actions are beginning to find their way to group health plan fiduciaries thanks to […]
Read more
June 26, 2024
News

HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy

READ TIME: 6 MINUTES Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and its constitutional protection of abortion, many states adopted extreme abortion bans and other restrictions on reproductive health care. Along with these new laws came concerns from both patients and providers that protected health […]
Read more