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
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
Betty Daniel
Betty Daniel
Account Manager / Team Lead
Melena Robinson
Melena Robinson
Account Manager
Kathy Patchel
Kathy Patchel
Account Manager
Lindsey Bohon
Lindsey Bohon
Account Coordinator / Account Manager
Teresa Lainhart
Teresa Lainhart
Client Service Specialist
Bonnie Cupps
Bonnie Cupps
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
Elyse Bandy
Elyse Bandy
Marketing Manager

Recent Insights

March 18, 2019
HR Elements, Human Resources

HR Elements | Some Companies Going Above and Beyond to Support Mothers and Fathers

While the last two decades witnessed a steady rise in pregnancy discrimination claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there is good news out there for working families. Many companies are opting to create innovative and forward-thinking ways to support working parents and, in some cases, companies are blazing the trail ahead of […]
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March 15, 2019
Compliance Alert

Compliance Recap – February 2019

February was a relatively quiet month in the employee benefits world. For a printable version of this blog, please click here. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released an information letter addressing when an employer may seek recoupment of contributions made to an employee’s HSA. A U.S. District Court held that the State of Maryland could […]
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March 4, 2019
HIPAA, HITECH

Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about HIPAA & HITECH

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Register Now The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), its administrative simplification regulations, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) provide administrative, privacy, and security standards for health plans and their business associates. The extent to which HIPAA […]
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February 19, 2019
HR Elements

HR Elements | Make Your Employer Brand More Purposeful

Branding is big news. Beyond hoping to boost sales and profits through consumer-facing brands, branding is also a critical component for companies in their roles as employers. There are steps big and small you can take to make employer branding a priority for your team in 2019. Why bother? Well recruitment, hiring, and even retention […]
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