L. Briggs Cochran - Bim Group
L. Briggs Cochran
L. Briggs Cochran
President & CEO

Briggs founded Bim Group in 1980 after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business Administration. Under Briggs’ leadership, Bim Group has grown into a regional market leader while earning a reputation for delivering exceptional value in all aspects of employee benefit consulting. Briggs’ practice primarily serves employers with 100+ employees with emphasis on clients who have adopted a merger and acquisition growth strategy or have a global footprint and workforce. Briggs has also worked extensively with senior corporate leaders in establishing select executive compensation plans. He has served on numerous employee benefits related private and public advisory committees and is a frequently requested speaker on employee benefits matters. Briggs is proud to lead a team of professionals who have voted Bim Group one of Kentucky’s “Best Places to Work.”  Bim Group is also an exclusive “Partner Firm” in United Benefit Advisors, a unique community of the most successful and trusted independent employee benefit advisory firms in the nation.

Recent Insights

April 17, 2019
Compliance Alert

Compliance Recap – March 2019

March was a busy month in the employee benefits world. For a printable version of this blog, please click here. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will not defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the court case challenging the ACA’s constitutionality. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated two Q&As […]
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April 3, 2019
Webinar

Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about Health Coverage in Mergers and Acquisitions

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Register Now When employers negotiate a merger or acquisition, it’s important for the buyer and seller to consider how health benefits will be offered after the transaction closes. A buyer or seller may have the responsibility to continue employees’ coverage, offer COBRA continuation coverage, […]
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April 2, 2019
Employee Benefits, Health Care Costs, News

5 Healthcare Plan Trends to Watch in 2019

The UBA Health Plan Survey results are in and showed premiums continued to increase in 2018. One positive to note is that, as costs rise, so too does innovation in plan choice, cost structure, and other plan arrangements. According to the survey, many employers are turning to plans which can share costs with their employees […]
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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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