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 1, 2020
DOL, Employer Mandate

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Labor Posters Mandatory Update

A mandatory labor law notice has been released – the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice. This notice must be displayed in the workplace and emailed to those working from home by April 1. The mandatory posting applies to “All employers covered by the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of […]
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March 25, 2020
Health Savings Account, IRS, News

IRS Extends HSA Contribution Deadline to July 15, 2020

Yesterday, March 24, 2020 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indicated that it has extended tax filing and payment deadlines from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. You can view the official notice here. In addition, the deadline for 2019 contributions to IRAs and Health Savings Accounts is also […]
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March 20, 2020
Compliance Alert, Human Resources, News, Notices

Family First Coronavirus Response Act

In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) on March 18, 2020. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage and cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and provides expanded federal family and medical leave and a new federal paid sick leave […]
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March 19, 2020
Compliance Alert, News

Introducing Tuesday Talk with Bim! LIVE Compliance Q&A Sessions

We invite you to join Tuesday Talk with Bim, our NEW live Facebook discussion series hosted by Deanna Sizemore, Bim Group’s Director of Compliance. Deanna will be on Facebook Live to answer any general compliance questions you have in real-time. In light of the current pandemic, this is a great opportunity to ask any COVID-19 […]
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