L. Briggs Cochran - Bim Group
L. Briggs Cochran
L. Briggs Cochran
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

September 28, 2022
Compliance Alert

Departments Issue No Surprises Act FAQ and Clarify Independent Dispute Resolution Process

READ TIME: 6 MINUTES The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (the “Departments”) recently released final rules regarding the No Surprises Act. The rules specifically address required independent dispute resolution (IDR) of certain claims and expenses and finalize prior interim final rules relating to information that group health plans must […]
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September 28, 2022
Webinar

Webinar: Navigating Tax-Favored Accounts and Consumer-Driven Health Care

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1 – 2PM CST Register Now Learn the similarities and distinctions between the many tax-favored accounts available to employer groups and their interaction with a high deductible health plan (HDHP). Learn the advantages and disadvantages to employees and employers of the: Flexible spending account (FSA) Health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) Health saving […]
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September 6, 2022
No Surprises Act

Departments Issue Final Rules to Clarify Dispute Resolution and Transparency under the No Surprises Act

READ TIME: 6 MINUTES On August 19, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (the Departments) released final rules regarding the No Surprises Act provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The rules address the No Surprises Act’s required independent dispute resolution (IDR) process and finalize prior interim final rules […]
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September 6, 2022
Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

Important 2023 ACA Reminders for Applicable Large Employers

READ TIME: 4 MINUTES The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes numerous requirements for applicable large employers (ALEs) to meet to maintain compliant group health plans. Many of these requirements change annually, so we provide you this overview of the key facts and figures to keep in mind for 2023. Affordability Threshold The ACA imposes an […]
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