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

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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February 14, 2019
Employee Benefits

E-Guide: Managing Your Benefits Plan Costs Can Be a Quick Fix, But Should Be a Long-Term Strategy

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employers spend more than 30 percent of payroll on employee benefits — and every well-informed employer knows that this number is growing. As health care premiums continue to rise, employers are struggling to find creative, strategic ways to control costs while maintaining competitive benefits to attract and retain […]
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February 13, 2019
Compliance Alert

Compliance Recap – January 2019

January was a relatively quiet month in the employee benefits world. For a printable version of this blog, please click here The Department of Labor (DOL) issued its annual adjustment of federal civil monetary penalties. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule for benefit payment and parameters for 2020. The Internal […]
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February 11, 2019
HR Elements, Human Resources

HR Elements | Are Employers Smart to Deal with Student Debt?

In recent decades, a college education has become accessible to more Americans than ever before. Since most families or individuals can’t write a check for a full year’s tuition, student loans are one way to finance that attractive education. Student loans are often touted as “good debt,” worthwhile money spent that, with low interest rates […]
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