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

June 15, 2022
Compliance Alert

Compliance Recap: April 2022

READ TIME: 10 MINUTES After several very quiet months this year, April saw renewed compliance activity. The IRS provided guidance on transportation fringe benefits unused due to COVID-19 workplace changes and announced inflation-adjusted amounts for HSAs and HRAs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Medicare Part D rates and the parameters and […]
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June 15, 2022
News

Getting Clarity on Transparency: What Health Plan Sponsors Need to Know about Publishing Machine-Readable Files

As of July 1, 2022, group health plans must clear one of the first major compliance hurdles required by the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Transparency in Coverage (TiC) Final Rules. By that date, plans and insurance carriers must have prepared and posted two machine-readable files (MRFs) to a public website. There is still some confusion surrounding […]
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June 14, 2022
HR Elements, Human Resources, Wellness

Three Habits to Avoid Burnout

READ TIME: 4 MINUTES Burnout has become a standard part of our language due to the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers’ personal and professional lives. A startling 77% of Deloitte’s Workplace Burnout Survey respondents said they had experienced burnout in their current jobs. Remote work has erased the buffer between work and personal […]
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June 2, 2022
Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Compliance Alert

Getting Clarity on Transparency: What Health Plan Sponsors Need to Know about Publishing Machine-Readable Files

READ TIME: 10 MINUTES As of July 1, 2022, group health plans must clear one of the first major compliance hurdles required by the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Transparency in Coverage (TiC) Final Rules. By that date, plans and insurance carriers must have prepared and posted two machine-readable files (MRFs) to a public website so […]
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