Steve joined Bim Group in 1993 after serving in leadership of nonprofit organizations for over 20 years. Steve is certified by the Life Underwriters Training Council (LUTCF) and is a Registered Health Underwriter (RHU). He has served as President and Legislative Chair of the Central Kentucky Association of Health Underwriters (CKAHU) and President of the Kentucky Association of Health Underwriters, focusing on affordable healthcare. In his business development role, Steve is an active member of economic development organizations, networking with business and government community leaders driving the development of employment opportunities and employee benefits.
Director of Business Development
The World Health Organization (WHO) expanded its definition of burnout as an “occupational phenomenon,” giving credence to a set of conditions that many have experienced but not been able to name. According to WHO, burnout is characterized by “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related […]Read more
(10 MINUTE READ) Update 2/22/21: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2021-15 clarifying the relief provided under the Appropriations Act for health FSAs and DCAPs and provides additional cafeteria plan relief. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Appropriations Act), enacted on December 27, 2020, contains temporary rules to provide relief for participants in health flexible […]Read more
(4 MINUTE READ) 2/23/2021 Update: The proposed rules on wellness programs described below have been withdrawn by the EEOC pursuant to the Biden Administration regulatory freeze. Until further action is taken, the current final rules on wellness programs remain in effect. See our Advisor on the current wellness program rules. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]Read more
( 7 MINUTE READ ) January was a busy month in the employee benefits world. President Biden issued a memorandum putting a regulatory freeze on new rules. President Biden also issued an executive order on strengthening Medicaid and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Department of Labor (DOL) released inflation-adjusted federal civil […]Read more