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.
Business Development Director
READ TIME: 3 MINUTES The United States has a bad reputation related to vacation time. Dubbed the “No Vacation Nation” by The Center for Economic and Policy Research, the average U.S. paid time off (PTO) policy pales in comparison to other countries. Furthermore, U.S. employees take less vacation, often leaving paid time off on the […]Read more
READ TIME: 5 MINUTES September saw a lot of activity in the compliance space, especially coming from the federal government. Vaccine Mandate Guidance Still Pending Vaccine mandates were on everyone’s mind, especially after Delta Airlines announced its $200 monthly surcharge and weekly testing program for unvaccinated employees. The government joined the fray when President Biden […]Read more
READ TIME: 5 MINUTES On September 30, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury (collectively, the Departments), along with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), released an interim final rule (IFR) under the No Surprises Act (Act) to help protect health care consumers from […]Read more
The HHS released guidance to help understand when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule applies to disclosures and requests for information about whether a person has received a COVID-19 vaccine. As a reminder, the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not apply to employers or employment records. It does apply to […]Read more