Investing in HR To Fuel Business Growth

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - June 25, 2024

The traditional view of Human Resources (HR) as just an administrative function is changing. Today, businesses are recognizing the strategic role of HR in driving organizational success and maximizing employee potential. This post explores how strategic human capital management, far from being a mere buzzword, plays a central role in enhancing the effectiveness of the [Read More]

How To Build Loyalty Levees with Smart HR

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - June 13, 2024

Maintaining a stable workforce is essential in today’s business environment, where the cost of losing a skilled employee goes beyond simple dollars and cents. High employee turnover can lead to disrupted projects, overburdened remaining staff, and the loss of valuable knowledge. Employing smart human resources (HR) practices can help companies construct strong loyalty levees to [Read More]

Meet the Board: Mike Morey

By Caroline Williams - February 20, 2024

Mike grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas in 1986 with a major in Economics and a minor in Accounting. While at Texas, Mike served in multiple positions in the Alpha Nu chapter of Sigma Chi. With over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Mike has had management responsibilities [Read More]

Meet the Board: Jim Garbina, LUTCF

By Benefit Advisors Network - December 19, 2023

James S. Garbina is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in business finance. He joined the Employee Benefits Department of The Koch Co. in 1987 as an Account Executive and was named Vice President in 1992 and Senior Vice President in 1999. He currently manages this [Read More]

Meet the Member: Jeff LeClaire

By Benefit Advisors Network - December 19, 2023

As Senior Vice President of The Insurance Center in Onalaska, WI, Jeff directs his team forward to achieve the agency’s purpose of fighting for the highest possible good of their clients, co-workers, and community. He focuses on the overall operations and business development for the life, health, and commercial benefits side of the business. What [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Kent Bermingham II, MBA, CPA

By Caroline Williams - December 11, 2023

Kent Bermingham II (aka Kent Jr.) joined Milestone Benefits Agency in 1999 and on January 1, 2009 was named the new President. Milestone Benefits Agency provides “Value Beyond Benefits”, and is built from the bottom up to support everything employers do for their employees’ benefits program. Shopping plans and negotiating the best cost for the [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Jason Swindle

By Caroline Williams - November 28, 2023

As CEO of TIG Advisors in Missouri, Jason is focused on positioning TIG to accomplish our mission to help our clients manage risk and achieve greater success. He is primarily focused on the agency’s strategic leadership and growth, creating a positive impact culture, and expanding our product lines and service offerings. Status quo health plans [Read More]

Meet the Partner: Michael Grinnell

As a Regional Sales Director at ProAct, Inc. Mike delivers a fresh perspective on pharmacy benefits. With his diverse experience in all areas of employee benefits, he understands the major roll pharmacy management plays in not only cost containment but also employee satisfaction. ProAct focuses on flexible solutions with high touch service. Working with Brokers [Read More]

Meet the Partner: Ashley Inman

Ashley Inman, a skilled business development and marketing professional, brings over a decade of experience in the tech and healthcare industries. As VP of Market Development at Truveris, she connects partner networks, benefits brokers, and self-funded employers with the right solutions to improve prescription drug pricing and contract transparency while driving vendor accountability. Before Truveris, [Read More]

Benefit Advisors Network Partners with ProAct to Offer Pharmacy Benefit Management to Members

By Benefit Advisors Network - October 23, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH and EAST SYRACUSE, NY (10/24/23) – Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), an international network of progressive and visionary employee benefit brokers and consulting firms from across the United States and Canada – announces it is partnering with ProAct, a fully integrated, employee-owned Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) company. Under the terms of the new partnership, [Read More]