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Benefit Advisors Network Selects Kentucky-Based Higgins Insurance as Newest Member

By Benefit Advisors Network - April 3, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Tiller or 443-621-7690   Cleveland, OH and Hopkinsville, KY (4-X-24) – Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), an international network of progressive and visionary employee benefit brokers and consulting firms from across the United States and Canada, is pleased to announce that Kentucky-based Higgins Insurance has been accepted for membership into [Read More]

PTO Exchange Podcast with Bobbi Kloss

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - April 1, 2024

David Sherman, Director of Partnerships at PTO Exchange, and Bobbi Kloss recently connected to discuss what it means to be a member of Benefit Advisors Network (BAN) and the process of becoming a partner of BAN. PTO Exchange pioneers innovative solutions for employees’ financial wellness. In an era of financial challenges, their platform allows employees to convert unused PTO into [Read More]

Despite Greater Mental Health Needs, Frontline Workers Less Likely to Seek Help

By Benefit Advisors Network - February 21, 2024

Published by WorldatWork on February 15, 2024. Written by Tom Starner with input from BAN’s Bobbi Kloss View the original post With demanding roles tied to a higher degree of stress, frontline workers are less aware of employer mental well-being benefits, more likely to say they do not have a problem and — even when acknowledging [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]

BAN Partners with MASA Medical Transport Solutions to Offer Transportation Benefits to Members

By Benefit Advisors Network - November 29, 2023

CLEVELAND, OH and PLANTATION, FL (11/29/23) – Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), an international network of progressive and visionary employee benefit brokers and consulting firms from across the United States and Canada – has partnered with MASA Medical Transport Solutions, the leading transportation benefit solution. As a partner, MASA will provide BAN member firms with a [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

By Caroline Williams - November 8, 2023

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]