Brock & Spencer Celebrates Ten Years Of Partnership With Benefits Partners

Monday, February 10, 2014


Brock & Spencer Benefits, the employee benefit arm of Brock Insurance Agency, celebrates ten years of partnership with Benefits Partners, a leading national corporate benefits producer group. Although many insurance agencies across the country partner with Benefits Partners’ parent company NFP, their partnership with Benefits Partners is unique to the local market.

“Brock & Spencer Benefits joined Benefits Partners to add value to their practice by differentiating themselves from the competition with leading-edge thinking, preferred carrier relationships, best-of-breed products and services that could keep their clients ahead of the curve. The agents at Brock & Spencer Benefits do an excellent job in using their industry expertise, local market knowledge and in-depth understanding of benefit plans to develop customized packages,” states Robin Johnston, VP of New Member Development at NFP. As a member of Benefits Partners, Brock & Spencer Benefits has access to the following resources:

•             Partnerships that provide a vast national intellectual exchange network where firms in the industry share leading-edge ideas and benefits strategies.

•             Preferred access to key carrier relationships allowing unique leverage and buying power with carriers in multiple lines of business.

•             Compliance and regulatory support including a dedicated compliance team and industry attorneys that assist with any complex compliance or regulatory questions. The team’s expertise includes a wide variety of benefits compliance topics, including health reform, PPACA, COBRA, HIPAA, ERISA and FMLA.

“Our NFP affiliation has provided our firm the caliber of resources that a client would expect from a large consulting firm without sacrificing our independence and high-touch service model. With the ever-changing Healthcare Reform, employers have more responsibility than ever before in areas of plan options, employee education, and compliance obligations. With resources from Benefits Partners, we can be proactive and absorb the burden of responsibility for our clients,” says Justin White, Partner at Brock & Spencer Benefits.

 “In the wake of Healthcare Reform, companies and individuals are seeking guidance and knowledge to help make informative decisions that will impact their lives directly. Through Benefit Partners, we guide our clients through the minefield of compliance issues, plan alterations and avoid potential penalties and while offering a competitive and comprehensive benefit package,” added Ramsey Brock, Director of Marketing at Brock Insurance Agency.


Hicks Speaker For Walker Chamber's Monthly Membership Luncheon

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center will be highlighted by keynote speaker Kinsey Hicks, program coordinator, during the Walker County Chamber of Commerce’s April Membership Luncheon which will take place on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 N Hwy 27, Rock Spring, GA.    The Mission of the ... (click for more)

Local Batteries Plus Rebrands With "Bulbs"

Batteries Plus has announced the rebranding of its Chattanooga store at 1925 Gunbarrel Road as Batteries Plus Bulbs. The store’s new identity is part of a company-wide initiative which began in late 2012 that signals its leadership in the expanding $17 billion U.S. light bulb replacement industry.   Batteries Plus Bulbs has access to more than 15,000 light bulb products ... (click for more)

Shots Fired During Armed Robbery At Rossville McDonald's

Shots were fired during an armed robbery at the McDonald's on Rossville Boulevard on Friday morning. At approximately 6:15 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a robbery at 4502 Rossville Blvd. at the McDonald’s.  Investigators discovered that two masked suspects entered the McDonald’s. One suspect fired a round into the ceiling and then ordered everyone to the ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy May Begin Effort To Allow Wine In Grocery Stores; Concussion Forms Required For Sporting Events; WWTA Chided For Causing Potholes

The Soddy-Daisy Commission is considering taking steps to allow wine in grocery stores now that Tennessee state lawmakers have voted to lift restrictions. To have the law appear on the next ballot for a vote, Mayor Janice Cagle said a petition with an amount of signatures totaling 10 percent of the number of voters in the last general election will have to be collected. Commissioner ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Some Really Funny Tweets

I am not on Twitter so I don’t tweet. Difficulties with my right hand don’t even allow me to text and when you blend in the fact I am now a bonafide senior citizen, it is ample reason for me to live a life where I am lacking in what otherwise might be achieved through social networking. Twitter has done real well without me. It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world; ... (click for more)