Brock And Spencer Benefits Adds Voluntary Benefits Specialist Katie Landers

Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Katie Landers
Katie Landers

Brock & Spencer Benefits, LLC, the employee benefits arm of Brock Insurance Agency, announced the addition of Katie Landers as the new Voluntary Benefits specialist. In her role, Ms. Lander’s primary focus will be to assist Brock’s current clients as well as new clients in providing supplemental plans for a more comprehensive benefits package.

Ms. Landers has been in the voluntary benefits world for six years prior to joining Brock as an AFLAC Regional Account Manager. She gained her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Ms. Landers has been awarded the top AFLAC associate in the Chattanooga market five years running and has qualified for numerous Aflac National Conventions. In 2013 she was awarded the prestigious President’s Club award for being one of the top associates in the country.

On her reason for joining Brock, Ms. Landers said, “Brock & Spencer Benefits devotes such time and attention to their customers that I felt we shared extremely similar philosophies when it comes to what is important: service. Also they understand the relevance of voluntary benefits, incorporating these policies give their clients the most robust benefits package available.”

Brock & Spencer Benefits, LLC Partner, Justin White said, “With the addition of Katie to our staff we bring on a tremendous amount of knowledge of accident, cancer, critical illness plans, etc…to an environment where deductibles are rising yearly as well as overall cost to quality healthcare. These supplemental plans are more important now than ever, so employers can allow employees the opportunity to customize their benefits package to fit their specific needs, while enhancing employee workplace appreciation.”

Defo Spencer, principal at Brock & Spencer Benefits, said, “Health care reform has changed the landscape of employee benefits plans. As a result, many organizations have to restructure their offerings.  It is important for them to maintain a strong employee benefits package in order to attract and retain high quality talent and stay competitive in their markets. Regardless of their size, companies need to take care of their workforce and voluntary benefits gives them the ability to do so in a cost effective manner.”


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