My company has employees in 48 states, and complying with all those laws can be a burden for a company’s HR staff. I value Companies that deliver on what they promise. This has been the case with BBI Benefits. They provide us a resource, at no additional cost that can answer every compliance-related question. I am approached by competitors offering their services but I will remain with BBI Benefits as they deliver as promised and obviously value their customers.

John Brussard

CEO Claims Bureau USA, Inc. Woburn, MA

Working with BBI let us help hold our health insurance costs level for three years in a row. Besides that, the BBI people jumped in to fill an administrative hole in our HR department — they were more partner than provider.

Rick Wontka

HR Director, Palmer Manufacturing

I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the [Benefits Eligibility Analysis Provider] referral. Phyllis and her team were a pleasure to work with – professional, prompt, courteous and their attention to detail with every aspect of our benefits eligibility audit is commendable. We found as many as 36 ineligible dependents that we removed from our health plan roles! Our school can always rely on BBI for support with our health insurance and benefits needs.

Anne Marie Tucciarone-Mahan

Director of Human Resources, Greater Lawrence Technical School, Andover, MA

Aved Electronics has been working closely with BBI in the person of Jim Edhold for over 10 years. During this time Jim has been a consummate professional; knowledgeable, congenial and mindful of the particular needs of small business. He and his staff have helped Aved navigate the often stormy waters of health insurance and benefits administration, guiding us with a sure understanding of the various providers and a clear sense of our unique circumstances. Striking the right balance between cost and benefit is no easy task in today’s healthcare environment. We rely on BBI to guide us through the process and they have never failed us.

But the good news is that Jim and his staff don’t limit themselves to simply providing outstanding service; they also look for ways to add value to their palette of offerings. A case in point is the My Paperless Office system they offer to clients. Not content just to help keep insurance costs in line, Jim and his staff are working to make administration easier and therefore more cost efficient. One can’t ask much more of any service provider.

Whatever the benefits administration challenges your company faces, BBI will provide superior service and expertise, lightening the load so you can attend to the more pressing needs of your business.

Deryl Santo

Controller Aved Electronics Inc. Lowell, MA

As you know, Boston Light Source enlisted BBI’s services just prior to our insurance carriers’ renewal period. We wanted an honest assessment of our current plans and suggestions on how to offer our employees the best benefits package without imposing any financial strain.

After two meetings you presented us with a portfolio of alternative plans compared to our current one. Each plan presented in a clear and consolidated manner with just the facts for us to analyze. The amount of time you saved us is undoubtedly one of the biggest advantages to using your services. Other advantages include:

  • Alternative plan designs offering a wide range of choices and alternative funding approaches.
  • Preventing our old carrier from raising our rates an additional 10% because our growing company exceeded the maximum number of employees allowed.
  • Moving a Principal from a very expensive supplement program to a better, lower-priced plan that cut his personal cost by more than $5,700 a year.
  • Moving the company to a plan that was 4% less than our renewal.
  • All changes were facilitated quickly and efficiently by your team.

We consider the plan changes to be a success and you continue to be our go-to with any questions that come up. Your services are ongoing with free COBRA administration and access to an online HR database tailored to our company. You and your team are knowledgeable, accessible, and a pleasure to work with. Thank you.

Paul L. Chabot

President, Boston Light Source

BBI is the consummate benefits broker. They are extremely responsive, knowledgeable and passionate about their work. I was especially thrilled when BBI offered, at no cost to their clients, the full preparation of the 1095C ACA Forms. Yes, that’s right – at no cost! When I shared that information with my HR Professionals Group, they could not believe it!

They [BBI] delivered as promised and our forms were completed and filed months before the deadline. This saved us money, time and stress.

Mary Ann Janigian

Human Resources Director, NATIONAL QUALITY REVIEW, Boston, MA

JAFCO Foods, has been with Sheila Daly and Business Benefits for 2 years now. They have provided us with superior service from the beginning. Our relationship continues to grow stronger every day.

At the beginning of our relationship JAFCO was involved in an in-depth COBRA dispute involving an ex-employee. Sheila went above and beyond her job responsibilities to help us manage this important issue. JAFCO does not have an HR employee so we rely heavily on Sheila’s professional experience to help us address each and every issue that we face. She is extremely knowledgeable, proactive, consistent, and always a pleasure to work with.

As a rapidly growing company it is a great feeling to know you have the right person, from the right company, to fill this important role. Sheila and BBI continue to prove to us that they can and always will provide top-notch service.

John Ferro

President, Jafco Foods, Inc.

Unusual for somebody with so much experience, Jim Edholm remains deeply curious about his business. He tracks changes in the law, changes in regulations, and changes in interpretations of those regulations. Jim is constantly looking for a different and better way to put together benefit plans, and he recognizes the different needs and obligations faced by companies of different sizes, different revenue streams, and different employee demographics.

Not surprisingly, Jim has assembled a deep roster of talent at BBI – we are comfortable dealing with everybody in the company and confident that they will find the answer to questions that have not even occurred to us. I cannot imagine using anybody but BBI.

Bob Gilbert

Managing Partner Gilbert and Renton Andover, MA

We rely completely on BBI for benefits planning and implementation for a simple reason: They are the best I’ve ever dealt with. We first came to BBI more than a decade ago, looking for a new approach to our health benefits, the cost of which had threatened our company principle of providing top-tier benefits to all employees. Jim Edholm designed a new plan that melded HSAs, high-deductible coverage and other features that kept us with the same insurer, with identical coverage, at a far lower cost to our company and with zero financial impact on our employees. That’s a clear win.

Bob Gilbert

Managing Partner Gilbert and Renton Andover, MA

I have worked with Business Benefit Insurance for the past 16 years. The staff is extremely professional and efficient, yet down to earth. Whenever I need anything, they are always there to help. Recently, our organization changed health carriers. The enrollment meetings were unavoidably planned during my scheduled vacation. In my absence, BBI sent a representative to function as the human resource liaison. They stepped into my role and made themselves available to the employees. They go above and beyond what a traditional broker does. It is truly a pleasure to work with them. We are very satisfied with the many services they provide us. I look forward to a continued successful relationship with BBI. I highly recommend their service to any organization.

Marie A Erickson

Director of Human Resources, Europackaging, LLC