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About Employee Benefit Professionals

Employee Benefit Professionals, LLC, is an independent, licensed benefits specialist firm that serves businesses across the Midwest. EBP and its associates maintain the highest standards of integrity and industry knowledge while providing the highest quality client care.

Our extensive training and knowledge of the ever-changing Affordable Care Act and industry regulations allows us to be an invaluable resource to our clients. With the support of our HR Backroom, we are able to better assist clients with employee communications, open enrollment, navigating the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, as well as various human resources issues. As a locally-owned business with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, we take the time to understand each client’s specific needs.


Our Leadership Team

With more than 50 years combined experience in the employee benefits/health insurance industry, the EBP team prides itself on dedicating extra time with our clients in order to find the most competitive plans that fit each of their unique needs. We specialize in benefits for small businesses, as well as large groups.

Anthony Leardi, Principal
With more than 25 years experience in the employee benefits industry, Anthony evaluates his clients’ employee benefits packages and offers cost saving ideas to ensure they are using the most efficient approach.

Gary Nogel, Principal
Gary has over 28 years of experience in the employee benefits industry working with small and large businesses. He handles all facets of the employee benefit arena including group health, group dental, group life, short and long term disability, long term care and deferred compensation plans. With his sound advice, Gary helps his clients maintain cost-effective benefits at competitive rates.

EBP Areas of Expertise

Insurance Market Access
We provide access to essentially all insurance and administration markets.

National Affiliations
In addition to our own talented professionals and specialized value-added services, we have a wealth of resources available to us through several national affiliations.

Strategic Planning
We develop a customized, comprehensive strategic plan for each of our clients that determines objectives and positions benefit strategies to work in support of the overall corporate direction. We provide detailed outlines of the actions needed to accomplish those goals. Once implemented, we review and refine the benefit plan regularly.

Five-Star Service
We pride ourselves on the level of knowledge and service we bring to our clients. All of our clients are assigned a team of professionals and dedicated to serving their needs. Each client can access our team through a single point of contact, which makes working with us seamless and easy.

We have proven dedication and a commitment to excellence in our service to the business community, as well as the institutional knowledge and resourcefulness to navigate any circumstances.

We use state-of-the-art technology to provide our customers with the latest data procurement and analysis techniques, as well as legislative resources and tools for communication and human resource administration.

Actuarial Services
When needed, we employ the services of professional actuaries to assist with calculation critical to your employee benefits plans.

Health Care Reform
Our agency offers hundreds of up-to-date, easy-to-understand documents that explain all aspects of health care reform to help both employers and employees understand the law and its implications.

Full-Time Employee Tracking
We provide the tools you need to determine which variable-hour employees are considered full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act ( ACA), and to know when they must be offered health coverage.

Legislative Briefs
We offer an exclusive Legislative Briefs publication which summarizes recent federal legislative developments involving insurance and employee benefits. This will help you understand laws including the ACA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, GINA, Medicare Part D, and more.
Client Portal
All of our clients receive access to a personalized website that offers both customized and recommended resources to help fulfill unique administration, legislative compliance, and communication needs.

Data Analysis
Using employee claims data from our client’s carriers or TPA, the web-based Decision Master® Warehouse system analyzes your data and helps you discover how and where to show you the potential savings.

Custom Communication
We can assist you with all phases of employee communication, from employee meetings to payroll stuffers to informative brochures about employee benefits and wellness.

Human Resources Tools and Supports
HRconnection®, a powerful employee communication portal, is available to you. This online tool helps you increase productivity, streamline processes, improve communication, and save money.

Pharmacy Benefits Services
Through arrangements with two leading pharmacy benefits managers, we have access to national pharmacy networks, significant discounts, pharmacy benefits, modeling tools, and more.

Voluntary Benefits
With the Voluntary benefits Guide and related materials, we can help you understand, plan, implement, and educate employees about this growing and important area of employee benefits.

HR Hotline
The HR Hotline gives you access to on-demand HR expertise and advice, HR professionals, available by phone and email, are ready to answer your HR-related questions.

While partnering with us, you gain access to professionals from all over the country through the Community section of your client portal. An answer to a problem you have is just an email away.

Benefit Plan Analysis
We see a simplified way for you to approach the benefits plan designed process. With PlanAdvisor®, we help you analyze your benefits plan costs against reliable benchmark information, project the impact of medical and dental plan design changes, estimate you renewal costs and streamline the plan selection process for your employees.

Wellness Programs
We provide you with months-long wellness programs to boost employee fitness and keep insurance costs down, complete with privacy and reward guidance.

Industry News
We provide detailed monthly and quarterly summaries of changes in federal benefits regulations.

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