Great Bend, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/07/2014 -- Benefit Management Inc. (BMI) was one of the five finalists nominated for the Governor’s Award of Excellence, the top award given to a business by the State of Kansas.
The finalists were selected from amongst 24 Regional Business Excellence Award winners, themselves selected from 100 nominated businesses across the state. The awards program is run annually by the Kansas Department of Commerce as part of Business Appreciation Month.
The finalists were honored June 17 at the Team Kansas Awards Banquet in Wichita.
“The businesses honored during Business Appreciation Month have made outstanding contributions to our economy and their communities,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said.
"This awards program recognizes companies that have performed well, certainly, but also those companies who will continue to drive business achievement going forward,” said Chad Somers, president and CEO of BMI. “We at BMI are very excited about helping to introduce better health insurance throughout the state, and we’re pleased that the State recognized that bright future.”
One of the biggest costs for any business is health insurance for employees. Self funded insurance, as administered by BMI, has been recognized nationally as a leading strategy and alternative for companies to gain more control of their health plans and costs, thereby increasing sustainability for their employees’ benefits.
Business Appreciation Month serves as a statewide tribute to Kansas businesses for their contributions to the local and state economy. Award qualifications include: Business expansion in Kansas; successful employee retention and recruitment practices; employee training/educational programs; capital investment in Kansas; and support of local activities including school activities, community events, economic development and leadership programs.
Benefit Management Inc., located in Great Bend, Kansas with offices in Wichita, provides customized, high-quality health benefits administration programs to self-insured companies, association plans, fully insured carriers and to state and federal high risk pools nationwide. Founded in 1995, BMI has become one of the Midwest’s leading third party administrators (TPAs), with a reputation for flexibility, innovative services and outstanding customer service.
For more information about BMI, please visit http://www.bmikansas.com.
About Benefit Management Inc. (BMI)
Benefit Management Inc., located in Great Bend, Kansas with offices in Wichita, Kansas, provides customized, high-quality health benefits administration programs to partially self-insured companies, association plans and to state and federal high risk pools nationwide. Founded in 1995, BMI has become one of the Midwest’s leading third party administrators (TPAs) and is the leading independent self-funded TPA in Kansas, with benefits for 75,000 lives nationwide. Self-insured clients range from small employers with a single location to national employers with multiple work sites across the country. BMI is also recognized as the leading TPA for state and federal high risk pool administration serving Kansas, Iowa, Alaska, Washington and New Hampshire. The company has a reputation for flexibility, innovative services and outstanding “White Glove” customer service.