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Happy New Year!
2015To all of our clients who utilize the Mills Benefit Group enrollment system, we have closed out 2014 and moved everyone to the 2015 system. You will notice the change in the color background today.

As Mills Benefit Group, a Lighthouse Company expands, we are excited to introduce you to some new executives who has joined our team.

Geoffrey A Widlak, CEBS:

Geoff joined us in July 2014, as Regional Vice President, after 15 years with UNUM Insurance Company as a Regional Sales Director. Geoff brought with him an extensive background in employee benefits and corporate management. Geoff will be working with all our divisions ( Benefits, Business, Personal Lines & Title) under the Lighthouse Group umbrella, in a Senior Management role. His unlimited energy, enthusiasm and expertise is contagious, and we are so pleased he joined the Lighthouse team.

Edward Pearson, known as E. J.

E.J. Pearson will be joining the Lighthouse Employee Benefits team, as our Vice President of Benefits on January 5, 2015. E.J. has extensive experience with both public and private exchanges, corporate technology , complex employee benefit programs and the Affordable Care Act. E.J. and I have been "friendly" competitors over the past 15 years, and we are glad we are bringing the " one of the best" over to our team!

We look forward to assisting you with your employee benefit programs in 2015!

Jamie Mills
Why Mills Benefit Group?

Mills Benefit Group has over 28 years of experience in the designing, implementing and servicing of employee benefit solutions and assists clients with their employee benefit programs. At Mills Benefit Group, we build relationships to ensure communication remains at the center of all benefit decisions, objectives and solutions. On January 1, 2013 Mills Benefit Group, merged  with the Lighthouse Insurance Group. This merger will allows us to continue with the highest level of consulting during this time of transition for employer sponsored health plans. The Lighthouse Group is a superior team of professionals dedicated to the same philosophy as Mills Benefit Group: Take care of the client, and everything will fall in to place. As a privately held organization, our focus is providing the best possible service to our clients. The Mills Benefit Group Business Concept means that we:

  • Are committed to our clients
  • Partner with our clients as members of "their" team
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Are experts in the employee benefit arena
  • Allow you to put your focus on your core business

Lighthouse Insurance Group/Mills Benefit Group, is recognized as the Top Area Employee Benefits Consultant in West Michigan.

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On May 1, 2014, Jamie Mills received the Clara Barton Humanitarian of the Year Award at DeVos Place.

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On May 1, Jamie Mills, Executive Vice President of Mills Benefit Group, a Lighthouse Company was presented the 2014 Clara Barton Humanitarian of the Year Award at DeVos Place. We congratulate Jamie on this prestigious award that exemplifies her commitment to philanthropy in our community.

The Launch of Health Care Reform:
HHS announces updated rules on COBRA Guidance:

Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor have issued new COBRA Guidance for Individuals and Families. The release was published to clarify situations in which a COBRA qualified beneficiary may enroll in a qualified health plan (QHP) through an Exchange and receive subsidies for that coverage.

COBRA and CHIP Model Notices Announcement

Meet Our Entire Benefits Team
With our merger with Lighthouse Insurance Group, our benefits team has now expanded to 45 top account executives, account managers, financial underwriters and Human Resource professionals. Click here to meet the other members of our team:
Mills Benefit Group, A Lighthouse company is pleased to provide two ACA Toolkits. The Large Employer HCR Toolkit is for employers with more than 50 employees and the Small Employer HCR Toolkit is for employers with less than 50 employees. As we continue down the path of Health Care Reform, these concise Toolkits will be helpful.

• Small Employer HCR Toolkit
• Large Employer HCR Toolkit
2015 Open Enrollment
On November 15th, 2014 the second annual enrollment will begin for the Affordable Care Act. Michigan will continue with a Federally Facilitated Exchange. Although the 2014 open enrollment ran from October 2013 through March 2014, the 2015 open enrollment will run from November 15th through February 15th. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2015.

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Lighthouse Group Merger

Mills Benefit Group merged with The Lighthouse Group and will now be the largest privately held insurance agency in Michigan. To learn more about our new partner, please visit

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Mills Benefit Group
1115 Taylor Avenue N, Suite 112
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Phone (616) 459-1069
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