Blue Access for Producers

Group Products General Agents

What Is a General Agent?

A General Agent (GA) is someone who serves as a single point of contact between Blue Cross and those producers who deal primarily in property & casualty and life products, but also sell a limited amount of small group health insurance. The General Agent structure is designed to support the small group health marketplace by giving producers the information and support they need to sell health insurance to new accounts and improve retention of existing accounts.


What Services Do General Agents Provide?

  • Assist with BCBSIL producer contracting process
  • Develop prospecting and marketing plans
  • Provide product and sales training
  • Keep current on Blue Cross products and procedures
  • Issue initial online quotes
  • Coordinate sales, enrollment and renewals
  • Problem solve

You choose the General Agent with whom you wish to work.


How Can I Learn More?

Contact one of the GAs below, or email the GA Administrator at SMGRP1@bcbsil.com


Chicago Metro Area

Flexible Benefit Service Corporation
(E-Brokerquote)
10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 500
Rosemont, IL 60018-3887
(888) FLEX-1ST (353-9178) (Toll Free)
(847) 699-6906 (Fax)
www.flexiblebenefit.com 
info@flexiblebenefit.com
Contact: John DiVito

Employee Benefit Risk Management Services, Inc. (EBRM)
823 Commerce Drive
Suite 350
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(800) 982-EBRM (3276) (Toll Free)
(800) 807-7996 (Fax) (Toll Free)
www.ebrm.com 
mail@ebrm.com
Contacts: Jeff Kubik or Charles Jurkus

Midwest Insurance Brokerage Services, Inc. (MIBS)
(Glacier)
54 W. Seegers Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(800) 845-9200 (Toll Free)
(847) 640-8011 (Fax)
www.midwestga.com 
jeff@midwestga.com
Contacts: Jeff Camodeca or Tony Camodeca

Resource Brokerage, LLC
1501 East Woodfield Road, Suite 110E
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4945
(800) 605-7566 (Toll Free)
(847) 605-1494 (Fax)
www.resourcebrokerage.com 
jrippinger@resourcebrokerage.com
bfarwell@resourcebrokerage.com
Contacts: Jane Kopecky or Blair Farwell




Outside Chicago Metro Area

Baughman & Associates, Inc.
(Location 1)

1210 Paragon Dr, Ste 1A
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 628-4284
(618) 628-4272 (fax)
ba@baughmaninsurance.com
Contacts: Jared Baughman or Renee Nix

(Location 2)
1375 E. U S 50
Noble, IL 62868
(866) 868-6053 (toll Free)
(618) 628-4272 (fax)
ba@baughmaninsurance.com
Contacts: Misty Bradley or Gail Baughman

Group Marketing Services, Inc.
(Location 1)

2201 Woodlawn Rd.
P.O. Box 370
Lincoln, IL 62656
(800) 766-6387, ext. 426 (Toll Free)
(217) 732-8945 (Fax)
www.gmsil.com 
gssmith@gmsil.com
Contacts: Roger Garrett or Greg Smith

(Location 2)
304 South Eldorado Road, Suite 1
Bloomington, IL 61704
(866) 531-7800 (Toll Free)
(309) 664-7787 (Fax)
www.gmsil.com 
jpgarrett@gmsil.com
Contact: Josh Garrett

Mutual Med Benefit Administrators
4321 East 60th Street
Davenport, IA 52807
(800) 747-4126 (toll-free)
(563) 344-2891 (Fax)
www.mutualmed.com 
jbender@mutualmed.com
Contacts: Janson Bender