Welcome to Group Benefit Partners

Group Benefit Partners has established itself as one of the premier employee benefit firms servicing employersthroughout the Midwest. GBP was founded by a small group of industry professionals who, prior to forming GBP, had successful careers with some of the nation’s most well known fortune 100 global insurers.

Working for these large insurers gave our founders special insight to the drivers that made these companies so successful. GBP has invested heavily to be able to offer the same level of technology and resources as these larger companies, and is strongly positioned to give our clients access to industry leading services and advice, while maintaining the feel of a smaller organization that passionately cares for each and every one of its clients.

Who We Are

Our mission at GBP is to partner with you in designing and operating an employee benefits package that maximizes the return on a large investment into the future of your organization and employees.

In addition to adding multiple administrative efficiencies tailored around a cost effective benefit package, we believe in increasing employee awareness and education to help employers and employees get the most from their benefit package.

As a company who is vested in our client’s success and continued satisfaction, we strive to be responsive and accessible to our clients. We work hard to keep our clients informed of new industry trends in a challenging regulatory environment, and are continually looking for new platforms to increase benefit communications and education. Lastly, our promise is to always tailor our services around the specific needs of our clients, not the other way around.

Memberships, Certificates and Affiliations

Meet Our Team

Justin Pieper,
Phone: 319-383-0320
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Jerry Koering,
Phone: 319-383-0325
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Jim Willis,
Phone: 319-596-6029
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Brian Huinker,
Phone: 563-387-9028
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Barb Randall,
Phone: 319-654-0500
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Jeff Beck,
Phone: 319-596–6037
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Ryan Berven,
Phone: 515-493-0832
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Tim Budnik,
Benefits Consultant
Phone: 319-382-2288
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Sherri Kalb,
Benefits Consultant
Phone: 319-383-0365
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Peggy Lensing,
Benefits Consultant
Phone:  563-387-9033
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Nikki Thompson,
Benefits Consultant
Phone: 563-387-9036
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Eric Willis
Benefits Consultant
Phone: 319-238-7811
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Jenny Borwig,
Benefits Consultant
Phone: 319-596-6026
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Tyler Christensen,
Benefits Consultant
Phone:  515-493-0802
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Eric Lake,
Client Services Manager
Phone:  319-383-0553
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Elizabeth Opie,
Client Services Manager
Phone:  515-493-0833
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Samantha Gudenkauf,
Client Services Manager
Phone:  515-493-0836
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Sara Langreck,
Client Services Manager
Phone: 319-382-9922
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Michelle Schulte,
Client Services Manager
Phone: 319-383-0353
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Kandi Nissen,
Client Services Manager
Phone: 319-596-6033
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Sarah Cuvelier,
Benefits Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 319-382-2239
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Brittany Duben,
Client Services Manager
Phone: (319) 249-6384
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Carol Daniels,
Client Services Manager
Phone: 515-465-1229
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Megan Ellison,
Benefits Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 319-774-8832
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Katie Schmit,
Client Services Manager
Phone: 515-493-0829
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Gavin Timp,
Client Services Manager
Phone: 319-596-6027
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