About Us

    jweinland Group Benefits offers the highest quality of employer-sponsored group insurance services in the region. Our team of professionals possesses an intricate knowledge of the employee benefits industry and health care financing. We are positioned to help companies in all aspects of their employee benefits and other executive management issues. Our objective is to assist you in saving money while guiding you through the ever-increasingly complex world that the employee benefits industry has become.

    Most of our large and mid-market clients enjoy the flexibility of partial self-funding and take advantage of our expertise of this complex funding arrangement. Trying to work through the maze of intricacies that make self-funding solutions work requires a vast and technical knowledge of health care financing and the third party administrators that bring innovative products to the market. The staff of jweinland Group Benefits possesses this skill set, and we work diligently to keep your benefit plans affordable. We understand however, that self-funding is not for every business. Our staff also works with an array of  health insurance carriers to ensure that you receive the benefits and services for which you are paying.

    Staying abreast of the myriad of employee benefit compliance issues is an enormous task. In the current political landscape, more complex mandates are certainly forthcoming. Part of our mission is to keep you informed of these changes so you can focus on managing your business operations. We have the expertise and resources to help your company maintain compliance in this ever-changing environment.

    Do you ever wish there were more hours in a day? Partnering with the right benefits administration platform may help you feel like there are more hours in your work day. By offering your company’s benefits in a digital package, for both new hire enrollment as well as your annual open enrollment process, you can streamline your daily duties, modernize the employee experience and educate your employees about the benefits that you are offering them, so that they can make informed choices.

    Meet Our Team

    Jason Weinland

    Managing Partner
    Jason Weinland

    Jason Weinland is a founding partner of jweinland Group Benefits (formerly TFG Group Benefits), a full-service employee benefits firm, located in Shreveport. He began his employee benefits career with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana in 1991, where he was Young Producer of the Year for three consecutive years.

    In 1994, he transitioned to VP of Sales for Employee Benefit Services of Louisiana (EBS), a third-party administration firm for employer health plans. In 2004, his partnership group purchased EBS and transformed it into the largest health plan administrator in the region. The partnership sold EBS to a national firm in 2008. While a partner at EBS, Jason also founded a COBRA administration firm, a Flex Plan administration company and a work site insurance products enrollment firm.

    In 2009, Jason founded the consulting firm and agency jweinland Group Benefits. Our team has grown the agency into one of the largest independent agencies in the state.

    Jason received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Colorado State University and an MBA from Centenary College of Louisiana.

    Robbie Kemper

    Partner
    Robbie Kemper

    Robbie Kemper joined jweinland Group Benefits in 2018 as a partner and producer. With extensive knowledge in the mid-size market, Robbie specializes in developing strategic plans and prides himself on building long-term relationships with his clients.

    Robbie began his benefits career with Health Plus of Louisiana in 1998, where he served as the account manager for key accounts. In 2002, he moved into sales with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. In 2005, he transitioned to the brokerage side of the industry and joined the former local agency, Kent Kent & Tingle. He served in the role of producer at the agency until its 2014 sale to Arthur J Gallagher.

    Robbie received his undergraduate degree at Centenary College, where he played baseball on scholarship. After his graduation from Centenary, Robbie signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.

    Havard Yerger

    Partner
    Havard Yerger

    Havard Yerger, FSA, MAAA just recently joined as a partner with jweinland Group Benefits (formerly TFG Group Benefits), a full-service employee benefits firm, located in Shreveport.

    He began his employee benefits career with Health Plus of Louisiana in 1992, where he was lead Actuary for the start-up HMO. In 1997, he joined Pan-American Life in New Orleans as Senior Actuary and helped manage its small group block of business with over $400 million dollars in revenue. In 1999, he returned to Health Plus of Louisiana as CFO and has evaluated much of the group health insurance business in North Louisiana. In 2002, he transitioned to the brokerage side of the industry, serving as president of the group benefits division of Kent, Kent & Tingle. He served in this role until its 2014 sale to Arthur J Gallagher.

    Havard specializes in the financial analysis of self-funded and large fully insured health plans.

    Havard received an undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), the highest actuarial designation and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

    Ramah Norton

    Partner
    Ramah Norton

    Ramah Norton is a partner of the firm who oversees all account management at jweinland Group Benefits.  Ramah boasts 30+ years of experience in the health insurance industry. 

    Prior to joining jweinland Group Benefits, she worked for one of the largest third-party administrators in the region for more than 20 years. Her experience as a claims examiner and Client Relations Manager make her skillset truly unique to the industry.  Ramah possesses a sharp eye for detail and delivers unparalleled customer service to each of the jweinland Group Benefits clients.

    She resides in Shreveport with her husband and has a daughter who teaches in north Louisiana. In her free time, Ramah enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid reader.

    EXPERT EDUCATION

    Events and Webinars

    Employee Benefits

    How Will the Economic Outlook Affect Your Talent Decisions?

    What impact will the economic forecast have on your talent decisions? Seasoned People leader Julie East will lead a discussion to help us process how the future economy will affect the talent strategies within our companies.

    June 18, 2024 at 11:30 am ET | Timonium MD

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    HR Roundtable

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    Optimize Your Benefits: A Three-Pronged Approach

    Want to lower healthcare costs and enrich your benefits program at the same time? If so, this webinar is for you.

    June 20, 2024 at 01:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    [Alera Engage] Benchmarking for the Win: How Does Your Benefits Program Rate?

    Ask our clients about the No.1 tool that helps them develop an impactful benefits program, and they'll tell you is benchmarking.

    July 18, 2024 at 02:00 pm CT | Virtual

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    THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

    Insights

    Employee Benefits

    How To Lower Healthcare Costs While Improving Benefit Offerings

    Join us on June 20 for a one-hour webinar designed to help you eliminate wasteful healthcare spending while providing your employees with benefits that attract and retain talent. We’ll take you through our three-step solution.

    June 11, 2024

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    Employee Benefits

    Legal Alert: PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2024

    Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2024, deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) via Form 720, which was recently updated and released by the IRS.

    June 7, 2024

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    Legal Alert: CMS Redesigns the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program Beginning in 2025

    As a result of the changes to Medicare Part D under §11201 of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, on April 1, 2024, CMS released Final Redesign Program Instructions (“Final Program Instructions”) for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program, which are effective starting in 2025.

    May 30, 2024

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    Property and Casualty

    Litigation Necessitating a Layered Approach to Professional Liability Insurance

    Professionals face heightened exposure due to increased litigation, much of it fueled by third-party financing and resulting in so-called nuclear verdicts. The increase in both frequency and severity of losses underscores the importance of securing comprehensive Professional Liability Insurance with sufficient limits, a solution that may require one or more excess layers on top of the underlying coverage.

    May 21, 2024

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