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  • - September, 2022

    Bio – Nicole Phillips

    Nicole started with Schechter Benefits in August of 2022 to provide assistance to the SBA Team. She handles a variety of duties to support the Lead Account Managers including adding new hire information into the system, sending informational emails to new hires, assists with audit follow-ups, and other internal responsibilities. Nicole has 2 adorable cats named Cheddar and Colby, she enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and baking.

  • - September, 2022

    Bio – Tammy Gibson-Reynolds

    After 9 years in the medical field I was introduced to the Financial & Insurance Service Industry 25 years ago. I began in worksite marketing in the Public Sector industry. Networking, training, recruiting, prospecting, and building partnerships with client groups as a Public Sector Area Manager for Colonial Supplemental Life Insurance Company. I became a student of this industry. With gaining expertise knowledge in group benefits, voluntary benefits and the financial services sector we expanded into an independent brokerage agency in 2006. Offering our enrollment platform services to groups from 5 EE’s to over 200,000. It I pride myself in protecting family wealth. I was interviewed for my input of the importance of Life insurance for building family security in a book called “Girl make your money grow” which was featured in Oprah Winfrey’s book club. I was also featured in the Detroiter magazine in an article on conserving family future wealth. I was contracted with a national benefits enrollment company for 10 years to do advising and working with their engagement, implementation and field teams. This company is part of the CNO family. I really enjoy my career in the insurance and financial service industry. I Love feeling and knowing that I have made a difference in employers’ EE lives by being that extension to their HR department. I’ve always made sure family was first. My youngest daughter just got married this year on February 2nd. I couldn’t have chosen a better husband for her myself. We all still enjoy spending time together even though all of the kids are all moved out with their own homes and families. My husband and I spend all our free time together. Rather if it’s the bowling league, dance lessons, going to concerts or stealing a few travel days together. I am super excited to protect and secure all of my clients wealth for generations!

  • - October, 2018

    Bio – Sue Schneider

    As an Account Assistant at Schechter Benefits Advisors, Sue provides a wide variety of administrative support, from enrollment and terminations to claims, audits, preparing handbooks and election forms for our clients. She genuinely enjoys helping our clients in any way that she can.

    She most recently worked at BSI Corporate Benefits and Armstrong/Robitaille/Riegle (now Gallagher); however, her benefits career goes back to 1978 at Maccabees Mutual! Safe to say, Sue is more than familiar with the industry.

    In Sue’s spare time she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her daughter Estrellita & son Nick. She also has two 4-legged kids, cats Louie and Nala, who are the only kids that live with her. On the weekends, she hangs out with family and friends, frequents estate sales, and sub sales in the warmer months. Sue adores being outside when the weather permits!

  • - October, 2016

    Do it well

    by Schechter Benefits


    Do it Well Directory

    Browse a directory of ‘Do it Well’ series.Do-it-Well-Q1-2018-Quarterly-Newsletter

  • - August, 2015

    Our Core Carriers Directory

    by Schechter Benefits


    Find Your Insurance Carrier Contact Directory


    August 25, 2014

    Browse a directory of our core carriers.

  • - July, 2015

    Bio – Lynn Arndt

    Lynn Arndt started working with Robert Schechter in April of 1984 in the pension and 401(k) area. Over the years, she has taken on a variety of roles including managing the securities department as well as overseeing office operations.

    In January 2004, Ms. Arndt accepted the role of an Account Manager in the Benefits Department working with groups ranging from two to over 750. She has been a licensed agent since 2004.

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    Bio – Laura McDermott

    Laura McDermott joined the Schechter Benefits team in November 2007. As Lead Account Manager, her role is to work with clients as a day to day contact for their insurance needs. With her team, she helps the client create a benefit program that suits their needs and budget. She then helps the client implement and administer their benefit program.

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    Bio – Angelika Merkle-Kempf

    Angelika ensures all client needs are being met by handling a variety of duties that support the Lead Account Managers and Rate Analysts, including the process of benefit enrollments, terminations and managing any changes for the clients.

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    Bio – Kelly Nicol

    Kelly Nicol started with Schechter 2003 on a temporary basis to defray the workload in the Individual Life Department. A few weeks later she was hired full time as an Administrative Assistant and later became a Client Service Advisor to handle high-end clients insurance service needs. Ms. Nicol oversaw the reorganization of the file system and change over to a new data base CRM, which helps maintain the growing customer base and life insurance policies.

    In her current role as a Rate Analyst Ms. Nicol obtains quotes, based on the client organization participation and needs and prepares client presentations which illustrate options in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability coverage.

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    Bio – Stacey Farlow

    Stacey Farlow joined the Schechter Benefits team in September 2003. As Lead Account Manager her role is to work with clients as a day to day contact for their insurance needs. With her team, she helps the client create a benefit program that suits their needs and budget. She then helps the client implement and administer their benefit program.

    Prior to joining Schechter, Ms. Farlow worked in the insurance industry for 8 years. Ms. Farlow is a graduate of Union County College and became a licensed agent in 2006.

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