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Jason Weinland is the 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 and Tim FitzGerald founded TFG Group Benefits, an independent boutique agency specializing in self funded health plan consulting. In 2016 TFG Group Benefits changed the name to jweinland Group Benefits.
Jason received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Colorado State University and an MBA from Centenary College of Louisiana.
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, 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 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.
Gerrit Moeller, CPA joined jweinland Group Benefits in 2016 as a producer. Gerrit’s duties include new business development and voluntary entities. In the ever changing health care environment, more employers are seeking to add quality voluntary offerings to their current benefit portfolio. Prior to joining jweinland Group Benefits, Gerrit spent six years with KPMG, one of the international “big four” accounting firms. He served as an audit manager responsible for overseeing audits of public and private entities. Gerrit graduated summa cum laude from Centenary College of Louisiana where he received a Bachelor’s in Accounting and was a member of the cross country team. He resides in Shreveport with his wife Kelly.
Graeme Weinland is an Inside Sales Account Manager for jweinland Group Benefits. As a recent TCU graduate who has previously interned in the field, he has set his sights on learning the business in order to set himself up for success as a producer. He believes that hard work, product knowledge, and a willingness to help and understand the needs of others are the keys to a successful client partnership. He has recently returned to Shreveport and is hungry for opportunity and success.
Ashley Blundell is an Account Manager for jweinland Group Benefits and has more than 10 years of experience in healthcare and healthcare administration. She specializes in provider reimbursements, billing and coding. Ashley prides herself on providing exceptional customer service, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to our clients. She is an AAPC Certified Coder and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northwestern State University. Ashley resides in Shreveport with her husband and daughter.
Dominique McNaight is a Marketing Support Specialist for jweinland Group Benefits. With her years of experience in insurance claims management and policy administration, Dominique plays an important role in the day to day client service at jweinland Group Benefits. Dominique studied at Louisiana State University in Shreveport and is a licensed life and health agent. She resides in Shreveport with her husband, son and daughter, and is active in her church and school functions.
Karen Jones joined jweinland Group Benefits in 2018 as an Account Manager. Karen was employed by an administrative holdings group that manages long-term care facilities and brings five years of human resources and benefits coordinator experience to our firm. Karen is a veteran of the United States Navy and has also worked in the human resources recruiting industry. She strives to be proactive and attentive to the ever-changing benefit needs of the clients she assists. Karen currently lives and works in our South Louisiana office. She has one daughter and a granddaughter.
Lane Cantrell joined jweinland Group Benefits in 2019 as the small to mid-market Account Manager. With 18 years of insurance experience in private specialty lines, Lane works closely with all small group clients to offer the exceptional service and attention they deserve. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, Lane grew up in Shreveport and resides there with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and traveling with his family.
Anna Floyd is a Group Benefits Coordinator for jweinland Group Benefits. Before joining our firm, Anna was responsible for physician credentialing at a large pathology group. She had also worked with other staff members during their tenures at the health plan third party administrator. Anna possesses strong attention to detail and delivers unparalleled customer service to each of the jweinland Group Benefits clients. She resides in Shreveport with her husband and has a son attending college in north Louisiana.
Anna Rice joined our team in 2020 as a Group Benefits Coordinator and Social Media Manager. Anna graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a degree in Child Development. Prior to joining jweinland, she exceled as a guest services specialist at a large Christian camp in east Texas. Her unique skillset includes attention to details and the minutia of this industry. She recently moved to Shreveport with her son and enjoys spending time with family and friends.