North Risk Partners – Facing Risk Head On With Employee Benefits

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North Risk PartnersFacing Risk Head On With Employee Benefits

Employee benefits usually isn’t the first thing a business owner thinks of when they hear the term risk management, though it’s often a key factor in an employer’s ability to mitigate risk.

“Employers offer group insurance as a means of recruiting and retaining top talent, as well as keeping their greatest assets, their employees, healthy and productive,” says Lisa Daniels, benefits risk advisor with North Risk Partners in Omaha. “A benefits program is often one of the top three largest expenses for a company, which is why it must be well-managed in order to best serve the needs of the business.”

In May 2018, Daniels and the rest of her team in Omaha (pictured on the front cover) joined North Risk Partners, one of the largest, privately held independent insurance brokerage firms in the Midwest. In 2019, Daniels also became part owner of the firm.

“As part of North Risk Partners, we can now do so much more to help businesses face the complex risks that inevitably come with being an employer,” says Daniels. “We believe in investing our commission dollars in platforms and services that ease the administration burden for our clients. This, partnered with a think-outside-the-box approach to managing health care spend, allows us to create long term plans and partnerships with our clients.”

North Risk Partners’ office in Omaha was formerly known as Benefit Professionals, Inc. and a division of Bearence Management Group based in Des Moines, IA. The Omaha team, led by Lisa Daniels, Wendi Peterson-Stott and Candace Chapman, have over 100 years of combined experience in the employee benefits industry.

“Being part of a larger team means we are able to combine resources to better serve our clients, each other, and our respective communities,” says Daniels. North Risk Partners currently has over 300 employees working in 26 locations across three states: Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota.

North Risk Partners specializes in strategic insurance and risk management solutions for businesses, including commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, and a wide range of programming and compliance support in the areas of human resources, safety, worksite wellness, enrollment platforms, and more. The firm also has a significant surety bonds practice. For more information, visit

As pictured on the cover from left: (back row) Michael Martines, account processor; Shelly Hermsen, account manager; Matthew Mikula, office manager; Jenny Leidy, senior account manager; (front row) Lori Nielsen, account manager; Candace Chapman, senior account manager; Wendi Peterson-Stott, risk advisor; Lisa Daniels, risk advisor, partner.

8204 South 109th Street • La Vista, NE 68128
402.592.7777/Phone • 402.592.1924/Fax


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