Meet Vince:

Vince Babcock Benefits Consultant 888.269.7620 Ext. 116 906.228.6255 vbabcock@44n.com

Vince Babcock

Benefits Consultant

888.269.7620 Ext. 116
906.228.6255

vbabcock@44n.com

Vince works in our sales division and is responsible for, in partnership with existing and prospective clients, creating and maintaining benefits strategies that achieve employer goals for recruitment of employees, retention of employees, and cost management for employers.

Vince has been working with employers to achieve these goals since 2006.

Vince served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. When not working with clients, Vince enjoys spending time with friends doing the things he loves, like outdoorsy stuff of all sorts with a nice locally brewed beer.

Meet Vince's Team:

Traci Champion

Account Manager

Traci Champion Account Manager 888-269-7620 Ext. 8115 tchampion@44n.com

Traci Champion

Account Manager

888-269-7620 Ext. 8115

tchampion@44n.com

Traci is an Account Manager working with Upper Peninsula employers in designing, implementing and educating employees about their benefit plans. With over 19 years of experience with 44North, she has filled may positions over the years, truly learning from the ground up.  She has a wealth of knowledge in employee benefit products which is the key to her success and the success of 44North.

Traci lives in Ishpeming, Michigan with her two children.  In the summer months, the beach is a favorite destination and during the winter they enjoy sledding and catching a movie at the local theater.  If she were given and all-expense paid trip she would take the family on the Disney Cruise where they could have family fun together.

 

Tracy Papciak

Account Coordinator

Tracy Papciak Account Coordinator 888-269-7620 Ext. 8110 tpapciak@44n.com

Tracy Papciak

Account Coordinator

888-269-7620 Ext. 8110

tpapciak@44n.com

Tracy joined our customer service department in 2012.  She works closely with our benefits advisors preparing presentation materials for our customers and helps those same customers with a wide range of service topics and benefit level questions.  She works with her team members to provide the high quality of customer service that 44 North’s customers deserve.

Tracy lives with her husband John in the beautiful Upper Peninsula.  They enjoy being outdoors throughout the changing seasons of the year.  They are avid Detroit Tigers fans and always attend at least one game a year.

 

Becky Shaw

Account Coordinator

  Becky Shaw Account Coordinator 888-269-7620 Ext. 1026 bshaw@44n.com

 

Becky Shaw

Account Coordinator

888-269-7620 Ext. 1026

bshaw@44n.com

Becky is an Account Coordinator here at 44North. She works closely with her team to ensure that our members receive the highest quality care. Becky has been here for almost two years, and loves the satisfaction that comes in knowing she is helping others.


Becky lives in Gwinn, Michigan. She is an avid traveler. She has lived in several different states and spent 2 months in Melbourne, Australia. She taught outdoor education for 12 years in both camp and public settings. At one facility she was an alligator wrangler with a gator named Wiley. Becky has also taught in the public and private school systems for 3 years and lead seminars at the Northwestern Michigan Community College’s Rogers Observatory in Traverse City for the public and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society for 6 years. For leisure, she enjoys painting, hiking, reading, researching and writing educational programs, playing piano and watching movies.

 

Deana Littlebear

Patient Advocate

Deana Littlebear Patient Advocate 855-306-1099 Ext. 1073 dlittlebear@44n.com

Deana Littlebear

Patient Advocate

855-306-1099 Ext. 1073

dlittlebear@44n.com

As a Patient Advocate at 44North Deana ensures the accuracy of claims that are processed by our carriers and does her utmost to assist our members with claims issues.  Deana collaborates with outside professionals in order to save members money, such as contacting providers and primary insurance companies to investigate why certain services may or may not be covered. She also works with the 44North team to facilitate a smooth billing process by working with Patient Advocates and Account Coordinators to resolve the more complex issues.

Deana has a bachelor’s degree in human services and is a mother of five with children ages 7, 8, 14, 17 and 18. She has been married for six years, but has been with her husband for over a decade. Deana enjoys being with family in her spare time. She hopes to pursue her master’s degree in counseling psychology in the near future at Western Michigan University. It is her passion to help people.

 

Abigail Pluger

Claims Analyst

Abigail Pluger Claims Analyst 855-306-1099  Ext. 1070 apluger@44n.com

Abigail Pluger

Claims Analyst

855-306-1099  Ext. 1070

apluger@44n.com

Abigail (a.k.a Abby) joined 44North as a Claims Analyst in February of 2017. She works primarily with groups located in the Upper Peninsula. As a Claims Analyst, she analyzes all medical claims for each of the companies she is assigned to. Her team’s goal is to make health insurance benefits go as smoothly as possible for all of the companies and employees that partner with 44North.  Abby works in coordination with several other Analysts in the Cadillac office, and with the team in the 44North Marquette office.

Abby and her husband are coming up on their one year anniversary and they are looking forward to starting a family in the community where they were raised. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time outdoors (when its warm out).