With over 30 years experience in the industry Vince has gained a wealth of knowledge. Vince focuses on the large group market, assisting our larger groups with plan design, cost management and contract negotiations. As a result of his commitment to excellence and outstanding service, Vince has been a consistent qualifier for the National Association of Health Underwriters Leading Producers Round Table (LPRT), and has been a consistent Top Regional Producer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield's Statewide Agent Advisory Council, as well as their Upper Peninsula Agent Advisory Council. 44North is a Premier Agency for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Continuing education is an essential part of remaining competitive and meeting the needs of his clients. Recognizing this, Vince has completed his designations as Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC), and is currently completing his requirements for the advanced designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). Vince is also a Licensed Insurance Counselor (LIC) in the State of Michigan.
Meet Vince's Team:
Miranda is an Account Manager working with Upper Peninsula employers in designing, implementing and educating employees about their benefit plans. She has 10+ years of experience in the benefits industry with an extensive background from the carrier, agency and private business perspectives. As an Account Manager and licensed life & health insurance agent, Miranda is well prepared to work with Upper Peninsula employers in both the private and public sector in managing their employee benefit programs.
Miranda is a U.P. native and alumni of Northwood University with a major in Business Management and minor in Management Information Systems. She lives in Marquette and enjoys taking the road less traveled exploring the wild U.P.
Bonnie is our U.P. Service Coordinator making her an integral part of both our sales and servicing teams. She works mainly on site at customer locations educating employees to ensure they have the tools they need to understand and use their benefits. Bonnie thoroughly enjoys taking complicated benefits and making them easily understood by everyone. With her 21 years of experience and knowledge in benefits, compliance and wellness she is able to tailor material to all levels within an organization to enhance their educational experience. Bonnie is also our U.P. Wellness and EAP expert working closely with employers to structure plans which promote employee health and well being.
When not on the road, Bonnie lives in Rapid River with her husband, Willie. The #1 activity at the Nelson household is family game night with their four grandchildren. Travel is a passion the Nelson's share with thousands of miles to the four corners of the U.S. already visited along with many locations in between. Traveling to their respective ancestral homelands is still on top of their bucket lists. When she isn't spending time with family and friends or traveling Bonnie enjoys walking, reading and gardening. She dares a weed to grow in her garden.
Here at 44North, Hannah assists our employer group customers with every aspect of their insurance coverage needs. She helps the company administrators with setting up and maintaining their employees’ benefits. She also talks to employees and their family members to resolve claim issues and explain their benefits. Hannah has developed an excellent friendly relationship with every group customer she works with, and sincerely enjoys talking to all of them. She prides herself in making sure that she follows through in detail on every issue that is brought to her.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys being at home lounging around with her two little dogs, Jack and Anna. Hannah enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to good music around a campfire, kayaking and camping. She also enjoys eating - she loves to cook and bake. On the weekends, she makes gourmet recipes and invites friends and family over to partake in her creations. In the summer, she spends a lot of time at her family’s camp on Lake Michigamme where everyone enjoys fishing, kayaking, swimming, and campfires.
Sue works as an Account Coordinator. She is a Licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent and has been with the agency since 1999. Sue works closely with our Benefit Advisors in preparing presentation materials for our clients, and assisting our customers with their questions, billing issues and administrative tasks.
Sue lives in the Marquette area with her spouse Dennis. She has three grown children and two granddaughters. Sue and her family enjoy spending summers at their camp, swimming, boating and fishing. In the winter Sue enjoys reading or can still be found in the Ice Rink watching hockey.
It has been twenty-three years since Terry began in the insurance business, where she has shared ten of those years with us at the Marquette, Michigan office. Terry genuinely enjoys working with people; whether it be her co-workers or clients. Making her clients feel as though they are being listened to, empathizing with them when they are ill, reassuring them that they are not alone and helping them wade through their medical benefits, is what she finds fulfilling. It brings her great pleasure to be available for her clients and give them her time.
While gone from the area for a while, Terry calls Marquette home, with her husband, Rick who she has been married to for 22 years. When summer comes, Terry enjoys taking walks, spending time at their cottage, picking berries or reading a good book. You might also find her four-wheeling or paddling around on the lake with her two dogs. Her most favorite thing to do is spend time with her two daughters, a son-in-law and a granddaughter, who also live in the area. Terry makes it a point to be with her granddaughter and spoil her as often as she can.
Renee joined the 44North team as a claims analyst in June of 2016. She services both our upper and lower peninsula groups and is always willing to lend a helping hand. She prides herself in accurate and timely claims processing, and loves helping clients and members with any questions or concerns that arise.
In her free time, Renee enjoys cheering on her two boys in their many sporting adventures. She volunteers with the booster club at her children’s school on a regular basis. Her hobbies include golfing, camping and traveling to new and exciting places. Her dream vacation would be a trip to Italy to track down some of her family heritage. Places that she’s been include Paris, Madrid, Cancun, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and several cities/states within the United States.
Analyst for 44North Andrea processes HRA claims as well as FSA claims that members submit for reimbursement. Andrea also assists our groups and their members when they need to check on claims status’ or find out where their out-of-pocket amounts are at. She enjoys the team atmosphere at 44North and knows that she can count on her teammates, and they can count on her. With all of the changes in health care the Claims Analyst stick together and keep each other up to date on any changes and the correct processes for different procedures.
Andrea enjoys being with her family and friends. She has four dogs that are totally spoiled! She is the youngest of four (all girls), and everyone pitied her dad for being the only male in the house. If she had an all-expenses paid trip, she would love to go out west with her dad and go hunting. Her family is from McBain, so they are big hunters.