About Ament Benefits:
Owner Jon Ament is committed to staying on top of the ever changing dynamics of the healthcare and insurance industries. In 2003, Jon branched out on his own to create AMENT BENEFITS, after spending 10 years internal experience working directly for the insurance carrier. His goal, then and now, is to offer benefit packages to individuals and businesses that fit their needs and budgets. Jon has more than 20 years of industry experience-- working hands-on with members, employers, and insurance providers.
Jon Ament focuses his benefit consulting practice in the areas of group medical, life, dental, vision, disability, long-term care, and voluntary plans for employer groups. He has worked for three large national insurance companies, including CIGNA, Aetna-Prudential, and Humana. His background with these companies includes working as a New Business Manager, Sales Manager, and Associate Marketing Director over a twelve-year period. Prior to starting his own benefits consulting business, he worked with many employers (including some Fortune 500 firms) in the development and design of customized benefit programs, including self-funded plans.
With his insurance carrier experience, Jon is uniquely qualified to provide new and innovative strategies for individuals and groups as they prepare for health care reform. Jon holds a BSBA in Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also received his Masters of Business Administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri in 1998.
*Group Benefits Administration and consulting for medical, dental, life, vision, and disability plans—including voluntary/supplemental options.
*Plan Design and Implementation for individuals and groups
*Ongoing service and claims assistance
*Human resource assistance
*Health reform consulting
Addressing the requirements of employment, conduct, benefit packages and compensation are key to recruiting and retaining employees in an ever-changing market. Ament Benefits, Inc. can design handbooks and materials specifically geared for your employees. Here’s a snapshot of what we can do for individuals and small businesses:
o Conduct new employee meetings on a monthly basis to review your company's benefits package.
o Assist current employees and new hires with the enrollment process.
o Prepare written benefits statements that put a dollars and cents amount to each employee's benefits, showing value beyond a paycheck. "Hidden Paycheck" benefits include: 1) Employee Benefits - Health, Life and AD&D, Dental, Vision, Disability, Medical Reimbursement; 2) Retirement Benefits - Pension, 401(k), Deferred Compensation; 3) Paid Time Off - Vacation, Sick Pay, Funeral Leave, Holidays, Jury Duty; and 4) Miscellaneous - FICA, Workers' Compensation, Unemployment, FMLA, Tuition Reimbursement, and Car Allowances.
o Work with your carrier to provide a customized Group Administration Manual as an on-site referral guide.
o Help you with the ongoing and administration of your Human Resource Department intranet or benefit website.
o Provide on-site training for the Benefit Manager to access and use each carrier’s website capabilities for billing, enrollment changes, network assistance, and claim status.
o Help handle claims, including paperwork and follow-up.
o Assist in resolving any billing concerns or questions in a prompt manner.
o Assist you with interpreting COBRA's legal provisions and devising administration procedures and forms for your company.
o Guide you through the gray areas of the HIPAA legislation and compliance out of your hands.
o Assist employers and individuals with compliance, strategies, education, and implementation of health reform.