Locations in:

Chicago, Dallas, Grand Rapids

About Bankers Benefits

How We Started

We saw an opportunity to give community banks like yours products and services that were traditionally only attainable by larger entities.

We had the experience, the skills and the team to do it—having over 70 years of combined experience working for companies like Chemical Bank, Manufactures Hanover’s Benefit Source Trust, Chase Manhattan, and JP Morgan Chase, to name a few. Today, we offer a wide range of compensation and benefit consulting services that assist esteemed clients like you in attracting, retaining and motivating key employees.

Our History

Where there’s a will there’s way.

In 1997, banks were facing the growing pressures of rising costs in an increasingly competitive and regulatory environment. A fact that is as true today as it was then! We came up with a patented process that assists in benefit cost optimization, and set out to share it with financial institutions that had never had access to the level of services we could provide. We specialized in the coordination of qualified retirement plans with non-qualified plans, and have great expertise in financing non-qualified plans with specialty insurance products for the Corporate-owned Life Insurance (COLI) and BOLI markets. The response was a resounding success, and we’ve never looked back!

It’s all about attention to detail and perseverance.

Our patented process pays particular attention to analyzing your demographic needs, your projected benefit liability and enhancing these with industry leading trends, and peer analysis. In a way, it is rocket science! We consider ourselves Benefit Engineers. In fact, our team includes three engineering degrees, and two advanced degrees, including a JD, plus many specializations like Pension Specialist and Qualified Plan Administrator. All working in tandem, so every carefully implemented solution serves the greater good of your company’s goals.

Meet the Principles

Always here to help you get the most out of your compensation and benefits plans.

Tom Kosanda President, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, QPA, CLTC

Tom Kosanda President, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, QPA, CLTC Fearless, respected and a trailblazer in his field, Tom Kosanda, is a nationally-recognized expert in the design and implementation of bank-owned life insurance plans—a primary financing vehicle for banks with a determination to grow and financial institutions that mean to be taken seriously. Having managed over 1[...]

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Mark L. Gurley CLU, ChFC, CLTC

Advice takes many forms, but when it comes at you in a way that gives your company a new sense of purpose, you’ve truly achieved something. Change! And that change is what makes a Financial Professional like Mark essential to your plan. Mr. Gurley has specialized in the banked-owned life insurance market since 2002. Wealth[...]

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