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June 12, 2018

Stephens Insurance Adds Employee Benefits Expertise to its Houston Branch

Stephens Insurance, LLC, an affiliate of Stephens Inc., an independent, full service investment banking firm, today announced the hiring of Jeff Hildreth as a vice president of the Employee Benefits practice.  As Stephens Insurance continues to expand its offering in Houston, Hildreth brings over 28 years of experience in design, communication, administration and funding of employee benefit plans to clientele.

As part of Mr. Hildreth’s expertise, he identifies opportunities to improve group health and welfare programs as well as consults on the financial aspects of insured and self-funded benefit plans.  Using data analytics, pharmacy benefit management, benchmarking and comparative analysis, Mr. Hildreth is able to better manage costs and optimize clients’ return on investment. 

Mr. Hildreth entered the employee benefits industry in 1990 as a group representative for Home Life Financial Assurance Corporation. He helped consultants with self-funding aspects of health plans and the integration of managed care.  In 1997, he joined Advantage Benefit Solutions to provide brokerage and consulting services for health and welfare clientele until joining Stephens Insurance. 

“Jeff’s strong background in the employee benefits sector and ability to deliver time and time again for his clients strongly aligns with our approach and goals within this practice area. We believe our clients will benefit from the addition of Jeff; we welcome him to the team and look forward to his contributions,” said Stuart Wallace, President of Stephens Insurance Houston.

The Stephens Insurance Houston office address is 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1200, Houston, Texas 77046, phone number (855) 407-9850.

About Stephens Insurance, LLC.

Stephens Insurance is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas and is one of the largest privately-owned insurance brokerages in the Mid-South. There are currently more than 170 associates throughout Stephens Insurance’s network of offices in Fayetteville, Dallas, Austin, Jackson, Houston and Birmingham. Stephens Insurance National Producer #8844362

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