Providing Benefits for Life and Business
Who We Are
When it comes to an effective benefits program, you want to make sure that you have a partner who can explain your options and guide you toward real solutions. Since 1992 CGI Benefits strives to provide the best possible service and support to its clients.
The cost and availability of good benefits coverage are constantly changing. To stay competitive in the marketplace, a business must choose a program that works today and into the future. From initial plan analysis, recommendation and selection to implementation, enrollment and support, CGI Benefits responds and functions on a daily basis as a valued extension of our clients' benefits departments.
Our many years of established relationships with both local and national carriers give our clients access to better pricing and value. Whether it entails medical benefits, dental benefits, disability, life, we have the experience, the knowledge and the network to meet your company's needs.
Meet Our Agents
Licensed Health and Life Insurance Agent
After graduating from Limestone College with a BS in Business Administration, Dean entered the insurance field in 1987 with Life of Virginia. He worked out of Charlotte and the Gastonia areas focusing on Group Benefits, Life Insurance and Disability.
In 1992 he started Carpenter Group Inc. dba CGI Benefits to focus primarily on the Group Benefits market.
A longtime resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dean is active in the community. He is a member of the Charlotte Life and Health chapters for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).
Donna Strong has been in the insurance industry for 5 + years. Donna brings excellent organizational skills and her attention to details lends to excellent customer service! She started her insurance career as a Third-Party Administrator as an FSA/HRA Specialist, working with major medical and ancillary insurance companies. Before entering the insurance industry, she served as a Sales Administrative Assistant in the office furniture industry for 15 + years. She began her career with CGI Benefits in 2014.
CGI Benefits is your source for all employee benefits needs. The cost of benefits continues to climb. To stay competitive in the marketplace, a business must choose a benefits program that works today and into the future. The process begins with an analysis of your current benefit design. Utilizing this information we will prepare a customized program with recommendations on the most effective ways to reach your objectives. Our many years of established relationships with carriers give our clients access to better deals, and we'll negotiate discounts on your behalf to reduce future costs.
It is an entire package of employee benefits communications and administration—tailored to meet your specific business needs
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