Jim has been in the employee benefit and consulting business, primarily large group medical for over 20 years. He is a 1979 graduate of the School of Business at Montana State University recognized as an “Outstanding Student”.
After eight years in banking, Jim redirected his career and entered the group benefits business in 1989 working for BlueCross Blue Shield of Montana.
In 1996 he became an independent insurance agent and consultant working with large employers and associations in advising them on the design, financing and administration of their medical and affiliated benefit plans. In 2003, he started his own consulting firm – Mountain West Benefits. More recently he merged with industry leaders to form Leavitt Group.