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Our company in a nutshell: We love working with businesses! Let’s put it another way. What gets us up every morning? Care to guess…helping businesses find solutions to everyday problems. Every one of our clients have a unique story to tell and we are excited to be a part of that story. Our goal is to allow businesses to re-focus on what excites them.

We distinguish ourselves by implementing our CGB 360 Solution.  This method is formed by our three main areas of service.  The first part is to control costs for employee benefits, which has been a rising expense for businesses across the country.  The second allows our clients to identify and correct any gaps in the compliance regulations.  Lastly, our HR platform assists HR administrators and simplifies complicated processes.

13000+
lives enrolled
45+
counties serviced
98.5%
customer retention
50+
years of experience
100%
ready to be your partner

Team

Jack Lane / President / 601.914.2121 / EMAIL

What’s your experience? 

I have been in the insurance business for 27 years working with clients from 1 to over 5,000. My experience in insurance gives me the ability to develop programs that are tailored to my client’s needs.

What do I enjoy about my job?

Meeting new people all across our great state and beyond and working with our partners to help guide our clients through the murky waters of the Affordable Care Act.

What do you for fun outside “The Job”?

Outside of CGB I enjoy grandchildren, golfing, and serving as chaplain of the Mississippi Braves as well as teaching in the 20’s Sunday school class at First Baptist Jackson.

What is a fun fact about you?

Several years ago I had the opportunity to caddy in the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic at Annandale. Although my golfer did not make the cut, it was a great experience and I realized “these guys are good” was more than just a slogan.

What is my favorite quote?

Ecclesiastes 11:4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds will not reap. Rarely are there perfect times to accomplish what is needed to be done, just do it!

Adam Lane / Vice President / 601.914.2127 / EMAIL

What’s your experience?

I have worked in the insurance industry for over 10 years. During that time, I have seen many changes in the questions our clients ask and the services we provide to meet their needs.

What do I enjoy about my job?

I enjoy talking with business owners about the various problems they face. Then putting together solutions that allow them to refocus on growing their company.

What do you do for fun outside “The Job”?

I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife Cayce Ann and son Greyson. Traveling, swimming, reading, fishing, and building small projects. I also enjoy being involved at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison.

What is a fun fact about you?

I was fortunate enough to live in Costa Rica for a study abroad program. While there I stood at the base of an erupting volcano!

What is my favorite quote?

“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in a magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
– Jack London

Austin Lane / Solutions Advisor / 601.499.0430 / EMAIL

What is your (work) experience?

I worked at Trustmark Bank for 5 years prior to joining CGB in 2017.  I started in the management training program and worked as a Private Banking Officer and Commercial Loan Officer. 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy when our clients realize the value we add to their business. Our commitment to serve clients is unparalleled.

What do you do for fun outside of your job?

I enjoy being adventurous with my family.  This includes hiking, fishing, trying new restaurants and exploring some amazing small towns of Mississippi.

What is a fun fact about you?

One of my favorite summers was spent in Jackson Hole, Wy. It is one of the few places your boss understands a 2 hour tardiness due to a Bison jam.

What is your favorite quote?

“It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows great enthusiasms,
the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly
so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
-Teddy Roosevelt

Laurel Loflin / Senior Consultant Employee Benefits / 601.914.2121 / EMAIL

What’s your experience?

I have been with CGB for 10 years this October but have been working at some capacity since I was 14.
One of the oddest jobs I had growing up was a summer I spent in Iowa working as a sales rep for Southwestern Book Sales in 1987.

What do I enjoy about my job?

The thing I like most about my job is the different people I meet every day. I’ve had to deal with my own insurance bills in the past and I wasn’t in the insurance field at the time. So, as a consumer, I KNOW how confusing insurance can be. If I can make that process simpler for someone, then I feel like I have accomplished something for them and for me.

What do you for fun outside “The Job”?

I have great friends and I love to get together with them, whether at someone’s home or out to dinner.  I love to bike with my family.  I have an 11-year old and a 14-year old that keep me fairly busy. 
It gives us all a good outlet both physically and mentally.  I love watching old Columbo reruns with my fiancé and trying to figure out who-done-it.

What is a fun fact about you?

A fun fact about me is that I do a MEAN Louis Armstrong impersonation.  My mom made me perform on demand when I was a kid.  No, I will not perform on demand anymore. 

What is my favorite quote?

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile and a grateful heart. - Zig

Sandi Barnes / Associate Employee Benefit Specialist / 601.914.2123 / EMAIL

What’s your experience?  

I have 4 ½ years experience in health insurance and employee benefits.

What do I enjoy about my job?

The thing I enjoy most about my job is the people I work with.  No one wants to dread going to work everyday!  It’s a great group and I know you will enjoy working with them as much as I do.

What do you for fun outside “The Job”?

For fun I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  It doesn’t really matter what we are doing.  It’s the time I enjoy!

What is a fun fact about you?

I love animals!  I would have a house full if I could!  As for now though I have a dog named Spice and a cat named Slippers.

What is my favorite quote?

My favorite quote is “life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”.

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