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Leavitt Great West’s Employee Benefits Team Awarded Risk Management Certification from Berkley Accident and Health

Billings Montana

Leavitt Great West’s employee benefits team has received the Risk Management Certification from Berkley Accident and Health, on behalf of their Tribute Captive. Leavitt Great West is now one of only 11 captives worldwide to obtain this certification.

Berkley Accident and Health’s Excellence in Health Risk Management is a certification for captive programs that recognizes their outstanding achievement in health risk management. Nominees are evaluated on their health risk strategy and their efforts to improve health care and lower costs for their employees and their health plan. The certification began in 2024, with recipients announced at the Berkley Captive Symposium in April.

Since 2022, Leavitt Great West’s Tribute captive has saved members over $6.8 million in medical and pharmacy spend. They have also experienced two times fewer large claims (over $250K) in their captive than other captive programs, and 2.3 times fewer large claims than other traditional stop-loss programs.

Leavitt Great West’s chief benefit strategist, Erin Weenum, explains, “Tribute provides stability for businesses and superior coverage for their employees while navigating life-changing diagnoses. Our ability to access medical centers of excellence for surgeries and complicated treatments provides high-quality care, ensuring the best outcomes the first time.”

Weenum continues, “The employers participating in Tribute have a strong philosophy of doing the right thing for their employees. This program started as ‘health insurance’ and has evolved into a way that businesses are saving the lives of their employees and their families.”

Leavitt Great West has a long history in Montana, with 10 locations across the state. With a team of regional and national leaders in their respective insurance fields, Leavitt Great West combines the local trust and service of a small-town agency, with the national strength of Leavitt Group’s insurance brokerage. To learn more about Leavitt Great West, please visit

For any questions, please contact Erin Weenum at or 406-281-7970.

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